TCCE in a nutshell

I think I have a TCCE hangover! I'm having the hardest time getting back to work and I have soooo much to do. This happens to me every time I return from Quilt Market too. I think it's just all of that creativity surrounding me coupled with the lack of sleep, sugar overload and long hours on the road (or in the air, in this case)... eventually it catches up to you. So, I figured if I blogged today, maybe I can finally put that chapter of my life behind and get on with it... haha (we'll see)

The day I arrived I immediately gravitated towards "the fabric gals"... we pretty much stuck together like white on rice.

From left to right: Kris and Kim from The DIY Dish, me, Jana Nielson, Paula Prass, Betz White and Lizzy House.

But do you blame me? These girls are a hoot!



Here's me with The DIY Dish girls and Paula Prass...


One of the best parts about this trip for me was to be able to spend some quality time with my fabulous room mate, Betz White. Here she is all dolled up for the autograph party...


I was also thrilled and honored to be a featured artist on The DIY Dish. Here we are after filming the segment... passers by kept asking us if we were all related! haha! Kim and Kris are always a pleasure to talk to and they tell me my show will air sometime in November. I did a fun Holiday craft on the show and talked a little bit about my upcoming book, Sewing MODKID Style. I'll let you know when the show is up so you can all check it out!


And I thought it was an absolute treat to be able to hear Holly Becker and Cristina Ferrare speak at the Keynote Dinner the first night. They both had such inspiring stories and one of my goals was to get to meet them in person... and I did!

Here I am with Holly Becker. She is actually about a foot taller than I am, but she was sweet enough to crouch down to my level...


Here she is signing my copy of her DECORATE book, which I love, by the way!


Here I am with Cristina Ferrare (who, by the way, does the best Oprah impersonation I've ever heard!)


Lastly, I was honored to be asked to teach two classes at TCCE and I can't say enough about my sweet students.... they were THE BEST!!!

My cutting table with the goodies donated by Olfa and Prym-Dritz:


The classroom was outfitted with Janome sewing machines and each student received a kit containing everything they needed to complete the project.


My Sun & Surf Tote students cutting their pieces...


My French Window Pillow students sewing their hearts out...


Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of all my students, but here's a few I grabbed before they left. Thank you all... your projects turned out so awesome!!


Phew... now wish me luck getting through everything else on my plate. I have a 7-year old's birthday party to plan, a sewing pattern release to complete, and a booth to design for Quilt Market.... each just as important as the next.


  1. Yay! What a great recap! I had such a blast hanging out with you. Thanks for being such a great roomie! :) Good luck getting everything done.

  2. Looks like a blast! So sorry to have missed it. Maybe next year.

  3. Just so fun Patty! I wish they had something like this in Texas! I would go for sure! At least we have Market!

  4. Looks like it was a great time! Good luck at market. Sad I won't be there this year but can't wait to see the first tweets come across with this years Halloween outfits! What will it be??

  5. Patty, it was so good to spend time with you and the other fabric gals again. Thanks for taking such great photos. xoxo

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  7. All of you did a great job with all those designs and products. I want that my mom that she is pretty good with craft to try it out.


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