Saturday, May 17, 2008

Portland we are here!

Hi everyone! The bunnies are here in Portland! Beautiful Portland, where the grass is green and the temperature is 95! We arrived and had 2 days of the most wonderful cool weather and then on opening day of market the temperature climbed to 95!

We are having so much fun! At the end of the day we can barely move we are so tired, but then we get some sleep and ta get a post from Portland! Just going to show you some quick pictures because the rest of the bunnies will leave me if I don't get ready to go soon! So here come the photos...

Front of the convention center. See those glass towers in the background? Pretty, Pretty!

Look who stopped by during set-up! I was just so excited! Mark Lipinski from Quilter's Home Magazine! Can you believe it? For all of his fans who have been following his blog, he is here and feeling better after a long fight with pneumonia.

Thursday night was sample spree. Exhibitors sell previews of patterns and fabric. Joe and Roxie Wood from Thimble Creek Quilt Store were our very first customers! The first sale! Should I frame it? (:

Sample spree is beyond any one's wildest dreams. Moda sets up piles and piles of their newest fabrics to sell! Fabric! Here's Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes packaged together!

More Jelly Rolls and Layer Cakes!

Here's the Moda staff setting up the sample spree booth. The cutie waving in the background is Lissa Alexander, Moda's marketing director. She is one of my very favorite people in the whole world! Yes, the whole world!

Here's what it looks like as they set up...

Here's what it looks like when they open the doors...people RUN to the Moda booth, and I do mean RUN. You can feel the floor vibrate. It's so amazing to watch!

Gotta go get ready for today. LOTS more pictures to come!

Hugs to you all!

Anne (: