Here’s the second installment of my trip to Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis. The actual Market is three days. Shop owners get to peruse the booths of fabric companies, notions vendors, pattern designers and a few vendors who sell other items that may interest them. Since I was pretty much by myself in my booth I had a short leash and couldn’t roam around while the show floor was open.
I did see a lot of butterflies in several booths. You’ll be seeing those in your local shops soon no doubt!
The larger companies really go all out with decorations for their booths. Aren’t those cute spool stools?
I loved this chair! In the close up of the seat you can see it’s rolled up wool.
This was my neighbor Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios (best neighbor EVER!) and Jackie Kunkel of Canton Village Quiltworks booth. I ran into Jackie every 20 minutes just about every day!
Had a little fun in the Swirly Girls booth with some of Susan Emory’s new fabric line, Hello! Can’t wait to get my hands on some of that!
Market also has a small display of spectacular quilts. This was one of my favorites, Old Denim Square by Noriko Nozawa of Chiba City Japan. I’m sure it weighed a ton!
Another favorite quilt was After The Storm by Ruth Powers. I loved the touch of metallic thread for the lightning!
I sampled some great food too. Tried the Gooey Butter Cake which is a St. Louis specialty. Super sugary, perfect for that afternoon pick-me-up!
I did get to do some roaming around the city a little in the evenings. I saw some great architecture. Some of the details would make neat quilting ideas.
I saw cool plants and more quilting ideas.
I had great dinner companions, saw the arch at night and more quilting ideas (do you see the boo-boo in the floor tile?)
And yes, even got to see the arch during the day. It was under construction and this is as close as we could get… Also saw horses!
I saw these all around the city…not sure what they recycle cigarette butts into…
Loved this photo in my hotel. The close-up shows it’s a book!
My flight home got delayed so I had a chance to roam around the airport. Found a bathroom for service dogs!
And a final look at the arch before heading home…
Oh yeah…I sold some stuff too…