Monday, November 14, 2011

After-Market Review, Version 1.0

Was a hit! We had a great group of women join us this past Saturday morning ready and waiting to hear all about the cool stuff we found at Market!

Everyone was anticipating something good.

And, finally, it was time for Karen to introduce what we had all been waiting for- the goods!

What could possibly be said about all of this? Well, plenty!

Karen manned the Power Point presentation while Angela described each item.

Like the Bellanca Bag by Lila Tueller! Huge pockets inside and out and a sweet drawstring make this bag a must-have. Check out that fabric- It's Lila's Fiona's Fancy! located on the flower cart at the front of the shop.

You have to love Sherrie Curtis, who whipped up both of our Mondo Bag samples in a matter of days! Look how big they are! Both samples are made from batiks strips and can be found in the Batiki Lounge, along with the pattern and printed interfacing, which makes these bags a snap!

We only saw Pat Wys for a second at market- literally! But her book was everywhere! Every page is a treat for the eyes, the quilts are just gorgeous! Congratulations, Pat!

Wendy is hiding behind Steady Betty. What can we say about this product? It was everywhere at market, especially the Quick Points Ruler booth! You need something like Betty to hold onto all those prairie points, scallops and rick rack while you press them out.

What? you haven't seen the Quick Points Rulers yet?  Angela and Wendy demonstrated how to make easy-peasy rick rack and prairie points. They can be made in a jiffy! And the scallop rulers have a super accessory- a little Teflon paddle that pushes out the curve and allows you to press it while the form is still inside. No more burned fingertips trying to keep that darn seam where it needs to be!

And to make those tiny cuts, you need Karen Kay Buckley's Perfect Scissors! We offer both the 4" and 7 1/2" scissors. The serrated edges on these scissors make cutting a dream.

Wendy spoke about one her favorite Market picks- Simple Choices by Abbey Lane Quilts! She made the adorable Christmas quilt from the book, which offers 5 different blocks and motifs for side, from Moda's Countdown To Christmas! Cute, cute, cute.

This cute place mat was made by Karen DuMont of KariePatch Designs using her dimensional bowtie template. (Say that 5 times fast!) You can make all sorts of things from place mats to table runners or wall hangings. So many choices.

Everyone loves a good shirt and The New Camp Shirt from Taylor Made Designs is a great choice! It's classically tailored and comes with different sleeve lengths so they can be worn in every season of the year. The patterns are found in this handy book so you can make all of them!

That's just a small portion of what was shown at our review. If you didn't make it, we're sorry you missed it! We had such a lot of fun. But, fear not! We'll have another one after Spring market. Keep your calendars open! Really.


Anonymous said...

Karin- How many bad pictures can you take of me? I look constipated . . . Angela

madrekarin said...

Ahahahahaha! I could not get you to stop long enough to get a good shot! Or, it's just payback for the "illumination" photo. ;)

Lynne Leavell said...

Karin If you can get Angela to stand still long enough that would be a miracle. It was a fun day and so many choices. I'm just glad that the arguments in my head did not become verbal. I was having a hard time trying to decide what I wanted.

DeAnna S. said...

I wish I could have attended...but alas...I must work in order to support my sewing habit. Looks like you had lots of fun stuff to show! Can wait to come into the store and see what new items have arrived!