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Spring Quilt Market Round Up

Shop Owners and Teachers at Color Mastery Schoolhouse Lecture

I attended Spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh this year as a vendor for the first time.  It was a wonderful opportunity to talk with quilt shop owners and teachers to find out what they needed from publishers.  Here I’m educating shop owners on Color Mastery and the twelve months of classes they can teach from it.

An amazing transformation happens at Quilt Market:  it starts as an empty convention center and in the span of two days magically becomes the most beautiful city of quilts you can imagine.  Here’s the before and after of the Willow Ridge Press booth:

Willow Ridge Press booth before

The necessities every booth must have, complete with adoring husband ready to help!

Maria Peagler in Willow Ridge Press booth at Spring 2009 Quilt Market

And here’s the booth finished with all the quilts, books, handouts, the author herself, and of course, chocolate!

I met all kinds of wonderful people, like Bev Vollaire Ferro of Tiger Tape, Mark Lipinski, saw my buddy Kay Mackenzie, my photographer Gregory Case, and here’s Beth from Lizzy B Cre8tive in my booth:

Beth of Lizzy B Cre8tive and Maria at Spring Market

Tomorrow I’ll show you my faves from all the new quilts, fabrics, and patterns the best and brightest in the quilt world are offering.

From Book Tour to Quilt Market

May is always a whirlwind with end-of-school activities for my sons.  Add my book tour and Quilt Market to that and it’s a blur.  Like careening down the roller coaster with your hands up, laughing and screaming at the same time.

Color Mastery at Sew Much Fun, Columbus, GA

At Sew Much Fun in Columbus, we had a great group, including one quilter who had just bought nine yards of orange!  She couldn’t wait to get home and build beautiful color palettes around her newest find.

Color Mastery at Colonial Quilts, Savannah, GA

At Colonial Quilts in Savannah, Carol headed out after my lecture to create a triadic color palette for an adorable little girl’s dress.  Carol is the resident smocking expert at the shop.

I’ll be blogging the latest news from spring Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, and Twittering as well.  If you haven’t figured out Twitter yet, now is a great time to join, as many quilters will be tweeting about Quilt Market this week.  You can follow me here.

And stay tuned:  I’ve got exciting news to share about my publishing company, Willow Ridge Press.  I’ll be announcing it tomorrow at Market and sharing with you.