This was what greeted Polly, Leigh Ann and myself when we got to our booth in Houston on Friday morning. It is a painting titled Charlevoix by our friend and colleague Sara Tuttle Khammash. Sara is known for her artistic talent and Polly commissioned her to paint this for our booth and our fabric collection - Charlevoix. What people didn't know at first, was that this commissioned painting was of our mother and our aunts and uncle from a photo that is over 75 years old. That's our mom sitting down with the flag. To say we were delighted was a huge understatement. We are touched and overwhelmed. It set the perfect mood for our booth and theme. The painting is now in transit waiting to find it's family home. We are not sure exactly where right now. Here are some of the quilts surrounding this work of art.Dear readers, I know my photos are a challenge. Remember what they lack in skill, they make up for in quantity. Today will be the first batch of said photos with more to come in the upcoming days. I am posting these today on caffeine, 2 hours sleep, and lots of chutzpah.
Let's see what we have.... Not just new creations made by our colleagues, but there were antique quilts to set your heart and head in gear.These were in Cindy's booth. She is one of our favorite vendors. Lots of time was spent here oohing and aahing, and even purchasing.
This was in another booth (sorry, but I lost the business card). It stopped me in my tracks. What a beauty. I see lots of inspiration here.
Did you hear who won the best booth award this year?? Do these fairy lights help?The judges got it absolutely right this year - Blackbird Designs was the winner!!!I affectionately call Alma of Blackbird Designs "The Woman Who Does Everything More Beautifully than Me". She does. She does it better than anyone. Everyone except possibly Barb of Blackbird Designs. Great job, ladies.
What was the biggest story of Quilt Market, you ask?? Well, around our neck of the woods...... it would have to be the fact that Polly, at the advanced age of....(well, she is older than me) ate her first Kit Kat candy bar. Polly gave the KitKat a thumbs down. True Story.
Okay, we'll stop here today. Tomorrow will be more blog entries and lots of after market chores.
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