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!



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