We are having a blast at the International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City! Thursday was set up and Sample Spree, Allison Aller helped at our table. Friday was the first day of Market. I’m here with Jean Krynicki and my soon-to-be mother-in-law Kathy Dutcher. I’m on the look out for industry magazines that focus on crazy quilting, designers who embellish, and new uses for the ribbon.
C&T Publishing (booth #1734-37) has two books with River Silks ribbon: Crazy Quilting by Allison Aller (the book quilt is on display in the booth) and Simple Silk Ribbon Embroidery by Machine by Susan Schempf (We have it on order).
Landauer Publishing (booth #2728, 30, 32) also has two books with River Silks ribbon: The Art of Elegant Hand Embroidery, Embellishment and Appliqué by Janice Vaine (hard cover, spiral bound, excellent instructions), and Fabric Embellishing: The basics and beyond by R. Chandler, L. Kettle, H. Thomas, L. Vicek (check out the fabric book in the booth).
Visited with Becky Couch at American Quilt Retailer (booth #1725). It’s so nice to meet her in person after working with her over email for advertising.
At Embellishment Village (booth #940, 942, 944), I found a fusible fiber that can have fibers added in and fused together. I’m going to try using the ribbon in it and see how it works.
Kreinik (booth #210, 212) has those mini irons to do detailed fusable appliqué. I can’t wait to use it.
The Honey Guy Products (booth #745) has great hand lotion and lip balm. It smells nice, works like a dream and the price is right. Definitely worth the stop.
Expo International (booth #2745, 2747) is my go-to place for trim. In my other life, I’m a mask-maker, and I love using exotic, lavish trims on my masks. Expo is where I go. Even though I’m not buying miles of trim, they still take care of me.
That was just a slice of Day One.