Friday, May 18, 2012

Quilt Market: Sample Spree

I think they should hand out little buttons for you to wear wear as you exit. Or maybe a stamp right in the middle of  your dazed and confused forehead.

Seriously, you stand in line for hours, your rush into the sample spree room, you crowd around the tables, try to get your hand on a bundle you want, plant your feet firmly while you try to stay in one place and pay before you get pushed back out into the isle, move through the crowd to the next table, and do it all over again. You think you have a game plan? Check it at the door. It's every quilter for themselves one your cross the threshold. The madness is every bit as real and as crazy as they say. Why, why do we do it?

For the love of fabric dude!!!

3 hours of waiting, 3 bundles of fabric. I'm totally ok with that. Hello Bella! #quiltmarket
Bella by Lotta Jansdotter, Good Life by Deena Rutter and Seaside by October Afternoon

Here's my haul this time. Three hours of waiting in line and three bundles of fabric. Totally worth it!!  : D

Today the market floor officially opens in an hour and a half and I can't wait to see the booths.  Keep an eye on twitter/flickr if your interested. I've got my phone charged and ready!

xx A


  1. I am so envious of your experience!!

  2. Three hours in line? My time is worth more than that but I'm glad you enjoyed the experience and got what you wanted

  3. Ooooh it looks like you picked only the best! What did you do for three hours while waiting in line?

  4. I would do it just for the experience! how fun!
    do you get deals at sample spree? or is it just a chance to have it before everyone else?

  5. i went to quilt market last fall. i stayed away from sample spree mainly because i was pretty pregnant, and the thought of a) staying up that late, and b) fighting people over fabric, and c) being on my feet that long just didn't appeal to me. post-baby now? i would totally do it to get my hands on some of those lines. looks like you made out pretty well. :)

  6. Oh my. I thought my Goodwill experience yesterday was bad. I love seeing everyone's pictures from quilt market. Have a great time.

  7. Sample spree is nuts! It was so fun to have dinner with you tonight :)

  8. Were the samples free? Then maybe its worth it?

  9. Sounds crazy! Glad it turned out well for you!



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