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.
I’ve given 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.