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...


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...





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...





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


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


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




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...


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


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


Then the downtown Houston skyline at dawn...


And after my shower...


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


  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!

  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

  3. Awww, thanks Jenny. Always a pleasure!

    Melissa, that is fine. Thanks for asking.


  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!

  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!

  6. Thanks so much, SewingKaren22 and TaniLove! xoxo

  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!!!

  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!

  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

  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!!

  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 :)

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