198: QM final installment, Saturday afternoon and night

Saturday afternoon:

Over the past few months, Sandi Henderson and I have emailed and chatted on the telephone a bit, so I was really looking forward to meeting her in person. She is a great girl.


Her booth, built by her sweet husband Dustin, was beautiful, as were her fabrics for Michael Miller.


Love this bench:



Sandi won second place for Most Creative double booth!  

Wow, huh?

And now some random bits that I am too tired to string together into a cohesive storyline. You like me for my honesty, right? 

...In the lobby, Gina from Quilter's Buzz and I recognized each other immediately! Did you guys see that post on Sugar Snap a couple of weeks ago? (ok, we actually saw each other for the first time on Thursday but I'm putting it in the Saturday post. Ok?)

...Back in the Westminster booth, check out  this quilt featuring Buddha Party fabric by Terrie Mangat.


...Denyse Schmidt and her assistant  Lilli were at market for just the first couple of days .  I just love her new home decor weight "cheater cloth", seen here on the left:


A few DS products (including a Steve): 


I was hanging out at one of the sales tables with Jeff P., when quilt artist Susan Brubaker Knapp stopped by. That link takes you to a  picture of me that I actually like (you have to scroll a bit to get to it.) Susan had just found out that one of her quilts will be in the Quilting Arts Magazine Calendar! Woo hoo!

ooh, that was a perfect segue and I didn't even have to try:
Pokey Bolton- the editor of Quilting Arts Magazine and Cloth Paper Scissors - and I were equally excited to meet each other! What a cute bundle of energy she is! I look forward to working with her on some future projects.

Saturday late afternoon, market winding down...My last night in Portland. 6 am shuttle to the airport.
I look at Jeff P. and say, "Take me out to dinner."
Jeff P. looks at me and says, "Come with me to a vendor appreciation party at Fabric Depot." 

Leaving the convention center, Jeff P. and I walked and talked with Heather Bailey , her friend Beth from epbdolls, and Maureen (Mo), Heather's sister-in-law, who I just fell in love with immediately.

At the party, I got a chance to connect some more with Patty Young, Paula Prass and Caroline Devoy, all of whom I first met at the Fabric 2.0 gathering I mentioned a few posts ago.
Mark Lipinski was there, but I didn't get a chance to talk with him. Next time.

Jeff P. and I headed out, trying to figure out where to go for dinner when Heather  called and invited us to meet her, Mo, Anna Maria , Jeff H. and others for dinner at that place we got lost trying to find. Only this time they were there already and could give us the exact name and location. NostraNa, not NostraDa - as it turns out. 

Yummy dinner and conversation. Seated next to Mo, I was so happy to get a chance to hang out with her some more! Gorgeous , funny, down-to-earth , very sweet. Love that girl. 

To end the evening ,  a trip to Pix for dessert. Cool, cool dessert place with a garage door fully open allowing in the unseasonably warm night air.
Do you ever have those moments when you feel like you're watching yourself in a movie? Sitting there... eating dessert...looking at  red lanterns stirring with the wind...overhearing the conversations taking place at our cluster of little tables pushed together ,  I felt like that.
It was a  really good movie.