Lissa Alexander, Moda/United Notions‘ Marketing Director, wrote on the Fat Quarter Shop’s blog about the company’s preparations for spring Quilt Market, which takes place in Portland, Oregon, this coming weekend (May 16-18). It takes two 18-wheeler trucks to haul all their supplies and products there and two full days to set up. (!)
The Quilting Stash podcast featured Gina Halladay of Quilter’s Buzz live from Fall Quilt Market 2006. From the sounds of it, Moda is the biggest presence at Quilt Market, and their new lines are the most anticipated by marketgoers. There is an event called “Sample Spree” for which people line up for hours to buy sample packs of all the newest lines, and the scene at the Moda booth is total (controlled) chaos!