Tuesday, November 04, 2008

To Market and back

I know, I know, it's been a while but I have been to Market in Houston and back. Here are my traveling companions, Lisa, Linda and Diane, and I at the top of the Hilton where we stayed. I actually found some time to spend in the pool and sit out in the sun in my bathing suit as well as have a massage! It is a great hotel and we really enjoyed our stay.

And look who I ran into!! Mark Lipinski! He was very sweet and insisted that I stand in front of him to make him look thinner. His new fabric line is bright and springy and goes along with Califon, the line from last year.

This is Kate, who is a member of our guild, Apple Valley Quilters. She had a booth at market for her patterns, Seams like a Dream Quilts.



And look at the nifty Euro sticker she has come up with!! You have to have one of these for your car, ladies. Check out her website! The stickers are listed under NEW! and you have to email her if you want one.



Here is a picture of my Market Booty.


I found a great lady who has dyed wool which is fabulous! Guess that's why I bought so much!!

Sample spree was awesome! I bought two Bali Pops which are Hoffman's take on Jelly rolls (2 1/2 inch strips), a FQ bundle of Michael Miller's Winter Wonderland flannel, and these awesome taupes and homespuns.




I also picked up a couple of Kwik-Sew patterns. I thought this jacket would be great for work and the rep threw in the quilt tote pattern for free!


And this gal had some great patterns! I picked up these patterns to make quilts you can fit in standard frames as well as one which had 9 little seasonal quilts from FQs.


I am not posting pictures of any of the quilts since I failed to write down any names. I just went around clicking away! I will tell you that I was not as excited about the show as the last time I went. There seemed to be an over abundance of "art" type quilts. Not that I don't love them but I thought the traditional quilts were not equally represented. I mean traditional quilts are the ROOTS of quilting and deserve to be showcased. And to have two or three quilts by the same quilter(s) is over kill. Give some one else a chance to showcase their work! Ok, I'm done!

I am back to work and trying to catch up. I have almost finished my jacket. I didn't push to finish it since the weather was sooo beautiful in Houston and the jacket is lined with flannel. But I will have it done for next week since it is my PIG and our Parade of Pigs is next Wednesday! Tune in for pictures!