. . . Here's how it all starts.
First we hang the drapes. . . (& I finally remembered - when packing my boxes - to pack my draping & pole covers on the top - so that it would be the first thing unpacked & easy to find!)
Then - after several hours of unpacking, assembling furniture (a big shout out to IKEA!!! We love them!), & fluffing & fussing. . . we're ready for Quilt Market to begin. Here's the booth for this year. . .
On the table in the front corner is the table cover / quilt that I call 'Garden Windows'. I made it from the ever popular (for good reason!) French General fabrics - Roenneries. I also used the wonderful COSMO 2-strand-on-a-spool floss for the embroidery on it. ( . . . & yes - I will be getting some of the floss up on the website. . . soon!)
. . . here's the left side. . . (the quilt on the left, 'Ellie' will be available by the end of October, & the red / cream quilt & the blue / cream quilt are both from the pattern 'Around the Corner')
. . . here's the right side. . . (the little blue / cream 'Around the Corner' quilt again & the large 'Around the Corner' quilt in the center, & on the right - 'Cottage Sweet Home'.) . . . as well as my treasured pink & white hydrangea that I found at a local Houston nursery. I just love hydrangeas. . . & I try to have them in my booth whenever I can!
. . . & to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month (& to keep us "fueled") our jars of chocolate. (. . . & by the way - Target & Walmart. . . why aren't you carrying any of the brands (Dove, M&M's, Hersheys) that are profiting the Susan B. Koman Foundation with their special pink candies. . . ??? Shame on you!) . . . (sorry, I'll get off my soapbox now. . . )
My hands-down favorite part of Market, was getting to meet up & see friends & make new ones. . . (I'll post more about that!). This is Jacquelyn Steves the designer behind The Noble Wife. Jackie is an amazing artist that I know will be a well known name in the quilting world!
. . . & this is Jennifer Bosworth - of Shabby Fabrics. Jennifer is a sweetheart & I always look forward to seeing her at Market. Also . . . big news (!) Jennifer is now blogging! (fanfare & cheering in the background!). . . You can find her blog here at 'Heart to Heart'. (That name so fits you Jennifer!)
I have a few more days worth of photos from Market. . . so I hope you'll be back for some more!