Spring International Quilt Market 2016 + Giveaway

Welcome to the last stop of my blog tour, where for the past week bloggers world-wide have been sharing thoughts on my newly released fashion design and sewing book for teens, #OOTD (Outfit of the Day) Sew & Style: Make Your Dream Wardrobe with Angela!

I’ve already done an introduction and story-telling at the beginning of the tour, which you can check that out HERE on C&T Publishing’s blog if you haven’t seen it yet. So for my blog, I thought I’d just share my trip this past weekend to Salt Lake City, Utah to attend the Spring International Quilt Market to help promote my book. It’s an industry trade show full of any people you can imagine in the fabric/sewing related business, including manufactures, distributors, buyers, publishers, designers, and more.

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My experience at Quilt Market was simply amazing. I’m so so grateful for having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful and amazing people, including those from Babylock, Bernina, Brewers, C&T Publishing, Coats & Clark, Eddie’s Quilting Bee, Free Spirit, Hoffman Fabrics, R&J Fabrics, Riley Blake, Robert Kaufman, Up Craft Club, and also Alex Anderson, Annie Urien of byAnnie.com , and Tula Pink. Thank you all for taking the time to talk to me, show me the ropes of the business, and say kind words about my book. It really means a lot to me!

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I got to do 2 book signings at the show, both on Saturday, one at the Brewers booth and the other at the Babylock booth. All of the books (54 total) were gone within 20 minutes. Thank you to everyone who stopped by and Brewers and Babylock for having me!

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After the show, my mom and I got to walk though downtown Salt Lake, and we found City Center Mall next door (which is huge btw), so naturally I did some shopping and also picked out something to take home for my little sister, who’s 10 years old and wanted but couldn’t come on this trip with us because of school. We did FaceTime about 5 times a day though.

Speaking of my family and my mom, I just wanted to thank you, mom, for taking me on this trip and sticking by me throughout, helping me with the miscellaneous tasks like setting up, carrying items, taking pictures, and so much more. I love you!!

That’s about it for my experience at Spring Quilt Market. I had an incredible time that I’ll never forget and am extremely thankful I got the opportunity to go. It was a great learning experience that will certainly help me in future endeavors.

Just like all the other bloggers in this blog tour, I’ll be giving away a copy of my book to one lucky reader! You can enter here:

A copy of “#OOTD (Outfit of the Day) Sew & Style: Make Your Dream Wardrobe with Angela”

(click HERE if the entry form is not showing up)


If you’re based in the US, I’ll be sending you a hard copy of #OOTD Sew & Style with full size pattern pull-outs, while if you’re international, you’ll win the e-book version. Giveaway ends in one week, 6/1 and I’ll be announcing the winner here and be in touch with you via email.

I encourage you to visit all the other participating blogs on this tour for more chances to win! Here’s a list of all their posts:

5/17/2016 Kickoff! Angela Lan posting on ctpub.com/blog 
5/18/2016 Marte Lambin at compagnie-m.com
5/19/2016 Sasha Werner at secondopiano.space 
5/20/2016 Barbara Emodi at sewingontheedge.blogspot.com
5/23/2016 Shannon H at youngseamstress.blogspot.com
5/24/2016 Suzannah Stanley at create-enjoy.com

Good luck! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’re having a great day so far! :)

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  • judi

    I’m so impressed! When I was 13 I was making elastic waist shorts and aprons from patterns. ;)

  • tina

    Great idea for a book for desists ready for more than pillow cases. My daughter would love this book.

  • Kari Reed

    My 10 yr old daughter loves making things. Crafts, art, sewing, etc. She would love this book! She’s ready for making more than just a twirl skirt.

  • Meigan

    Congratulations on your book! It looks wonderful. My 11yr old would love it!

  • Sounds like you had a wonderful time!