This year we are very blessed to have the Spring International Quilt Market be hosted in Minneapolis, MN, which is only 2 hours away. Quilt Market is a trade-show that is only open to shops. Since we are new to this industry we didn't think we should miss it since it is so close. My mom and I made the trek North yesterday with good weather and only got a little lost trying to find our hotel. We are staying at the Millenium Hotel, which is very nice and is connected by a sky-walk to the Convention Center where the Market is being held (appreciated since it's raining today).
After hanging out in the hotel and getting a project underway (yes, I did bring my sewing machine) we set out to find some supper. We found a place called The Brit, which was the first time we had ever had British cuisine. My mom had Bangers and Mash (sausages and mashed potatoes) and I had Steak and Ale Pie with chips. The food was very good and filling. It was interesting, though, that both our meals came with a side of peas, must be a British thing!
On our walk back to the hotel I took a few photos of some of the buildings and sculptures that are along the Nicollet Mall, where our hotel is. Unfortunately, they are not loading so I will have to try and do to upload those at another time.
We had our first lesson this morning and I commented to Mom that I wish we had signed up for a few more, but there's always next time. I'll try and post some pictures from the Market tomorrow and maybe some of the project I'm working on in the room.