As usual, Market was
a frenzy, a blast, exhausting, and exhilarating. There was so much to do and
see that I must admit to more or less falling down on the job of taking photos
for this season’s Market look back. Forgive me?
That doesn’t mean I
don’t have my own personal list of highlights!
First up, it was
phenomenal to watch the Market debut of my local quilt shop owner, Heather
Givans. It has to rank as the single most enjoyable Schoolhouse session I’ve
ever attended. Heather’s shop, Crimson Tate,
is a fabulous find in a vibrant part of downtown Indianapolis. If you are in
town, you absolutely must swing by. If not, you can indulge in all things
Heather with Succulents, her
new fabric line with Windham Fabrics.
Schoolhouse presentations, done introductions, held things up, passed materials
out, and collected business cards. Up until Kathy McGee’s presentation of The Happy Bicycle,
I’ve never modeled for a Schoolhouse. Thanks to Kathy, I can now cross that off
my list! Love Kathy, love her book, and had a blast wearing oilcloth helmet
covers with Caroline Critchfield and Sarah Markos, authors of our recently
released Just for You.
I managed to get all
the way to booth tear down before I took any more share-worthy photos! I’m
pretty certain that the photo above says it all. Never one to back down from a
challenge (or from scowling union guys), developmental editor Lynn Koolish took our booth’s happy
bicycle for a quick spin while we waiting for our crate.
Last, but not least,
was spending the evening after tear down having a couple of pints with Kathy and John Doughty (both Kathy’s husband and photographer). The show over, job
done, and a couple of drinks equaled the relaxing evening I totally needed to
wrap up the show. Don’t even ask what Kathy and I are doing in the photo. I
don’t know but seem to remember it had something to do with a conversation that
included the 80’s and Madonna.