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Quilt Market 2014: The experience part 3

December 2nd 2014

Besides being a great way to learn more about the quilting world as a business, Quilt Market also proved to be a little vacation away from the kids for my husband and myself. And while it could have been more romantic…. it was nice to turn off the “children channel” in the brain.  I’ll try to keep it simple with pictures.

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We thought the George R. Brown Convention Center looked like a ship, maybe he was a captain or had a nautical background? Turns out he was an engineer as my husband read.

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We walked the city streets of Houston.

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We found the tunnels too late.

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Good food and wine was definitely a highlight and reason to return. (wink, wink)

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And what’s a vacation without a museum?

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I was really moved by the Red and White Quilt displays

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and inspired by these minis.

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This was my favorite!
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More quilts I loved. Scrappy Houses Quilt.
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Scrappy Houses detail. Each house was a gift by someone in a group.

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One Winter’s Day Award winner was 7 years in the making. Read more about it  here.

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Detail of Winter’s Day.
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Directions for quilt below. Kinda takes the stress out of it, right?

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The museum really served as a great place for my hubby to get educated and informed about the art, craft and history of quilitng.

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Here we are appreciating the likes of Daysail by Bonnie and Camille practically a household name while my family has been in “Quilt Training”  the last few years. 😀

We saw some really cool sewing machines like this embroidery machine.

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I tried out all the long arm quilters, my favorite was APQS and my new BFF Connie who I talked to every morning with more questions and needing more practice. Thanks Connie!!

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Standing in line for the Fabric Spree (for over 3 hours) was like being in line to see the Beatles reunion concert!

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I got my souvenirs!!

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And let’s not forget the celebrities! Read more details about each one on this post and more about quilt market booths here.

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Then on our way home I spot Sanibel Island, off the west coast of Florida, another great vacation destination.

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Stay tuned for some great Christmas crafts I’m working on. Tis the season!

Quilt Market 2014: The Experience Part 2

November 17th 2014

I hope you don’t think I am stretching the Quilt Market posts too long, it did end 3 weeks ago, but since it was my first time…. I want to indulge a little longer. If you missed the first post featuring the wonderful designers I met (or just took a picture with) click here.  For this post, I am just going to share the awesome booths and things I saw as we traveled up and down the aisles at Quilt Market Houston, 2014.

Fig tree & co booth

This booth belongs to Fig Tree & Co by Joanna Figueroa for Moda. Her colors are so bright. I am so glad I was able to get a bundle of her new line Aloha Girl read her MODA LOVE Blog Tour post here, I think we can see where her inspiration comes from.

booth vincent van gogh by robert kaufman

This booth by Robert Kaufman features panels and blender fabrics inspired by the works and palette of Vincent Van Gogh, complete with easel, brushes and canvas.

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Well, after walking that entire huge Quilt Market floor several times, I paused just a moment wondering if someone would scold me for sitting in these cozy chairs, but my husband stopped me before I could wonder any longer. This is the cozy and home-y booth by American Made Brand launched in 2013. Their motto is “All-American fabric. Not just made here. Grown here.” If you want to buy some or see what’s available you can check at Fat Quarter Shop for some bundles and solids.

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I cannot begin to tell you anything about this booth except I think that’s Anna’s dress from Frozen. Sorry! But if you know, please leave a comment.

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I believe this is the Janome, Hello Kitty Sewing Machine for little sewers and that lovely cart (without the fabric) is from IKEA. I want a sewing corner like that!

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I went by this booth several times enjoying it’s bright and cheery appeal and that toadstool in the corner. Really cute stuff from Kids Quilts New Zealand.

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But nothing stopped me in my tracks faster than Christmas quilts. This booth by Cindi Edgerton was full of small and mini quilts that were very detailed yet totally doable, or so I thought. The secret is paper piecing! I bought two patterns (tree and snowman found here) from her Little Bits collection, hoping I’ll be brave enough to try it. Each pattern comes with “paper” to make the pattern twice.

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Yep, it was the Gingerbread House that drew me in. The designer is Marcia Leyton  from Tampa, Florida which is close enough to me I say. Click here to learn more about her work. Her quilts are embellished with Yo-yos and are fun and festive.

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I was really looking forward to get my hands on this collection “Bandana” by Me and My Sister Designs but the box was left somewhere and didn’t make it to the fabric spree in time. Darn it! I really like that color palette, kinda reminds me of sorbet, the kind you get to clean your palette in those fancy restaurants.

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Frozen was everywhere. Look at this lovely display by Michael Miller Fabrics. Isn’t that just dreamy with those drapes of fabric. Heart!

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This booth is by Passionately Sewn all the way from Australia! I love those Kimono girls, aren’t they darling?

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Then there is MODA. (Big Sigh) Everything on their block was super sized and beautiful and very busy! Check out those Yo-yos and at the top of the display, giant jelly rolls and spools of thread, I just wanted to play there all day! Look at the chair covers, their fabric spree bag was similar (got one!) and on every wall a gorgeous quilt to look at. They also had a cross stitch motif on the sign in the center of the yo-yos.

I really enjoyed all the fabric eye candy, I’m hoping that next year Summercrafter has a booth, I have it all figured out!