October 31, 2017

Houston Quilt Market 2017

It was so much fun to walk through the aisles at Quilt Market last weekend! I returned home last night exhausted but happy. I met colleagues I've been working with virtually for a long time, hugged quilters and designers I admire, and exercised amazing self-restraint as I purchased one fat quarter bundle and one layer cake. That's it!

My schedule was totally filled with meetings on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday until early afternoon. Then, I finally had a chance to walk through the quilt exhibit area. The exhibit which fascinated me was Remembering Sue Garman:

These designs are beautiful, the workmanship is flawless, the color choices are beyond perfect. I so wish we did not have to refer to her as "the late" Sue Garman... 

In between meetings I met with artists I've been following on social media for the longest time:

While talking with Latifah Saafir and checking out her Quilt Cadets pattern line for kids, Anita Grossman Soloman walked by and we 'grabbed' the opportunity for a photo.

I had been looking all over for Karen Miller of Redbird Quilt Co. when I spotted her in this booth...

... hanging out with Di Ford-Hall whom I was delighted to meet. Look at her fantastic quilt featuring her own fabric line!

Yesterday I met Lynette Anderson and basked for a few minutes under the shining light of her creative work. I was like a kid in a candy shop! Wait, her husband did not make it this time. They are like two peas in a pod!

Yesterday, before I headed to see the wonderful quilts at the show I got to spend some time with Karen Johnson from Martingale. Their booth reminded me of my house because I have their books everywhere: on one of my side tables waiting to be read, on the coffee table reminding me it is always time to quilt, and on the shelves near my studio - at my fingertips for when I need inspiration.

I am grateful and feel blessed to have had the opportunity to attend Quilt Market in Houston: the positive energy was amazing, the creativity displayed was inspiring, and the smiley faces very welcoming. My next post will show you super cool embroidery artists I met at the show.

Stay tuned!

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