Oct 062009
 

That’s what I should be doing.
It’s funny because I KNOW people that were planning outfits back in August.
AUGUST.
I have about 24 hours remaining before I leave.
And I say to myself.
“Maybe you should do laundry.”

Alright so clearly I won’t be the hippest cat in town.
But I’ll have mostly clean clothes.
And I’ll be there.
Bags under eyes and all.

I remember the first year I was planning to go.
I was emailing Sandi Henderson and I told her something like
‘I’m gonna need cases of deodorant.”
She LOL’d at that.
Maybe I can find the email.
I might even have a label “Cool emails from designers” in my gmail
Or if I don’t, maybe I should make one.

Anyway back to my first time – a Quilt Market virgin.
I sweat a lot.
And I was so nervous to meet all the designers.
Like these are all the COOLEST people in the world!
Will I even be able to say “Hi”?

I said ‘Hi’ to most of them.
Except Patty Young.
But I talked to Jon. (her husband)
He didn’t know who I was.
Heather Bailey gave me photography advice.
Anna Maria Horner gave me a hug.

It was nice.
Now I’m still super excited to go to Quilt Market.
After all – I get to spend a little bit of time with the world’s coolest people.
Some of them even know who I am.
And I’m not so afraid to go and say Hi any more.

After that first market I realized that I was right.
But my emphasis was wrong.
These are all the coolest PEOPLE in the world.

 

For updates from many people attending quilt market – check this out

And also I’ll be tweeting, as usual.

 

  7 Responses to “Packing for Quilt Market”

  1. Am I one of those cool people?? See you in a couple of days!

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    Melanie Reply:

    But of course! You are the coolest of all :-) See you soon!!!

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  2. Have fun and make lots of beautiful fabric purchases!

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    Melanie Reply:

    Thanks! I shall have lots of fun. The hard part will be decide which of the beautiful fabric to buy – cuz there is tons of it.

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  3. I’m so excited for you!! Can’t wait to read all about it!!

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  4. have FUN!!! Can’t wait to see all the pics! :)

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    Melanie Reply:

    I hope I remember to take my camera. :-) It’s on my list….

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