Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Speedy Version of Quilt Market

We're Back! It was fun, it was dramatic, and no permanent physical damage occurred. What else could you ask for?

Remember how I said I would take pictures? You can imagine how that went.  If I wasn't too busy to take pictures, I was too exhausted. Or laughing too hard.  It was grand.

Here we are unpacking. Thrilling isn't it.
We then had a "Schoolhouse" where we GOT COMFY WITH MODA. Pajamas were worn in public.

Later that evening was Sample Spree where the elegant Mr. Veronelli was supplying all our needs for Aurifil thread.  

There was a rumor that started here.  Something about me, a physical altercation, and bundles of Moda Fabric. It isn't true.  The true story is boring.  I slipped in the shower and thus greeted lots and lots of customers all weekend with a shiner. It was a doozy. 
I'm fine. It doesn't hurt at all and I was seen by a doctor. End of story.
All it is now is the start of the best Halloween costume ever.  I haven't decided if I should be Evel Kneivel or an eggplant.  But back to what we went to Houston for........

I took this photo from the Fat Quarter Shop who attended our Schoolhouse.  It actually is the best photo (color and texture) of our new Austin Bluebird Sampler quilt.  Thanks!  

This quilt, either in a large kit - or broken up into a Block Of The Month - will soon be appearing in all your favorite quilt shops.

We are also going to have THIS in our Easy store!

It the Austin Bluebird Sampler Aurifil Thead Kit. It has 6 colors - each in 2 different weights. 50wt for piecing and appliqué and 12wt for embroidery and big stitch hand quilting.  The 12 spool kit is here.  We have a very limited supply, but more are on their way.

And for all of you who patiently waited, we have a new supply of Mrs. Billings Coverlet patterns and kits!  Some other great hand piecing patterns from Somerset Patchwork are here too.  

Oh, I almost forgot. I have 2 little packages of goodies that I brought home from Houston.  Comment here and you could win some special things from Moda and Aurifil.  We'll pick 2 winners on Saturday November 1st.  

Laurie

170 comments:

Laurel said...

So sorry about your eye! Love the thread and the sampler.

junglewife said...

Ha! Love your posts! The eye is not fun but at least y have a sense of humor about it! :-)

Gill said...

Your eye is a real shiner!
great threads!

Anonymous said...

woo woo WOO! those threads are to die for BUT there's none to match your shiner! haaaaa
thanx for the chance!!

Carol said...

Your sampler quilt is lovely but doesn't match your eye. It sounds like another terrific quilt market.

Emily said...

Sorry about your eye but it looks like you still had a great time!!

Nancy said...

Who knew market was so dangerous! Thanks for the opportunity.

Amy said...

Market in your pjs. Could it get better? Your shiner is the best I've seen in years. Glad it's just a bruise. Your Austin Bluebird Sampler soars!

Allison said...

The sampler is just beautiful! Your black eye is quite something, too.

Allison said...

The sampler is just beautiful! Your black eye is quite something, too.

Funky Kim said...

Your quilt is almost as breathtaking as your eye!

Margaret said...

I freaked out the first time I saw you on instagram with your purple eye. Whoa! I'm so glad it doesn't hurt and you are ok. Thanks for the giveaway -- I love your new quilt!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Yikes! I am sorry to read about the shower accident! ...but I imagine some great stories came about because of it. ;-) Love the idea of getting comfy. And love, love, love your quilt!! Thanks for the fun!

Pamela Tasker said...

Austin Bluebird is very lovely. You never disappoint! Sorry to hear of your mishap but very happy that is all it was and no broken bones! Thank you for the chance to win some new threads! Take care.

jan said...

I LOVE LOVE Bluebird Sampler! And the thread set is gorgeous. What a great idea to have the same thread in 2 diff weights! Thank you for the chance to win!
As for the black eye - You should get a white shirt and applique a capital letter "P" on it. That way you could be a "black eyed pea" for Halloween! Hope it feels better soon. xo jan

Kim said...

