This spring I've had some time to work on new wall hangings. I love to create the little scenes. Working rick rack and yo-yos into the designs is a fun challenge for me. This time I added Swarovski crystals to the quilts. The mermaid quilt didn't have them initially but it is really sparkly now and I think they add to the the underwater fantasy. The pirate quilt naturally has a treasure chest full of gold and other jewel-tone crystals.
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Michele Cassidy finished her quilted version of Lollipop Lane just in time for Christmas. I'm happy to share the photo of it that she shared with me. Love the way she quilted her house and the way she changed parts of the design to express her own creativity. She said it was fun to make. I think that's always the case when you take an idea and run with it. Lollipop Lane was my first yo-yo quilt and I'm still having fun making them!
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Here are two new tea towels in the Simply series , , ,
In spite of the disastrous flooding from hurricane Harvey that Houston endured, the International Quilt Market and Quilt Festival will still be going on at the end of October. According to their mayor, Houston is open for business! I hope the influx of quilters to these events will be a help to the area. Thankfully, I made it through hurricane Irma in Florida with few problems, so I'm excited to be heading to market once again with new patterns to share. I took my newest patterns to Jacksonville last month as a preview of what's to come. If you look closely at the picture of my booth in my last blog entry, you might be able to pick them out! More later on those...
I'm in Houston for fall quilt market. Here's my booth where I'm showcasing three new patterns - Wild West, Going Places and Bloomin' Hexagons.
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2016 marks the beginning of another year of quilt shows. Our first show this year is in Fort Myers, FL at the Southwest Florida Quilter's Guild show. We set up in a big civic center. Even got to drive our cars into the building and unload at our booth. What a treat! Part of the challenge of setting up on the road is getting all of your merchandise into the building over rough terrain, up ramps, over thresholds, through narrow doors, freight elevators and all sorts of obstacles. Sometimes we have to push our loaded dollies a long distance to the loading areas. The weather is always a big question mark. We've unloaded in the rain and the snow and extreme heat. Thankfully conditions for this set up were just about perfect and we got to enjoy a beautiful Florida sunset at the end of the day
It's that time of year again for the big Quilt Market at Houston which begins on October 24th. Looking forward to seeing many of the shop owners who market my patterns. I will be presenting at Schoolhouse on Friday. During market you can find me in booth 825.
The International Quilt Festival which is open to the public begins on Thursday, October 29th, and continues through Sunday, November 1st. I will be there with Heritage Quilt Shop in booth 827. For full information on the quilt festival click on the following: Festival 2015.