Kansas City here I come

Today (or tomorrow, depending on when you’re reading this) I’ll be on a flight to Kansas City for Spring Quilt Market! I’m so excited. Last year when I went to Fall Market the shop hadn’t launched yet, and it didn’t felt quite real. But now the shop is open, I know what to expect and I’m really looking forward to it.

So what does one do at Quilt Market? Well here’s what I’m doing. First of all, I’ve booked in a load of meetings with the distributors I buy fabric from so I can see all the new collections in person and place some orders. Everything I blogged about in my Quilt Market previews I will finally get to touch and examine and buy. It’s like a massive, slightly exhausting shopping trip. Second, I’m going to take a couple of seminars on business finance and strategy. Last year I signed up for half a dozen sessions, filled every spare time slot, and regretted many of them. This year I took a different approach and was very selective. Finally, I’m going to have some fun! I’ll catch up with friends, meet people I’ve only “met” online and new people too! I feel so lucky to be a part of this amazing community and I love getting out from behind the computer and meeting people in real life.

About half the LMQG wanted to come along to Quilt Market and I’d be the first to admit that having a second pair of eyes (or third, fourth, fifth) would be very useful for the shopping portion of the trip. But since I can’t take you all with me, please let me know what you wish you could see, who you wish you could meet, what you wish you could ask, and I’ll do my best to share the experience in my daily recaps!

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