Love the quilt! Glad your eye doesn't hurt. Thanks for the chance to win!

Marcyell said...

Wishing I could have been there to drool over all the quilts and fabric.

Jill said...

Sounds and looks like a very eventful Market. Love the quilt and threads. Can't wait to see them in a local shop.

Karens Quilts, Crows and Cardinals said...

Ouch - I know you said it doesn't hurt but it looks like it does. I like the idea of the Halloween gig... Now about that beautiful quilt of yours - I am in LOVE! Thanks for sharing these sweet, sweet pictures. PS. Can I work for Moda so I can wear jammies to work ? Fun Fun!

KathleenD said...

Gorgeous quilt!!! Your fabric lines are lovely. Thank you for bringing such beauty into so many lives.! Thank you too for the giveaway opportunity.

Helen said...

The real story is always more boring than the rumors. I'm glad it looks worse than it feels.

I love the Austin Bluebird Sampler quilt, although I'm not sure I'm allowed to start another applique project.

Lisa D. said...

That, indeed, is one heck of a shiner! I'm glad you're okay, got checked out and that it doesn't hurt. Your new BOM and Aurifil box are so yummy! I'd love a chance to win something you brought back from Market.

mnms said...

Just went to look at Mr. Billingsly's coverlet and I am in awe. I'm nowhere close to ready to tackle something like that--beautiful! Sorry about your shiner! (An altercation over fabric sounds like more fun-ha ha. )

Kathy in FL said...

Love the sampler. May have to make this one!

Every Stitch said...

Quilt market sounds such fun - but with the odd hazard as well! Love your quilt and the threads are delicious!

klh said...

Must have been wonderful being at Quilt Market (except for your mishap). Love that Aurifil thread

hiyacinth said...

That new sampler is really, really lovely. I thinj I will not be able to resist!

crazy quilter said...

Oh looks like you had a really good time? That shiner is a doozy, i hope it mends well, sorry for your ouch. I would love to win something, I never win but that does not stop me from trying. I love your new sampler... Can't wait for it to appear in shops.

Glynette said...

I'm glad your eye doesn't hurt-- it looks terrible!

Gloria said...

Oh I am sorry about your eye. I am also sporting a cut and bruised eye area. In my case the lid of the chest freezer in the garage attacked me!

It sounds as if you had a really good time in Houston, notwithstanding the injury to your eye.

tpott said...

So sorry about your injury, it looks painful, I know you said it wasn't. I'm so envious, going to quilt market looks like heaven. It looks like you had a wonderful time. ;-> Toni Anne

Sharon S said...

Nice update. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lori Peoples said...

Love your colors and patterns. I'm still using Indigo Crossing material because I buy any of it I can find! I hope the eye gets better and glad it looks worse than it feels.

Jayne Honnold said...

When you get a shiner, you get a real doozie, don't you?!? That's a real beaut!

I would love a chance to win your giveaway! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I think Aurifil should make thread to match your shiner!! Glad you weren't hurt badly. Thanks for the fun pictures.
Linda W.

Teresa Van de Castle said...

Ouch! You have my symathy... I've done the same thing... except I was in a sauna and started a new job with "racoon eyes"... not fun, "but, this too shall pass".. Looks like you had lots of fun at the show!

Elaine said...

Purple's always been one my favorites! Would love to win!

Nancy E said...

I was wondering what happened? Love the quilt!

Peg said...

I have never been to the Houston Quilt Show but i would love some freebies.

Gwen Smith said...

Love that quilt! I bet the picture does not do it justice! It looks like you had fun at market, how many times did you have to tell your story? Just put a patch over it and be a pirate for Halloween!

Sue Bennett said...

So sorry about the eye. Ouch... But love the quilt and love the thread pack. At least you had fun.

suebennett1975@gmail.com

audrey said...

Oh my. Your poor eye! Nothing like having a conversation starter.:) Love that quilt!!

Redfinch said...

What beautiful colors! I'm always amazed at how you outdo yourselves with each new line and quilts. Ruth in FL

ozone3 said...

