Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Houston Market Here We Come!

Please stop by and say "hello"!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Countdown to Houston!

Well, I am in a state of hyper activity and preparing for Houston Market. The black of night is spent making "to do" lists in my head. But it dawned on me, as I looked over my messy studio, how lucky I am to have a career fondling fabric and meeting such wonderful and talented people along the way. 

One of these people is Nancy Ota, who I met during my visit to the Beach Cities Quilter's Guild in California. She is the creator of Screen Play patterns for those good looking and very practical tote bags. I was so impressed that I asked if she could make some bags to display in the booth. And here they are!

She used her Tote It and Zip It patterns with some of the new Prairie Gothic fabrics and they turned out beautifully!

Love the pink! This one has a red/pink/white checkered lining, which gives it a very cheerful attitude. The fabric would make wonderful napkins or pillowcases, too.
This is the Dusky colorway of the Sweet Potato Vine design. Deep and elegant!
Here Nancy made an applique to extend the design behind the pocket and the workmanship is perfect, too. Stop by the booth 1520 and you can see these handsome bags in person.

Thank you Nancy, for all your energy and enthusiasm!