Houston Here I Come!!!

I left yesterday to travel to Houston to attend the International Quilt Market and then Quilt Festival. It is such fun to meet up with old friends and make new ones. One of the first people I ran into last night was Mimi Dietrich. Mimi and I go waaaaay back and it was fun to catch up with each other last night at dinner. Here is Mimi and Norma smiling and ready to go.

This morning I had the opportunity to sit in on a sales meeting for one of the larger fabric companies. It was really interesting to see the perspective of quilting from their end of the this business. Mark Lapinski, of Quilter’s Home Magazine also attended….gosh he is too funny!!!
I then presented a schoolhouse talk to shop owners about my new book, Easy Reversible Vests-Revised Edition. The talk went well but way too short to show them all the vests and possibilities.

The show floor is huge and under construction with everyone getting their booth and supplies all organized. I can hardly wait until tomorrow when the Market will finally open and I can see all the new luscious fabrics and find out what is new and innovative.

I ran into my friend Jan Magee of Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. We had the chance to visit over lunch today.

I have my camera at my side and plan to take lots of pictures as I chronicle my trip in the next few blogs.
All the best,

2 Responses to “Houston Here I Come!!!”

  1. Betweens Says:

    Carol so glad you made it safe and already meeting up with friends. We just had our Creative Festival in Toronto Ontario this past weekend!! Yours looks so much BIGGER. It sure looks like fun! If you need a baggage carrier lemme know..LOL Have fun and can’t wait to see the rest of your wonderful trip journey

  2. cinaea Says:

    Hi Carol,

    Have a fantastic time at Quilt Market – am so jealous i cannot be there!

    Have lots of fun, laughter and meeting new fabulous Quilters….plus tell them all about your new wonderful book.

    It is great I can experience Quilt Market via your blog all the way from Down Under.

    Warmest Regards,