Wow!! Nice shiner ... maybe you could go as Mohammad Ali!!

Thanks for the chance to win!!

Linda said...

HELLO, oh I hope you're feeling better+looking better too-LOL-couldn't resist that!
Thank You for a great giveaway!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

woolwoman said...

oh gees - falling in the shower is so bad especially on a trip like this - I like the scuffle story better ! The Austin Bluebird is absolutely gorgeous!
I'd love to be in your giveaway - thanks Melody

Jacqueline said...

Your sampler is beautiful!

Love the fabric's and the threads. Thanks for a chance and hope your eye heals quickly.

Diane K said...

I am glad to see your sampler is going to be available. I missed it when you first listed it. I told myself I didn't NEED to do this one. But, now you have me thinking again.

omegamary said...

Love Moda and Arufil. Thanks for sharing your experiences with those of us unable to attend the show.

Linda E in AZ said...

I guess you thought someone was saying "shiny" when really they were saying "SHINER"!! Sorry to see that, but you must admit it was a conversation starter.....
Best wishes!

Michelle W said...

Shower accidents can be scary. So glad the shiner is all you ended up with and that you feel ok. The sampler quilt is gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

JanetL said...

Spent days stalking Instagram and following the pictures of quilts, people and your eye. Glad you weren't hurt.

Hildy said...

I'm glad you're well! And that it wasn't Camille who gave you the black eye;-)

Vicky said...

I need to order the thread pack (because I never win anything)!! That was one of my top two quilts at market, Brenda Riddle's being the other one. And about that eye -- I hate that it happened to you but love all the speculation about how you got it! And not a single person mentioned possible sibling rivalry!

Lee Anne said...

You never fail to impress....classy work as always! Love both the thread and the sampler!

Sandra said...

Love your sampler. I've added it to my "must do list". Thanks for sharing your shiner with us. Having a sense of humor makes the world a better place!

Sam77 said...

Loving the Bluebird Sampler and the shiner!

kathy slaughter cummings said...

Glad you weren't seriously injured. The sampler is beautiful! The threads would be heavenly!

kathy slaughter cummings said...

The sampler is beautiful as is your shiner!
The threads are wondrous.

Laura said...

Laurie you done it again! What a beautiful quilt and now you have threads to go with it too! The best threads around too, Auriful!!

dortha said...

Glad you didn't hurt yourself too badly. I know you still had a wonderful time at market. Thanks for the chance.

Nancyz said...

Wow! What a shiner! Glad you are okay. The applique quilt is beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway.

ekquilter said...

oh the colors in the bluebird sampler are delicious! love the green!

ekquilter said...
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ekquilter said...

love the sampler!!

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Glad you weren't hurt. What a shiner!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Ouch! Your eye sure looks sore! Looks like a fun time was had in Houston ... well, except for the shiner.

Courtneysews said...

Love your sampler! And I bet that shiner was the topic of discussion the whole weekend! Thanks for giveaway!!

linynp said...

Oh ouch! But I'd stick to the free for all and you won! Lol. Glad it's healing. The quilt is stunning!

janice said...

Except for the black eye looks like it was a great show.

Lee said...

The sampler is fabulous! Markets sounds like a great time for all!

martha said...

Good shiner! Thank you for the chance to win! You will survive!

Sarah said...

So glad you had a good time, despite the eye. :) Thanks for the chance to get some goodies! sarah@forrussia.org

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW! That is a shinier--I love your fabric!

susanj said...

Between your blog and instagram, I am now officially a stalker-mainly because I love your fabrics and patterns-both quilting and rug hooking! Take care of your shiner, thanks for the chance to win.

susanj said...

Between your blog and instagram, I am now officially a stalker-mainly because I love your fabrics and patterns-both quilting and rug hooking! Take care of your shiner, thanks for the chance to win.

PK Sews said...

The quilt is awesome! And your eye is also striking. I hope it's all better soon! Thanks for the post about market. It's so much fun to read about it and to view pictures of everything.

cteta said...

