Quilt Sherpa and I arrived safely in Houston and begun the now familiar process of setting up our booth (while both under the influence of jet lag) first for Quilt Market and then with a day of rest in between Quilt Festival which follows.
As you can see I have a few problems with quilt sherpa, he thinks he is very funny performing his dance routine on the top of a table instead of getting the quilts hung up and looking pretty!
Quilt Festival follows Quilt Market and is open for everyone to attend, look, shop, socialise etc. We are so lucky as good friends who live in the US came to help us with the set up and sales during open hours at the show. Here is Kay busy making the displays look extra attractive.
I spy Darlene hands tying the 'Needles and Pins' fat quarter bundles nice and tight and adding some of our sweet wooden tags to each bundle. This display shows some of the projects form my newest release book 'Country Style Quilting'.
Here we are almost finished getting the displays done, the next job is to stock the stand ready for opening time......
Little close ups of projects that are from my book 'Rainbow Cottage' which is an early self published book thats filled with seven sweet cottage/rainbow inspired designs. The projects have been made using 'My Hearts At Home' a fabric collection that will not be available until early next year (RJR fabrics spoilt me and let me have a little to sell already). We will have limited quantities of layer cakes and fat quarters of this collection in Australia later this week, if your interested follow my Lynette Anderson Designs Facebook page for updates.
Suzanne made us lots of her lovely scissor charms, each one has a lovely glass bead and a sewing themed silver coloured charm hanging on the end.
We have Apliquick starter packs 'for the girl who needs everything', if you havent tried these amazing revolutionary appliqué tools yet you should. If your not sure how to use them but are interested I have a great tutorial here on my blog, follow this link to discover more.
Oh my, everytime I see these sweet wooden spools with my logo on them I feel happy. I have put three thread colours in pack, mostly I use the taupe colour but occasionally its nice to have a grey/blue or a red.
The string thing tins - brilliant, they hold an amazing amount of things plus the magnet on the lid keeps your needle in an easy to find location. I use the smaller size to keep my thimble, needle and a superbob spool of thread safe.
The Cat and The Hen, a sweet mini quilt which fits nicely into a 12" table top frame, this versions has been made using fabrics form my Highland collection and we have cut some special raw wood flower buttons.
Grateful thanks to Kate for making this lovely sample of A Kittens Tale for me, its made using fabrics from 'Needles and Pins' collection which is in stores now. We will have kits finished any day for this quilt in these fabrics.
More prettiness... 'Stitched By Me' in the background for which we will have kits made up any day and a sweet new stitchery thats called 'Bunny Garden', for which we have created a brand new 'carrot' button.
We met some lovely quilters for all over the world and had fun helping them choose what goodies they needed to buy :)
This lovely lady from LA had brought show and tell for me to see, Chateau Hexagon with embellishments...
I took a few close up photos so you can see how lovely it looks with beading and extra buttons.
I really wish they would get a more co-ordinated with my look carpet for the aisles - bright red is just a bit much don't you agree?
I bumped into this pair of English ladies on my way back from the bathroom. It was such a nice surprise to see how they had embellished the calico bags that i printed a couple of years ago - yes, I should do a new design and get them printed.
It was Halloween on Saturday....we joined the fun..
What a great time we had in Houston, catching up with friends old and new. The weather was not kind to us, tornado warnings, heavy rain with flash flooding... we had to almost swim back to our hotel one night but as always we loved seeing everyone and hope to see you all again next year.