The first thing we did was go to Sample Spree on Thursday night. Amy, Kati, and I met up and we also ran into Erin and Colleen. While waiting in line we ran into Jacquie and Alissa! They were so nice and fun to talk to. It was so fun meeting them!
thanks for the photo kati
I had no idea what to expect. Actually - I thought we'd get a bunch of free stuff (samples). But it was a bunch of the new lines of fabric for presale. Each fabric manufacturer had a table and there were also other people selling things besides fabrics. I bought some Pick a Bunch (a roll-up) for a great price. If you want to see a little bit more of what we did - check out Kati's post here.
Friday morning Erin, Colleen, Ginny, and I went to the exhibition hall and looked at as many booths as we could. I was only there for about 2 hours before I had to go. The first person we met was Sandy Klop who designs American Jane patterns and fabrics. Her mono pez may be my favorite fabric ever and in her new line she's got some new colors of multi pez. (They're not legally allowed to be called pez so I think she said they're called magic beans - but we'll always call them pez.) Anyway - she was SO nice! I asked her if she will be designing any new colors of mono pez in the future and she said YES! (Though she said maybe not for a few years. That's okay - I'm happy to wait.)
My favorite booth was the Kona booth where we got our photo taken in exchange for fun free stuff - a Kona bag and a color card!
I found a new-to-me Japanese fabric company - Hokkoh - with some really beatiful designs.
I met the lovely Sarah Jane with some great new boy (and girl) fabrics.
I found this beatiful quilt in some booth (Erin - do you remember whose booth?)
And saw some of this girl's lovely quilts in person! They're all gorgeous!
This was in Anna Maria Horner's booth - which was all lovely.