I didn’t take a lot of pictures during market because some people just don’t want pictures of their booth/designs showing up on someone else’s internet site and I totally understand that. Trying to get pictures, even of friends, without getting snippits of booths in the photo is almost impossible so my market pictures are limited to the designers with whom I spoke and asked permission to mention them. There’s no significance as to who is listed first . . but I’m listing Patsy Thompson first. She was on our row and we saw her the most.
This is Patsy’s website/blog. But, before you read what I have to say about her, will you please read this post from her blog? Prior to market, I had never met Patsy but I had become a huge fan of her quilting . . especially her feathers. Just before leaving for market, I read the above referenced blog post and that one post moved her up quite a few notches on my list of special people.
I was delighted to see that our booths were close. I walked by their booth literally hundreds of times this weekend (they had some of the best chocolate!) and never once did I see Patsy and Ernie when they weren’t smiling and looking like they were genuinely enjoying themselves. These two are the kind of people I would love to be around every day! Happy, talented, loving, positive, generous . . goodness, I will miss just seeing them!
Anyway, Patsy offers patterns, notions, quilting DVD’s and probably other good stuff for sale on her website. She has some of the most helpful free info on there too. I’ve told her several times that she gives away too much but there’s fantastic free info there for the beginner to the professional quilter. Seeing her feathers makes me want to load something on the longarm and just play all day. By the way, Patsy quilts on a regular Pfaff sewing machine. If she can make all these snazzy feathers and background fill on a sewing machine, you can too. Order yourself some of Patsy’s DVD’s and practice, practice, practice.