Monday, November 03, 2008

Quilt Market--cool stuff and free stuff!



Most of our Market wanderings consist of visiting friends and checking out cool booths--you know, to see fabric and of course quilts!

So I'm strolling along one of the main aisles and I did a complete double take when passing the Kangaroo Kabinets booth. I already have a perfectly serviceable sewing cabinet. And to be honest, that sort of furniture really doesn't get my heart racing. But that was before I met "Olivia".
Insert heavy sigh here. Isn't this the cutest sewing machine cabinet in the history of sewing machine cabinets? Why yes, it is. Olivia comes in that adorable green or in white. I'm trying very hard to justify the purchase of an Olivia--I truly believe I could make cuter quilts with her help.



Here's a quilt I recognize! It's called "Vintage Delight" and is hanging in the Lecien booth...I designed it out of their always gorgeous Durham Quilt Collection fabrics and you can find the free pattern on their website.



Speaking of free...how about a give-away? Moda Home always has a nifty freebie and this time was no exception. How cute is this teatowel calendar?? I just so happen to have a couple of spares courtesy of my good friends the URBAN CHIKS. Maybe you've heard that Pam and I know the Urban Chiks??
Well we do, and their new line "Sweet" is so wonderful I can hardly stand it.

What's that pink and white package? That's a product called "Lickety Grip". It's stuff you put on your fingers to help you grip fabric. It's great for sewing, quilting and even for helping you keep your bra straps up. I was given a demonstration of the product and I was impressed. Non toxic, non greasy, and best of all, no smell.

So maybe you'd like to try it?

Hmmm...how about we round out the giveaway with a couple of new Late Bloomer Quilts patterns?

OK, you all know the drill...leave a comment and I'll pull a name (or 2) this weekend!

91 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love your pics from quilt market. Pick me, Pick me!!! nurse payne

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! I can't believe I'm the second to leave a comment. Love your charming and sweet quilt patterns and your blog, too.
(Especially the g-pig pictures - they almost make me want to adopt one - and make a mini bee costume.) Thanks for letting me enter. Judy B.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Pink Lemonade Bags said...

Oh, I want Olivia too...in white..pretty please!!! Fabulous quilt design!

3:36 PM  
Blogger Jana said...

Oh yes.....I need to justify buying Olivia too! Too darling!

Love your quilt!

3:41 PM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Olivia is beautiful. And the pink sewing machine - wow.

I'd love some patterns and lickity split! Fun times at Quilt market. Thanks for sharing.

3:54 PM  
Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

I know. Can't we put it up there in your room somewhere so we can sew together?

3:57 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

I saw that Olivia cabinet too, and it is just adorable!! I had the same thoughts as you. Still trying to justify it, somehow can't just yet.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

I flipped over that sewing cabinet too!! I already have a great sewing cabinet, but don't you think my "Hello Kitty" machine I bought for my granddaughter would look adorable in that?!

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*groan* I think I need that sewing cabinet! Right now I'm sewing on a retro table from the fifties. Which, of course, would match that tea towel!
Your quilt design is awesome! I hope I live to a thousand, there are so many quilts I want to make.
Allie

4:29 PM  
Anonymous Sandy K. said...

Oh my I would love a pattern of yours...Sweet Bouquets.....or maybe Butterflies...anything with my name on it would be great. Love your site.

skalmeyer@neo.rr.com

4:50 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Love the green Olivia sewing table, but I would love the Pink sewing machine to go with it! Love pink/green combo. Also enjoy reading your blog!!!
libertythreads@charter.net

4:57 PM  
Blogger Rochelle said...

I wonder if Santa would bring me one of the new sewing cabinets. It is gorgeous.

5:18 PM  
Anonymous Sandy said...

Glad you had a good time at Market. That sewing machine table is over the top cute!

5:18 PM  
Blogger from little acorns said...

Okay. . . I don't have a sewing 'cabinet'. . . (just an old farm table that I sew on . . .)
Hmmm. . . . I think I feel a list of justifying why I suddenly '"need" a sewing 'cabinet'. . . (clarify that. . . a CUTE sewing 'cabinet') ! ! !
xo, Bren

5:20 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

I love that cabinet, it is much morn stylish than my old horn sewing cabinet. Thank you for sharing!

6:25 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

Oooooh, Olivia sure is pretty. I am sure she would help make beautiful quilts. I wonder if it is time for a sewing room makeover?

