|Rolls of Backdrops ready to go – Check!|
|Crates for gathering of the new books & patterns – Check!|
|More crates for new books & patterns – Check & check!|
|Props for Moda Pit – Check!|
|Notebooks waiting to be put together for sales reps. Binder with all the ‘extras’ – Check!|
|Last but not least & probably most important – NOURISHMENT to help with set up! CHECK & double Check!!|
Just thought ya’ll might to see a little of the behind the scenes of getting ready here for market in Houston. Just a minor portion of what goes into getting ready for International Quilt Market in Houston in October.
Several of the stores sent in pictures of their Quilt Across Texas displays. Some of those you will see here. We also sent some of our secret shoppers out to “shop.” We had several people volunteering to do this task….. Imagine that!
We wanted to share with you the contest winners from each of the eight regions.
Check out the winners along with the entire list of shops.
Lubbock, TX 79414
Quilt Shop114 E Main St.
Whitesboro, TX 76273
Kerrville, TX 78028
El Campo, TX 77437
allow me to introduce myself to those of you who don’t know me.
i’m a mom and a wife, and my husband and children are my world. but while they are at school and work, i get to create patterns, sew, and i write on my blog weekly ramblings of my daily life of being a mother of 4 kids, which can be pretty funny at times.
on my blog i create free tutorials on how to create fun things for your home, your friends, yourself, or your kids. i also update my readers on all my newest patterns for sale. its a great past time that blog of mine, and i’m happy to write my musings to so many friends.
so a little about that shop i have.
i started creating PDF patterns 2 years ago. and i just recently made the leap in making my creations into paper patterns. the first three i have that have just come out are:
the abby bag, which is a great bag that can carry just about anything. it’s reversible, and the bow can be converted into a scarf. definitely a fan favorite.
next is my houndstooth pattern. this is a great pattern that includes instructions for the baby sized blocks featured on the baby houndstooth quilt, and instructions on the larger version that includes measurements and instructions for throw size all the way up to king size perfect for teens and adults alike. 🙂
and lastly my beach bag pattern (which should be renamed “everything but the kitchen sink bag”) because you can fit just about that! it’s a great bag that can used for so many versatile things. i use mine weekly to tote all the “mother” stuff as well as my stuff.
these three are my first to make it into paper pattern, but keep an eye out for more to keep popping up as the months continue. i am super excited to keep creating and moving forward in the paper pattern industry.
aside from the tutorials on my blog you can also find my tutorials on the moda bake shop
this baby life quilt one is one of my favorite i made for them.
you can also see my projects in magazines and books, and my own book is coming out this january of 2012.
i really love what i do.
i consider myself very lucky and blessed to be able to do what i love from my home so i can be there when the kids come home from school.
i hope you enjoy my patterns as much as i do!
thank you so much for letting me come today and share a little about myself!
How Great is Pat? She is already doing a giveaway.
Hop on over to her blog and leave a comment.
Comments will be open until Saturday.