Quilt Market Kansas City 2012

Ever wonder where your local quilt or fabric shop learns of new products, fabrics, or trends? It’s likely that they attended the Quilt Market. Last week, the bi-annual event was held in Kansas City, MO. Hosted by Quilts, Inc., it’s a 4-day flurry of classes, demonstrations, meetings, social events, and order writing. It takes me a week to recover!

School House

The day before the vendor mall opens, most retailers register for School House Classes. From 10:00 in the morning to 6:00 in the evening, 30-minute classes are offered with 5 minute breaks between the sessions. I think of it as “information overload,” but I never miss it. Dodi, from Two Sisters at Squirrel Hollow was the presenter at one of the classes that I attended.

Two sisters at squirrel hollow

My presentation was entitled 10 Top Creative Bag Sewing Tips. (You can find the same information that I presented at my blog.)

Top 10 Creative Bag Sewing Tips

The Vendor Mall

Demonstrations abound! At the Clover Booth, I demonstrated the Trace ’n Create Templates—E-Tablet and Paper Tablet Keepers.

Quilt Market Kansas City

Quilt Market Kansas City 2012 Nancy Zieman

I also featured theTrace ’n Create Bag Templates in new fabric from Riley Blake and updated techniques. To learn how to add new touches to the Trace ’n Create Bags, check out the new Clover Blog postings.

Trace 'n Create Bag Templates Nancy Zieman

  • Donna from Indygo Junction “wears” her pattern on her back! A new type of billboard advertising!

Quilt Market Kansas City

Quilt Market Kansas City Olisio Irons

Quilt Market Kansas City Indygo Junction

  • Fabric vendors showcase their lastest fabrics and patterns.

Quilt Market Kansas City

Quilt Market Kansas City

Quilt Market Kansas City

  • Quilting celebrities, including The First Lady of Quilting– Eleanor Burns, are always available for a photo op.

Eleanor Burns Quilt Market

  • Book signings are always a great way to interact with retailers.

quilt market Nancy Zieman

  • We’re a social group! The Tweet Board was hopping with news.

quilt market twitter board

  • Early morning, 8 a.m., is a great time for an editor’s review. Before the vendor mall opened, Clover sponsored a breakfast for magazine and e-commerce sites to introduce new products.

quilt market Nancy Zieman

 Quilt Market nancy zieman

In the near future I’ll share the new tips and products that I learned about at Quilt Market, on TV and on my blog. Stay tuned!

Thanks for participating in Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway Day by responding to my blog on Monday. I appreciate your comments regarding what you’d like to see next season on Sewing With Nancy. The random winner is Stacy, with the Great Giveaway! I could use a tablet holder! I would love to see more ways to use a serger on the show! Thanks so much!

She won the Trace ’n Create Template—E-Tablet and Paper Tablet Template, plus all the fabrics and notions to create an E-Tablet Keeper. It’s over a $60.00 value!

tablet Keeper Nancy Zieman

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Bye for now,

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