Dresden Plates, My Life, Quilt Market

Houston 2016 International Quilt Market

I just remembered that I hadn’t posted any photos of Houston Quilt Market 2016.

Where does the time go???


My good friend Robin, Nestlings by Robin,

graciously offered to come along as my helper.

Chloe, my booth helper the past several years (& daughter)

took a new job that started October 31, so she wasn’t able to come along this time.

She is now working in the NICU.

I hope you never need her services, but if you do, you’re in good hands!

She is also working on her doctorate to be a Family Nurse Practitioner.

I’m so proud of her!


My quilt-as-you-go table runners/wall quilts were very popular.


My Tiny Dresden Seasonal Series was very popular as well.

My new favorite, Dresdens on the Square…


I love the muted colors of my booth this market.

Several Moda designers are accounted for here:

Jo Morton, 3 Sisters, Barbara Brackman & Laundry Basket to name a few.

While there, we (quickly) took in the Dear Jane exhibit.

Robin & I are contemplating making the quilt

so it was fun to browse the color combinations…



The reds are gorgeous, but I think I’d get tired of just using red.


Robin’s favorite had the black heart secondary pattern.




Leaving off the triangle border would eliminate a lot of work!

But don’t kid yourself, there are still 169 little blocks!


I really like these muted colors.


Interesting pattern in the gray triangle border fabric.



Another secondary pattern with the color placement of blocks.



It looks so different with brights!


I like the rainbow of muted colors.

It’s pretty similar to the original quilt.


Really like this one too.


And this one.


And this one…


I’m still on the fence as to whether or not I’ll start this quilt.

It’s quite a commitment!

What do you think?

Want to make one with us?

We’re still trying to figure out the time-frame.

169 blocks in the center and then another 56 on the border…

225 total blocks!

Just one per week would take 4 1/3 years.

What to do???

If I make the quilt I’ve decided it will be with civil war prints.

That’s in keeping with the original quilt.

For now though, I think I’ll

Just Keep Sewing…


Quilt Market

Houston Fall Market 2012

Market was good!

This was my home away from home for the weekend.

I enjoyed speaking to lots of shop owners about my new patterns & books.

Some came from as close as Texas and as far away as Australia & Chile to name a few.

This is also where other quilt entities such as catalogs, magazines and fabric companies come to get ideas for their next business endeavors.

I met up with old friends & met some new ones too, that’s the best part of market.

My neighbors were

my friend Celine Perkins, of Perkins Dry Goods.

We shared a hotel & car at this market.

Celine always has new, expertly pieced quilts with great patterns.

My new friends & neighbors this market were,

Margaret Travis of Eazy Peazy Quilts.

She makes the cutest placemats with Bosal’s Placemat Craft Packs.

Margaret’s booth was directly across from mine,

so I had plenty of pretty to look at while not chatting with anyone in my own booth.

Next to Margret was

Sue O’Very of Sealed with a Stitch.

Sue has lots of cute designs for machine embroiderers.

Her theme for this market was Paris.

Her business cards were attached to French coffees and teas.

On the other side of my booth was

Sheila McKay of McKay Manor Musers (and her sister).

They have the cutest patterns for making super-soft animals, scarves and other cute stuff.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have a helper at this market so I didn’t get out of my booth much to look around at what others were showing.

Market is always a whirl wind.

I work frantically getting everything done, then before I know it, I’m back home and starting the next round!

I hope your fall is going well, and that you’re getting some quilting time in.

Until next time,