Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Back Home From Quilt Market

Well I'm back home and finally catching up from my whirlwind trip to Houston.  I didn't take my camera (I know, I'm a bad, bad blogger), but I did manage to snap a few pictures on my cell phone.  This is looking down on the middle of the amazing Market floor.  I never tire of this view.

This is a picture of Houston while I was walking to the Convention Center.  It was a warm day with a beautiful blue sky, and back home they were getting the first snow of the season (They didn't get very much here in central Maryland, and I have to confess, I'm a little bummed that I missed the first snow ~ after all everyone knows the first snow is magical right?)...however, I'm sorry for you people in the Northeast who got blasted and are still without electricity :(

I did manage to snap this quick picture of Laurie & Polly (of Minik & Simpson fame) in their booth (I had to take the picture because I never catch the two of them together!)

I made it to the Modern Quilt Guild Meet Up on Saturday night, and met so many wonderful people!  This is a picture of Robin Woods and me.  Robin is an online friend of mine, one of the leaders of our Quiltsy Group on Etsy, and one of the coordinators of the evening's event from the Houston Modern Quilt Guild.  It was so nice to meet Robin in person for the first time, and we even attended a class together the night before this event. 

Even though I didn't get a lot of photos, I did manage to snap this little picture while visiting the Quilting Treasures booth.  I'm now doing some free lance work for Quilting Treasures and this is the Clifford Fabric sell sheet of the sample quilt that I designed for them!  It's so new that they're just showing the line on paper, no fabric yet (and I just got the finishing touches on the design to them a few days before Market!).  ~ Yes, I was that silly person taking a picture of her first sell sheet, and they were all nice and humored me :)

Market for me this year was about meeting up with a lot of people.  I made a bunch of connections (I'm definitely getting better at that), and spoke to several people about some upcoming work, and I did do a little shopping too :)  Even though I'm not good at taking booth pictures, I did take some quilt photos, but I'm still pulling pictures off of my phone.  I'll post some School House pictures tomorrow :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn


sewmeow said...

Thanks, Dawn, for your pics from did well with your phone. Love the one of you & Robin. Congrats on the quilt design.

Robin said...

Congratulations on your first sell sheet! Soon we'll be able to say "We knew her when!" It was great spending time with you -- let's do it again soon!