Thursday, November 03, 2011

Fall Quilt Market 2011 recap

This time I traveled solo, so we decided to do a small booth, as in half-a-booth, as in a tiny, little wedge of space that I could set-up and call my own...

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It looks way bigger in pictures than it was in actuality, but I'm not complaining. It was stress-free and fun and still did a pretty good job of showcasing the new fabrics, the new patterns, the beautiful quilts and even a few new products.

Here are a few detailed shots...

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The best (absolute best) part of Quilt Market is the constant stream of happy visitors. Oh, how I love to chat with these ladies that I only get to see once or twice a year! I'm sure you'll recognize these smiling faces...

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Jenny Fish was my lovely assistant during Schoolhouse and I am ever so grateful!

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I even got to meet Cindy Kitchel, Vice President and Publisher at Wiley. What a treat!!

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Another one of my favorite parts is the parties! Who can forget the parties... every night, all night long?! :)

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I will leave you with some breathtaking images I captured from our hotel room on my last day in Houston. My roomie and I got up extra early on this day so we could try to make the most of our last day at Quilt Market. It was still dark outside, so I captured these images from our 13th-floor hotel room:

The convention center at dawn...

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As the sun was coming up over the horizon...

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And a few minutes later, after my shower...

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Then the downtown Houston skyline at dawn...

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And after my shower...

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I always enjoy my time in Houston. It feels like home. Until next year...

12 comments:

  1. Your booth was so pretty Patty! I am super excited about this line of fabric. It was so wonderful to talk with you! Happy to help any time girl!

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  2. Hi Patty! I hope you don't mind, but I am stealing the picture of you and Jenny. She's a very good friend of mine and I forgot to take a picture with her!!! http://melissaslilaclane.blogspot.com

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  3. Awww, thanks Jenny. Always a pleasure!

    Melissa, that is fine. Thanks for asking.

    patty

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  4. I am in LOVE with the new fabrics. They will be perfect for making pretty things for my little girl. I'm so excited!

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  5. So pretty and clean! I love the booth and sounds like you had a more relaxing time. Those pictures of the skyline are beautiful and I can't wait to see more on that book! Congratulations!

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  6. Thanks so much, SewingKaren22 and TaniLove! xoxo

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  7. So. Gorgeous... Each and every photo!
    Your booth is so cute!! I am so bummed I did not find my ay back to it after seeing it during set up! Drat—My bad. Your schoolhouse was awesome though and your work is completely beautiful...the quilts and clothing... I so enjoy Lush!!!

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  8. Look at you you art photographer you! Those shots of Houston are fabulous! It is such a pleasure seeing you and chatting with you! And of course your new line is just as happy as can be!

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  9. Hi Kathy and Monica... how nice to see my Surtex buddies here! :) And how fun that we all can cross-over between industries, eh? Thanks so much for visiting and for your sweet comments. Always a pleasure! xoxo

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  10. I LOVE the new fabric and your booth is so bright and happy! Is that a new pattern hanging above the dressform with the Kyoko dress, or an old one? SO CUTE!!

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  11. Looks like it was a blast! I was so hoping to make it this year, but it just wasn't in the cards! (i really wanted to meet you ) :) Those are some of the best pics of the houston skyline I've seen :)

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  12. Marry Christmas, Nice collection, Amazing Christmas pics..
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