6:54 PM  
Blogger GARI said...

Olivia looks a lot like the desks we had in college ages ago and not as business like as the newer ones.

6:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the quilt Vintage Delight. Beautiful! I want Olivia too.
Donna

7:01 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

I am just loving these posts...and Olivia...wow, she's gorgeous! And I would so love to win your giveaway...the tea towel, the lickety grip, and patterns too! Thanks again for sharing everything about market!

7:07 PM  
Blogger MichelleB said...

That cabinet is adorable. I'm almost positive that owning WOULD produce cuter quilts! Thanks for the heads up on the Likity Grip. I've been looking for that!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Deb Silva said...

Olivia IS very cute. Thanks once again for great Market pics.

8:06 PM  
Blogger MM said...

Thanks for showing the cute cabinet! Love your market reports and cute giveaways. Jan

8:15 PM  
Blogger Annelies Dease said...

Oh boy, oh boy....no more sagging bra straps and patterns too. I NEED to win, just trust me on this one (G)!!!!! Thanks for the chance at the give away and I vote that you NEED that sewing cabinet!!!! XXX Annelies

9:29 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I'm an Aussie - and I think everyone should have their own Kangaroo!!! You'll be able to 'hop to it' and stitch lots more quilts! (By the way - I'd get the white!)
Kind regards - Dawn

9:34 PM  
Blogger trelly said...

I love your designs!!!! I want to take part, thanks

11:10 PM  
Blogger Amy @ Park City Girl said...

"olivia" is super cute! I'm off to check out their site - thanks for the links :)

11:50 PM  
Blogger julia said...

Oooh, I think everybody needs her own Olivia...at least I wish I could have such a cutie.
The 'Vintage Delight' quilt is gorgeous...as every of your design...!
Thanks for sharing pictures of Quilt Market with us - so I can pretend I was there ;o).
And, of course, thanks for sharing with a giveaway. I'd love to enter the draw for one of your designs (I'd be more than happy!!).
Cheers, Julia

1:41 AM  
Blogger Quiltbirdie said...

Thanks for sharing! Your blog is great and so is that Olivia! Make mine green, Santa.

3:17 AM  
Blogger Carla said...

Olivia is the sweetest thing! Thanks for sharing her picture and your give-aways.

3:40 AM  
Blogger Joanna said...

Oh that calender would look so good in my house! And I'd love to try out the grippy stuff! SO like everyone else says, Pick ME! Pick ME!!!

3:59 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Olivia is beautiful! I love the gingerbread type decorations. I think that is a reasonable and necessary purchase!

4:38 AM  
Anonymous Susan said...

I think I could find a place for "Oliva" and several of your quilts!

4:44 AM  
Blogger Vicky said...

Definitely think you could make many more beautiful quilts with Olivia!

5:45 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I love the linen calendar. Please count me in!

6:14 AM  
Blogger Andriella said...

I sooooo wish I could have been there too. I'll take one cabinet in green and one in white!

6:21 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I could surely make cuter quilts if I had that cabinet in my sewing room! Your blog is always a delight, thanks so much.

6:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great new patterns Elizabeth! I'd love to win a prize, thank you, thank you! Terry

7:04 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I would love to be entered in your contest. Again. Sigh. I never win - but I never give up either. grin.

8:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love hearing about Quilt Market and all the cool stuff that is coming soon. And the pistachio cabinet is awesome. Something to wish for! Thanks for keeping us posted. Sarah G

8:25 AM  
Anonymous blop said...

OMG, Olivia is a wonder....wonder if I could make quilting more delightful if I had her??
Looking forward to all your new patterns E...they looked fab in your booth photos.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Gracie said...

Olivia is to die for. Loved your photos.

9:04 AM  
Blogger Miss Jean said...

I love that sewing table/cabinet. That is something that Nikki would love. I'll have to tell her about it. Oh, I envy all of you girls at the market. Kids in a candy store!

Put my name in for the drawing!

See ya.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow that Lickety grip stuff sounds neat...Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What fun quilt market must have been. Would love to win but I do enjoy just looking at your blog. Thanks
Barbara

9:26 AM  
Blogger eamylove said...

Thanks for showing the quilt market stuff. I'm so sad not to be able to go there. Maybe a nice prize would make it all better!

9:42 AM  
Blogger jlevy3 said...

Wow, that sewing cabinet is the cutest. I just sew on my dining room table, isn't that awful?

