Yes I have been home a couple of weeks but you know – there’s lots to be done when you arrive home – especially when 2 children have been minding house on their own…. and the pantry is empty and the dust – well, you know…. they did good, no complaints here but lots to catch up on.
So, some market and US trip reports to come….. I’ve so much to tell you and catch up on… and of course lots of yummy new things to show you too.
So first…. I travelled with the most wonderful Sue – who just came along for the ride – and I couldn’t have done it without her. Sue used to own a quilt shop in SA and her knowledge plus her friendly country charm was just perfect for a travelling partner and a helper in my booth..
We arrived the day before setup and to stay awake I was able to show Sue a few sights (since it was my 4th visit to Salt Lake City) – downtown and the Tabernacle precinct is always just so pretty and peaceful…
(and yes Sue was busy sewing on bindings any spare minute she had for me)
I was so fortunate to have a local friend to help me too. The lovely Kari of Fresh Cut Quilts was my savior – even Ethan was called in to assist – and a visit to raid her lovely home of props just rounded out our day…
So with Kari and Sues’ help we managed to turn that empty square of concrete into this.
For this market a group of us Aussie designers banded together to form the Aussie Aisle for a bit of fun… We had bunting, tim tams, vegemite tastings and photos with our un named mascot – she was the subject of many cuddles and a guess my name competition… with the lovely winner gaining this amazing basket of goodies from us all.
now apart from going to market to do business, the most fun is had catching up with new and old designer friends and others in the industry…. being a total failure at selfies, Sue again popped in as photographer extraordinaire…
so that’s enough for now, I’ll be back with a few more installments!
hugs for today