Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Market photos! YAY!

(below is a pic from Anna Maria Horner's booth that I thought was so cute with all of those darling booties on display! Just had to start out with it.)

Yes, it's true...finally I have been able to successfully upload a few of my pictures. There are more where these came from, but they will have to wait for another day when I have more time. (When's that???)
Now...mind you, I never claimed to be a great photographer, and with my little digital camera, well let's just say they aren't exactly professional quality.
But I will show you what I've got. Most of them are just snapshots, un-staged and unedited.
This will give you a little taste of what quilt market was like in Minneapolis this last May. It was really fun to be there, just floating around!

So here goes:

This is Tina Givens' booth. We stopped in to visit Tina, because we always have a great laugh when we're with her. Seriously, we were crying tears of laughter. Tina is a total hoot! (Funny... there are owls in her newest line)

Here below is one of Tina's amazing "creatures". She makes them up in her head, and then creates them. They are so adorable! She turned the bunny upside-down to show us the jewels that got stuck in her tail.

Here's Tina (above), laughing at herself! (caught 'ya!)'

and below is the always inspiring Amy Butler booth. TOO good.

Here, below is Sandi Henderson's booth. she's a friend. she looks fabulous!

She's just doing a little PR work here. That's her hubby there, seated. He's super supportive.

And here is my friend Patty Young's booth. Cute new doll panels, Patty!

Here below are my new friends Anne and Valerie (Pillow and Maxfield). LOVE their new line. LOVE them! (such nice ladies.)

Super cute director's chair re-do!

And this, below is Anna Maria Horner's booth. (Lucy is thumbing through her NEW BOOK!)

Here, below is Anna showing us her really cute shoes (and her book got in there too somehow.)

The book is really fab. you need a copy!!

This here, above, is my baby sis Lucy, who is so dang cute sitting there on Anna's piecework couch!
That's it for now...check back next time when I get more photos up. sample giveaways and sale coming soon!! Don't stay away too long, you could miss it!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

My announcement...if you don't already know

NEWSFLASH: Chelsea (check out her market pics too) said I have some juicy news, so I guess I better give it.
It's really not that interesting... only to me I think. But here's the scoop:

After a
lot of long, drawn-out thought and discussion, I have decided to change fabric companies. (big sigh...moments of dread...followed by moments of great anticipation and relief)

I know that there are going to be lots of people who won't understand why I would ever want to leave Moda. I do understand why they would wonder that.

It's certainly not that there was a problem with anyone there...they were all wonderful and kind and friendly to me. My design director is a wonderful person, who is super talented and on the ball. She saw something in me, and gave me a shot in a very competitive industry, and allowed me a chance to get my feet wet, so to speak. I really appreciate her for that! (I think I'll probably have to name one of my grandchildren after her now!)

The bottom line is that I didn't feel like it was a true fit for me, for a number of reasons. I won't bore you with those, you have better things to do with your time!
Suffice it to say I have moved to a smaller, much younger company by the name of Riley Blake!!
I am really excited to be a part of their new, up-and-coming company, and to be involved in the enthusiasm they have for what they are doing! There is a great feeling of mutual respect and support, as well as a desire to try new things and be aggressively proactive in the pursuit of all the great opportunities and avenues this industry can provide. They are warm, friendly, open to my ideas, totally excited to have me there, and full of new-blood enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and grow. It feels really great!

Here are some pics of Riley Blake's awesome booth from market...(that I had to steal from their blog ...thanks girls!)

Just wanted you to know about all of that...and to be looking for my new line with Riley Blake, which will be shown at the October Quilt market in Houston. I'll be giving you little sneak peeks as things progress!
It's a new look for me, and I hope you will like it as much as I do!

So that's the news...Go check out Riley Blake's website and see what's going on there!

(Scroll up for my market pics)

Love ya,