Is There a Quilter’s Migration Pattern?

On the last day of the International Quilt Market I spent an hour in the Accuquilt booth showing off my new die for the GO! cutters, Kay’s Bouquets. As I demonstrated the die, I got a little caught up in arranging and rearranging the cut shapes. It was so much fun! 

Eventually they had to drag me out of the booth.

Here’s the friendly Accuquilt crew that had to drag me away from the booth. Apparently other people are supposed to demo the cutter too.
 
It’s so nice to be part of this quilt community in Houston. Like the little birds in  Birdhouse Garden, we gather once a year to visit, share new ideas, and discuss migration routes.

Sadly, we have to say goodbye today and close the Market booth down. Happily, we will open an expanded version of the Artfabrik booth on Wednesday when Festival begins. Hope your migration route brings you here!

Is There a Quilter’s Migration Pattern?

On the last day of the International Quilt Market I spent an hour in the Accuquilt booth showing off my new die for the GO! cutters, Kay’s Bouquets. As I demonstrated the die, I got a little caught up in arranging and rearranging the cut shapes. It was so much fun! 

Eventually they had to drag me out of the booth.

Here’s the friendly Accuquilt crew that had to drag me away from the booth. Apparently other people are supposed to demo the cutter too.
 
It’s so nice to be part of this quilt community in Houston. Like the little birds in  Birdhouse Garden, we gather once a year to visit, share new ideas, and discuss migration routes.

Sadly, we have to say goodbye today and close the Market booth down. Happily, we will open an expanded version of the Artfabrik booth on Wednesday when Festival begins. Hope your migration route brings you here!

We Should Have a Little Chat

Shy and retiring types, Ricky Tims and me.

It is opening day at the International Quilt Market in Houston and the excitement is a little too much for us shy and retiring types. Like the Oscars of the quilt industry, everyone is here. From publishers like C&T to AccuQuilt die cutters, to The Quilt Show folks and every fabric company you can think of, we have all gathered in honor of the quilt.

The best part is visiting with friends you see but once a year.

The worst part is standing all day long cause you are visiting with friends you see but once a year.

Our little nesting bird has the right idea. She cuddles in her warm nest and watches the moon rise.

And she is thinking, “Some popcorn would be nice. Where can I get some popcorn.”

If you have popcorn and are attending Market in Houston, please stop by our booth #1015. There you’ll see my new pattern for Nesting Bird and we can talk about our sore feet together.

We Should Have a Little Chat

Shy and retiring types, Ricky Tims and me.

It is opening day at the International Quilt Market in Houston and the excitement is a little too much for us shy and retiring types. Like the Oscars of the quilt industry, everyone is here. From publishers like C&T to AccuQuilt die cutters, to The Quilt Show folks and every fabric company you can think of, we have all gathered in honor of the quilt.

The best part is visiting with friends you see but once a year.

The worst part is standing all day long cause you are visiting with friends you see but once a year.

Our little nesting bird has the right idea. She cuddles in her warm nest and watches the moon rise.

And she is thinking, “Some popcorn would be nice. Where can I get some popcorn.”

If you have popcorn and are attending Market in Houston, please stop by our booth #1015. There you’ll see my new pattern for Nesting Bird and we can talk about our sore feet together.

Surviving the Big Booth Set Up with a Tea Bird

Do you know this building? It’s where every quilter wants to be right now. It’s the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston TX and the location of the huge International Quilt Market. Fortunately, they haven’t moved the building on us so Frieda and I were able to find it yesterday and begin the big booth set up.

Here is Frieda happily contemplating opening our shipped boxes and silently fretting that she forgot something. She did. The cutter to open the boxes.

Hours later. Here I am happily contemplating dinner and a chair. You’ll be relieved to know we found the box cutter.
 
Another quilt pattern being introduced at Market is Tea Bird,  a combination of  two wonders of the world, tea and birds. Tea Bird is like getting two amazing things for the price of one. What a deal!

Here’s our little Tea Bird contemplating tea. It’s a Zen like moment captured in quilt time.

Surviving the Big Booth Set Up with a Tea Bird

Do you know this building? It’s where every quilter wants to be right now. It’s the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston TX and the location of the huge International Quilt Market. Fortunately, they haven’t moved the building on us so Frieda and I were able to find it yesterday and begin the big booth set up.

Here is Frieda happily contemplating opening our shipped boxes and silently fretting that she forgot something. She did. The cutter to open the boxes.

Hours later. Here I am happily contemplating dinner and a chair. You’ll be relieved to know we found the box cutter.
 
Another quilt pattern being introduced at Market is Tea Bird,  a combination of  two wonders of the world, tea and birds. Tea Bird is like getting two amazing things for the price of one. What a deal!

Here’s our little Tea Bird contemplating tea. It’s a Zen like moment captured in quilt time.