• The 2015 “Battle of the 2nds” Contest

    Congratulations to Jackie Abel of Watertown, SD She’s the winner of our “November 2015 Handbag of the Month“ contest! Her classy floral Quattro was the winner almost from the get-go! She wins a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor on our website. But it’s December, and that means… It’s time for […]

  • An “Encounter” at Festival

    So… something VERY unusual happened at Quilt Festival and it has nothing to do with the constant rain, or flooding or close encounters with runaway scooters even though all of those things DID happen and WERE unusual!  This involves a very dramatic and amazing encounter with a person I met during the Quilt Festival. (And […]

  • Quilt Market 2015- the Quilts

    So… there’s no doubt about it, one of my favorite things to do at Quilt Market is to get to the Convention Center REAL early so I can stroll among the impressive quilt displays unimpeded by crowds and noise. The whole area is dimly lit and there’s a quietness that almost feels worshipful and I […]

  • A Festival Fashion Retrospective

    So… of course I love the award-winning quilts at Quilt Festival… who doesn’t, right? But I ALSO love looking at the incredible fashion looks and this year might have been the best year ever for checking out the Runway Fashion! That’s because this year was a retrospective exhibit of garments that were produced for the […]

  • Festival Time

    So… after two days to refuel and relax it was time to readjust and reload our booth display for the start of the International Quilt Festival. This year we really didn’t have to make too many changes between Market & Festival. One notable difference was that we switched up our bags so that there was […]

  • My Favorite Things – from Fall Market 2015

    As usual… this Fall’s Quilt Market floor was spectacular! I always love what little time I can spend admiring and touching all the new fabric, checking out new gadgets and strolling amongst the impressive booth displays. So…here’s a quick look at some of the items and sights that were high on my favorites list! First […]

  • “Wet & Wild”, the Fall 2015 Market Synopsis

    So… in our first Market post for this season, we showed you how our booth looked this Fall, but now it’s time to tell you what the 2015 edition of Fall Quilt Market was like AND how this new floor layout actually functioned for us… So let’s kick it off by saying that downtown Houston […]

  • November 2015 Handbag of the Month

    Congratulations! to Carol Drew of Toutle, WA Her “peacock-themed ” Quattro was the winner of our October 2015 “Handbag of the Month” contest! Her prize? … a $25 virtual gift certificate and a permanent place of honor in our “Handbag of the Month Archive“! But it’s time to reset for a brand new month and […]

  • Booth Evolution- 2015

    It’s almost time to head for Houston and the 2015 version of the International Fall Quilt Market and since this will be our 15th Market I thought it might be fun and about time to do another Booth Evolution post (especially for our newer readers). So let’s look in our rear view mirror & see […]

  • It’s almost SHOWTIME!

    So… If you’re a regular here, then you know that in recent posts we’ve been showing you our new “show-look”. First, we revealed our new booth layout which includes an all-new 6′ X 6′ grid wall for our zippers and bag hardware, and in we followed that post with a closeup look at that gridwall! […]