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And the big winner is-

And the big winner is-

on Nov 16, 2010 in Houston Market 2010 | 0 comments

The judged show at the Houston Quilt Festival is the BIG ENCHILADA. The winner of the show gets $10,000. I don’t know about you, but that seems like a really really good prize for a quilt. This year’s winner was Sharon Schamber’s Mystique. Take a minute to enlarge the photo, by clicking on it. It’s got everything- Piecing, applique, trapunto,...

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Festival Crowds

Festival Crowds

on Nov 15, 2010 in Houston Market 2010 | 0 comments

There was some crummy weather in Houston during the festival half of the shows. A cold front blew through, complete with lightning, thunder, rain and wind. Probably wouldn’t have even noticed, if our room wasn’t on the 12th floor- IN the thunder cloud. But as you know, weather is NOT going to keep a quilter from shopping at the biggest event of the year....

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The Difference Between Market and Festival

The Difference Between Market and Festival

on Nov 13, 2010 in Houston Market 2010 | 2 comments

If you do not already know, the difference between quilt MARKET and quilt FESTIVAL is that market is a trade show open to shops and “industry only” type people. There’s alot of networking and wholesale shopping. Festival is open to the general public with only a few wholesalers staying through to do both shows. Its more like a traditional quilt...

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Celebrities at Market

Celebrities at Market

on Nov 12, 2010 in Houston Market 2010 | 0 comments

Celebrities at market aren’t the usual regular celebrities. I mean really, if you don’t sew or quilt, you probably have NO idea who these people are. (Which is why its kinda funny that they are regarded as real, full-on autograph-signing celebrities.) None the less, for me, it still has the “oh my gosh, guess who I met!!!!” feeling. I mean,...

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Market Trends- OWLS!

Market Trends- OWLS!

on Nov 11, 2010 in Houston Market 2010 | 1 comment

I know many designers and fabric-junkies are posting very insightful trends seen at market. My big trend report from market is : OWLS. All kinds, all shapes, all styles, all construction/fabrication styles. Just OWLS. I snapped pictures from around the show floor to showcase just a *few* of the unreal amount of owls. You’ll have to click on the image to see...

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Getting Ready for the grand opening

Getting Ready for the grand opening

on Nov 10, 2010 in Houston Market 2010 | 0 comments

Getting ready for the grand opening. The booth was set, the pattern titles were *almost* in alpha order and we were pretty much ready to roll! My Flapper Purse and Quarter and Dime quilt are on display in this booth, 1 of 5 booths QuiltWoman.com set up for the market and festival. Also in the picture are tea cozies. Sharon Watson of Bent Tree Hollow, is the brains...

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Parties at Market

Parties at Market

on Nov 9, 2010 in Houston Market 2010 | 0 comments

While I was at market, I was able to attend 3 parties. I stopped in at the Fabric 2.0 party. Now that was fun! It was a very young, like-minded crowd and seemed to be a REAL LIFE cross-section of many of the blogs I follow. Very cool to put a face to all those names and quirky blog titles. Unfortunately, I didn’t grab any photos at the 2.0 party. …that...

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I made it to Houston!

I made it to Houston!

on Nov 8, 2010 in Houston Market 2010 | 1 comment

I made it to Houston over a week ago! I feel like I’ve been gone for a month, though. I went down for Quilt Market and Festival. I was able to work in the QuiltWoman.com booth, since they print and distribute my patterns. It was also the first time QuiltWoman.com has stayed through festival. I have a whole pile of photos and blog posts for you, in the next...

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Road Trip

Road Trip

on Oct 27, 2010 in Houston Market 2010, pattern | 2 comments

Tis the season to pack up the nice clothes and hop on over to Quilt Market. Yes, as a work-from-home pattern author, for the most part every day is jeans and a t-shirt. (Except for teaching classes and going on sales calls, of course.) In fact, planning for market means having to try on all the “nice” stuff and make sure it still fits. But after that is...

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Military Mailbag & Express Mailbag RD2-029 LIVE!

Military Mailbag & Express Mailbag RD2-029 LIVE!

on Oct 7, 2010 in accessories, business, Houston Market 2010, pattern, sewing, website | 1 comment

(larger, Military Mailbag) As promised, I’d be back to tell you when the newest pattern in the recycled uniforms collection is live and available for purchase! Well- its today. RIGHT NOW! (smaller Express Mailbag) Hooray hooray hooray! Head over to QuiltWoman.com to purchase your copy today. Remember- there are two bag sizes and two strap designs for you to...

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New Pattern: Military Mailbag & Express Mailbag RD2-029

New Pattern: Military Mailbag & Express Mailbag RD2-029

on Sep 29, 2010 in accessories, free spirit fabrics, Houston Market 2010, northcott fabrics, pattern, recycle, sewing | 1 comment

Tis the season to tell blog land all about the seasonal pattern releases. I’m releasing 5 for the October International Quilt Market and this is the last one of the 5. Whooooh- …of course, if you subscribe to the ReannaLily Designs newsletter, you’ve already seen the sneak peek of all 5 titles…This pattern is called the Military Mailbag &...

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