Monday, November 7, 2011

Houston Quilt Market - 2011

"To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,
Home again, home again, market is done."

Pat Wys and B.J. Laird, design partners of Silver Thimble Quilt Company
There are lots of wonderful blessings in my life. Last week I had the awesome opportunity to attend the International Quilt Market in Houston!!!!  It was one of those "I can't believe that I'm here" events. My friend/teacher/mentor  Pat Wys asked Brenda, Kristie and me to help her  in her Silver Thimble Quilt Company booth. Well, this is something 3 elementary Library Media Specialist can do. It's so like our many years of running Book Fairs for our schools.  Just like a school book fair, setting up the booth takes some time. Friday was a busy day at market. We worked on the booth,

 assisted Pat and the gals from Martingale Publishing (publisher of Pat's book Spotlight on Neutrals) at Schoolhouse,

 completed the booth,
new pattern Glory Garden
visited Painted Pony & Quilts in LaPorte, Texas  just south of Houston. The ladies at Painted Pony had starter fabric packs for Pat and BJ's quilt Star Spangled Celebration .

followed by fabulous Mexican food at Little Papasitto 
arrived back at the George R. Brown Convention Center to attend "Spree"
 braved the lines at the Moda table to purchase fabric bundles and "earn" this year's Moda Bag 
I had to  restrict my "quilt budget" for several months to splurge  at Spree. (Seasonal Little Gatherings from Primitive Gatherings , Rouenneries Deux from French General, Good Fortune by Kate Spain, Bali Pops, neutrals, cool batiks and a thread pack from Aurifil

For now, I just want to visually enjoy my new stash. Yes, indeed, lots of blessings from Fall Quilt Market:). 


Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh wow Becky! How fun!! I'm sure setting up and taking down the booth was a lot of work (I did those school book fairs too LOL) but how awesome to be there and see everything new. Enjoy your treasures!

Jan said...

Wow, that is so great. I've always wanted to go to Market. I wonder if quilting bloggers qualify for attendance. I know that book bloggers qualify at the BEA. I guess I'll have to do some research.

Sandra said...

What an adventure! How fun for you! Can't wait to see what you'll make with those awesome fabric bundles:)

Michelle said...

ohhhh, how fun!! I'm so jealous!! I wish I could go!

Brenda said...

Love your new blog background. Enjoyed seeing all of your photos from market.