First off, here it is -- Kansas City in all it's glory, from our hotel window. Nan and Paps drove down from Indiana just for Market! We couldn't have done it without them. Nan designed and Paps constructed our lovely booth walls (white bead board) and also masterminded the packing of our stuff into our Suburban and their mini van. When we made it the convention center on Wednesday, this is what we saw (minus the flooring)...
And in just a few short minutes, it looked like THIS...
But we worked really hard, and pretty soon it was looking more like this...
We were blessed to have our booth surrounded by the nicest people ever. Ever! Especially Pam and her daughter Frankie. They are SO cute and sweet and gobs of fun -- it was nice to get to visit with them during the weekend. And ours booths looked like they were made to go together.
See what we mean? We can't wait to get Pam Kitty Love in the store.
Here we are with Nan and Paps! (Abs must've taken this one.)
The sweet girls at Violette Field Threads! We talked about patterns and blogging and transforming thrift-store coffee tables into ottomans.
Julie and Connee from Bits n' Pieces, our neighbors across the aisle. They kept us in stitches (pun intended) and let us borrow their stapler (which was the only thing we forgot to pack). We shared giggles and Cracker Jacks.
The sweet folks at Shabby Fabrics, who tried to talk us into having a booth in Houston this fall (it didn't take much to convince us)...
And a group shot with Pam and Frankie over at Lakehouse!
Finally, some more shots of the marie-madeline studio booth. It's still hard for us to believe that we actually did it!!! Check out the sneak peek of our upcoming pattern. (Formal introduction coming soon!)
And of course, here are the obligatory Amy Butler and Anna Maria Horner photos! We're so excited to receive bolts of Amy's Cameo and Anna Maria's Field Study (coming in July and August respectively).
So there you have it all in a nutshell! We were blessed with an all-around awesome trip. Thanks for all your prayers -- Quilt Market was a huge success.
xoxo, the Long ladies
PS. We can't wail till you see all the lovely fabrics we have coming in later this year. Some fabulous solid pique, gorgeous (and fun) new goodies from Lecien, stunning stuff from Liberty Art London...!