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International Quilt Market and Festival – Houston

It’s hard to believe that Market and Festival are actually over.  The planning and preparation consumed our lives for so long and now they are done and we are actually getting ready for the AQS show in Des Moines, Iowa.  I also can’t believe that I haven’t blogged in forever.  With both Market and Festival being right here in Houston, we were home every night, but by the time you drive home, say hello to the family and eat some dinner, it’s time to go to bed and get ready for the next day.  Needless to say, blogging time was not in the schedule.

Marcie also arrived home from the PIQF show in Santa Clara, CA yesterday, so the troops are all home again and gearing up for the last show of the year.  The trailers are unloaded and we’re reorganizing and repacking.  Vending at 2 shows at the same time is a real challenge for us.  We have to split up the quilts and our merchandise, so people don’t get to see all the items that we have available.  All of the new quilts were with Paula and I for Market, so now Marcie will quickly update the website so everyone will get to see them.

I have some pictures to share from Market (they were on my camera), but unfortunately I was a victim of a cell phone theft, so I don’t have pictures from Festival.  Our newest quilts were well received, so be sure you check out the website to see them up close and personal.

Our dear friends, Phyllis and Bob of Silver Thimble, spent Market and Festival with Paula and we have all been enjoying the wonderful meals they prepared.  Phyllis and Paula’s husband JR have been dazzling us with their culinary talents: seafood chowder, chili, gumbo, 2 Cajun dishes I can’t even begin to spell, cedar plank salmon, and much more.  Peter, my husband, grilled steaks and served a taste treat we love from Syracuse, NY – salt potatoes.  Weight Watchers begins after Des Moines!!!!!  We’re going on a cruise in December and at this rate I’ll never fit into my clothes!!!

It was great to see so many of our customers at Festival.  Thank you for stopping by and saying hello.  And now for some pictures.  I’m including 2 of our Market booth, a close-up of the baby bed featuring Paula’s new collection Sophie and Friends, a close-up of Old Abe (Paula’s Bonnie Blue’s America) and a close-up of Evangeline (Paula’s newest collection French Quarter that will be out in January).

BBQ booth at Market 2009

BBQ booth at Market 2009

BBQ booth at Market 2009

BBQ booth at Market 2009

Sophie and Friends Collection - quilt pattern is Sophie

Sophie and Friends Collection - quilt pattern is Sophie

Evangeline from Paula's new collection French Quarter

Evangeline from Paula's new collection French Quarter

Old Abe from Bonnie Blue's America and a corner of Vicksburg from Alliance collection

Old Abe from Bonnie Blue's America and a corner of Vicksburg from Alliance collection

That’s all for tonight.  Happy quilting.

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8 thoughts on “International Quilt Market and Festival – Houston

    • I always enjoyed TLA away more than when it was in Houston. When you’re home you have to be “on” and sometimes that’s hard after being at a convention for the whole day.
      You have to see Evangeline in person. It is gorgeous.

  1. I feel how tired you all must be, love Evangeline and Ole Abe. Thanks for the beautiful fabrics and patterns. Arla in Arizona

  2. Thank you for all of your great comments. Old Abe, Evangeline and Sophie were big hits at Market and Festival. Hopefully we will be at a quilt show near you some day so you can see them in person.

  3. I’ve been wanting to make the Crazy Bet quilt for at least a year and bought the kit at the PIQF. It’s wonderful. Thank you for putting together such fine kits.

    • You are going to love Crazy Bet. It is such a beautiful quilt and would you believe that you purchased one of the last kits. You have perfect timing. Enjoy piecing this great quilt and thank you for your comment.

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