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International Quilt Market is mindboggling to me.
The sheer number of exhibitors, the amount of creativity and imagination under one roof! The sum total of knowledge, different techniques, "quilting wisdom" and design experience... just think of it!
How many seams have been sewn... or quilts have been bound? How many patterns printed and packaged... fat quarters folded and stacked? 
This photo shows only fraction of the booths, during the intense process of setting up.

International Quilt Market

International Quilt Market 4

I can only imagine how it might feel to be there. One day, I may get to experience it myself, but for now I am blessed "to be there in stitches", with my distributor and fellow designer Helen Stubbings of Pattern Press and Hugs 'n Kisses.

I chose four of my designs to travel in Helen's suitcase this year...
"Hannah's Garden", "Hannah's Heart", "Joyful Angels" and "May Love Grow Here".

International Quilt Market 2

International Quilt Market 1

International Quilt Market 3

I was so excited to hear that all One Day In May pattern stock was sold out by the end of day 2!! Of course, orders can still be placed with Helen at booth #1047-49 next to Red Rooster Fabrics, or through the Pattern Press website.

Helen is releasing 2 beautiful fabric ranges at Quilt Market. Primrose Sands and Basically Hugs... as you can imagine her booth is overflowing with new designs and creations using both ranges. Click here and here to see the fabrics for yourself. Helen is also releasing a fabulous new book, "Simply Appliqué".
If you are spending time at market on Day 3 be sure to stop by Hugs 'n Kisses, booth #1047-49 to say hello.

Frequent readers may notice a little "blog sprucing" has been happening. I've altered the look of the blog a little and there is now a link to my "pattern catalogue" in the menu/navigation bar at the top.
New photo album links have been added to the sidebar (or at the bottom of the blog if you're reading on your phone), and now exist for all current patterns.

Thank you for reading... 'til next time, when I'll show you my latest releases,