Thursday, May 26, 2011

Quilt Market Spring 2011...here I go!!

I have to tell everyone
everyone in Salt Lake City is so darn nice.....
really!!!!!!

I am in Salt Lake for The International Quilt Market!!!

This is my 2nd Market,
and I feel a little wiser, but not much about how to do I do this.....?
So I have been working like a crazy person to get my new patterns ready,
& to create a fun & cool booth!!

I thought I would give you a couple of glimpes,
until I reveal the final booth design!!




 Back at the sewing lounge last weekend, here are the organized piles of all the stuff that I was making that I would need!




Packing up the newest Paradiso Designs Pattern!!
The BoHo Frock....can be made in 3 lengths.....you will see all of the samples later!!





Here in the hotel room in Salt Lake City I have the "Booth in a Bag" here with a few new purchases for the booth!!  Look for where you can find them in the pictures!!!





And here is my back drop curtain.  I got this muslin for Fall 2010 Market for a neutral backdrop.....and well I just had to use it again....so I painted it for a new backdrop look!!!!
As my Mom and I put it up today, I had a few nice comments of passers by....I was very happy to hear that.  As an artist you always worry if people will like it, love it, or think it is the dumbest thing they have ever seen!!!
Let's hope they like it!!




In addition to painting my backdrop...last fall I found that it was a bit short....So I added this ruffle at the bottom, and I am happy to report that it just grazes the ground now!!!  
YEAH!!
I had cut an opening to get behind my booth, and decided to also hand sew a burn-out velvet with platium thread around the opening, to make it look real pretty...or what I think is real pretty!!!!
Stay tuned tomorrow as I finish with the details.....
xoxox, Cheryl

Part 2: Spring Market 2011...Salt Lake City!!



The tulips were blooming in Salt Lake City, where it was cool and crisp still. 
We had a few days so warmth, but I was in The Salt Palace working real hard!!



I put the finishing touches on my booth backdrop, handsewing the burntout velvet with
platitum thread to frame the door way
cut into the curtain!!
I painted my backdrop free hand. 
Had no clue what it would really look at...
since I did this on a flat surface.



Then, we (me & my Mom) had the chance to hang the backdrop and see what it really looked like...
And this is how it turned out!!!!
That is my Mom (isn't she so cute), we were so happy to get the curtain up....
I was excited at how it looked...
even better was the attention that it attracted!!!!!!


I then set up the table with vintage table cloths....


Then....it was time to start dressing it all up pretty!! 


I had some really fun "hangers made from wood dowels and copper metal trim...
and a couple of brass screws to hold it all together!!


I was able to borrow a maniquin from a local merchant to display my newest pattern....
"The BoHo Frock"
The tan fabric (from Clothworks, and is the new line of Japanese fabric that they distribute) & orange lace number is the maxi length,
and the white daisy (from Kona Bay) and grey lace frock are the babydoll length,
& if you were wondering, there most certainly is a midi length....
it will be reveiled below!!



And here it is!!!  I used a vintage lace on it too, and I love the fabric from Kona Bay.
This is the Grotto Dragon print!!


Spring Market was really good for me and I had a grand time making new friends,
meeting the lovely fabric store owners,
and visiting other design freinds that I completely admire!!!
And I cannot wait for fall,
I have many plans,
& new patterns to release then!!!
Houston, Fall Market & Festival 2011
October/NOvember.
Thanks for reading...xoxoxo cheryl