Thursday, October 31, 2013

Safari Moon Wins First Exhibitor Award Houston Fall Market 2013

Nancy Helpinstil made this fabulous bag by Indio Junction HERE
Karen Turchan designed and made this quilt. It will be a free download on the Art Gallery Website.
Nancy Helpinstil made this bag too!

Hountington Hobbo bag by Pink Sand Beach Designs   HERE
Sharon Camping made this hippo and everyone wanted to squeeze it! I kept saying it was a self portrait just kidding! It is so cute! I guess everyone wanted it : )

Alex kept saying I was goning to win !!!!! He was so so sweet! I think I won because he kept saying it!

The set up was a bit stressful but it all came together in the end!!!!! 
My design for the applique quilt

My Photoshop composite many months beforehand, this really helped me plan! The scale is a bit wrong however... oh well.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

HOUSTON QUILT MARKET 2013, International Houston Quilt Market 2013, FALL QUILT MARKET HOUSTON 2013

Houston we don't have a problem, I am here! I am saying this for good reason, my husband and I had so much trouble getting to Houston but it all worked out!!!!! Thank God.
Set up is fun but stressful, after so many months of planning the booth is so differnent in reality... it was much smaller than I thought. John helped me so much arranging all the hand made things and decorating the booth. 

The George R. Brown Convention Center is one of the 10 largest in the nation
You can see some of the bags other things on the side wall of my booth... what's wrong with my face???
Pat Bravo's Rapture booth was gorgeous.

 Rapture won 2nd place double booth award!!!
I absolutely love the cups with paint in it ! It was so so pretty!
Could you die over Jeni Baker's Dreamin Vintage? I wanted to take home everything in her booth!
Her new line is gonna be a huge hit what a great great concept... vintage sheet designs from the 50,60s 70's Wonderful!!!!!!
So empressed that Jeni sews and quilts everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NO HELP AT ALL!!!!!! She is amazing.
Anglea Walters Drift fabric line is to die for, One of my favorites of her collections. Seriously need a photo of her reverse applique quilt it was unbelievable I am sorry I don't have a picture.

Leah Dunchan had a gorgeous booth too, Her new line is called Meadow so painterly and beautiful.

Love the details and the rug that really looked like grass!
The beautiful Leah is like Grace Kelly so ellegant and graceful.

AGF is so creative ! Always the most artistic mulitple booth displays.

Shocked how good chile con queso is! Thanks Jacey Lucas for taking us to an awesome resturant!

Alex is so so fun!
I love the AGF women! I wish I had more pics of you guys!!!!!
Walter must be the nicest man on the planet! He is always happy and works so hard.
John got Roasted by Angela Walters... should I be proud or embarrased??? hehehehe
AGF Designers we are missing BARI J : and Bonnie Chistine. (  Wonderful group of women and I am so honored to be standing here amongst them.)

Monday, October 21, 2013

Overland Journey Orange ... Pillow from Safari Moon

 I am so excited to share with you my first fabric collection with Art Gallery Fabrics. Quilt market is just a week away and I am nervous and excited with anticipation. I have been working very hard this past year designing and now sewing for my booth and had help from my friends with some of my sewing projects. I first found this block online for free and decided to make it using scraps. I re- wrote the pattern originally from Marcia Hohn and altered so that is much easier. I decided to quilt linear lines across... it is not perfect but I do love this pillow. The Orange overland journey fabric goes perfect with Art Gallery Fabrics "Squared elements Lemongrass". Anyhow, I am happy with this pillow I did make some mistakes with some of my projects I can share with you later. In the mean time, I can't wait to see the reality of how all my projects will look once they are put together at quilt market. Fabrics come out in December!

For a Link to this pattern come visit my new pattern store HERE.