Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Quilt Market Houston 2008

We're back!! It was one of the best times I've ever had at Quilt Market!
My daughter, Sarah Raffuse, made a great presentation at our Schoolhouse Session (late in the afternoon, so we offered chocolate at the door :) and our Take & Teach Class was SOLD OUT before Market even opened (wow!). Here are some pics from the Take & Teach, with some of the participants and their little quilt projects:

We had a great crowd at the book signing in the Krause booth and got to catch up news with some quilters who helped us out a LOT in Houston for the 2007 Quilt Market - -one of them had made five quilts (using our methods) since she got her book last year!!

Houston was warm and sunny (80 degrees didn't feel like a "fall" market to me!) and Market was a crowded and happy affair and it looked to me like there was a lot of commerce being conducted between the vendors and the buyers. I'll be posting about some of the patterns & vendors that caught my eye over on Quilt News.

Oh, and a double special bonus: I was able to meet up with my old pal Trish Stuart (I used to quilt for her and worked in her booth at several Quilt Markets) AND a quilt that she painted and I quilted was in the booth for Tsukineko Inks. That's Trish in pink on the left, our quilt under our arms and me in the blue on the right. Look at those huge smiles :)


Dorothy said...

Hi Marguerita,

Glad to hear you had such a great time! Looking forward to reading more about it on QuiltNews.

Martha said...

Hey, if the high is only in the 80's it IS fall weather here in the South! I'm glad the show was so much fun for ya'll.

Deb H said...

I own one of Trish's early quilts. It was a gift from a friend. I only just met her before she moved away. Looks like you had a great time. It also sounds a bit warmer than home!

MMM said...

Hi Deb, I was just reading your blog tonight! I am uploading videos and while I wait I'm surfing the blogs of all my pals, Dorothy, Martha & you!! :)

It's been howling windy here and I am *so* ready to leave again!! Trish invited me to stay with her in Texas, and you know, I think I might!!

If you own one of Trish's quilts there is a good chance that I quilted it - - :) I did a *lot* of quilting for Trish then......