Friday, May 21, 2010

Quilt Market Day One!

Hello from friendly Minneapolis! It's my first day at the International Quilt Market and I am so happy to be here! My day started off at 3:50 am, yikes, why bother going to bed? But the real fun started off with lunch with my wonderful publisher, Roxanne from Wiley. Afterward, we met up with Wiley's marketing guru, and then headed back over to the Market. I spotted Melissa of Yummy Goods fame and ended up scoring a hug, she's so cool! 

I have to say that I was just a wee bit overwhelmed by the giant scope of this show. I thought the Buyers Market was a "just a trade show." I am humbled. After taking a look at how big the show was, I had to take a breather and develop a game plan. I thought I could do one half of the show floor this afternoon, but my back gave out of me. Tomorrow, I BUY FABRIC, bolts and bolts of fabulous fabric!!! 

 Take a look at that tower. What do you think of my new address? You have to love W Hotels, so swanky! Thank you Expedia! Well, I am off to the Wiley Book release party for their 3 new craft books, more on that tomorrow! 


Maddie said...

Hi, Mama! I miss you so much! But i'm happy that your having fun!

Love, Maddie

Kona Bay Fabrics Blog said...

Hi Kelly-

Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!

Douglas Eagleson
President, Kona Bay Fabrics