Sunday, May 25, 2008

Portland International Spring Quilt Market 2008

International Quilt Market, a wholesale trade show, is held twice a year in the U.S. Fall Market is always in Houston in late October. Spring Market moves between several cities in the northern areas. Last week Market was in Portland, OR. Portland is a beautiful city located in the Pacific Northwest on the Columbia River. Mount Hood and Mount Adams are visible, and Mount St. Helen's is northwards.

My husband Sid came along to help, and we arrived a day early to explore downtown Portland.

The first amazing visit was to the Portland Chinese Classical Garden, also known as the garden of awakening orchids.The other wonderful experience was spending a couple of hours in Powell's Book Store, the largest independent new and used bookstore in the world. We filled our packsack with books of all sorts. What a treat!

The next day was booth set-up.

And lastly, a photo of Sample Spree - a wild frenzy of shopping!

Tomorrow I'll show photos of friend's and neighbor's booths.

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