Thursday, May 19, 2016

My Virtual Booth: Quilt Market Salt Lake City

I went all out this year and shipped in every Civil-War-related
quilt I know of for my virtual booth at Quilt Market this week.

Above a Photoshopped picture of the imaginary booth.

Spring Quilt Market starts this week
in Salt Lake City.

I'm not REALLY going but I like to plan a virtual booth. The theme this
year: Civil War Quilts.

Look for me and Dottie Barker in the section on quilts inspired by
the 1861 Peterson's Magazine pattern for a "Stars & Stripe Bedquilt."
We'll be talking about my next mid-19th-century reproduction line
Baltimore Blues (in shops in the fall.)
You could make a lot of red, white and blue quilts with the line.

I really had to twist some virtual museum arms to get them to loan me their treasures. And the virtual insurance bill was larger than the literal state of Rhode Island.

Ginger Rogers in Gold Diggers of 1933

But as I've said: If I had all the money in the world I'd have a quilt show of
every Civil War quilt we've discovered.

If you can't drop by at market go to my Pinterest page of Civil War quilts:
It's another virtual quilt show.


  1. I've enjoyed touring your booth virtually. Which brings up the question, why hasn't some techno savvy person created a youtube video of the entire market, sharing quilts from every booth? Perhaps you could share that idea at the next guild meeting.

  2. Fun post. Now I can rest knowing I have been to Quilt Market.

  3. I always look forward to your virtual booth more than any other aspect of Quilt Market. They should award you a virtual ribbon for Best Virtual Booth!

  4. I think I just got a virtual ribbon from you Kay. Let's celebrate.

  5. Virtually amazing! I would also like to see a video of the Quilt Market because I couldn't afford to go this year.
    Thanks Barbara for all the info and fun.

  6. P.S. I just looked up info on Quilt Market and found out that it is a 'credential' only show. That means you have to have proof you are employed in the quilt industry and you're ready and able to make an agreement to purchase large amounts of fabric.
    And wouldn't I love that?
    Maybe next year!