To Market, To Market…

Later this week kicks off the semi-annual International Quit Market for the quilting industry. It’s a place to see the latest and greatest in quilting fabric, supplies, books and patterns and it’s also an excellent source of what’s happening world of quilting!
I am excited because I get to share sneak peeks of my new book (it doesn’t release until September), and share a little machine quilting love with whomever stops by the Martingale booth. If you are there on Friday – why don’t you pop by and say hi! Details below:
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If you can sketch it, you can quilt it!
Martingale Booth (#325)
Friday, May 15th, 4:30-5:30 PM

And guess what? There will also be some pin-trading going on at this market!

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A few industry friends and I teamed up to get the word out about each other’s pins. Look for these signs throughout market and grab a souvenir pin! I’m sure plenty of other exhibitors and attendees will have them, too, so it will be a like a little treasure hunt!

If you can’t be at quilt market in person, be sure to follow along virtually on instagram with the hashtag #quiltmarket. And I’m sure there will be lots of fun pics shared with #notgoingtomarket or #vitrualquiltmarket, too! 🙂

Button Button – Who’s Got a Button?

The next step I’m taking in my branding re-design is to change up my logo. My friend Sabrina from Slovly drew this caricature of me a few years ago in exchange for a quilt (of course)! I recently bought the rights from her so that I can now incorporate it into everything I do.

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My graphic designer Lindsie has taken the artwork and created a series of logos for me which I’ll share more of later. For now, the first thing on the agenda is to order some buttons for pin-trading at QuiltCon. (Check out #quiltconpinswap on instagram to see who’s bringing what!)

Will you be there? If so – I’d love to trade buttons with you! And just because I know you are going to ask, I ordered mine from Cheapest Buttons on Etsy. I went with the 1 1/2″ size. Now I can’t wait to get them!