I’m Off to Market – and Ready for a Giveaway!

I’m headed off to the trade show, the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. Jason and I have a strategy for the show – he will be the planner, setting up appointments to meet with our vendors, organizing our budget for new precuts, and making sure we both eat and rest well.

amybutler_meIt’s fun to meet up with “Sew”-lebrities at Quilt Market!

I’ll get to do the “fun” stuff – rub shoulders with quilting celebrities, meet up with online friends, and attend presentations from some of the top designers in the industry. Jason told me he’s perfectly happy to stay out of the limelight while attending to business, so together we’ll make a great team!

I’m sure I’ll pick up a bunch of freebies while I’m there, so I thought for this week’s giveaway, I’ll offer up a mystery bag full of market SWAG!! Be sure to follow me on instagram @christaquilts starting on Friday for some sneak peeks!

20141020_market_pinTo enter, just leave a comment telling me what you would want to do if you attended market, or who’s new designer lines you’d love to see!

The giveaway will remain open through Monday, Oct. 27th at midnight Pacific Time. I’ll draw a winner’s name at random sometime Tuesday morning (after I’ve recovered from the trip) and will mention it on the blog later that day.

Have a happy quilting weekend!

347 thoughts on “I’m Off to Market – and Ready for a Giveaway!

  1. June @ QuiltQuest says:

    I like having enough time at quilt shows to look at the quilts and visit the booths. At the San Diego show we are allowed to take photos of the quilts so it’s nice to remember things! I was only there for one day this year, but still had fun at the hand crank sewing machine booth making a mug rug! Next year I’ll go the first day so I can do more of the hands on experiences. It would be fun to meet you and to see your quilts in person! Thanks for the chance. (I’m still hoping to do the abacus quilt….)

  2. Kim says:

    It’s on my bucket list to get to Quilt Market in Houston. I would use the opportunity to be inspired by all the creativity.

  3. Linda S says:

    Since I have never been, I would want to do and see as much as possible! I am sure I would come home completely exhausted but content. Thanks.
    dragonfly9716 at yahoo dot com

  4. Lynne Tilley says:

    I would love to attend Quilt Market some day! I’d love to see Amy Butler, Moda, Heather Baily, Bonnie & Camille. So many others! I’d love to see the latest Tanya Whelan, LOVE THAT FABRIC always.

  5. Karen says:

    I’d love to sit in on some Schoolhouse sessions–and visit Cotton & Steel and Made in America. Have a great time–and what a great hubby you’ve got!

  6. Margo says:

    Oh now that’s a really hard question!! I’d love to walk and see all there is! I’d love to see the Aurifil booth, Tula Pink, the fabrics of Bonnie & Camille, meet the celebs there and sneak their pictures (cause I’m too shy to approach!), Wishing you a wonderful time! Wear comfy shoes so you can take it alllllllllllllll in!

  7. Lisa Marie says:

    I would love to see the new fabric lines and the beautiful sample quilts, bags, etc. on display. The designer whose fabrics I’m especially interested in lately is Zen Chic.

  8. lynda H says:

    I have attended a market and cannot wait to go back to one – I loved Tula Pink’s presentation, she is so fun, and Julie Hermann was there as well. Another fun time was spent with Marti Mitchell, she is a very talented lady – it would be fun to meet up with the bloggers I follow – including yourself with whom I have “quilted along”.

  9. Diann Cornell says:

    I would wander around staring at all the wonderful new fabrics and patterns. And I would hope to meet some of the designers-any of them!

  10. Kalynn says:

    I went to Internations Quilt Market a couple of years ago, it was a total blast. So much to absorb. But a lot of hard work as well. Would be fun to go again, maybe next year.

  11. Judi Creed says:

    Oh my gosh! I can’t even imagine attending Market!!! I think I would walk through quickly taking notes on places I would want to go back and spend time with places that I love! You have fun!!!
    Thank you for the chance to win!!

  12. Cheryl says:

    I would just love to walk the show and absorb the quilty goodness. I am looking forward to Carolyn Friedlander’s new line and Bonnie and Camille’s new line.

  13. Lee Ann L. says:

    I am a dreamer and I dream of owning a small business. I would drool and gain inspiration for just the Market alone! I will be going to the festival this year and am so looking forward to it!

  14. springleafstudios says:

    How fun . . . I was lucky enough to go last year because one of my quilts was in the Modern Showcase. My favorite sew-lebrity moment was meeting Kaffe.

  15. Donna W says:

    I think I would be overwhelmed! But, after the initial shock, I would just try to absorb as much inspiration as I possible could.

  16. Josie McRazie says:

    Oh, I think I would PROBABLY have a heart attack!! ;0) I don’t know if the ticker could handle that much in one place! I would LOVE to see Tula Pink, and Julie (Jaybird), and I would PROBABLY cry the first time I saw anyone that I recognized! (Yup I’m a crier!!)

  17. Laura says:

    Just looking at the pictures from market kicks my ADD into high gear! Haha I would love to see Lotta Jansdotter and Carolyn Friedlander’s new fabric lines. Have a blast at market!!!!

  18. SamanthaK says:

    I think I’d turn into a kid in the candy store if I showed up at quilt market and just be overwhelmed and not know where to start! Hope you have a great time!

  19. Deanna Ellett says:

    If I went to market I’d be overwhelmed I’m sure…new to the quilting world so I wouldn’t know what to do first. Thanks for the chance to win.

  20. Iris says:

    Oh i’d simply wouldn’t have enough hours in the day. I’d want to see the new free spirit stuff, makower, moda and of course art gallery. Hope you have fun!!

  21. Cheri Barker says:

    It would be a toss up between Angela Walters and Jenny Beyer. I’m torn between traditional stars and modern wonderfulness.

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