Monday, May 16, 2011

Blogger's Quilt Market Meetup!

The Blogger's Quilt Market Meetup took place last Saturday evening at the Blue Lemon Restaurant. And WOW what a party it turned out to be!
Thank you to all of you who came! The turn out was SO wonderful, we were bursting at the seams.
Back in November, when we started planning this little Meetup, we thought we might have 50 to 60 people join us for a get together. As it turned out, we far exceeded our capacity with as many as 150 friends!
Lucky for us, the afternoon thunder showers cleared out just in time for us to spill out onto the patio.
The Meetup was the perfect chance to see old friends.
I loved meeting friends whose blogs I love and have never met before in person. It was also a chance to meet some of our favorite designers, editors and quilt shop owners.
I only wish I would have had hours more to meet and talk with everyone!
A BIG THANK YOU to our amazing sponsors. You made this event possible!

Slice Fabrique from Making Memories

Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom

The Fat Quarter Shop

Where Women Create

The Creative Connection

The DIY Dish

You Can Make This.com

Boutique Cafe

Canton Village Quilt Works

Burgundy Buttons

Fabric Lovers.com

Crazy Girl Quilts

Green Fairy Quilts

Sugar Town Quilt Co.

Prairie Grass Patterns

Our sponsors giveaways were incredible! Making Memories gave away not one, but FOUR Slice Fabriques.
Sugar Town Quilt Co. gave away an awesome Beach Cruiser Bicycle. Are you so jealous? Me too! But it couldn't have gone to a nicer mom and daughter team, Alex and Ronni Chavez, who blog over at The Road Home Quilting.
Other fabulous giveaways included books, fabric, gift bags, thread, and gift certificates to our favorite online quilt shops.
Our sponsors also provided wonderful goodies for the swag bags!
Between the good food and all the wonderful people, it was perfect night.
Did you come? Did you blog about it? Be sure to link up up your post below! Or post your pictures on our Flickr pool.

5 comments:

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said...

We had such a great time making new friends at the meet up. The market was great and Salt lake City was beautiful .

Ros Made Me said...

As a UK craft blogger, I think that this is a great idea... but now you have to come up with a collective noun for all those creative bloggers... I suggest a MAKING of craft bloggers!

Angela Flicker: The Art of Making a House a Home in Utah said...

I had such a great time!! What a wonderful event. It was so well planned! I loved meeting so many wonderful people and the food and the sponsors were absolutely wonderful!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Looking at your party photos makes me a little verklempt. It was so much fun and the people are all so fantastic. The giveaways went well and I was so happy with everything. I loved it. It went so quickly!

Mom said...

Hope we can have another party like this again - soon!