Saturday, May 14, 2011

Neighbors & Old Friends

I don't know what it is about Market that is so tiring - I usually sit and stitch and talk to quilters. But at the end of the day, I'm bushed. So tonight, I thought I'd just tell you who my neighbors are. I'm on a corner.

Across the aisle one way are Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts and her husband Micheal. We're old friends. They are thoroughly delightful people. I love her quilts, always have. And she and Pep share a Slavic background. Pep's is a lot more removed than hers is but he recognized the influence in her quilts.

Across the other aisle is Sweetwater. This is the first time we've really had a booth close to theirs and we've been getting to know them. Awesome ladies personally as well as great designers. One of the things I have always liked about Moda is the sense of family and these "sweet" ladies certainly have it.

And it was so great to see my friends from France again. I hope they like the pictures but I'll lay you odds they don't - they didn't like the last ones I posted. But then I never like the pictures of me either. They are Marie - Caroline Courtier and Carol Veillon of Quiltmania - awesome ladies all. I really can't tell you how much I enjoyed being in France and working with them. And my book they did is so really neat. I can't thank them enough.

Market is over tomorrow and we'll be packing up and heading for home. The whirlwind of France and Salt Lake City is almost over. When I get home I'll show you the rest of the booths - if I can figure out how to attach the jpgs to an email and get them to my home computer. Well, I'm a little tired here. Pep just reminded me that even if I can't, the laptop will be at home with me. Duh!! :)
Back to my garden and dogs and grandkids. I am so blessed to have the best of both worlds.


  1. I just LOVE Edyta!! She was one of the teachers on my quilt cruise in Feb. (along w/ Lynne Hagemeier & Sandy Klopp) and she was FANTASTIC!!

  2. It is nice to be close to booths with old and new friends.


  3. Thanks for sharing your pictures, thoroughly enjoy them!

  4. us quilters out here is blog land love living vicariously through you...thanks for the pics

  5. HI Jan....great to see a tutorial from you on stashmanicure...if ever you are interested, please let me can highlight some of your unique designs..the ladies there would luv ya..