About the same time, I started working as an independent contractor for Shannon Fabrics. What started as a trial run soon turned into a regular job for me and I couldn't have asked for a greater company to work for.
They allowed me to travel and participate in Quilt Market last weekend. After the summer, the 5 days of sweating, visiting, walking, physical labor, and stress of deadlines, turned out to be the most relaxing 5 days I have had in years. I came back rejuvenated, with a new outlook on things, and more excited than ever about this industry we all love so much. I met so many new people. I put faces to names. I learned a lot. And even though I mostly felt like I was a little out of place, everyone was so welcoming and kind.
I really can't wait for my next adventure, and I truly hope its an opportunity to meet so many more of you out there. Quilt market in Salt Lake City is going to be even better, and I'll be more prepared. I hope you all get a chance to attend at least one event like it. It's inspiring.