I was incredibly lucky to spend a few days in Houston last month to attend International Quilt Market. Attending is the dream of most quilters, and I had been planning the trip for over 12 months. I certainly wasn't disappointed!
The market is held at the ginormous convention centre in Downtown Houston, and alongside the market as some amazing quilt displays. The one I was most excited to see was the red quilt exhibition that was in New York City a few years ago.
Besides seeing all the new and upcoming fabrics, I was also excited to meet all the designers that I have long admired. There was Camille from Simply Retro showing off the lovely Daysail.
And Kate Spain, who greeted me with the hugest hug. I am totally in love with Paradiso.
And the delightful Vanessa from V&Co.
And Katy Jones of I'm a Ginger Monkey. She was a delight to meet and I walked away with a few of her books.
The first day of the market is School House, and in a break between sessions I ducked into the bathroom, only to find Kate Spain and Joanna Figuroa getting ready for the Moda School House session. Aren't they the cutest!
I took a million photos and will get them posted over a few days. But in the meantime, all my loot from Sample Spree is available in the shop (minus a few I've stashed away for myself of course). You can find them here.