Saturday, October 29, 2011


Yesterday was a long day of classes, lectures and shopping. 8am until 10pm.  I do this just for you, my favorite customers!

Today, I have walked the market floor (all 500 plus vendors!)

Yesterday I went to a couple of fun designer lectures.

One was with Minick and Simpson.  They had several quilts from their new book Victory Girls.

Sue Daley is a designer from Australia.  She is passionate about English Hand Piecing.  Her work is amazing.  This is her version of a Double Wedding Ring table runner.

This is the most amazing Grandmother's Flower Garden!

 To Give you a little perspective, I took this picture of my hand near the center of the quilt.

 I think the seam allowance in the center hexagons is bigger than the pieces, themselves.

 This closeup is one of the hexagons in the main body of the quilt.  The 'larger' ones if you will.

Sue has a new book coming out, Patchwork for Busy Fingers.  If you love Hexies, this is perfect for you.

During one presentation by Andover Fabrics, I was sitting near Lizzy House.  She is just as cute as her name.  I have followed her career for a couple of years.  Such a talented young lady.

This is her Color Wheel quilt.  Pretty fabulous.

I can't wait to see what tomorrow brings!  J

Thursday, October 27, 2011


It's hard to believe, but it's Quilt Market time!  I spent the day in Houston, renewing friendships and planning for the next few days ahead.

Spending time with friends, is one of the best parts market.  Laura Flynn from  is always a fun date at market.  After catching up on family, we spent hours talking about our hopes and dreams for our shops.

We ran into many friends on the street and in the hotel lobby.  It is wonderful to feel so connected to so many wonderful women.  Tomorrow is a full day of classes, ending with every one's favorite, Sample Spree.  So, stay tuned!!
I love this look down the road that leads to the convention center!  Just had to share.  J

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hoodies Collection

It is so wet and dreary outside, I thought you would like to take a look at Hoodie's latest arrival in the shop.  Wonderful stylised fruit fabric.  I am in love! 

There is a cute place mat pattern on the Timeless Treasures website

They would make great gifts this holiday season. 

Personally, I think I need to make Pineapple pillowcases for the Newlyweds, when they return from their honeymoon on Saturday!  J

Monday, October 17, 2011

Let Me Present, Mr and Mrs Christopher Stewart

Wow, I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since I blogged with you. I have been busy. My son and his fiance were married last week. They live in Idaho, and the wedding was in Seattle. So, I was able to help a little more than most Mothers of the Groom. Lucky Me!

I must admit they are super cute, and I am in love with them both!

Today, I am back in the Comannd Center.  Thinking about Quilt Market next week, new designers, and fresh ideas.  I was surfing around and found Malka Dubrowsky's blog.  She is a new author and a new fabric designer.  I will be seeing her things at market.  Take a look at her work.  She is super creative.

Also, for those of you who have been waiting Ruby, by Thimble Blossoms arrived today.  To Die For.  Just sayin'  J