Pre-Market Hustle

SO it’s that time again. It seems like only yesterday…quiltwall.jpgInternational Quilt Market is in a few weeks which means little hotel shampoos,  the rekindling of bi-annual friendships, tons of fabric envy and some petty theft in the form of mini soaps and plastic shower caps (I love those things). I have been sewing like crazy and I’m pretty excited about my quilt for the Moda booth. My quilter friend, Angela, is going to do some really amazing stuff with it. She’s a genius, an artist, a genius-artist. I am told there will be some artsy stuff going on in there. I let her do what ever she wants because she always comes up with something I never would have considered. I guess that’s why she is the quilter and I’m not.

The first quilt I make with a new line of fabric is always my favorite. The quilt becomes the physical memory of first working the collection. It’s like falling in love, everything seems crucial and dire. I remember every moment, every stitch. When my seams don’t line up it hurts my heart. It’s like getting to “know” the fabric, I discover new combinations that I didn’t see before. If the quilt would bring me flowers and change the oil in my car it would be like the best boyfriend ever. I mean, it does like to cuddle.

18 Responses to “Pre-Market Hustle”

  1. Oh my gosh, I really relate to your description of the first quilt with a line of fabric. It is like falling in love, and it just keeps unfolding in layers (no pun intended)….

    And I love the “sparkle pink” Virgin Mary. When my daughter was younger she always thought that people got different names when they were grown up, and one of the names she really wanted was Sparkle Rose.

  2. It looks like an amazing quilt!!

  3. Oh, I LOVE the new line. Already ordered it all, in quantity. Looking forward to seeing you in Houston – I am definitely in on the Moda Bingo thing. I LOVE Bingo. I will kick your ass, so do not even bother. Maybe you are not into Bingo, so what? More for me.

  4. thanks for the sneak peek… i know i’ll love anything you come up with! i love that you put hushabye on the back.. i’m all about the pieced back these days! i can’t wait to get my hands on plume & come up with something fun.. see you soon!

  5. Hopefully I will see you at market! I love your quilt!!!! ~Sheri

  6. See you there, love the new line and can’t wait to see the quilt.

  7. Pink sparkle Virgin Mary…I love her !!!! Please tell me where you got it. The Blessed Mother has special meaning to me and I see She does to you. Will see you at Market. Love the quilt. Wishing you a great day.

  8. Pink Sparkle Mary was picked up a an after Christmas sale last year at Borders book store. There was a silver sparkle Jesus too but I get along better with girls.

  9. Oh and she is a piggy bank too. It’s one of the weirdest things I have ever seen and the one thing I would save if my house was on fire.

  10. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of that PLUME. It’s wonderful and so… YOU! I’m so bummed I won’t get to schmooze with you at market, maybe in the spring. Keep up the AMAZING work! LOVE IT!

  11. I can see it now…Pink Sparkle Virgin Mary fabric??

  12. so have you started to make your new bag for market?…

  13. Thank you so much for the info. Houston is just a few days away. Hope to see you and your quilt at the Moda Booth.

  14. PS Thank you for the note on our blog.

  15. Ah, the tragedy of laziness! I have experienced it many times myself. But since the bag is so awesome, the aggravation turns into a funny story. All’s well that ends FABULOUS.

  16. Good luck at the market! Your fabric is beautiful!

  17. Who needs a boyfriend when you have a quilt made out of this kinda stuff!!! Yes, so very cuddly.

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