I made a really quick stop in at Quilt Market this weekend in Houston- arrived 9 pm Friday, left at 3 pm on Sunday! That was my shortest Market ever! But I didn’t have a booth to man, and I wanted to get home to my puppy… I love this guy so much! He’s been with us for about 4 months now but honestly I can’t remember what life was like without him!


Market never fails to inspire! And one of my favorite things about Market (OK, my favorite thing) is catching up with friends I only see once or twice a year (or less.) I should have taken more photos, but I always forget! Who has time to take photos when you’re busy chatting away?? And I only had my iPhone with me, if I’d had my good camera I probably would have been inspired to take more photos.

There was a red and white quilt exhibit!





Some vintage quilts on display- don’t you love the one with the stars! My favorite!



Lots of inspiring booths full of “eye-candy”:

FreeSpiritBoothFree Spirit

HeatherBaileyBoothHeather Bailey

MayArtsRibbonMay Arts Ribbon

VanGoghboothRobert Kaufman Fabrics

woolWeeks Dye Works– I bought way too much wool! Too hard to resist!!

BrendaRiddleMy good friend Brenda Riddle showing off her brand new line for Moda!!


CarrieNelsonCarrie Nelson of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co.


GailPanGail Pan from Australia


RedGlassesLinda Lum DeBono and I trying on red glasses which help you see the values of your fabrics. The red lenses remove the colors from the fabrics so you see them in “gray scale.” You can find them here at SewRedGlasses.com


TapingWe did a taping at the Brewer Distributors booth to promote our book with Martingale, A Flair for Fabric. This book contains projects by designers from Henry Glass Fabrics, and the designers are donating their proceeds to the Red Cross.

Flair_for_Fabric_Cover-We were also scheduled for a bunch of signing for the book. Unfortunately, the books were stuck on a boat from China (yes literally, The Slow Boat from China)- so Martingale will ship the books out later.


So that’s it- my whirlwind weekend in Houston. So much fun, so little time!