After I managed to get through the Schoolhouse presentation and the vidcasting on Friday, Saturday was a bit easier. 🙂 On Saturday morning, I was scheduled for a demo and book signing at the AQS booth, and AQS very generously provided many copies of Inchie Quilts for me to sign and give away to shop owners attending Quilt Market. I visited with a number of excited shop owners and managers and introduced them to Inchie Quilts, so you can look forward to seeing Inchie Quilts and the InchieSee & InchieDo Viewer Tool & Ruler Set at a shop near you!
AQS had scheduled me for another lovely book signing and demo at the E.E. Schenck booth (E.E. Schenck is a large quilting supplies distributor) later in the day on Saturday, where I met another whole group of nice quilt shop owners and managers. The E.E. Schenck Company was a wonderful host, and even made these cool “tickets” for my presentation (photo at right)! What fun! Again, AQS generously provided numerous copies of Inchie Quilts to be signed and given away to Quilt Market attendees.
Saturday evening was great fun at the Moda/United Notions reception with my best friend Dawn (who joined me for Quilt Market) and my new friend Linda of Linderella’s Design Studio. Linda and her husband Carl own a quilt shop called Linderella’s Quilt Works in Pinehurst, North Carolina, near where Dawn lives.
The theme was Quilt Blanket Bingo, and after a lovely dinner, we played bingo with buttons as the markers! Lots of fun, though I’m sure the announcer could have been heard all the way over in the convention center from the ballroom at the Hilton, he was so loud. I feared we’d all end up with damaged eardrums! Prize baskets of quilting products were won when folks called out “BINGO,” though thankfully not by me, considering the already overstuffed and almost overweight nature of my suitcases.
The only thing really strange about dinner was the ice water, which had a cucumber slice in it. Um. Why? Don’t know. It was really a bit strange and you could actually taste the cucumber when you drank it (and of course had nothing to do with United Notions, since the Hilton Americas in Houston was responsible for the food and drink), but hey, the dessert was great! Cheesecake with strawberry topping, crushed pistachios scattered on the plate, a bit of whipped cream with chocolate sauce, and a rolled chocolate stick that even had gold leaf on it so it sparkled! YUM! 😀
I really like Linda, and she came back to our hotel room for quilt show and tell and lively conversation until late in the evening. It’s probably a good thing she was headed home on Sunday, or we’d have spent more evenings staying up too late chatting! All in all, a very fun Saturday at Quilt Market!