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Thursday, November 3, 2011

2011 International Quilt Market

Hello Dear Friends!

Scott and I just finished our 22 hour return trip drive from the International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas.  We are glad to be home but had a great time, visiting friends, introducing my new fabric line and being a part of the Moda block of exhibitors.

Thought you might like to see a few pictures from the big event that lasted from Saturday through Monday.

 The night before the wholesale show starts is sample spree...A crazy event that you have to experience to believe!
This is 1/2 of the line to get in!

Moda has stacks of the new fabric samples for stores to take home.

Here is my stack of "Tend the Earth!"

Everyone rushes in at once and the whole floor shakes!!

On Monday, the actual wholesale show begins where many of the Moda designers have set up booths around the beautiful Moda sales block.

Thought you might like to meet a few of the Moda designers.
They are a talented, kind, group of ladies.
I feel very fortunate to work with the entire Moda family...
the wonderful people at Moda and the other designers!

This is Anne  from Bunny Hill.
I have been a fan (stalker?) of hers for a long time!

Lisa from Primitive Gatherings.
Their booth was sooo busy!

Kathy  of Kathy Schmitz Studios.
She is an incredible painter and can quilt, embroider,
do it all!

Jen and the gang from Basic Grey.
I have always loved their scrapbooking products and Moda fabric too.

Alma from Blackbird Designs.
Their blog is addicting and their fabric, booth, patterns, books, etc. are truly inspiring.

Karla of Sweetwater.
Talent and creativity (as well as kindnes!) run in the family, as
she and her two daughters design incredible fabrics for Moda.

Sandy of American Jane.
Her fabrics and quilts are so much fun and so is she!
I am always amazed at the detail and care she
puts into all that she does.

Laurie and Polly from Minnick and Simpson.
The more that I get to know these two women, the more
I admire them and their talent!

Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister.
These two ladies are so much fun!  It comes through in their fabrics and
patterns.  Fun to sew, fun to use, fun to have!

Jan of Brannock and Patek.
A good friend and very talented designer.
One day, I would love to hang something of
hers in our Saltbox home!

Lynne of Kansas Troubles.
I always look forward to seeing Lynne at Market!
She is so easy to talk to and her work is 
followed by many, many , many!

Edtya and Michael of Laundry Basket Quilts.
Yes, they are as sweet as they look and their fabric and patterns are gorgeous!!

This is our booth.  Scott is showing it off with two of our dear friends,
Shari and Carol who own Sulphur Grove Quilt Shop in Huber Heights, Ohio.

Several designers were unable to have a booth at Market, but many dropped in for a
day or two.  Of course, on those days, my camera battery was dead!
Hmmmmm...so much for that plan!

Have a wonderful day dear friends!