Can I just say life got a bit busy and there was no time to sort out pictures and write a sensible post?
Thanks for understanding…
I’ve now been home almost 48 hours, I’m half unpacked, the laundry is done and it’s time to start catching up.
I left you after Sample Spree on the Friday before Market started for real.
The sun came up again on Saturday morning… I sat at the window with my camera just watching it!And then off I went across the skywalk and down the escalators to the exhibition halls.
I entered through where the quilts hang and I just had to take a little detour. You would have too?
Because look what I saw…
They look familiar don’t they?I kept walking all the way around.And on…And on the other side…Ten quilts!!All spick and span, prim and proper, hanging beautifully thanks to the magic of the Piece Corps! It was a pin prick on the show floor but it was all my own work for my Trip Around the World in Folk Art Stitches exhibit.
Enough, time to go and see what was going on in the 25 Market aisles.
Oh no I had only got as far as aisle six or so when I spotted something else familiar…I had fun walking up and down the aisles, stopping to talk every so often, taking pics from time to time. I lined up to get a copy of Animal Quilts by Scot turned New Zealander, Juliet van der Heijden.It’s a super book,with patterns and instructions for some very varied animals…One day wasn’t enough to get around everything so my pictures are from Sunday too.
I stopped to watch Valori Wells in action, lino printing, on Saturday.She makes it look so easy…Elizabeth Hartman had her new patterns and fabric line, Terrarium in her booth.So much to see…A closer look at the fabric succulents.I needed a fat quarter bundle (and a mini charm pack)…and yes, I have ordered the Lisa the Unicorn and Desert Friends patterns since I got home. Somebody in my life needs at least one unicorn or a few of those cute animals?
I stopped to watch my friend Kelly Ashton stitching on the Q20 in the BERNINA booth,Teresa Coates was hard at work in Demo Alley showing off Shannon Fabrics to their best advantage.I stopped to talk to Linzee McCray who had a beautiful display of her first Moda fabric line, inspired by feedbacks prints.Christa Watson and Shelley Cavanna were almost next to each other in the Contempo booth.I found more fabric that needed to come away with me…
An assortment, including dinosaurs, winter wildlife and Indie Folk from Art GalleryHere’s Indie Folk in the wild…I also needed a selection of new fabrics from Free Spirit. Lots more saturated colors,and did you notice the William Morris prints peeking out from underneath?
The display on the show floor is today’s featured image. It came complete with an artist from the UK, painting and talking to chatty marketeers like me!Good times.
There was so much more but that is enough for now. I am aiming to add blog posts over the next several days while I can still remember what I got up to in Houston. Let’s see how I do!