Rosemary, Jo, Karen, Deb and I are now back from Quilt Market in Salt Lake City, Utah. We had a great (and busy) time! The only opportunity we had to do a little sightseeing was the first day we arrived. You’ll see shots of Temple Square and The Church of Latter Day Saints Conference Center, which was a magnificent architectural building. The flowers were in full bloom in the Square, and the mountains were still snow covered. It doesn’t get any prettier than that! I’ve also included shots of some quilts from the Quilt Festival Exhibit. These quilts are truly masterpieces. I wish I could show them all!
Rosemary’s, Karen’s and my time is spent going from appointment to appointment that we set up prior to market with different fabric vendors. Jo’s market responsibility is to (literally) stop at EVERY booth scouring for the newest quilts and notions we can offer. Deb, our shop manager, was able to arrange for a number of trunk shows to come to our retail shop, and she learned lots of new merchandising techniques from viewing all the expertly displayed booths. We brought back as many new quilts as we could fit in the four empty suitcases we brought with us. This week, we now have the task of sorting through everything and making plans for upcoming photography shoots.
All in all, it was definitely a successful trip! We found lots of exciting new notions, patterns and beautiful quilts, and are now hard at work finding the perfect fabrics for them. Many of these finds will be featured in our fall 2011 catalog, the winter 2011 newsletter and even our spring 2012 catalog.
Thanks for taking the time to read my blog! We’re hoping to continue to update you on the progress of our fall catalog production that we’re working on now. I think you’ll find it interesting how we go about putting it all together!
Until next time!
Jo, Rosemary and Karen next to the garden in Temple Square.
Salt Lake City is much further into spring than we are here in NH!
Rosemary, Jo, Cheryl and Karen in front of the fountain at Temple Square
The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Auditorium
View of Downtown SLC and mountains from the Church of Latter Day Saints Rooftop Garden
You’ve been patient, so here’s what you’ve been waiting for: photos from Quilt Market!
Finally, some Exhibit Quilts
“I’m Watching You,” by Barbara McKie
“Feathers in the Wind,” by Caryl Bryer Fallert
“Butterfly Dance,” by Anne Faustino
“Boston’s Back Bay,” by Mary Lou Schwin, Janet Dye, Joan Randall, Janet Duncan Dignan, Patricia Smith, and Graciela Piccalo