Tuesday, May 13, 2008

So as it turns out, I do take advertising on my blog

drawing.room.

I am not even going to list the number of things I have sewn in the last 4 days for Quilt Market because you simply would not believe me and you would be certain that I lie. (I should say too that I do not recommend hand sewing for 13 hours straight. I can't feel my right thumb but it looks like its still there.) And speaking of lies, who, praytell, was that person blogging here under my name 2 weeks ago that said there would be Drawing Room stacks for sale in the shop this week? And who said there would be full shots of the fabrics shown this week? That was the liar, and she's not allowed to post any more.

I have heard from tons of you (hi everyone!) that have seen both our Drawing Room ad and the feature that MEHC so kindly did on me in the June/July issue. Thanks for all the nice words I've received on both! There will also be a podcast that corresponds to the article uploaded to this page within just a few days as I understand it.

So 4am is our call to be up and get to the airport tomorrow and not back till next week. Sorry there's no time to post the fabric shots before I go as promised. Bur FreeSpirit has their gallery up, and you can glean a bit of scaling info from the fabrics shown in our ad above too. So far I know the fabrics are ready for sale online at JCaroline, Purl, and Contemporary Cloth. If you know of other shops that have it online, please feel free to post a comment with a link! I am more than happy to let all these kind folks beat me to the punch of selling the goods. I'm lined up to get some studio assistance once I return so we should have the shop stocked and humming here before long.

Oh, and before I forget.... Somewhere in all this there has been an amazingly patient and hard-working man who has single handedly built a fabulous booth display and is too modest to let me take his picture while he's working. So he'll just be my traveling companion of honor who will be sick of my thanking and gushing about 5 minutes in. However seeing as he's a running man I'm hoping he can take the time to visit Nike HQ while in Portland. Anybody know someone who works there? I think that you need to know a Nikeperson to get a tour. Please pass on if so!

Okay pals, I'll see ya in a week, and if you're at market please come see me at booth 1705-1707.

mm-WAH! xoAnna

55 comments:

  1. Have fun and good luck at quilt market...May you woo loads of buyers with your designs.

    -Andre'a

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  2. Molly3:33 PM

    Anna Maria, Hi. I was so thrilled to see this page in Home companion last week, that I shared it on my blog today. The page is pinned to my inpiration board now. Really looking forward to the launch of the line and will definately be hoarding some yardage. Your work is lovely; your blog is always a pleasure to read. Thank so much.

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  3. daisy cottage4:33 PM

    Okay girl - I JUST saw your feature in Home Companion and when you get back from this trip you MUST share more of your gorgeous studio space with us.... I've seen glimpses of it before and it is such an inspiring, colorful space! What a wonderful feature the magazine did on WONDERFUL YOU!

    xo,
    Kim

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  4. They don't do tours there :( But, let me see what I can do, I can perhaps get a pass or two to the employee store. I'll let you know!

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  5. Ohmygosh that fab photo is making me drool, drool, drool! I hope you have an amazing time here in my hometown of Pdx! I don't think I know anyone at Nike anymore, :-(, but I'll ask around. Safe journey!
    ~Angela :-)

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  6. Have a safe trip! I cannot wait to read the blog posts about it, or from it. ~jen~

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  7. Ohhh that dress is lovely lovely lovely and now I'm running off to grab my credit card--gotta have some of your fabulous new fabric!!

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  8. I bought some yesterday on eQuilter.com... I went there looking for something else and literally squealed when I came across your fabric. Now I'm stalking the UPS guy...

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  9. Now, everything that you design is fabulous, and I love your blog, but I have to say, I think "Volumes" might win the prize for being the most highly anticipated fabric purchase of my life. It's SO beautiful and simple and elegant- ah! I can't wait! This is such a great collection, congratulations, and I can't wait to start cutting into some!

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  10. I can't wait to see your upholstered chairs and will be hunting down your booth. Safe travels to ya!

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  11. Woo hoo!!! I'm so excited here! I'm off to check out how much fabric I can manage to buy and get some up on my windows ASAP! Have a lot of fun this week!!!

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  12. Ooooh... what a great ad! LOVE IT! And your new line is lovely, as expected. :) I will be at Quilt Market in a couple of days, so I will look you up. Have a great trip, Anna Maria.

    :) Patty

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  13. My sister used to be on Nike's marketing team. I'll ask her for the scoop. See you tomorrow!

    xo--Heather

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  14. There are a few sellers on EBAY too. The fabric is GORGEOUS!! Yes, I have it in my home right now. It is simply stunning and I hope you have a wonderful time in Portland. There are so many fun restaurants there..hope you get some time to relax and take it easy :-)

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  15. Julie6:49 PM

    The fabric is gorgeous and I'm clicking away to buy some right now — but I am really drooling over the gorgeous shoes in the photo! Wish I had some of those...

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  16. lisaintexas7:04 PM

    You weren't lying...I happen to have a lovely stack of drawing room here by my side, thanks to craftorama, our fabulous little crafting store here in austin. If only I could decide what to do with it! I'm thinking new pillows for the living room...

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  17. Hi there! For those of you that live in the Las Vegas area, Quiltique (www.quiltique.com) which is located in Henderson, Nevada, has some of your Drawing Room line of fabric for sale. I was SO excited to 'touch' it to feel the difference between a home decor fabric and the cotton of your Chocolate Lollipop line which has some of my all-time favorites fabrics - I LOVE your fabric designs and colors! In fact, I just finished creating cute little scarves out of this Chocolate Lollipop fabric: http://freespiritfabric.com/core-pages/gallery.php?gal_id=117&sw_id=522 for my two previous chihuahuas - they look ADORABLE in this vibrant and fun fabric! Your fabrics are so fun and cheery that they provide endless inspiration for my sewing project ideas - thank you!

