Wednesday, November 14, 2012

OH MY GOSH!...Where have I been??

HELLOOOO...I know it's been forever! I don't know why really, just busy with life in general. Of course there was that little thing called International Quilt Market that happened in the thick of things!

I had a really great time in Houston, getting a chance to reunite with lots of friends, and meeting some new ones too! It's always a good chance for me to get some fresh inspiration and motivation as well. The creative juices flow freely after market, every time I go.

It's time to do a little booth expo for all of you who were not there to see it in person.

This below, is a shot of my booth. The fabric collection we are focusing on here is called Mystique. It is essentially a collection of blacks, whites and greys that can be mixed and matched with solids or just each other to create a whole bunch of interesting looks.


This is a closeup shot of some items we made featuring Mystique. You can see the Cambridge Cargo Bag, made up in the Grey floral and dot. There is also a framed watercolor I did, matted out in the black floral.

Here you can see a little closeup shot of the dessert table. If you had come to my booth, you would have gotten a sample of my homemade chocolate walnut fudge, and my homemade licorice caramels! We also had little black boxes filled with yummy creamy mint sandwiches! 
You can also get a little glimpse of some of the new fancy clutches, which is a great new pattern on its way from my partner Michelle at Golightly Sewing Studio. Notice also the shots of the dress!

See that photo album?? I wish each and every one of you had taken a look at this album. It was shot and put together by my really close friend Lisa Coplen. Words cannot express the time, talent and love that went into what she did for me in creating the theme for this booth. The photos were EXQUISITE!! If you ever need a wedding photographer who will blow your mind, it's this girl. That's all I can say!!

This is the sweet little dress made from my Mystique fabric in grey by Chelsea at Pink Fig Design. She made this pattern for a magazine. I'll have to find out more about that so you can get your hands on it if you are interested!
There are also a couple of cool quilts shown here from Mystique. Many of the quilts shown in the booth are available through Riley Blake.

 The display you see below is showcasing the new Sundance Coats pattern, the Savannah Breeze Dress and Top pattern, and the Charlotte Sunshine Tween pattern which are new and available now! to order

Another view of the  Sweet Clutches  pattern:

 This, above is the famous DRESS. It was ogled over many times, with many, many onlookers demanding a pattern for it so they could make it too. OH BOY!! That's gonna be a job.

Oh...and did I mention that my booth won an award?? Second place in my category. That's pretty good out of 2300 booths!

This below is me during my schoolhouse. I am wearing the Every day Wrap Skirt pattern which I handed out to all the attendees. You can find this pattern on my blog very soon!

 And this is Michelle Golightly, below, at the same schoolhouse event talking about her new patterns.

I did a little make and take mini class teaching how to make luggage tags! 
This pattern will also be available on my blog very soon!

 Just a little bit of fun...This is David Butler and Ty Pennington here with Chelsea and I. (!!) :0

This below is my daughter Natalie and her friend Nick English who came along for the quilt market ride. I think they had a lot of fun goofing off in Houston, actually. Quilt Market wasn't exactly their scene:)

And last but not least, late night eats at Cheesecake Factory in Houston. Absolutely the BEST!!
Left to right: Michelle Golightly, Chelsea Andersen, Myself, Dana English

All in all, I had a really great time at market! Hope you enjoyed the pictures!!!



The Pitter Pat Boutique said...

Your booth looks fabulous! And it looks like you had a great time. Yay! You know I've got to get my hands on that wrap skirt pattern. Like now! :-) Congrats on a great show!

Barbie Mills said...

Wow, this was great to read through. I love your take on black and white.

That dress is STUNNING! I want a pattern too! I'm sure that would be a job to make a pattern for it.

Pina said...

Hi Lila
Great booth, love the black and white Every day wrap skirt, love the dress, love the Sundance coat, love the Savannah Breeze top....wink wink, JUST LOVE IT ALL.
Hugs Pina

Cassandra said...

A blogger I follow posted a pic of your booth and the dress caught my attention. I searched up your blog to find out if there is a pattern for it. Bummer that there isn't! It's a gorgeous dress! If you ever do publish a pattern, feel free to email me. I'll buy one! @

Lila Tueller said...

Cassandra! There will be a pattern!! I'll keep you posted:)

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JensaratDesigns said...

Thank you so much for your Wrap Skirt and Luggage Tag patterns. Much appreciated, and very cute. I also love The Dress, and look forward to the pattern. :)

The Top Stitch said...

Lila, I love that you and Dana stopped into my shop, The Top Stitch today! Great surprise. Your new fabric line is on the way and I'm looking forward to the bag workshop. Thanks again, Carrie

Cherie Brown said...

Hi Lila,
Congrats on your booth, looks totally amazing, so elegent. Thanks for the free patterns, can't wait to try them out. And that DRESS, well like everyone else, I would so love to purchase a pattern if you make one. The fabric and pattern are so stunning, reminds so much of the Grace Kelly era. I realise just how much work will be involved in designing such a pattern, but like sooooooo many of us in sewing land we would just idolise you forever if you do realise the pattern. Once thanks for such wonderful designs for us all to enjoy.All the best for the new year. Hugs Cherylene Brown:)

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