Have fun @Market

Cherise Towrr said...

That quilt is so beautiful! Sorry about your eye but I definitely think that halloweening as an eggplant is an option :)! Thanks for the giveaway! cherisetower@gmail.com

karen@liberty star quilts said...

Glad to hear you are okay!!! Love, love, love your new Austin Bluebird Sampler!!!

Beth said...

You need to come up with a better story for your eye. Moda boxing championships and you were the winner? You had to wrestle Alex for your quilt? Pick one. I would wrestle you for the quilt it is gorgeous! Hope your eye feels better soon.

Margaret said...

I'm so glad you had a good time at Quilt Market. I certainly enjoyed looking at everyone's photos on Instagram.

Lisa said...

Love the sampler quilt and threads!

Judith Blinkenberg said...

That quilt is gorgeous! Thank you for a sweet giveaway!
jlblvn at gmail dot com

Doreen B said...

Thanks for the chance to win! Love the new quilt.

saltandpepper said...

Sounds like you had a great time in spite of the accident with the eye. Love the new quilt!!Take care of your eye, Lori.

Gale said...

Good that you don't feel as bad as your eye looks. Thanks for the giveaway! Love your quilts.

Quilting by the Lake said...

I'm really drawn to the Austin Sampler Bluebird Quilt! It sure is tough being a quilter.....but somebody has to do it!!! Glad you survived Quilt Market!

SheilaS said...

Oh my goodness! I am so sorry to
hear about your eye. Hopefully it is getting better every day. I love the Aurifil thread that matches the beautiful Austin Bluebird Sampler quilt!

Janet said...

Yow on that black eye! I'm already doing the ABS, but covet that thread!!

Thanks for all you do!

Joyce Carter said...

I love your gorgeous quilt and all those beautiful threads. Sorry about your eye. I hope it doesn't hurt as bad as it looks. Thank you for the giveaway.

WoolenSails said...

Love the Bluebird sampler, that is a beautiful quilt. I heard rumors about the black eye, lol. Glad you are ok.

Debbie

Donna K. from N. Texas said...

The sampler quilt is a mind-blower. ,

Susan Smith said...

So sorry about your eye---glad it doesn't hurt! I love your new quilt! It is fabulous! So glad you have a great market!

Lisa S. said...

Glad you had a good time at Market. Sorry about the black eye!

rebecca said...

Your quilt is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us. the thread are such pretty colors. thank you, thank you

Kathy MacKie said...

Maybe Aurifil could develop a thread color the same color of your shiner and you would get to name it...just a thought.

paulette said...

I do love a surprise give away! Please throw my name into your give away hat! Sorry to hear about the shiner! I got a beauty from the corner to a photocopier...hit me right on the corner of the eye! Of course I told everyone that the Principal hit me (I was a teacher at the time...hahaha) The kids loved it...wonder what they told their parents?
You take care!
Paulette

scottylover said...

OUCH! Your poor eye! Hope it is all better soon. Sounds like you had a good time at market any way.

Thanks for sharing!
Sandy A

Anita said...

Saw your pic on Instagram and was relieved to hear you were okay. What a bummer to fall and then have pics everywhere, good thing you're a trooper about it :)

Anita said...

Saw your pic on Instagram and was relieved to hear you were okay. What a bummer to fall and then have pics everywhere, good thing you're a trooper about it :)

Mary said...

I'm so glad your injury was not serious. The sampler quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing market photos.

Sherrill said...

Oh dear, I have a friend who's taken a couple of tumbles lately and she'll scare just about anyone who comes to her door. You guys could almost be twins! LOL Market looks like a ton of fun!

Rachel said...

I love Moda and Aurifil! I love the adventures had at quilt market! How inspiring and completely wonderful!

Janie said...

Owieeee on the eye. Thanks for the quilt market photos. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sharon A. said...

Austin Bluebird is fabulous. Love it...as well as your fabric lines. Thanks for sharing.

Teri said...

