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Spring Quilt Market in SLC Photo Share

May 17th, 2011

IMG_0278 I am back home after an incredible visit to International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. Joined by my partners in crime, Megan (AKA Brassy Apple) and Emily (AKA Is This Really My Life) we took on the gigantic venue in cute heels and came back toting hours of video interviews, hundreds of photos, and oodles of Giveaways for YOU! I can’t even begin to express the gorgeous things we saw at market, the designers have outdone themselves this year. It was such a treat to meet up with so many new faces as well, we enjoy cheering on the new designers on the block.

While at Market I was able to attend a few of the events/parties including the exclusive Sweet Hot Yam’s Event and the Bloggers Quilt Market Meetup which Boutique Cafe helped to sponsor. Both events were a blast, jam packed with attendees, and I was so honored to be included in the festivities.

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Our interview schedule was literally packed from sun up to sun down. There wasn’t time to stop, it was go-go-go – but I feel it will all be worth it as I roll out the new episodes (as quickly as possible) over the coming weeks. I hope you will all be thrilled to hear from the designers themselves about what they were showcasing, what their inspirations are, and how fun and hilarious some of the moments were that we captured for you on video.

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Some Highlights of my trip included:

-Seeing all of my dear friends at Market that I have missed over the past few years.
-Hanging with my girls, Megan and Emily – they are incredible friends and I am awed by their help in getting all of our footage, photos and networking for BC at Market. Amazing!
-Rooming at the Marriott with Paula Prass, Jennifer Storey, and Jona Giammalva – you gals rock!
-Having the tables turned on me and being interviewed by Kim and Kris of The DIYDish! Can you say Hot Seat?
Meeting Nancy Soriano and Jo Packham Cofounders of The Creative Connection
-Chatting with local bloggers in SLC about Boutique Cafe, Market, my family and the gorgeous and incredible weather while we were down there!
-Soaking my feet at night :)
and many more things I will be sharing throughout our coverage so stay tuned!
One of my FAVE pics at Market!! HAHA
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**To visit my bursting gallery of over 300 Quilt Market photos that we took while in SLC click here and head to my Flickr album. I’d LOVE to read your comments!

Please watch for our upcoming Market Interviews coming soon – I’m so excited to share them with all of our Boutique Cafe viewers! Now get clickin’ those Flickr photos because there is great stuff in there! – Daria
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Patty Young Featured in Quilter’s Home Magazine

April 5th, 2011

5580441935_2057206c15_z There is just no stopping our spunky little fireball of a friend Patty Young! Her creativity and talent is being noticed all over the creative world, and you can snag a copy of her most recent feature article this month in Quilter’s Home Magazine! Rush to your local newstand to snag yourself a copy, or you can swing by Patty’s Blog to enter to win one of two copies she’s giving away.
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With a book in the works, and gorgeous fabric and pattern lines being snapped up all over the textile world it’s easy to tell that Patty is making a huge name for herself in the industry. We couldn’t be more thrilled for her! – Daria

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Pillow & Maxfield Free Pattern/Tutorial Downloads

March 25th, 2011

gypsy bandana I’m beyond jazzed to be attending International Quilt Market in a few short weeks. One of the stops on my “must see” list will be the Pillow & Maxfield booth. I am so crazy about their gorgeous fabric collections, they are full of life and color. If you’re currently looking for some quick and easy sewing projects the gals at Pillow & Maxfield have some FREE pattern/tutorial downloads on their website.

Choose from FREE projects such as: Screen shot 2011-03-25 at 1.41.39 PM

Travel Pouch
Tablecloth & Napkins
Child’s Surfer Shorts
Apron
Tote
Drawstring Dress
and an adorable Bird Pincushion

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