Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Off to Houston

Well, here it is my friends. My bags are packed and I'm leaving in the morning for Houston. This is THE big event that I have been working towards for months. All the preparation for International Quilt Market is about to be implemented in booth #935. You have seen my newest quilts and given me great feedback on them. I hope the people shopping at market like my stuff. That's all I can say, I've done my best. Here is a funny little fact for you, my patterns seem to sell the best to Wisconsin and Texas shops. Now why do you think that is? 
 The above photo is one I got from Pinterest. I just love this display. I need to find a cute ladder that I can do this with. I have seen so many cute displays with ladders that I have a whole board on Pinterest with just ladders. Check it out!
 Since I don't have anything new to show you let me refer you to another blog who has a darling free pattern available. I would like to make this when I get a chance. This is from Joanne from Manitoba, Canada, and her blog is Thread Head. Many of you may have seen it already, in fact I saw that Karen at Log Cabin Quilter has made this project and posted it. You may need to scroll through some of Karen's beautiful work to find it on her blog. Thanks to Joanne for this darling project!

Another blog, Quilts by Cheri, has been posting free projects also. Cheri Payne designs darling primitive projects, and I am sure you all know her. Her last blog post shows a quilt she made from a pattern on Lori's blog, Humble Quilts. Lori has posted several darling little quilt-a-long patterns over the past few years. Bloggers are so generous with their time and talent. Sometimes I feel out of the loop because it takes me so long to accomplish my own projects and what I would love to do is just dive into one of these others. I really appreciate the great blogging community and am thankful for the friends I have made. I was explaining to my husband the other night that I have met so many bloggers over the years and even tho we may not keep up with one another on a regular basis, it is so nice to have someone that I met way back drop in to make a comment on my blog, or just to say hello. Such a nice circle of really nice people!

One more blog of note is that of my friend Karen at Sew Primitive. Karen has been making the Suffrage blocks that Barbara Brackman is providing on her blog. Barbara is amazing in what she offers us on her various blogs in terms of historical perspective and quilt blocks to commemorate events in history. Karen is one who follows along and actually keeps up with each block in real time! Check out Barbara's Grandmother's Choice blog, and then check out Karen's version of these blocks. Karen is amazing! If you are familiar with Karen you may know that she has been undergoing cancer treatment for the past year and has been really sick. All the more reason why her work is so amazing, as she just pushes though the pain to get things done that are important to her. Any prayers you send her way will be appreciated.

Thanks Blogging Buddies for all you contribute! More when I return from Quilt Market! And if you are going to market please come see me in booth #935! Patchalot Patterns!

 

15 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

Wishing you much success at market!!!! Hugs

Sue said...

Have a wonderful time at market and I hope all your dreams come true!!

Oh these blogs in mention are some that I follow too and I am amazed at the talent out there!

Be safe!

Kindred Quilts said...

I haven't been blogging about quilting for very long, but I couldn't agree more with you... there are so many talented quilters out there, and their willingness to share their knowledge, experiences, and ideas with the rest of us is simply amazing! It's one big, happy quilting/piecing/sewing family!!!
Best wishes to you at the Houston Quilt Market... you are one of those bloggers I'm talkin' about!

Me and My Stitches said...

Have a great time at Market - can't wait to hear all about it! Hugs to you!

Lindah said...

Thank you for the cool blog referrals. Nice to make new friends. Oh, and where *does* one find cute ladders? Not around here, so far. Have a successful and fun time at Market! Looking forward to your "report."

Angie said...

Go, have a blast, bring back lots of fun pictures. :D

JoAnne said...

Have a great time in Houston!!! I hope you have a successful time. Thanks for the blog recommendations, too. I love ladders as well and have a great old apple picking ladder inside for quilts. I have another old one with peeling green paint in the garage. I plan to use it as a pot rack when we finally get a house of our own. Meanwhile, I was going to lean it against the door on our front porch and hang fall decorations from it and my husband pitched a fit!!! He is just postive that someone will use it to break into our house. Even though it really won't reach any of the windows... Oh well, I've watched too many episodes of Criminal Minds lately to argue with him!

Melanie said...

Hugs from the U.P.--- I just know You are going to be loved at Market... Have fun!

Darlene said...

Good luck - enjoy - take notes - smile, etc. You're going to do great, I just know it.

Linda said...

Have fun at Market...I was in a store today and they were going crazy trying to finish getting ready!

*karendianne. said...

Your patterns are great and you're fully prepared! Have a wonderful time.

Sue said...

Have a wonderful time Marcie. Sure it's going to be tiring but very worthwhile .
Now, not that I know a lot about each state of America but is Wisconsin and Texas the largest state's?
Love that ladder too.
Have fun.

sewprimitive karen said...

The very best to you at Market, Marcie! I wince whenever I see the darling pictures of old ladders; I had a delightfully beaten up ladder not too long ago down in the basement that I actually...so unlike me...got rid of. Why did I do that?? I need it now for my gray shabby chic decorating in the sewing room. Good links, Marcie, and thank you for showing my BB Suffrage block; this one is my favorite. Best at Market! I've had the most activity from Texas and Wisconsin, too!

Lori said...

Good luck and sell a lot!! And have fun!

Ruth said...

I love ladders too and follow you on Pinterest. It is fun and gives you lots of ideas (like I really need more)! Hee Hee! I wish I could come to see your booth in Houston, but I have other plans for that time. Bloggers are great! I have met several and had so much fun! I've done a few of Lori's QALs - it's so easy to get drawn in and then get behind on my own projects. Best wishes on your booth!