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  18. May the force be with you, you energizer bunny! Have a great show and when you come home I hope you can take a short break to refuel....take care!
    betz

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  19. Absolutely beautiful! I already placed an order, thank you for letting us know where to find it. Have a great time at the show.

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  20. Take a breath! Your sarcasm is hilariously cute.

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  21. gorgeous ad - love it!!!!

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  22. I cant wait to see bigger pics of it- I know its beautiful.

    THe dress, rocks by the way.

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  23. I couldn't wait and ordered some right away. Have a great time at Quilt Market! hanks for posting some "advertisment" because I needed some sources!

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  24. have fun anna!!!!

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  25. WOW great ad! love the pic!!!

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  26. Beautiful! I don't sew much but I admire it and your fabrics...

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  27. Congrats and see you tomorrow...LOL Jennifer

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  28. Anna - I have friends who work for Nike and they are getting me the contact name at Portland HQ to get Jeff a tour.

    Have a great time at Quilt Market!

    Laura (WW friend of your mom's)

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  29. Anna~ You probably won't read this for awhile as you're on your way, but I just ordered the Ivory Sketchbook for my dining room drapes!!! It's going to be fantastic!!! I can't wait! Thank you for being so awesome!!!

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  30. Have a great trip, a fantastic time at market and can't wait to hear all about it when you get back!

    Caroline

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  31. Sending my friends to your booth. They're opening a quilt shop!
    Off to buy fabric NOW~~

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  32. Good Luck and have a safe trip!

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  33. Good luck and have fun at market!
    I'm carrying several of the Drawing Room fabrics in my etsy shop. www.etsy.com, username: funkyfabric
    They are also on an introductory sale this week!
    ~angie
    funkyfabric

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  34. Phat Fabric2:49 PM

    Hi! I have some of your beautiful fabric up in my ebay store www.phatfabric.com.
    Thanks

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  35. Wowie! That couch is gorgeous. What a great ad. I love your fabrics. Good luck on your trip!

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  36. If you're in Portland over the weekend, feel free to visit my parish, St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church. Oddly enough, we're located right across the street from the Nike HQ. I'm sure you'll be busy with the Quilt Market, though.

    Even if you did visit, I wouldn't be able to meet you... I have a new baby, and I'm in my 40 days. Oh well :)

    Christos Anesti!

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  37. Yesterday I went out and bought a copy of ME's Home Companion. I love that magazine anyway, but this issue was especially super because of the profile on you and your work. Keep spreading the joy!

    Kimberly

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  38. Have a great trip. Now I'm off to get the magazine. :) Really like the dress. Yikes maybe I'm off to buy fabric too. ps your runnning man sounds like a keeper :)

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  39. Hi Anna! Have a great and successful and safe trip!

    I saw both the article and the ad. So fun to read and that is a really, really great ad!

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  40. Incredible. Incredible. I can't say how much I love these new fabrics!
    Best to you!
    bari

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  41. oh what fun...i just found you from ME mag & i love your blog, your wonderful fabrics & gorgeous images from around your home....how precious!
    xo

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  42. Gorgeous blog and love your designs. Dropped over from Suzie Sews and just love what you do. Will be back soon!

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  43. Like the others, I adore the fabrics. I want to take "Sketchbook Ivory" and make a wall hanging 'painting' out of it (really just stretching it over a canvas and hanging it - or maybe framing it).

    And that dress! Can you please let us know which fabric that is made it? I almost ordered "Nouveau Bouquet Gold" because it's the closest fabric to what I see in the dress - but I don't want to order it and then realize it's not the same fabric? Also, since your fabric is listed as 'home decor,' is it not too heavy for garment usage? I'm not an experience sew-er, but I do sew some and that dress is inspirational! If not that pattern, I'd love to use that fabric for a dress somehow.

    I hope the Quilt Market was all you expected and more!

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  44. Lovely, lovely prints and colors. So very inspiring.

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  45. My husband works at Nike and actually gives tours in his spare time. We'd love to hook you up and we might even have an extra employee store pass. And can I just add that I have chocolate lollipoped our new little girl to death! I love your fabric designs....well done. :)

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  46. Oh my goodness, your booth looked fantastic!!

    It was so good to meet you. Thank you for the interview (with Boutique Cafe), I was enthralled while photographing you and Daria. You tell stories very well.

    Love the new lines!!!!

    Amelia

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  47. I really enjoyed meeting you at market. Your booth was too fun, I'll be posting my pics tomorrow.

    I expanded my online shop and now I'm carrying fabric including a group from Drawing Room: http://www.pinkbypost.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=37_47_73&zenid=8ad195855a93e66d953856148932ed9c

    I'm extremely tempted to pull it out of the shop and just redo my house! Volumes is speaking very loudly that they'd like to be living room drapes. The colors are absolutely spectacular, beautiful scale and the prints are all unique but work perfectly as a collection. Congratulations!

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  48. I just got a handy dandy box full of Blue Sketchbook, Teal Plume, and Trellis...from JCaroline. Magnifico! I love it...Now what to do with it since I don't sew very well. I'm trying and I can't ruin the good stuff! Great job!

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  49. I love the new fabric, I am always so excited to see what you are up to!

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  50. Love the fabric, loooooove your blog, but I have to say I covet, ah not covet, ok yes covet those shoes!Thanks for an awesome blog.

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