Another branch of New Leaf Stitches

A Quick Market

It was a quick trip to market, but oh so fun!

Of course, it was a business trip, so let’s start there…

I had the pleasure to teach a Take and Teach class sponsored by Martingale/That Patchwork Place.  It was a packed room!  Hopefully the shops will use their project for doing technique demonstrations for  the book, “Just around the Corner”!



I should also give a shout-out to Red Rooster who provided the fabric for the kits and Pfafffor providing the sewing machines…Thank you!!

With the class behind me I had the luxury (yes, luxury!) of walking the floor and just looking, and looking, and looking!  Talk about sensory overload.  I felt very good about finding new fabrics for my next book.  I can’t wait to get my hands on them!!

The weather was just beautiful.  Karen and I took a little break on the patio outside the convention center.



Here are a few views of the park across the street from the convention center.








I was horrible about taking pictures this time.  I wish I had a group shot of a very fun and relaxing dinner with friends, Gudrun and Yvonne (GE Designs) and Terri and Tom (Whimsicals).  I’m afraid our laughter got a little loud….sorry fellow diners!


After one long day on our feet, Karen and I enjoyed a glass of wine while oogling an, oh so glorious impulse buy.  Would you believe it if I told you we went back for more the next day???





All in all…I’d say it was one of my best fall markets on many different fronts.  Totally recharged and inspired!


As I was strolling the aisles at market, my son and his wife were running a half-marathon.  This is mile 10…Don’t they look fresh and happy?  I’m so in awe you guys did this and proud of your tenacity while training.






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