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Market Bag Giveaway

It’s been a long time coming, but our market giveaway is finally here! We had these snazzy little totes made up especially for Houston and stuffed them full of Pellon® goodies to give away at our booth. Now is your chance to win one of your own!

This bag contains:
1 pkg Pellon® 805R Wonder-Under®
1 pkg Pellon® SF101 Shape-Flex®
1 pkg Pellon® 725 Heavy-Duty Wonder-Under®
1 pkg Pellon® 987F Fusible Fleece
1 pkg Pellon® Cheesecloth
1 no-spill cup, 1 measuring tape, & 1 pen
& a handy little canvas tote

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To enter-to-win, tell us what your favorite booth was from Market. If you weren’t there in person, have no fear! Just check out one of the many round-ups right here. Please let us know in the comments and include a link-back if you’d like! [Make sure we have a way to get in touch with you in case you're our winner!] For added entries, you can do any of the following:

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3. follow our boards on Pinterest
4. follow us on Twitter
5. follow us on Instagram

Just make sure to post a separate comment telling us what you did for each entry.

We’ll accept entries up through midnight on Sunday, November 18th. Winner will be announced on Monday, November 19th.

Thanks and good luck!

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** please note that due to shipping restrictions, this contest is only open to participants in the US & Canada.

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Quilt Market Love, Houston-Style

[image via Elle C on Pinterest]

Since we didn’t get as many photos as we’d hoped, we thought it extra important to shine a giant spotlight on all of the other fabulous round-ups we could find. Thankfully, there are oodles of amazing bloggers & shops out there who took some gorgeous photos, schooled us on the new fabric lines to watch for, and showcased their favorites from Houston.

Spring Quilt Market 2012 :: Blog Round-ups
* Have a recap of your own that you don’t see listed here? Post a link in the comments and I’ll add you to the list!

3 Little Brds

Amanda Murphy Design :: And Sew It Goes :: Annemarie’s Anecdotes

Bari J :: Beaspoke Quilts :: Beck & Lundy :: Bernina – We All Sew :: Betz White :: Bunny Hill Designs

Cluck Cluck Sew :: Crazy Old Ladies :: Creativebug

Don’t Call Me Betsy

Fat Quarter Shop – The Jolly Jabber :: From the Blue Chair

Generation Q (multiple posts) :: Going Home to Roost

In Color Order :: Inventive Denim

Jacey Craft :: Janome :: Jemima’s Creative Quilting

Keepsake Quilting

Little Lady Patchwork :: The Little Red Hen (multiple posts)

Made by Rae (multiple posts) ::Martingale – Stitch This! :: MaryJane’s Gift for Gab :: Modern Quilt Relish :: My Go-Go Life

Pat Bravo :: Pearl the Squirrel :: Piece N Quilt :: Piece O’ Cake Blog :: Pink Chalk Studio :: The Plaid Portico (multiple posts)

Schlosser Designs :: The Seasoned Homemaker :: Sew Can She :: Sew Caroline :: Sewing Over Pins :: Sew It Up :: Sew Liberated :: Sew Sweetness (multiple posts) :: Spoonflower :: Such Designs

Tina’s Touch Quilting :: True Up, Part 1 (multiple posts!)


Houston Quilt Market 2012, Part 2

One of the things that I love most about Market is having a chance to check out all of the booths. It’s so much fun to see the projects made, the layouts, and really just the creativity that goes into each one. We work in a highly creative business and Market is where that creativity really gets to shine. I didn’t get to make quite as many stops as last time (never enough time!) but I did get to pop by a few and I’m happy to have the opportunity to share some photos here.

Stay tuned for a round-up of all the round-ups;). So many posts to read, so many pictures to ogle.

Andover Fabrics
Loved seeing Lucky Penny by Alison Glass and Asbury & Frippery by Thomas Knauer

Textile Creations
They included little tags on their quilts describing which battings were used in the middle. We love it!

Robert Kauffman
Loved the booth featuring Carolyn Friedlander‘s Architextures. The quilt was done by Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts and the poufs are courtesy of Andrea from Knitty Bitties.

Art Gallery Fabrics
Rock ‘n Romance by the amazing Pat Bravo

Simply adored all of the patterns and projects in this booth, including a few by Pellon Projects™ designer Vanessa Lynch of Punkin Patterns!

