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.


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