Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blog Tour and More Market Pictures

Starting Monday - a blog tour.

I am happy to announce that I will be participating in a blog tour
with Gudrun Erla from GE Designs.

I met Gudrun several years ago on a flight to market in Portland.
We have stayed connected ever since.
This will be my third blog hop with Gudrun.
Gudrun was born and raised in Iceland and came to Minnesota
(my home state) to pursue her pattern career.
She does a lot of great pieced quilts and tablerunners.
She also designs fabric for Red Rooster.

During this blog hop she will be blogging about her new book Table Talk
featuring runners, topper, and family treats.
She used various designer's fabrics to make these projects.
Each of these designers and the editor of the book Kansas City Star
will be blogging one day of the tour.
(Gudrun will be blogging every day starting tomorrow.)

Here is the lineup for the week.

Posting every day of the week: Gudrun Erla - GE Designs
Monday May 23rd: Kimberly Jolly - Fat Quarter Shop
Tuesday May 24th: Sandy Gervais - Pieces From My Heart
Wednesday May 25th: Monique Dillard - Open Gate Quilts
Thursday May 26th: Kate Spain - Kate Spain Designs
Friday May 27th: Kansas City Star - Diane McLendon

And the great thing about this tour is Gudrun is giving away copies of the book! One for each day of the tour.
How great is that! But you have to visit each blogger's blog on their blogging day and leave a comment to be eligible to win.

And now for more market pictures - or picture.
Every market Moda takes a picture of the Moda designers.
As the shoot was being set up all of the designers husbands were getting ready to take a shot…
every husband but mine.
He was just standing on the sidelines watching the world go by. Bless his heart.
I told him to get the camera and take a picture.
Here is the ONE shot he got.

Do you recognize anyone???
I will help you.
Pictured left to right:
Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree and Co.
Cheryl Freydberg, Moda's director of design
Liesl Gibson of Oliver +S
Rachel Brenchley of Basic Grey

Fortunately Kimberly or Kevin or somebody for Fat Quarters Shop
took a good shot of ALL of the designers.
We are in Camille Roskelley's booth.
I love love the star quilt on the right hand side.

Be sure to stop by Gudrun's blog tomorrow to get in on the start of the tour.
Hope you enjoy the tour.
From my heart,


  1. Well at least we know there were some good looking shoes at market this time!

    Looking forward to the blog tour!


  2. Always love to see new books for quick projects. How nice to support a friend and join in her tour.

    Your hubby already knows what your feet look like so he started at the next person, right?

    I see your mirror image in the seating shot is very very pregnant. Who is that blonde?

  3. I love to make tabletoppers...they make great gifts.