In the morning we went for a walk in Downton. All kinds of skyscrapers on an actually small surface, really fascinating. In the afternoon we visited the Martingale booth. It was exciting to meet people of Martingale in person after all these years working together. I was especially pleased to meet Mary Burns, since I have had very intensive and pleasant contact by email with her. She handed me the first copy of our book and it is really marvellous!
It was fascinating to see the Market being build up. Hard to imagine that tomorrow all these crates and boxes will be an atmospheric market.
The Quilt Market and the Quilt Festival take place in the George Brown Convention Center. In front of this center is a nice park, the Discovery Green with all kinds of recreative and cultural activities. As it's mostly 25*, we like to walk and sit in this park. Tonight we met there our collegue Dutch shop owner Marina Fluit from Marina's Quiltcorner in Den Dolder. Proudly I showed her the first copy of our book and she took a picture of this very special moment.
At breakfast in our hotel we shared a table with two ladies. They were in Houston for quilt market as well. One of them was Jan Wass, an author specialized in Illinois Amish Quilting(janwass.com). A very special encounter!
This morning we met Mary Green, editor in chief, and Karen Burns, acquisitions editor, from Martingale. It was very nice to talk with them after all these years of e-mails and phonecalls. At ten o' clock I made a presentation- and demonstration video with Jenny and Sarah.
Two hours later I did my schoolhouse presentation for about 60 shop owners and teachers. Mary Burns introduced me and she and some other Martingale-employees showed the original quilts from the book to the audience. There were enthousiastic reactions, oh's and ah's and many pictures were taken. Two visitors did win a copy of our book as the result of a little lottery. The reactions of the audience made me feel very proud of the book!
(I like to see those pictures, it gives an impression of the Market....)