Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cats're Away!

So Georgia and I have been mousing around the shop today, hanging samples and checking new fabrics into the system.

We got in 4 more bolts from the Dr. Seuss line, including a fun rainbow stripe and character stripes.
Another arrival was 6 beautiful, so beautiful, fabrics from In The Beginning and Michele Hill, called Adelaide Collection. They are inspired by William Morris and have such a soft hand. They would clearly be perfect in any applique technique but I can see some more complicated pieced patchwork in them.
As they arrived shortly before closing, I didn't stop long enough to shoot a few photos but I work again Saturday and will do so then.

We had the Applique Society meeting today and received 4 more blocks for our Kaffe Fassett Challenge. The deadline to get yours in is Saturday. So I really look forward to seeing what you have made. And for ANY of you out-of-towners....... if you want to join in, PLEASE do so and give us a call. All blocks must be post-marked by Oct 30 to be entered.

OKAY! So here is something! As you know, this is the weekend of Houston Market and everyone is heading to Texas for one crazy time. I can't believe how long ago it was that I got the opportunity to attend and how much fun and exciting it is to see the new fabrics coming and the designers and vendors. Exhausting as well! I can't wait to see what Pearl comes back with nest Monday.

Today, we had 2 ladies stop by on their way as buyers for their business and next week, (here's where YOU come in!) they will be there as vendors with their new business, p.s. Goin' Sewin' (I love it that we are still entrepreneurs at heart!)

If you have taken any of our X-Block classes, or have thought about getting one, let me tell you! Georgia recognized Peggy from a GSQA class from several years back. I wish I could bottle the energy level they put out!

These two, Peggy and Shannon, have definitely sold me on the uses. They design and demonstrate various ways to use this ruler to optimum heights. So much so, they are seminar and retreat teachers and pattern developers. (Ask Georgia one day about what students in Shannon's class said)

Not only the X-Block tool but also a Kaleidoscope tool from Sharon Sebrow. Here you see two of their samples using these 2 tools.

Shannon and Peggy with 2 samples. The X-Block on the left, Kaleidoscope on right.

Anyway, after Market they will be at the Quilt Show itself as vendors in the 1500 block of the George Brown Convention Center. Stop by and tell them you read about p.s. Goin' Sewin' here on our blog. You never know what might happen!

This is what their van looks like as they move down I-10.

Ah yessss... I remember ours looking similar on our way home from Market...... memories....


Barb said...

just love the quilts...and yes...seems the air in blog land is fresh with excitement of the Huston quilt show.

Chris said...

It is indeed. Those of us staying behind will have to hear it second-hand. And THEN, the fabrics start rolling in!

Yes..... LOVE those quilts.... Peggy said it is all color placement.

Something else Shannon said about the kaleidoscope tool.... it eliminates the usual bulk at the intersections and can make the squares down to 2" without bulk. Interesting tool.

Chris said...

Oops I reversed the names.... Shannon used the X-Block and Peggy the kaleidoscope.. I fixed it on the post.