Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quilt Market 2009

So we returned from International Quilt Market last week in Houston and it was just as fun as years past. Our fun little giveaway this year was the cool Arrow/Kangaroo pink t-shirts that had a picture of a treddle sewing machine on the front and "You Sew Girl" or "Its Hip to Hem" on the back. We couldn't have gone through them any faster. Then on top of a free t-shirt, we walked the show every hour and picked a lucky contestant who was wearing the shirt and they won a nice little sewing accessory to go with their machines. We had people circling the booths like sharks around prey. You can see a picture of the t-shirt worn by Hether with a nice Australian lady, holding the "kangy", we met who just loved the Kangaroo Kabinets. She wasn't the only one to drool over some of the cabinets we had brought. I can't tell you how many people went crazy over our green Olivia cabinet, which we had front and center for everyone to see. You could actually take a pin to every person's thought bubble as they walked by imagining themselves sewing in Olivia, it was so funny. We also had a guest appearance by a certain Eleanor Burns, author of Victory Quilts and T.V. show host "Quilt in a Day." It was very cool. We had to get a pic with her just to prove that met her. She even lucked out and got one of our cool shirts. Unfortunately I had to take the picture so I'm not in it, Hether and Jo are though and you can see how star-struck they are. Come on we live in Wisconsin, besides Tony Romo every now and again, there are no celebs by us. Overall we had a great show and a fun time. I love coming to Houston everytime I go, even though we never saw the sun once because of the clouds. Next year be prepared because we will be armed with more t-shirts and we'll be slinging them out a passer byers like peanuts at a baseball game. Stop in a say hello.


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