I was just doing some quilting today and I actually thought, I wish I had something sticky on my hands to help! Aha! You named it!

Cute giveaways...I'd love to be entered in your drawing! Thanks! --Jen

11:09 AM  
Blogger annemarie said...

Oh how I hope I am lucky - such wonderful prizes you are offering. Thanks.

11:35 AM  
Blogger jlk said...

Ditto on the Olivia -- I think I would be much more prolific quilter if I had one. In green.

That tea towel is too cute! Hope I win!

12:05 PM  
Blogger Quilt Monkey said...

I'm in! I just love seeing everyone's pictures from Market. So much inspiration!

12:08 PM  
Blogger erica e said...

thanks for sharing your market experience! i'd love some of those great freebies! count me in, please!

12:33 PM  
Blogger Pieceful Jane said...

OMG! It's the sewing cabinet I never knew I wanted, but now I must have it! Sooooooo cute! I would love to be entered in the drawing too.I love your patterns.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I love the cabinet. I think you should get it! :)

I would love to try lickety grip or win some of your patterns. I love the new ones, too, that you put up on the website.

Your trip to market was fun. Thanks for taking us along for the ride.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Vickie E said...

I love the green sewing table too! You have fabo patterns.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

I say buy the "Olivia." Not that your quilts could get any cuter, but it sure is an adorable sewing cabinet. I really need that "lickety grip" stuff. It would come in so handy. Thanks for the opportunity to win some really neat stuff.

4:17 PM  
Blogger rachel griffith said...

thanks for sharing all your quilt market photos my dear.
:D

5:05 PM  
Blogger osagebluffquilter said...

You have some realaly sweet give aways. Pick me please!
Osagebluffquilter

5:09 PM  
Blogger Material Girl said...

Elizabeth, I received my adorable banner kit today and want to thank you again for picking me as the winner! I can't wait to get it started. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I think I could sew cuter quilts with the Olivia sewing table too! Debbie W. aka Material Girl

6:00 PM  
Blogger Gretchen said...

Love your market photos!! I really wish I hadn't see that great green "Olivia" sewing table....I would love to be in your drawing thanks!

6:46 PM  
Blogger Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Wow....what a give away. And I agree that the sewing cabinet is the cutest ever.

7:13 PM  
Blogger Up North Cottage said...

Great giveaway - I love the vintage look of the tea towel calendar. Wouldn't that look swell at my cottage -- it would match the vintage plaster fruit that hangs above my sink (they came with the place and just seem to "go"). Hope I'm the lucky winner! Thanks for being so generous. (Too bad that the company isn't having a giveaway for an Olivia!)

7:53 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I think I would sew better looking all cute with the desk too! Thanks for a great giveaway!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Chocolate Cat said...

I think you NEED Olivia!!! It is just gorgeous, about time someone has designed something so pretty to sew on.
Please please please I would love to win this giveaway, count me in!!

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Olivia would be a beautiful addition to your sewing room! So glad you had a wonderful time at market. And the Vintage Delight pattern is delightful! I always love your patterns.
LadyBaltimore

10:03 PM  
Anonymous brigette said...

i LOVE Olivia! i'm thinking you should reward yourself for all of your hard work prior to market and get her. she needs you. there are a few of your patterns i think i have to have.. i'm trying to get it down to two or three! looks like market was fun. i'm going to go sometime when i grow up. thanks for sharing your wonderful market pics. makes us little people feel more included!

10:28 PM  
Anonymous tammyCA said...

I agree...what a darling sewing table. I just took a gander at your patterns & how sweet they are - esp. the bags with the graphics (do the graphics come with the pattern?)...I'm only just learning how to quilt now - actually by hand not machine and my goodness I think I want to use the machine & speed it up!
Thank you for the chance to win...the Moda calendar is darling - I have some fabric that matches it. And, I just saw the Moda Sweet fabrics - appropriate name - I must get some.

12:01 AM  
Blogger Toni said...

That is the cutest cabinet ever..maybe you could sell your old one...good luck ... Toni

5:22 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Thanks for the great market pics. I too think I could make cuter quilts with Olivia's help. :) Great giveaway, thanks for offering it.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

I love Olivia,the color goes great with the redo iI am doing in my sewingroom.
Brenda:)

9:54 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I don't think I have seen a tea towel calendar in my kitchen for at least 9 years!!! Non toxic, non greasy, non smelly, Lickety split!!! Count me in!!! The colors are perfect for the decor!!! Olivia sent me!!!

