Saturday, May 29, 2010

JAM's booth in Minneapolis

Quilt Market in Minneapolis has come and gone and it is all a blur. I was telling someone there that it is like spend months getting ready and then it is over in a blink of an eye.

Here is my booth in it's starting phase. I always think that I will remember to take of picture of how it looks when we get there....plain white curtains and a blank six foot table and 2 chairs....but I am always in such a hurry to hang my curtains I forget! This shot is after our first few hours in the booth....we wanted to get the curtains hung at least that first night....

....and here are some of the props waiting to find a home....We brought these in huge duffle bags that weighed a TON! How they didn't break the scales I don't know. I expected to see a great big "TILT" sign....:)))
I got so involved in hanging stuff, I forgot to take very many pictures. I always semi-plan everything before I come...but we seem to like changing things around....Kathy (my sister) has a great eye and tweaks it just the right way.....

We had the whole booth organized by 11 am on Thursday (the show opened on Friday)...but it still needed a few more props....So Kathy and I hopped into a taxi and off we went to Hunt and absolutely wonderful shop. ....We got the great red stand you see below and three more suitcases, some buckets and another chair. What a haul!

It was just what we needed to finish it off!!!! I was even able to bring most of it to San Diego.......The red stand has found a new home with Debbie Busby of Wooden Spool, but everything else is back in my studio!

Here is the booth waiting for the first customer. My good friend Lynn also went with us....It was her first Market. She LOVED it!!!!! ....but I don't think she ever imagined how big it would be..... it was HUGE!!!!!
I'll be back with more to share soon.....but maybe not until I get all my orders shipped!
Hope you are having a relaxing weekend....Jo Ann


  1. what an amazing little booth/portable shop... it looks so cozy and warm in there!

  2. Looks great! I wish that I could attend Market but know that it is not possible. I get to take a class next month from Debbie at our local quilt looking forward to it.

    Thanks for sharing! Its also nice to see the finished crazy quilt in its actual size. I have yet to start mine but am motivated to do so soon!


  3. Hi JoAnn!!

    Loved your booth!! Is that the Basket of Life hanging on the left..? I think I see lots of new stuff too!! I better start planning another trip to the Country Loft next winter!! ...o I can see everything in REAL LIFE!! Thanks for sharing!!

  4. What a terrific booth! It always amazes me how you ladies can pull it together and everything looks fantastic!
    I love your JAM letters- how fun!!

  5. I am so glad that you guys liked the booth. Paulette...that is Baskets of Life. It was pretty popular at the show....(today I get to fold a bunch of them.:))

  6. I love your booth! I hope you post pictures of all your new patterns on your blog so we don't miss anything "NEW and FUN"!

  7. Hi JoAnn-

    Thanks for blogging about your Quilt Market activities!

    As a vendor at Quilt Market, I do not always get out and look at all the beautiful booths so thanks for sharing!!

    That's pretty cool you let your readers know what went on!!

    Douglas Eagleson
    President, Kona Bay Fabrics

  8. Your booth looked awesome. Your sister is really good at decorating. I miss her and you too.