Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Quilt Market in a Day

You've heard of Quilt in a Day, how about Quilt Market in a Day?  Sue and I made a whirlwind trip to Houston for 1 day at Quilt Market.  We were actually in Houston for less than 48 hours but walked the show on Saturday only.  We arrived Thursday night late and I had a 15 minute lecture on the Block of the Month on Friday.  The show didn't open until Saturday morning.   

Friday night, Sue had her first experience at Sample Spree.  Sample Spree is a "pre-show" the night before Quilt Market.  Designers and companies set up tables and have everything from fat quarter bundles to patterns and notions. 

Check out the lines to get in!  Sue and I waited until everyone was in before got in there. 




It was quite a frenzy of buying and looking at the new items.  Here are a few of the fun things that we picked up:

Fat Quarter Bundles from Riley Blake and RJR.  Yum!!

 Robyn Pandolph for RJR
Riley Blake Fabrics

Saturday, Sue and I walked the show.  Our main goal was to find some bag patterns and one of our favorites, Penny Sturges from Quilts Illustrated was there and here are some of her new patterns that we picked up.

We also bought some new patterns from Pink Sand Beach.  We were so excited to see their bag patterns.  They have a great supply and we bought a few to make.

Another new designer that we visited is Aunties Two Patterns.  She had this adorable square purse that I am dying to make and also this cute odd shaped bag.  She did a demo that had Sue and I wanting everything she made.  Brilliant way to put on a zipper!  I will have to make a bag to see how it works.

Here is a photo of me in front of the Maywood booth with the Block of the Month, Echo and Monte Carlo displayed.  They did a great job of displaying the quilts!



We left Saturday evening.  We had a great time but Sunday was definitely a regroup and get ready for the next adventure!

Off to another retreat this weekend.  This time, I am working.  It is up in the picturesque town of New Glarus, WI.  Very peaceful and the BEST bakery!

Don't forget to tune in for the Quiltmaker 100 Block blog hop starting next Monday, November 7th!

Have a great week!

3 comments:

Candace said...

Sounds like you had a great time at market, Monique! How I would have loved to be there. That Riley Blake fabric is to die for! I might have to have some! Great photo of you and your gorgeous quilts!
Cheers!

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bjbrooks said...

I am a Dog, cat & Bird lover, lol, I have 3 dogs, a cat & abird that is 28 years old. I have had him for 26 of those years. I am planning to be at the quilt show next year since I missed it this year.