Saturday, November 6, 2010

Fall Quilt Market 2010~Houston, TX

I went to Fall Quilt Market this past week and had THE best time! The weather was perfect in Houston, but I didn’t actually go out into it for 2 days, as my hotel was right next to the convention center…I walked over on a connecting bridge…I did branch out and walk back to the hotel from the street and I hadn’t realized how humid it was…thanks for the A/C! …..enough of that…now, on to the trade show.

I didn’t know I was going to go until the week prior to the show. It was all so fast. I was soooo glad I went. These shows are an eye full of so much eye-candy! I get so inspired whenever I go! and this year was no exception! Designers, manufacturer’s, publishers, magazine companies, celebrities, and the list goes on! Here are a few celebrities I ran into:

 Amy signing her book! 

Amy Butler had a beautiful booth, I was very lucky to catch her signing her new book, above, on purses! What a beautiful book! Her husband takes the photos and they both designed the look of the inside.

Jan Patek and Edie Mcginnis signing books

 As you can see I took the above photo on Sunday (Halloween). They both were so cute all dressed up! Their book “Across the Wide Missouri” is a fun folkart book!

Kay Whitt signing her new book, “Sew Serendipity“….I was lucky to get one. The publisher was only handing out so many. Her book has patterns for skirts, blouses and coats! Can’t wait to make one up!

Marianne Fons and her daughter had a booth showing their new producus and signing magazines.
 So much fun to run into Marianne! She is the nicest person.  Her show is the only quilting show we get on PBS in Vegas! 

Here is a photo of Ty, I missed seeing him in person…he was there and gone in a flash! Fabric is made by Free Spirit!
AURIfil Thread booth with Pat Sloan and Alex Veronelli 

Here I am in the AURIfil Thread booth with Pat Sloan and Alex Veronelli” AURIfil thread booth at the show. Pat Sloan asked me to be one of their design experts for 2011. One of 12 quilters. I’m honored to be the designer of the month for June! Can’t wait to show you how wonderful their thread is!
I’ll post more in another blog entry!



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