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:


string sewing

6 replies
  1. Nicky
    Nicky says:

    Cute !  Nearly finished my spool quilt Carolyn!  Would love to do a workshop with you as that quilt is the last of my projects from your workshops!  But maybe a bit closer to home would be good!
    Great to combine fun and work!

  2. Penny Hankey
    Penny Hankey says:

    You lucky thing! Carolyn, Margaret and I are still saving to go to one of the big US shows one day, probably Paducah. Did you, or anybody you know, go to the new Irish Quilt show in Galway last year? I was wondering whether to go this year but have heard conflicting reports.
    I love the little pastel string quilt, such gentle colours.

  3. webmaster
    webmaster says:

    Hi! Penny, didn’t know of the Irish show, but I went to the Quiltmania (magazine) show in Nantes France, last year and it was just lovely. I think that is worth visit!

  4. Linda Barber
    Linda Barber says:

    Hi Carolyn, beautiful strings…..as always! Do you use iron Ultrasoft or a different type of foundation? I'm gathering strings as I type this lol

  5. webmaster
    webmaster says:

    Hi! I just use the softest one they make, cn’t recall the title, BUT it is SEW IN, never the iron on!

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