Houston Quilt Market 2011–part 2

Like so many others in the quilting world this weekend, I spent many long hours in downtown Houston over the last several days.  The International Quilt Market and Festival is held every fall in Houston, and I am so lucky to live close to be able to experience it.

This year, for the first time, I attended schoolhouse sessions on Friday, and I learned SO MUCH!  I attended the Blackbird Designs session, and this year they were showing their new stitchery book, and had all of their samples to show.

blackbird designs schoolhouse (2)

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blackbird designs schoolhouse (5)

blackbird designs schoolhouse (6)

blackbird designs schoolhouse (8)

As many of you know, I was a cross-stitcher before I was a quilter or knitter, and it’s definitely still my first love.  It was truly a pleasure to see these ladies in person with their lovely designs…and get to see a bit of what I love so much…stitching!

Next I was at the Fig Tree schoolhouse…another treat!

fig tree schoolhouse (5)

fig tree schoolhouse (7)

fig tree schoolhouse (8)

fig tree schoolhouse

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Joanna didn’t have a booth set up this market, but she did allude to a new book that will be coming out soon…so yippee for that!

At the Minick & Simpson schoolhouse they showed this amazing all cream quilt that was called “V” for victory…(I believe!).  I love how the placement of the navy fabrics create the v’s…

minick & simpson quilt

Patty Young’s new line is called “Lush” and it is so bright and beautiful!  She has some new infant clothing patterns on the horizon, and I cannot wait!

patty young schoolhouse (2)

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patty young schoolhouse (5)

I got a chance to meet Linda lum DeBono while waiting for a book signing, and she was such a treat!

linda lum debono

I had an amazing day, and it was so much fun to see everyone and everything.  Next year cannot come fast enough!


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