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Quilt Market day 1...

First day of Quilt Market is always a learning experience. From learning about some of the new products coming down the pike to learning how to weave my way around the packed halls between Schoolhouse sessions. I've finally mastered the room number system and refined how I get from one location but it's almost comical to listen to the people in the hall waiting to get into a room while others want to get out and then there's the lady, and y'all all know her, that yells at the top of her lungs "move along, I need to get to my next class", she cracked a bunch of us up, too dang funny.

If you don't follow me on Facebook here are a few of the snapshots from yesterday...just some of the fun I had...



Kim Diehl chatting about her new book and some stinkin' cute samples were being shown to lots of ooo's and aaahhh's....


Stinkin' cute new quilts from Kathy Brown, really need to stop by her booth and check these out...


And...look who I found first thing...Susan and Christine our very own Swirly Girls..talking up their Dill Buttons...heading to make an order today..

So...that's it for day one, my day started at 8:30 and got back to the hotel at 10ish...

I'm heading to the floor this morning, head over to Facebook and "like" Kelly Ann's Quilting to see real time updates..be the first to see some of the new stuff heading to KAQ..

Until next time
Be kind


Kelly Ann

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  1. Have fun.Can`t wait more photos!!

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  2. how was stampede spree? Did you snag some cool swag? Thought of you :) smooches!

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