1. Eleanor Burns at Quilt Market 2018

    I just got back from Quilt Market  where I got to talk briefly with quilting legend Eleanor Burns . She was signing her new book Forty Fabulous Years celebrating her forty years in the quilting business and I was lucky enough to be nearby to get in line.  Eleanor is just as full of life as ever and I don't see her stopping any time soon. I realized later that I should have had my picture taken…Read More

  2. Quilt Market 2018

    I just got back from Quilt Market and didn't take a single picture to share with you.  It is a working Market, albeit a fun one. But we stayed very busy and there wasn't much time to casually walk through the long rows of vendor booths. We had appointments to meet with about five different fabric vendors on Saturday. I also met with the people who make the wonderful emery boards that I give to cu…Read More

  3. Christmas T-Shirt Quilts

    Well, another year of Quilt Market and Festival have passed in somewhat of a blur this year. With the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the Houston Astros winning the World Series, I was somewhat distracted. And takes an awful lot to get me distracted from anything quilt related. The good news (besides the Astros winning) is that I ordered a lot of new fabric for T-shirt quilts, and that my house …Read More

  4. Quilt Market

    In spite of how it may appear in the picture, I really had a productive quilt market. The vendors go out of their way to decorate their booths and make it fun for the Market attendees and it's great to go just to witness their creativity. I met with several fabric vendors and ordered over 30 bolts of fabric. One of the vendors is a new one for me, so I'm looking forward to adding to my fabric choi…Read More

  5. To Market, To Market

    I love this time of year. Not only did we have a beautiful fall day without a cloud in the sky, but I'm in major anticipation mode for the Houston International Quilt Market. Three of my fellow quilting business owners and I rent a room at the Hilton Americas next to the convention center and immerse ourselves in the quilt world. At Market, we get to see the new lines of fabric coming out as well …Read More

  6. Houston International Quilt Festival

    After Quilt Market ends, the Houston International Quilt Festival begins. Unlike Market, which is a trade show for business owners, Festival is open to the public. And does it ever attract a crowd. Over 50,000 people attend during the four day show. I haven’t heard the attendance figures for this year, but last year was the Fortieth Anniversary Celebration and there were over 60,000 attendees. T…Read More

  7. Quilt Market 2015

    As promised, here are pictures from Quilt Market. As I said, it is a huge show and there is a lot of ground to cover. The picture on the left only shows about a third of the Market area. I enjoyed meeting with the vendors and picking out new fabrics to use in my T-shirt quilts. And I got to see a lot of new quilting products. It always amazes me to see the new ideas and inventions to make quilting…Read More

  8. Tributes and Treasures

    Quilt Market was exciting for several reasons, but one of the best ones was the release of Red Crinoline Quilt’s new book Tributes and Treasures. Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison are the authors, designers and makers of the quilts in the book, but I was privileged to have quilted several of the quilts including the one on the cover. I started quilting for Paula and Mary Ellen before they star…Read More

  9. Quilt Market

    Life gets real exciting for me at this time of year. It all starts with the annual family reunion that I attended last week. This weekend is International Quilt Market at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. I’m fortunate to be living close to Houston so I can attend every year. Actually, some of my fellow quilting business owners and I stay in the hotel that is attached to the conv…Read More