Beautiful quilt. Looks like Houston was a blast once again. Glad you are ok and home safe and sound. Thanks again for the opportunity to win.

Susan said...

Your Bluebird sampler is so Minnick and Simpson. So striking on the white background. Classic! A must have!

Janice said...

Love that Bluebird Sampler and the Aurifil thread collection is perfect for it! Hope your eye gets better soon....ouch!

QuiltMargaret said...

I've never won anything from these post a comment things, but sure would love to! Market looked like fun.

Juels said...

You new quilt, Austin Bluebird, is stunning!

Joan and Kevin said...

Love your new quilt!
Thanks!

Shan Fawcett said...

Does Aurifil have a thread to match your eye? It would be an awesome colour.

Dorian said...

Beautiful quilt! So sorry about your eye! I'm glad you weren't hurt worse. Thanks for the fun giveaway.

PatchworkRose said...

Love the idea of having 2 weights of thread in a sampler box. Gorgeous colors too. Look after that eye and no more slipping in the shower!

Judy in Michigan said...

Great post - you may say "boring" but I say "entertaining". Sorry about your mishap = glad you're ok. You always have inspiration in your blog. Thanks!

Nancy said...

Love the Austin Bluebird Sampler quilt.....beautiful.

Susie Hoover said...

The Austin Bluebird Sampler is STUNNING!!! As for your Halloween costume, you could go as a prize fighter!! Put up your dukes!!! Hahahaha!

Sharon said...

I love your posts, as well as your give aways!
That sampler quilt is beautiful!!!

sunporchquilts said...

That is some shiner! Maybe you could go as the little dog with the Victrola on the RCA Victor logo....

The threads look yummy & I love your Austin Bluebird quilt!

Becky S. said...

Your Austin Bluebird Sampler quilt is gorgeous!!! I hope they get the kit at my LQS. Thanks for the giveaway.

Deb G. in VA said...

Wow, what a shiner! I love your new Bluebird Sampler quilt!

robbi buckles said...

So glad you are ok! Thank you for the give away! So exciting!

Buckeye Quilter said...

Sorry about your eye! I love the Sampler Quilt. It's great that Aurifil puts two different weights of thread in the kit. Is that enough thread to finish the quilt? Thanks for the chance to win a prize.

Mcm said...

Always enjoy your posts!

Barbara Pavlas said...

Love, love the bluebird sampler quilt.

helen said...

The eye is a real shiner lots of good stories to come love the new quilt. Pondering as to do I have time think I will make time

Me and My Stitches said...

I think you should stick with the Sample-Spree-Shiner story! Glad there is no permanent damage and hope you had a great time at market!

Anonymous said...

How do you do it? With each new quilt you out do yourself! Wishes for quick healing eye! JKL

paront1222@comcast.net said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous. What a wonderful time it looks like everyone had.
I follow on IG so I saw your eye and all the fun people had making comments on how it happened :)

I'd love to win :)

Peggy in NJ

Unknown said...

Speedy recovery from Market!!! I am sure the eye will fade in time but the exhaustion of Market gets harder and harder to absorb. I will be happy to win your thread give away!!!!

taylorsoutback said...

Oh how I miss going to Market - some of the best times with other shop owners. Take care of that eye - as quilters good vision is priceless.

Paula said...

OHHH, what a shiner. Sure that the excitement of the Show made you forget all about the eye, except for everyone else's reaction when they saw you. Look forward to more information coming out about the most recent quilt market.

Tina said...

I'm so happy that the thread for the sampler BOM is on your Etsy site - I'm headed over there now!!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Love the sampler and your shiner, both are stunning.

Susan Entwistle said...

Oh my! Sorry about your tussle with the shower. Have just added the sampler and the thread set to my Christmas list (did you get that, Santa?). Beautiful.

Cynthia said...

Looks like the Bluebird of Happiness applies to both your stunning quilt and your stunning shiner! Love the thread collection and that quilt would be so awesome to make while I'm recouping from broken ankle!

Cynthia said...

