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Quilt Market Recap

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This past week has been crazy busy and fun all wrapped into one!

It started off with a visit to North Carolina to ThinkTank…a blog conference.  I was almost more excited to hang out with Heather of the sewing loft, Deby of So-Sew-Easy and Molly of  craft ideas weekly.  We had a wonderful time together and learned a lot.


After a few days of blog talking– one of my favorite things to do!  I headed to Quilt Market in Houston Texas.

Here’s a quick view from the top….I think this is about a quarter of the show floor and doesn’t include the quilt area.


I was invited to be on a panel for Coats & Clark.  It was thread talk…. and was so much fun.  I think I was a bit chatty, but the two other girls- Amy from Stitchery Dickory Dock and Sarah from Sea Coast were my partners.  They were awesome.  We were a great combination.


I also had a few things on display- including a messenger bag for Andover using the Downton Abbey fabric…loved it!


I also got to participate in a runway of the projects from the Just for You book by Caroline of Sew Can She and Sarah. I got to wear the apron! So cute!


I was so excited to run into a few designers who have been friends for awhile, but have never met in person before–


Miss Gail Pan.  She is one talented stitcher.  She was a delight to work with when I was doing online quilting classes….and she only comes to market every two years, so I am so happy I ran into her and got to meet her in person.


Pat Sloan— she also designed something for the online sewing class and is always a delight to chat with in person.


Reeze from Morning Glory Designs.  She has been a designer a few times for the Round Robin.  We have been online friends for I think 4 years…so happy we got to meet in person!


Lisa BonJean of Primitive Gatherings.  She is such a delight when I see her and love to chat it up about her new fabric and patterns.  She is a wool wonder and her hand dye wools are beautiful!


Kaffe Fassett and Brandon– they are such a delight!  I love to run into these guys.  Happy they said yes to a quick picture.

I got to meet a few new people too–


Lee of May Chappell– She was a delight.  Her patterns are so cute and simple and sweet.


Tim Holtz.  What a guy.  His fabric line is fantastic and I love, love mixed media so this was super fun to see and chat about.

This year I did get a chance to walk through the quilt show.  It was fantastic and there were so many beautiful quilts.  I loved the center display of red and white quilts.  They were breathtaking.


Always my favorite— the antique quilt sellers:


and hitting the madness of Sample Spree!  I picked up some awesome goodies that I can’t wait to start sewing with.


I ended up with a little bit of a fabric stash….can’t wait to sew them!  And some books that are wonderfully written and loaded with inspiration and beautiful projects.

It was such a great week — so happy I went and spent some time with friends and found new ones.   I am so looking forward to hooking up with the new people on some fun projects this next year.

My favorite part is when I walk by the booth and spy something that I have made on display.  Nothing is more full filling than that.

I love where I have gone in the last year with this pattern designing….and can’t wait to share the next projects and patterns.

3 thoughts on “Quilt Market Recap

  1. Heather

    It was so great to have you visit and spend time at market together! As always, you were better about taking pictures then me.

  2. Becky

    We had the best time! Thanks for letting me hang out and I tried really hard this year to be better with the camera. They aren’t the best shots…but they’ll do!

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