Saturday, May 16, 2015

Wow, what a market!

We have had so much fun, Pat, Chappy and myself. Our feet are sore, our heads are spinning and we couldn't be happier. It has been a great Quilt Market. We have so many new things to introduce into Robin Place Fabrics and so much beautiful fabric coming in, it's going to be a very busy year. And I personally have so many new ideas and possibilities. New designs will be coming soon. Chappy spent a lot and I really mean a lot of time socializing. Follow him on Instagram at #chappysadventures. He has been a very busy little pup but for some reason his feet aren't as sore as mine and Pat's.
Chappy, Stitch and bunny friends...

Chappy and Jodi

Chappy, Katie and Kathy from our personal favorites, Island Batik!

I hope you have enjoyed following us as we attended market. We wanted to share as much as we could. Follow Robin Place Fabrics and Stitches From Heaven on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and on our Blogs. Each place has a little bit of information that could lead to a winning answer to a special question for a wonderful giveaway from both of us! 

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Minneapolis Quilt Tour

Today was so much fun, we visited 3 wonderful quilt shops and a global market place. My favorite was definitely the fabric shops. Chappy enjoyed them all and met quite a lot of people. He doesn't seem near as exhausted as we are.

He was quite taken with the zebras, he thought they would make great friends.

Tomorrow we have schoolhouse. It is a day full of mini classes introducing us to new fabrics, new patterns and new techniques, all within a 15-20 minute schedule. Lots of running and lots of information. We will try to pull out some great nuggets to share.

Quilt Market 2015

Well, we made it into Minneapolis safe and sound. Pat from Robin Place Fabrics, myself and our new companion, Chappy. On our Seattle layover, Pat and I discovered this wonderful shop called 'Fireworks', it had a window full of baby things and since we are both grandmas with expecting daughters, we went in. There we found a display by 'Bunnies by the Bay' and I was totally in love. My daughter Sarah is expecting my 4th grandchild and my first granddaughter. So, as my husband stated when we learned she was having a girl, 'let the buying begin!', and so we have! The selection of beautiful stuffed bunnies and friends was delightful, but Chappy stole my heart. His full name is Eidas Chappell, in honor of my soon to be born granddaughter Sadie Chappell. I know I can't wait to meet her and Chappy agrees.

But.....while we wait for Sadie, we are having our adventure. Chappy is the guest for both Robin Place Fabrics and Stitches From Heaven and so far he seems to be loving it! I have to tell you, he even went on his own mini adventure yesterday, scary for us but he was thrilled. We took a wonderful shuttle service from the airport to the hotel, however when we got to the hotel, someone, that would be me, in the rush of getting all the luggage out of the shuttle forgot her little charge, Chappy, and left him sitting in the van. While we were panicked, Chappy was having fun. He traveled quite a lot of the city and met many wonderful people. When he returned to the airport, the shuttle service set him up on the next shuttle out to us. Whew, they were wonderful and he had so much fun.
Today it's off on a wonderful quilt tour, I see  a lot more adventures for all of us, watch my Facebook, Twitter and blog posts for more updates. You can also follow at

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Well it is almost Quilt Spring Market time and I am busy getting ready to head out. I am so excited to have (2) pieces in the Island Batik booth.I will be debuting 'Last Minute Fling' and 'MoonGlow' out of some gorgeous new batiks. I will try to share some pictures as I am out and about in Minneapolis walking through rows and rows of inspiration!! Keep watching, so much more to come.......