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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Houston quilt show, my new BFF's.......



















Well...... I arrived home in the wee hours of the morning.... from Houston Quilt Market. What can I say. Amazing...... IT was totally different than Quilt festival. I think I took about 1200 photos.... the Quilt show had some amazing things in it.....loved the ones from JApan. I think it officially opens tomorrow...so don't think I better post any of my photos from the show...but .....the MARKET was even better! I had never before seen the preview of new lines....patterns.... etc. Although I am technically challenged. I decided the Professor should give me EQ6 for christmas and purchased it there. Can't wait to begin to explore the possibilities. Now I treated my self to a few books...and patterns. But the highlight...was rubbing elbows with many of the quilt world wonders. Since the market was venders and wholesalers, it wasn't crowded the way Quilt festival is...and you could see everyone there selling their latest things. Eleanor Burns sold out of her Night and day pattern...which is the gorgous black and white quilt I started with. As I I was walking through the actual quilt show... there is Marianne Fons walking through also. She was approached by someone way bolder than myself...and she turned and told the lady, "I know I look like the lady at your bank, I 'm Marianne Fons". I laughed and thought...well I recognised you just fine! Then My New BFF AMy Butler...was standing wearing some of her beautiful fabric in the Amy Butler booth..... I saw Kaffe Fassett as I got off the elevator in the hotel........ as the Moda banquet was about to begin. My other BFF Eleanor Burns...was standing in the line at the Starbucks coffee line, Ricky Tims was helping in a booth, Pat Sloan having a cuppa in the lounge area, I so tried to be nonchalant about it all...but at least a few of my quilting buddies got calls from me, with a .... "YOU won't believe who I just went into the restroom with???" I managed to take mini classes from Eleanor Burns, Pat Sloan, Harriet HArgrove, Penny Harin..... and saw some very cool schoolhouse classes about EQ 6...which is why I bought it, and the latest fabric lines from Art Gallery Fabrics. Michael Miller, Amy Butler, Helen Stubbings from Australia, Priscilla Bianchi from Guatemala, Sally Schneider, wonderful scrappy quilter and more fabric designers. I had so much fun with the quiltwoman.com girls, I even got to go to dinner with them.....they know how to have a good time!It was a dance contest at Joe's Crabshack.... good food and great fun! At one point the waiter was dancing on the table....but that photo is pretty out of focus...you can still tell we were having fun. There is an amazing part of the quilt show...about Chinese indigo dying..... I will share a photo from that.... it was gorgeous.

2 comments:

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

It was a blast!!! Thanks so much for coming. I hope to have pictures too- after I break down the sea of cardboard that is in my new house.

Micki said...

What an incredible event! I would have loved to meet Eleanor Burns!
Micki