11:30 AM  
Blogger Vicki Genz said...

I believe it would be impossible to not make cuter quilts if you had a table like Olivia! I think I may have to save my pennies for this one!

11:58 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

It sounds like you had a grand time at market. Thank you for the opportunity to win.
Mary

12:52 PM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

I LOVE your Lecien quilt! Just so darn beautiful... as are all of your quilts!!!

1:14 PM  
Blogger LoveCrafting said...

Hello, and what a great post!!! I'm sooo glad to see that they are making painted sewing cabinets like that. How cute is that green!!! And my Mom always had the calendar tea towels. I remember drying dishes with them as a child. It was always fun to pull those out of the drawer and look at the dates on them.

Betsy

6:42 PM  
Anonymous Tanya Holt said...

I'm so jealous of you at the quilt market- thanks for sharing it with us.
Tanya

7:18 PM  
Blogger Deb said...

Yes. I can see how "Olivia" took your heart away Elizabeth, it is lovely. Please put me in your draw for your giveaway. Thanks

7:20 PM  
Blogger Jean said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time at Quilt Market!
The sewing table is really cute. It's something my gramma would have loved.
Just so you know, if you get to the point where you get tired of reading all the comments, I'll understand if you can't include me! I feel almost (notice I said "almost") guilty putting a comment in when there are already sooo many! But if you can sneek me in that would be great! I have a friend that I would love to share your patterns with!
Waiting for the next installment of Quilt Market Pic's!

9:11 PM  
Blogger madrekarin said...

I would love for Olivia to come live at my house as well. So cute. I've been stuck in jury duty all week and almost missed your sweet giveaway. This would be the perfect pick-me-up after a dreadfully boring week of sitting in the jury pool. :)

7:32 AM  
Blogger mamabug said...

LOVE love, love the big O!!! Things are just bound to come out cuter!!! Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

7:53 AM  
Blogger lifeinredshoes said...

I WANT THAT DESK!!!!!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Sinta said...

I love the "Olivia" cabinet! Do you think we can get a group discount??? Your booth looks adorable. Market is like being in the land of "Oz". Looks like you had a great time!

8:48 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

Thanks for the news from Houston.

I'm looking forward to the "Sweet" line too.

Robin

2:04 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

wow I love the quilt you designed! that lickity might work for me!!! great tea towels too! Now Olivia in green will be my wish upon a star...

4:02 PM  
Blogger Annette said...

Wow, I love that sewing cabinet. I just had to check it out. I like your blog, thanks for sharing.

8:41 PM  
Blogger Library Gal Quilts said...

So, it must be fate...last night I was complaining about my current sewing table and my DH said, just get a new one and don't worry about it. And to that I said, well what would I do with the old one? And he said, who cares, we can just chop it up and put it in the trash. Whoa. That is not the DH I know that saves every THING! It's a sign I am destined to have the Olivia. And better yet, it's my oldest kitty's name. We now call her Old livia...hee. Please drop me in the bucket for the free pattern...my luck is running high! Pam in Chico

8:31 AM  
Blogger Sipiweske Quilts said...

Count my name in for the draw! Love your site and popping in to see what you're up to. Great seeing the photos from market - couldn't make it again this year (darn!). Love the quilt design . . . I'll be checking into that for sure. - Marlene

10:03 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Oh my! I hope I'm not too late. :-)

5:36 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

You're killing me, Elizabeth. I get into so much trouble when you put out new patterns. Yours are out of this world cute! I must have Butterfly Love and Rose Cross. And OH! the Artful Bag and Frankie's Apron. Just delish. And if you want to throw my name in the drawing that would be great. I never win, but enter me anyway.
Savin' me pennies to buy more patterns,
Cathy

11:56 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

I love the pattern for Licien and Olivia in green is darling. Pick me plez! I never win anything!

2:46 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

Oh wow I really think that I need to figure out where to put an olivia table in my sewing room IT us uber cute.

5:53 PM  
Blogger Red Geranium Cottage said...

OH you certainly need that table. That is adorable!!! Your quilts would be beautiful made on that table.
Please enter me in your drawing!!!

10:15 PM  
Anonymous Tina D said...

I love reading of your antics - please include me in your lovely giveaway.
Tina D.

5:02 PM  

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