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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Back From Fall Market

I'm back home from attending fall market in Houston and had a great time.  Since I didn't have a booth, it allowed me to mosey the aisles, talk with friends, investigate new stuff, and take pictures of lots of quilts.  I wasn't feeling great when I went as that cold and sore throat I had just wants to hang on.  It never got worse, but by the end of market, I no longer had a voice.  Today, that's still the case....I sound gravely and awful.  Perhaps it was from laughing so much!  I'll gladly pay the price for the good time! 

I flew to Wichita, KS, and Lynne Hagmeier picked me up at the airport.  We chatted our way to Dallas, and the next day, she took me to the Moda home offices and we shopped the Moda warehouse.

I've long been a fan of Moda, especially Lynne's Kansas Troubles fabrics, so this was a treat!!

It was a real kick to see my patterns on the shelf.  Oh, the dumb things that can make you smile.

Let's start the market tour with Kansas Troubles booth.  The quilts shown here are all from Lynne's new book, Loose Change, featuring her "layered patchwork" techniques.  It was a big, big hit at market!

These projects aren't available quite yet as they are all made with Lynne's next fabric line, Pheasant Hill.  Love the border stripe in this collection!

Here's new goodies from Minnick & Simpson......
the absolutely fun and talented sisters, Barb & Mary of Me & My Sister........
 One of the sweetest ladies you'll ever meet, Kathy Schmitz
Check out her stuff on her website...
really cool. 
Kathy's book, Gather the Passing Seasons, was one of my most favorite finds at market.
This is one of the displays at Moda's booth to announce Mary Jane of Mary Jane's Farm
as a new designer.  This is for MJ's Glamping (Glamour-Camping) collection. 

 Lots of new stuff from friend Lisa Bongean and Primitive Gatherings
You can really enjoy the outstanding quilting talents of quilter Linda Hrcka on the green quilt!

 This snowman quilt is a new BOM coming soon!

Lisa's Wool Alphabet Sampler was another market favorite for me!

That's all for this post.  More market photos coming shortly in the next post.

Thanks for visiting with me a while.....

P.S.  I haven't forgotten about the next sew along.  I just have to have time to organize it! 
Hang in there with me!  


  1. Sounds like you had a great time at Market... without all the "work" of having a booth to attend to. So sorry you lost your voice... but I'll bet it was worth the fun! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

  2. Thanks for showing us. I so agree that the wool alpabet sampler is beautiful. And I love the snowball table runner with the snowmen, that one is sooo cute.

  3. What wonderful pictures! Thanks so much...I feel like I was there!

  4. YEAH!!!! Finally someone with booth pictures!! THANK YOU!! I have been waiting forever...but they were worth the wait!!

  5. Thanks for sharing the market pictures, there is always something new and exciting coming out. You didn't show us your shopping cart at MODA:)