So last week I went to Houston with my friend Cheryl to help her in her booth for quilt market. This is only open to the trade/shop owners where they buy supplies wholesale for their stores. I think the booth was very colorful and we had a robust market. Cheryl sold out of her ruler Curvalicious with many orders placed as well. You can find out all about it here Curvalicious Please tell her I sent you!
The Cotton & Steel booth was awesome! Those are spools of thread in the shape of the heart. It was fun watching them set up their booth. Lots of very young artists having a good time.
The Free Spirit booth was also colorful! What a simple quilt with very specific fabric and color placement, very effective!
How could you not look at this booth and smile? Tula Pink with a very playful booth. Cheryl and Stephanie got a picture with her, I did not......
This is Margit from I think Austria. She made her dress that was so cute! We met people from all over the world.
I had to snap this one for you, after all it was Halloween!
Alison Glass, very pretty rich saturated colors here.
Melissa Averinos who will be coming to Calico Cutters next summer to do a workshop on faces!
The Elizabeth Hartman booth won first prize. She had tons of these succulents made out of fabric scattered around her booth in her new fabric line. You know I am all about the succulents now and could not resist these!
Heather Givans of Crimson Tate was my most favorite "rockstar" quilter to meet. She was so charming and adorable......her next line of fabrics are all about books. We loved the fabric with the old fashioned library stamps. You know the kind with the month and date of when you needed to return it. I think it will be a perfect low volume to add to the stash.
Different booths had swag that you could pick up along the way. These are Heather Givans stickers, aren't they cute?
So here is everything I bought. I did not buy the most in our group of 3, but I am not naming names.....
Brand new Cotton & Steel, I loved these 2 the most, there were many to choose from.....
The 3 on the left were from a Japanese booth from CA, we spent a lot of time there.
I scored a brand-new-not-out-yet Tula Pink bundle, it's so fun! It's called Tabby Road.
On the left Heather Givans older line called Paper Obsessed, on the right Mod Corsage by Anna Maria Horner.
Quiltmania is one of my favorite magazines so I got the agenda diary that is mostly in French (that will make it interesting!) and I love, love, love red and green quilts, especially the antique ones so this was a must for my library.
Again not yet out Amy Butler, Splendor and Heather Ross, Sleeping Porch.
Lori Holt's new Cozy Christmas fabric, Tula Pink jelly roll basics
More fabric and handles from the Japanese store, I can't remember the name.....
All the pins and magnets collected over the days. Every time we walked past windham fabrics they gave us a hair clip! On the bottom left are Alison Glass tattoos.
If you are looking for some fun funky jewelry you must check out this store.We all bought something and the lady at the store was so nice and helpful. We walked almost 2 miles to get there. That's a story for another day.
So I am going to have a give away........everything you see here, that's a Cotton & Steel bag in the background and some surprises (think fabric). Tell me where you think quilting is headed. Be sure that I have your email or you can't win. I am only opening this up to US residents. I have been gone a whole week so I need to regroup. I will pick a name on Wednesday, November 9th the day after the election. I think we all will be glad to have it over and have something to look forward to?