Friday, October 17, 2008

Tidewater Quilters' Guild Quilt Show

What a weekend! Patti and I had a great time meeting people while showing off our newest patterns. The guild was amazing and took wonderful care of us--big SHOUT OUT to Jackie, the Quilt Ninja:) Lunch was provided by the guild and it was extremely tasty. The committee members were never far off to ask if we needed anything or to offer a bottle of water. They were excited to hit a record number of attendees at 1,309 in 3 days; and it isn't surprising with all the talent the guild holds claim to.
All of you know how fun a show can be whatever side you are on. The opportunity to talk to others in your industry, see all the wonderful talent, and the joy in connecting with the customers directly is what keeps us all going another day, week, month, year. The whole experience feeds your soul. If you have never vended a show, I highly recommend it. Start with a local guild show. It is a lot of work but extremely rewarding.

Next week I am off to Houston to attend fall market for the first time. I will be working the Suzn Quilts booth and can't wait to meet new people and see all the sights!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

"Coastal Christmas" unveiled

This weekend, October 10, 11,12, at the Tidewater Quilter's Guild Quilt Show, (Church of the Ascension Community Center, 4853 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA.) I will unveil my new pattern, "Coastal Christmas".
I will be working the Quilted Butterfly booth and hope that if you are at the show, you will stop by and say "HI".

I love poinsettias and Patti from the Quilted Butterfly threw out some ideas that became this wonderfully versatile design. The directions are for fusible applique but anyone skilled in hand applique will be able to enjoy this bold floral layout.

For added fun, try it in summer colors as well.