They are the photos I took of his booth at Spring Quilt Market. The pictures only show either side of his booth. Why you ask? Because he and Laurie were standing in the middle of the booth and I was WAY too embarrassed to ask for a picture with them! I couldn't even muster up the courage to say, "Hey, I live in Utah too and think it would be divine if we all went to lunch and became best friends!" So, of course when they came to our booth at Swiss Days I was much more outgoing and by much I mean I only managed to say "I live in Sugarhouse" when Joel asked which of us was located in Utah. Fortunately, my mom can always be relied on and she chatted with the talented Dewberry Duo for awhile. While at market in May we ordered his new fabulous Heirloom collection and used some of it to slip cover our tent top and create curtains for the booth as shown below. It would have been neat to ask for a picture with Joel under our Heirloom canopy but in true Andrea form you'll just have to take my word for it - I promise he was there-he so stood right inside that booth for at least a whole three minutes!
Our last bit of exciting news from the event is that we won a Best of Show booth award which guarantees us a spot in the 2012 show! We worked hard this year on staying true to our love of bright colors and girlie fun while honestly thinking it would ruin our chance of a booth award since the Swiss theme is so highly encouraged by the committee but we are SO HAPPY to be wrong! Below are pictures of my personal "best of show" furniture pics from our booth this year. Please excuse the not so great photos as the pieces were already in our booth before I realized they were never photographed and again thanks for all of your support and such a fun show!
Andrea's Best of Show runner-up was done in Heather Bailey's Garden District line and I loved it so much I told my mom I didn't want to sell it and would just be keeping it at my house. She quickly told me if either of us were keeping it it would be her not me! Very maturely and respectfully I responded with, "Fine, sell it!" I'm very adult that way.
Andrea's Best of Show winner is the vintage double wedding ring settee! We found the quilt over a year ago and it was in phenomenal condition but at the time we did not have a settee big enough to do it justice. We finally stumbled across the perfect settee to showcase the quilt a few months ago and got it done just in time for Swiss Days. I'm happy to report the settee went to the home of an avid quilter and we'll be in great hands for the rest of it's beautiful days!