So, here's the thing...evidently this little computer doesn't have enough memory to handle all the pictures I want to show you. This is my plan - I'll keep posting our finds in dialogue and then on Monday when we're home I'll do a completely photo post. And to sweeten the deal and keep you checking, comments to the photo post will count twice in our drawing. Stick with me, it's worth it I promise.
I attended a business class this morning hosted by a panel of other shop owners who are very successful and willing to share great tips. Marcia did a great bag class with Pat Sloan using her new fabric line from P&B Textiles, Georgia.
At 9:30 the exhibits and vendors opened and the long walk began. We saw lots of new things. I found more adorable stuffed creatures today that we just had to have. I envision the kid's tent in our shop full of them to play with! I'm on the hunt for a new Block of the Month pattern to begin at the shop as well as new bags and, of course, quilts. We mostly look this first day, evaluate all the literature we picked up tonight, and then complete purchases tomorrow.
I'm planning to write orders tomorrow for new Australian Aboriginal fabrics from M&S Textiles for a new pattern called Magic Carpet; the blue and white batiks from Timeless Treasures for Karen Montgomery's Blue Moon pattern as well as Amy Butler's new line LOVE to make her Sexy Hexy quilt.
I've been invited to attend a sales roundtable meeting tomorrow with the folks at Timeless Treasures - I'm one of 10 shop owners across the country to be invited. Not sure exactly what the meeting is about but I'm sure it will be informative and I'm honored to have been invited. We have a 10AM moda appointment and then the rest of the day will be spent gathering up all the goodies we looked at today.
We're tired after party hopping tonight! We started at the 30th Anniversary Reception at the convention center, moved to the Robert Kaufman party for dinner and on to the Timeless Party for dessert. Good times, good times.
Thanks for following - tomorrow a full run down of what we got. We'll be home soon!