Continuing on… in Houston 2017

There are so many pretty booths at Quilt Market.

I always need to stop by to view the latest Michael Miller collections. Here’s their new Flower Shop line.While I was there I was able to cut some fabric to make a block that I’ll be mailing in for Project Dovetail to make quilts for hurricane victims via Quilts of Compassion.Amy Butler‘s booth was beautiful as ever.Everybody in the Ella Blue Fabrics booth was so friendly. Janna and I compared pearl stories. Then I needed a picture of her elegant ensemble made from the Outback Wife’s barkcloth fabric.Janna had a different costume on Monday. It certainly merited another photograph!One last snap from the showroom floor. Valori Wells joined by her mom Jean in Valori’s booth with just a few more hours of Market remaining.As Market was nearing its ending on Monday the classes for Quilt Festival were getting started. It was time for me to knuckle down and start working for real.

I was very excited when I received my contract back in February and saw that my lecture, Lessons Learned While Quilting had been selected as a lunchtime lecture!

Monday isn’t the busiest day at Festival but there were a good number of places set for lunch when I arrived to get organized.

I had lots of help.Sheila practiced selling a book!It was all very elegant. My little quilt went well with the flowers…There were even people lining up before the doors opened.The lectures are given after everyone has eaten so people can move their seats and get comfortable before it begins. I needed a picture of course. There’s one as the featured image at the top of today’s post…

It was  great way to start my Festival commitments.

That’s where I’ll stop for now…

Stay tuned for a recap of the Iron Quilter Challenge 2017 edition!


  1. lynn bourgeois said:

    Thanks for today’s pictures and post Catherine. I want to say that your “little quilt” is absolutely gorgeous. Wow! I’ll stay tuned.

    November 9, 2017
  2. Kg Jamison said:

    Catherine, I am so appreciative of your wonderful photo, newsy reports of the quilting events I will never attend. You really capture the “feel” of the moment and share it beautifully. And I so enjoy each of your unique and lovely creations. I rarely comment, but I never skip a post and savor many little things of the ones you share. Thank you for the time attention you give to your “quiet” fans out here in quilt land!

    November 10, 2017

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