Sample Spree...wow what can I say besides that was really freaking cool??
First, you wait in line for hours. Then you hear through the grape vine that some things are already sold out because vendors get excited and buy from other vendors.
For those of you who haven't been there, the idea behind sample spree is for a quilt shop to get their hands on the fabrics that they won't actually get into their shops for another few months. This way Shop Samples can be made. Depending on the vendor at sample spree (not all are there), you might be able to buy new patterns or notions too. I didn't take many pictures but what I do have is pretty funny. Think Feeding Frenzy.
This first picture is the Moda table at Sample Spree. What you can see are all the people swarming around. What you can't see is how mounded the tables are with fabric because I couldn't get in to get a good shot. Just imagine it. Imagine all sorts of fat quarter bundles. Think swarms of people.
If your Moda rep loves you, like ours does, they'll run in, get all the goods and then let you paw through the bags for what you want and what you don't want.
Now, remember how I told you to imagine the piles of fat quarter bundles? Well, this is the aftermath...
I forgot in yesterdays post to put the slideshow from all of the pictures I took during school house. So, here it is: