It’s always fun to have something special going on in our booth at market, and this spring we decided to try something new. We painted a Coneflower quilt top each day in the booth along with our usual hands-on demonstrations and mini-classes. Because there is no piecing involved in making the quilt (all paint, no piecing!) we were able to finish the tops in just a few hours.
Each afternoon, we held a drawing to find a home for the completed tops. Our quilt tops went home with Christine Koehne from Quilt et Textilkunst in Munich, Germany; Jane Barnett from Quilter’s Way in Concord, MA; and Brenda Stengel from Satin Moon Quilt Shop in Victoria, BC, Canada. Here’s a photo of Christine with her quilt top.
And here I am with Jane Barnett. Jane was in our Take and Teach session on Saturday morning and she had a wonderful time. It’s so much fun when we get to see someone just beaming as they learn to play with paintsitks! We were just as excited as she was when we pulled her name for the quilt top.
We neglected to take a photo of our third winner from Canada. (We must have been distracted thinking about all the things we needed to do at the end of the show!) Oh well…
It’s not every day that you get to go home from market with a nearly finished sample! It was our pleasure to make these three shop owners happy and to show off our new pattern at the same time. Congrats to our winners!
I want to share one last photo from market. My friend Albright from Alexandria, MN was kind enough to loan us her dark version of this quilt for the show. Becky used the iridescent Fashion colors to paint the Conelfower on fabric that is almost black. It was stunning! A big special thank you goes to Becky for serving as a pattern tester for this pattern. Her help was absolutely invaluable.