Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quilt Market–people part 2

Yesterday when I did the post, it was so long and full of pictures that blogger wouldn’t process it thru. So, I had to delete some. Here ya go then, with part 2.

First up are Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison, the creative geniuses behind Bonnie Blue Quilts.

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The quilt hanging on the far right is a new Block of the Month called “Cotton Club”. You can find stores offering it by doing a google search. I got the pattern for the scrappy pinwheel one right under it.

Here’s the other 1/2 of the booth. It’s so cozy I just want to snuggle up in there.

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This is Renee Plains of Liberty Star. Do you like how she’s standing with her hand on her hip? At the last market, someone told her that it makes you look slimmer because you can see through and your arm doesn’t add width to your body. Hmmm, like she needs to worry about that? NOT! She’s a kick.

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It wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t get to see PamKittyMorning. She was working hard manning the Lakehouse booth.

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And here’s Debbie Outlaw who is the pattern buyer for United Notions. She’s certainly NOT a witch!

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This next quilt belongs to Marcie Patch of Patchalot Patterns. She wasn’t able to make it to Houston, but her quilt was hanging in the Marcus Brothers booth. She emailed me before I left for market and asked me to take a picture for her. So pretty. This one’s for you, Marcie.

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When I used to work at Sew Many Quilts here in town, I got to know these two reps for Moda when they would come in to show the owners all the latest fabrics. Here are Bob and Dianne who are married to each other. I love being able to see them twice a year.

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Notice how hard Dianne is working. What’s up with that, Bob?

Well, I better quit while I’m sure this will post okay. I’ve still got pictures of the quilt show and some eye candy pics of some of the products throughout the show.

Hugs, Anne

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Quilt Market–the people

First:  Janet update

She is out of ICU and her blood readings are showing positive changes.  She is awake at times and continues to make progress.   She still has a long way to go but the doctors feel she is on the right path.   Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers.   Keep em up!

On to the wonderfully talented designers.

Whose feet and cute pattern do these belong to?


Why it’s Lynette Anderson and her cute hubby Vince.  The slipper pattern was a huge hit.


Brenda Riddle from Acorn Quilts and Gifts with her new quilt based on a cross-stitch sampler.  It’s darling.  Wouldn’t it look cute in wool?

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Barri Sue Gaudet of Bareroots Designs showing off her new book.

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Close up of that cute quilt above the book.

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Cute holiday projects.

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Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles.

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Check out the border of this quilt.  So many pieces, so little time!

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Sandy Klop of American Jane

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Karla Eisenach and her darling daughter Lisa with Sweetwater.

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Sisters – Kathy Schmitz and Bonnie Sullivan (All Through the Night).

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They took a trip to France together and were so inspired it led to a book collaboration.  It’s filled with beautiful photos and projects.

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And here is Joyce from Geoff’s Mom patterns.  She has some really wonderful new patterns.

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Her new Block of the Month.

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And this darling pillow that I just have to put on my list of projects.

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Wool sheep and embroidery.

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Cute table topper.

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Deb Strain of Saltbox Illustrations.   We had a fun dinner with her and her hubby one night.  (her coat dress matched her booth colors – cute)

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Mary and Barb of Me and My Sister Designs.  They were also at the same dinner and are so funny. They tell the best stories that always make us laugh till we cry.

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Barb and Alma of Blackbird Designs.

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I still have tons more pictures, so I’ll see ya soon.

Hugs, Anne

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Quilt Market–wool

First, thanks to all of you for your sweet thoughts about Janet.   I’ll keep you posted on her recovery.

So, those of you who know me or follow my blog on a regular basis, know that I’m completely obsessed with all things wool.  Starting with pictures of my favorite designers and booths seemed like a logical choice to me. 

Since Primitive Gatherings was right across the aisle from our booth, I ventured in there more times than I can tell you.   I took tons of pictures but for some reason, the ones I loaded onto the iPad were deleted off the camera card.  I think Anna showed you some of them so, these are the few that I took later in the show.

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Nick showed us a playful side on Halloween.

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Behind him is the beautiful Block of the Week that Lisa did this summer.   If you didn’t order the finishing kit because of their photography of it, there are still some available if you call the shop.   Trust me…it’s stunning.

Off to Heart to Hand to see what was new. Kathi never disappoints.  Check out these wonderful new patterns.

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Then it was over to see Cathy at The Cottage at Cardiff Farms.  More fabulous new stuff!

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This next tall pillow is going to be a pattern in an upcoming issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.   Can’t wait!

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The top 2 purses were made using the Japanese Daiwabo fabrics.  So classy looking.

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I might have drooled all over this next one. In fact, I loved it so much that as soon as I got home I ordered the kit from JJ Stitches.   It’s on its way!  Woo Hoo!  Give them a call if you want one too.

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Cathy told us that she has a new book coming out in the spring with Leisure Arts.

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And this is her new Block of the Month.

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Another stop had to be Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine’s booth to see all the great new projects that are in the Winter issue.

This is the lovely Gretchen.

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It was so fun to see the projects in person.  Their photography in the magazine is spot on gorgeous, but it can never match up to the real thing.   This table runner was breathtaking in person. It’s going to make it onto my “to-do” list.

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If you haven’t gotten a subscription of the magazine, you really should.   They have 3 issues out and every one of them has inspiration and eye candy galore! 

That’s it for the “wool”.   Some of my other favorite designers weren’t there but, my goodness, how much can one person do?  Oh, I can only dream about making up everything I saw.

If you like any of the patterns I’ve shown, Karen at The Primitive Thread has some of the patterns.  I know this because we walked the show together and liked all the same things.  Right Karen?  So, send her an email if you’re interested in purchasing any of them.

Next up….favorite people.  (not to say that these wool designers aren’t some of my favorite people…Yikes, don’t want to get myself in trouble here…Winking smile)

Hugs, Anne