Quilt Market , Portland 2013

Hi!

I am back from Portland and just about sorted out.

I know there are loads of great posts out there…. just search them under blogs. Some clever people even manage to post while there. I did manage some Facebook stuff, but I am an amateur, sorry!

Here are some pics though of my first couple of days:

I think everyone took this picture of the rest room floor, but still great quilt inspiration:

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In the first shop we visited on the coach tour, they were selling my book. It is being reprinted at the moment, for those of you who are having trouble getting it. In the UK I am selling it or you can get it from Kalquilts, either wholesale or retail!):

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And this lovely lady, Jeanette who works at the shop also taught the class based on the book. She was so lovely!

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Such a great shop:

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More quilty inspiration:

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Visited here where they had amazing displays and great cupcakes to revive us:

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The next day was School House and I got to see my friend Victoria introduce us to her new fabric line, Sonnet. Sorry about the blurry but I was in charge of collecting business cards for the drawing too:

 

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More pictures in the next post. Have great weekend!

Quilt Festival Houston 2013

 

As many of you know I attend Quilt Market in the USA usually twice a year. I am currently preparing to be in Portland, OR in May.

I have been here a couple of times before, and am looking forward to the latest visit. Fingers crossed I will meet up with Lori! Yeah!

Quilt Market is a great Trade show, I get to catch up with some friends, (including Jennifer, Victoria and Jen)  and spend time with Landauer my publisher. I should say this is all work, but boy, is it fun too!

However, this year I will also be at Quilt Festival following on from Market this fall!

As, you might have guessed, I will be teaching!

I am so excited!

Over the next few weeks I will be letting you see which quilts and projects we will be stitching.

At market I do some take and Teach sessions which is a great way for me to spend time with shop owners, but now at Festival I get to spend time with the folks who shop in the shops! Well people like me really, I shop in the shops!!!

Look out on Quilts Inc to see when the catalogue is out, to see how much fun stuff goes on there.

And as this has been quite a 'linky' post, here are some shots of a String Quilt Project I stitched last week:

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I just love the way everything gets stitched together from so many past quilts:

 

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These are my usual 6in blocks sewn on a Vilene (Pellon) foundation, and in this case machine quilted in hanging diamonds:

 

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