Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Quilt Market...Done, now on to International Quilt Festival

Houston....what can we say?  It's been fun, weather has been crazy. The shop owners who shopped with us at Market were super nice.  We are taking a day off today.  Some vendors are setting up today, well starting at 4:00 pm.  The convention workers have to change up the floor plan and need a day to get that done, before we all move in.  

Kelly and I decided to just go over first thing in the morning and stay all day.  Preview starts at 5:00 pm for all of those who have been taking classes.  From 7:00-10:00 it's open to the public, which makes for a super long day, but a fun one.  

Our home for 2 weeks
Kelly's shoes for this trip
Here are a few photos of our trip so far. 

The front of the Convention Center

The Line-up for Sample Spree
Our Table at Sample Spree
Kelly and I all dressed up for the Moda Party

Kelly and Me
Moda Party 40th Aniversary 
Me and Nellie Olsen from Little House on the Prairie
You never know who you are going to meet at Quilt Market

My Hero, Sue Spago was my neighbor in the next booth.
How lucky can one girl be??? 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Heading out to PIQF then onto Houston

I got home from the Palm Springs show this past Saturday night late.  My friend, Kelly had called a few friends to help on Sunday put together kits.  

Having a Mystery Block sounded like a great idea 2 months ago, but having to kit a wool and fabric block two days before I leave for PIQF and Houston Market & Festival was a bit crazy.  

Kerry, Betty, Kathy, and Kelly were all there helping me cut, dye, and assemble kits all day long.  

Monday we did more of the same.  Packing my own suitcase at 11:30 PM, setting the clock for 3:45 am to take off for Santa Clara, CA  and PIQF.  Here is some of the more glamorous views of our travels today.  I'm so kidding right now, we often tease each other.  People say to me all the time, "It must be so much fun to travel to all those quilt shows."  We look at each other, if they only knew. 
This is us traveling with Alicia Campbell, the Batty Lady. 
Love getting Costco gas where I can

And we eat at all the Fabulous Places!!!

 So no, I wouldn't trade it for anything.  When anyone comes into my booth, I always try to greet everyone. "Thanks for coming out to the Show."   And just know that I truly mean it. 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Hello Again, 
I'm so sorry for being a day late.  Calendars are not my friend this time of year.  

I hope that you have enjoyed the first block by Rhonda at Farmhouse Threads as much as I have.  

We are hoping that after the craziness that is Houston Quilt Market and Festival we can complete this quilt then do some kind of Raffle to raise money for Camp Pendleton Toys for Tots program.  It would be great to see this Christmas quilt generate money for our military and their kids. 

I have some kits and I can make more.  I have to leave for PIQF on Tuesday, then go straight to Houston for 2 weeks.  If the kits run out while I'm gone, please be patient and I will get them out as soon as I get home.  Trust me, you don't want my boys cutting your kits while I'm gone. 
If you want the block with the same fabric and wools I used 
Click here for my Christmas Block Kit

Click here for FREE pattern!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas, Shawn

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Apparently I can't Read A Calendar!! Blog Hop Hoppers

Hello, Mystery Block Hoppers, 

I know I'm up for your next block but apparently I can't read a calendar.  I will have it up tomorrow.  I'm  currently at a show in Palm Springs, CA vending.  

I promise the block is worth the 24 hour wait.  

You all have been so sweet to us!!  I love wool quilters, they are the best out there!!!!! 

With warmest regards (it's over 100 degrees here in Palm Springs)  I'll chat with you all tomorrow.  

Love Shawn