Moda Fabrics
This booth just blew me away!! With the theme of Glamping with Mary Jane, it was a total standout. There were new lines by Kate Spain, Eric & Julie Comstock, Aneela Hoey, Malka Dubrawsky, and more. Simply fabulous!

Lunch Box Quilts
Angie Steveson’s latest quilt pattern, Ooh La La was a total hit!

Island Batik Fabrics
Lovely quilts on display!

Forever supporting the independent!

Always the amazing eye-candy

Coats & Clark
This booth featured a quilt by Heather Jones of Olive & Ollie. There’s Legacy™ by Pellon® batting inside;).

Among Brenda’s Quilts
Brenda Miller’s bags are just awesome. I would encourage to check out her patterns! She’s also a Pellon Projects™ Designer.

Birch Fabrics
This booth is always a favorite of mine. The colors, the layout, the dresses, quilts and home décor. Just love it! That adorable dress was made by Shannon Cook of luvinthemommyhood and the quilt hanging on the back wall is by Melissa Lunden of Lunden Designs.

Art Gallery Fabrics
Splendor 1920 by Bari J is stunning. How fabulous are the color combos on that floor pouf?

Aurifil had such a friendly crew (including the lovely Kim from My Go-Go Life) and such a gorgeous array of colors!

Aunties Two
I’m in love with Carol McLeod’s designs. Just look at that pouf! Also, Carol just happens to live in the town next to me so she is one of the few people in the business I can actually meet for lunch. Maybe it’s time you all take a trip to Maine?

Amy Butler
I’ve never seen an Amy Butler print I haven’t loved;).

Art Gallery Fabrics
Just loving Color Me Retro, the debut line from Jeni Baker of In Color Order. Stay tuned for a new project from Jeni, coming soon!


That’s all from Houston! Now begins the countdown to Portland;).


Houston Quilt Market 2012

Oh Houston, how we love thee so;). At long last… it’s the Houston Quilt Market recap. I had fully intended to get this out last week, but somehow, I’d forgotten how exhausting Market can actually be! Pellon® had an absolute blast at the trade show this year. We met new and old friends, ogled all of the fabulous new fabric lines launched, marveled over the creative booths, filmed some demo videos, taught some classes (yay Darlene!), introduced some exciting new products AND re-introduced some of our favorite go-tos in the world of interfacing and batting. We ate great food, I had the best martini of my life and we all walked miles and miles. Isn’t that all what Quilt Market is all about?

This year, we printed up free project sheets featuring some of our fabulous project designers. We also put together a brand new display for our batting. Oh, and did you get a sample of Fabric Magic™?

These snazzy little bags were filled with goodies for Market giveaways. Stay tuned for a special giveaway right here on the blog!

Project wall, Pellon Projects® Fixture, and lots of Legacy™ by Pellon® Batting!

Packages of Pellon®!

A stunning quilt created especially for our Fall booth by the incredibly talented Darlene Christopherson.

The Project Table
Top right: Embroidery To-Go Bag by Sara Lawson & Rachael Gander, Frippery Coasters by Rachael Gander, Gift Bags by Vanessa Lynch (tutorial coming soon), Makeup Brush Roll by Jessica Skibicki
Middle left: Luggage Tags by Jill Dorsey
Middle middle: Fabric Envelopes by Jeni Baker (tutorial via Fat Quarter Gang — uses Décor Bond)
Middle right: Sweet & Tiny Keychains by Emily Lang
Bottom left: Modern Girl Clutch by Whitney Edwards
Bottom middle: Gift Card Holders by Heather Valentine
Bottom right: Panty Pack by Michelle Dorsey

The I {heart} Pellon Christmas Stocking by Rachael Gander — tutorial coming soon!

Our lovely corner booth!


I had the pleasure of working with 6 of our amazing project designers on a special video project. We’re not ready to release all of the details, but thought you’d enjoy a little sneak peek all the same:

A trio of panty packs!


I know we saw a few of you at Darlene’s Take & Teach classes each morning. I was impressed with the turnout and had such a wonderful time talking with attendees. Darlene is a pro and I always come away feeling as though I’ve learn something new. On Sunday & Monday mornings, special guest Brenda Miller and her friend Lisa stopped by to talk about different types of bags, popular interfacings and more. Her designs were a big hit and I’d encourage you all to check out her website: Among Brenda’s Quilts.


Lots more eye-candy is coming soon:). Stay-tuned!