Looks like the Bluebird of Happiness applies to both your stunning quilt and your stunning shiner! Love the thread collection and that quilt would be so awesome to make while I'm recouping from broken ankle!

Miss Jean said...

Wow, you could sure spin a good story about that shiner! I didn't know market was a contact sport! LOL!

DawnM said...

It looks like ya'll had a great time at quilt market. Sorry about your eye. Love the Austin Bluebird Sampler.

B J Chaplin said...

One of these years I'm going to make it to Houston.

Mary Seman said...

Wish I could have been at quilt market!!

Ann said...

Glad to get the rumors cleared up about your eye! They were getting a little out of hand! Hope this market was a good one! So looking forward to all the new projects.

teachpany said...

Thanks for sharing more about Market, and your poor eye! You could also be a prize fighter for Halloween.

kathiquilts said...

What a shiner -- you really have to use that as the beginnings of some great Halloween make-up (and so glad it doesn't hurt and didn't cause any problems)!! However -- I would like to hear more about the altercation @ sample spree (could have been a great story!)

Pat C. said...

I love the new quilt. Glad to hear
your eye is healing. Looks like a
fun market this year.

Deb said...

Love the new quilt.

lovetostitch said...

Saw that shiner on IG and made me cringe, glad it didn't hurt. What a beautiful, beautiful quilt, as always! And a fabulous thread collection to go with - awesome!

Alison said...

Love the quilt, looking forward to making it.

Joanne J. said...

I love the new bluebird sampler the colors are wonderful!

Sorry about your eye, hope it heals quickly.

Slvrbrd said...

Owie! I had a shiner like that once. Not fun so hope you are recovering! So glad Austin BB coming available. It's a must in my list. Makes me happy to look at!

Janet said...

I saw the black eye on Instagram and was like, what happened.
Thank you for the giveaway.

kshackabq said...

So glad there is nothing more extensive in the way of injuries other than the shiner. That certainly is a doozie. The bluebird sampler is beautiful!

Kath said...

It looks like you had a great time even with the black eye. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

Andrea said...

The quilt looks amazing. Thanks for the giveaway!

Mary said...

Wow! I hope your eye doesn't't hurt as much as it looks like it does. market sounded fun! Thank you for the chance to win the goodies.

Mary

Linda G. said...

That quilt is beautiful! Thanx for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Can't wait! Shanna

Sorcha girl said...

What a beautiful quilt--Austin Bluebird Sampler!! Great name! Love the colors! So sorry about your fall and the black eye. Take care.

Thanks for the chance to win some of your threads.

Amy said...

Ouch! At least you got to hang in your pi's:) Thanks for the opportunity:)
hatlevig@integra.net

Cindy Dickinson said...

I am drooling over the sampler and the thread kit. So sorry about the eye. Glad all is well.

Lorraine bujnowski said...

I am so sorry to hear about your black eye.
Love the new sampler quilt and coordinated thread!!!

Lorraine

beeinstitches said...

Love your coordinating top with THE quilt! Great picture. The colors in that shiner could be inspiration for a future project. Hope it's gone by now.

Jean AR said...

Thanks for the pictures from Market. The new quilt pattern is really pretty.

Emma said...

Your Austin Bluebird quilt is spectacular! My Austin, TX friend jumped on it when you first offered it here. I'm planning to join the BOM soon, as we are rivals at appliqué. Thanks for all you do for the quilting community.

sndy1 said...

Looks like you had a fun time at market.

Rae Reid said...

Love the pic of the bandanna seller. I would love to see all of the bandanna patterns in her skirt. I love acorn squash! Could you share your recipe for the stuffing you put in it?

Terri Mc said...

To win would be a lovely birthday gift for me !?!

suz said...

The sampler is beautiful - so's the shiner! Glad to hear you are okay!

Melissa said...

I'm just seeing this now Laurie! Oh no! Are you sure it didn't have anything to do with baseball?

I must find a local shop doing the BOM - it's exquisite and something I need to do for me! Will the shops also carry the Aurifil? Simply delish.

Hope you are well.

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