Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Houston was grand!  Most of the usual suspects showed up.  There were a few missing - you know who you are. When we weren't conducting quilt business we were laughing. A lot.

This was our little spot on Moda Row......
Let me introduce you to some of our neighbors..... (if you are not included it meant the photo was so bad, it was unrecognizable)
 Deb Strain was our neighbor and this was her booth. She is a good neighbor. Deb is kind of like the female version of Mr. Rogers.  Deb is kind to everyone and everyone loves Deb. It's good to be in Deb Strain's neighborhood.
 On the other side of Deb was Basic Grey.  They are busy, busy ladies. (You have to take my word for it since I don't have any picture of the actual lovely ladies - just the Little Black Dress II collection).  Yum.
 This is Mr. Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts. You would think from the photo that Mr. Figueroa doesn't do much. You would be wrong - He and Joanna are quite the team. (Sorry about this photo, Eric)
 This was my view from our booth - one of Edyta's new quilts from Laundry Basket Quilts. It used her new collection - Jelly Beans. It is another one of Edyta's amazing quilts.  I knew there was a reason I was saving a box full of 1/2" squares - now I know what to do with them!!!!!
 This was Polly's and my favorite quilt from market - Sandy Klop's new quilt for American Jane.  We loved it.  It uses her Ducks In A Row fabric collection.
 There was a whole nautical type theme going on there in Houston.  As you can see, a rogue crab came up to our dinner table and absconded with a new designer.
 Then the scary pirate Captain Outlaw threatened to make us walk the plank.
 Oh good! The new designer escaped the clutches of the giant rogue crab and had a booth next to us. Whew! This is Janet Clare from the UK.  She was showing her new collection - Hearty Good Wishes. We loved her. We talked about tea, British TV crime serials, driving with spouses, and the new Royal baby.
 This is Mr. Roskelley. He is helping out the talented and charming Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms.
 This here is Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Designs. Doug is a long time veteran of Quilt Market. Really! (I bet you have noticed I took more pictures of men then women. Sue me.)  He is also one of the best neighbors there.  We love Doug. We are not alone. Doug has a way of charming all the quilt ladies.

Oh, that's about enough for today isn't it?  We had fun. We did business! We lived to tell about it.  Thanks everyone at Moda and United Notions for making it so easy.



WoolenSails said...

Love seeing the booths and of course your booth was wonderful. I do love that ducks in a row quilt, way too cute and I have a new grandson who I am making quilts for.


Vicky said...

Thanks, Laurie, for the pics. I agree - Sandy's quilt is wonderful; she's amazing. Of course, you know I l.o.v.e the M&S quilts! I'm chomping at the bit to get started on them!

Sherri said...

I loved your post! Thanks for the big stitch quilting demo!

lovetostitch said...

Wonderful photos, and fabulous quilts!!! Your quilts great hanging also. thanks so much for sharing!!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Good to see the guys at market! Doug is a charmer--I've met him several time at Gruber's where he works and he is always very helpful (and funny)!

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting, and waiting for your photos!!!!! Thanks. What is the quilt pattern in your booth photo? The fabric line? Can't wait to hear more when you are home. Keep the good things coming!

Sarah said...

Love your post about market. It's nice to see it from another perspective. Mr Fig Tree just looks like he's catching a quiet moment before the next rush of people comes along!

Christelle said...

I'm gooing to sue.... where is the picture of THE guy from Aurifil?????
You will be on a mission for next market...

Unknown said...

What a fun blog post! We don't typically visit the Fall Market. Love it all...particularly loved your description of Deb Strain! She IS THAT nice! Loved Sandy's quilt too! Happy Holly Days to you and Polly!

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