After 9 days and a little over 2000 miles we are home! It has been a fabulous trip. We started out in Houston for International Quilt Market. I debuted 5 new patterns. It was a fantastic Market and the new designs were well received. I can't tell you how grateful I am! It is so good to see your hard work pay off.
This is Rhapsody. It has 13 blocks of Folk Art applique. It is already popping up all over the place as a BOM.
This is Folly. I love this design- it has so much movement. The pillow hanging beside it is a block done in wool.Wool would speed up the process and add so much texture. I would love to find time to do a wool version.
This is Bristol. It is a super easy medallion that features velvet applique accents and some reproduction Dutch Chintz.
This is Ashbey. It is the first in a series of dresser scarf patterns I am doing. All of the designs will finish at 6" x 20 1/2". They all have a ruffled edge and feature wool and velvet applique with a touch of embroidery. These are fast to whip up. Great for gift giving.
The second dresser scarf is on the right. It is called Heart's Desire.
It was pretty busy and I didn't get out of the booth much but we did get to meet up with friends we only see a couple of times a year. I have to say Houston has some of the best food options around and we ate well while we were there.
The one non- quilt related thing we did was go to the Galleria. If you have never been, it is amazing. The largest mall I have ever seen. It has an ice rink in the center, is 3 stories and features some of the priciest stores you can find. I found a lovely Vuitton bag in eggplant for only $2500. Needless to say it did not come home with me.
After Market we headed to Rogers, Arkansas for a couple of days at the Rabbit's Lair. If you are ever in the area make sure you stop and see this store. They have a great variety of fabrics, wool, velvet and yarns. The store is in an old pharmacy and boasts all the original fixtures on both floors. The folks who run the store are very friendly and will welcome you.
Our next stop was Grove Oklahoma where I was lucky to visit the Grand Lake of the Cherokee Quilt Guild. I did a trunk show and workshop with them. I love visiting guilds. They have some really talented quilters in their group.
So that is what I have been up to. Now I am trying to get caught up around home. If you are interested in any of the new patterns I will have them up in the online store by tomorrow.
Patterns are now posted in the online store- www.linenclosetdesigns.bigcartel.com