Wednesday, 21 November 2007

back from market

Yes I am home and sorting through all the details of the events of another great Quilt market in Melbourne. For those of you wondering this is an annual trade show for stores to shop and view new fabrics, notions, patterns and all things quilty. I love catching up with my stores face to face and all the other wonderful designers and inpirational people in our industry. After setting up on Friday it was all systems go for Saturday and Sunday trading days. I finally met face to face Rosalie, Melly, Leanne, Gail and Leanne M, Di from Ricketty Stitches, Liz and David from Teddlywinks and caught up with old friends Lynette, Natalie, Brenda, Kerrie, and many others too many to mention. We enjoyed a lovley greek banquet on Saturday evening and shared experiences, life and the bubbles!
This was my floor mat made from Verandah Scraps and pieced by Tess for me - well she started piecing then took over the pressing whilst I finished it. I thought it would brighten up the floor of my booth and make it more inviting but do you think people would walk on it??? I insisted it was just scraps but they tip toed around the edges and almost fell over rather than stepping on it..

a few quick visits to spotlight (who still happen to have my credit card I am assuming now that it has been lost in action, presumed dead and cancelled) for some quick props - unfortunately living on an island I cannot bring beautiful furniture and lovely props across the seas to 'dress' my booth so I am restricted to what I can do in an hour when I arrive. There is a funny story about my curtain rod, perhaps I'll tell that one another day.
so now that market is over and Nice People Nice Things has been released to a flurry of excitement, it is ready for shipping. I have listed all of the stores who decided to order at market on the npnt blog on a new page called stores. All of the new releases are also now on my website.
So now its packing time.....
I am really happy with the boxes and everyone else seemed to like them....

So for all of you who were not at market I have a little giveaway for one of you. Three mystery patterns from the new releases to be winging their way somewhere across the seas. I'll draw a name from comments when I have all the orders processed and out. That could be Friday or a week from now!!
so its off to beddy bies for me tonight.
hugs
Helen - sleep tight



27 comments:

mjjones said...

I hope I win your patterns! I love your blog...keep inspiring.

Mary Jo in Iowa

Linda said...

Your booth looks lovely Helen. I can just see everyone trying to side-step your little welcome mat, too funny.

May Britt said...

Your new pattern "Nice People Nice things" looks so cute. One I will look for in the quiltshops in Norway.
And a mystery pattern give away. How fun. Please count me in the draw.

mreteveian said...

Lovely to hear that you had a good time, and the box for the quilt looks really nice.

Lynette Anderson said...

Pick me

Lisa said...

Can't wait to get some stock of the quilt and also loving the boy tempters!
Just gorgeous as always - wish we could have made it ot Quilt Market, but thanks for sharing your pic's.
Expect an order soon!

Sheryl W said...

Your new quilt is lovely and love the little box it comes in.
I smiled at your story of your floor quilt..can understand why everyone thought that they should skirt around the outsides!

Hanne said...

I have enjoyed your blog for a while.
Your patterns gives me a lot of inpiration.

Anonymous said...

My first visit to your blog and here you are having a drawing! What fun!

I am a LA quilter in Atlanta GA, USA and a friend of Tracey's. Love your work and your sisters too!

Karen S in Edmonton said...

What a wonderful idea, and a delightful quilt!!

Leeanne H said...

Love love love your new quilt. Will definately be looking out for it!

Jo in TAS said...

Hi Helen,
So jealous you got to go to the mainland while the rest of here in Tassie slaved away. I reckon you did a fantastic job at sprucing up your litte hidy hole and the "nice people nice things" looks fabulous in it's little box. Great presentation, 10 out of 10!!

Carey Golledge said...

Hi Helen, Your stand looked wonderful despite your "one hour" hunt for props. Love the new quilt. Had a bit of a laugh at the floor quilt,what do you think it means when you are prepared to let people walk on a quilt.
Carey

Nicola said...

Oh your quilt is fab - and the box is so cute - you'd never want to throw packaging away if it always looked like that!! Please please pick me for your freebie!!

May Kristin said...

Hi! I just found your blog, but I know your patterns! Love them! I'll give it a try for your draw, so please count me in!

Corinna said...

Congrats Helen - a fab looking stand. I'm so envious of all that attended this show.

I must admit I'd probably tiptoe around your floor mat as well - betcha the kids wouldn't though.

Anyway good luck packing the orders & I look forward to seeing who the lucky person is!

Anonymous said...

Great work on your stall. Loved the floor mat,no wonder people didn't want to walk across it. Love the boxes. They look great.
Bev C.

Lesley said...

Your presentation box is adorable, if I had this I wouldn't want to open it. Please include me in your giveaway, and thanks for the links to the other blogs.

Rose Marie said...

What fun you ladies were having (besides hard work). Great booth and I would have a hard time stepping on that quilt too! A draw .... oh, count me in and pick me!

Judy said...

I was impressed with the new pattern and even more with the packaging! WOW!

Lynda said...

Gorgeous looking new design. Will have to add it to my collection.

Barnyard Country Gifts said...

Would really like to win your pattern.
Great blog, great patterns.

Julieanne said...

Love your packaging. The quilt looks beautiful. I will be on the look out for the pattern when I go into patchwork shops from now on.

Stacy said...

Just linked into your blog. Gonna add it to my list of those to keep checking for superb creativity!

chook said...

wow love your patterns and you blog hugs Beth

Janellybelly said...

Hope I'm not too late for the giveaway, I love your patterns and designs.
Janelle xx

Solstitches said...

The quilt is gorgeous and the packaging makes it so special.
Love your designs!

Margaret