Monday, October 20, 2014

Off to Quilt Market!

We are off...well almost! Come early morning we'll begin our road trip to Houston for International Quilt Market. In just a few days, these pillows and many more will fill my very first Quilt Market booth space! 

Off to Quilt Market!

Tonight it's impossible for me to share in words all that I'm feeling right now. Just so much emotion over all of it! When I had learned that I most likely would not have any of my Wild & Free fabrics delivered before market, I was really beginning to doubt myself. I was unsure of how I could fill my booth space with just one small strike off of just seven prints. Then somehow, as I went down the list of things I hoped to make, adjusting each to work with what I had, with so much help from my stash of Art Gallery solids, blenders, and prints that coordinate with my collection from other AGF designers, everything was actually coming together. Then my knits came in and with lots of last minute sewing by several talented folks, together we managed to stock my booth with Wild & Free garments & bag samples to add to all the quilty projects I've been working on these past few weeks.

There have been some ups & downs, of course, but overall I really have loved this process. I can't wait to finally put all the pieces together!

I'll be sharing more in the days ahead, so be sure to stop back, and if you're at market please do come visit me at my booth!

Have a great week!     Maureen

47 comments:

  1. Hi M. :)

    Your work is beautiful :)

    I'm sure you will be a huge success :)

    Enjoy your time away and I'm sure you will meet so many new friends at the event :)

    Have a wonderful week, cheers, T. :)

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  2. I can't wait to see pics of your booth! You'll be FABULOUS!!!

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  3. Maureen, wishing you lots of good luck and courage and great, encouraging conversations with people. Your line and the work you've done with it is just beautiful. And we all can't wait to get it in our hot little hands!
    Cheering you on from way over here!

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  4. Best of luck to you!

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  5. Good luck and try to relax enough to have some fun and to savor the moment.

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  6. Fritzi: I think your booth will be awesome! Enjoy your days at market.

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  7. Yay! So happy for you - best wishes for your first QM and many more to come. Love and am inspired by your beautiful work.

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  8. Go have fun and you'll dazzle them. Enjoy.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  9. Good luck Maureen ... I'm sure your creativity and new fabric line will stand out from the crowd - I'm cheering you on from Australia :)

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  10. Even though you've not had as much of your fabric to work with, what you've made is exquisite and total eye candy. The picture of the pillows is swoon worthy. I rarely buy full sets of fabric because I prefer to do scrappy projects but I sat and looked at the pillows and thought I'd get just that print, and that print, and maybe that print... And now I'm planning on getting all of it and AGF Pure Elements to complement it. Best of luck to you, Maureen, at Market. You are a true artist as well as a popular and caring blogger and you deserve every ounce of success I'm sure you'll achieve. And, from one girl who misses her dad to another, I know your dad is cheering you on from heaven.

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  11. Best of luck to you! I've been following Katy Jones' progress for market, too. I bet you two will have the most beautiful (and full of personality!) booths there! x

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  12. Gorgeous pillows!!! Enjoy Market!

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  13. Have fun and congratulations!

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  14. I can't wait to come see your booth!!! Your projects are amazing and I am so excited to get to see them and you in person!!

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  15. It looks like you've done amazing things with the fabric you had to work with! I love seeing what you've made with your very own fabric designs. Looking forward to seeing pictures of your booth, and hearing more about your first time at Quilt Market. Enjoy and congrats to you!

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  16. That's great news. Good luck! Can't wait to see more pics in the next few days.

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  17. I've loved watching you create the most beautiful pieces with the small bits you have! It's been an awesome experience to "watch" you! Side note: I love that drawer piece in the picture!

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  18. I can't wait to see how your booth turns out and hopefully get my hands on the collection. So lovely! Congrats! :)

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  19. Have a blast, Maureen!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  20. Dear Maureen, you've come such a long way since I first started following your blog! I am truly, truly happy for you. You Rock! I hope you have a blast in Houston. :)

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  21. Safe travels! I so wish I could see your booth in person because I know it will be amazing! Can't wait to see the pictures of you with your work. Would love to see Quilt Market in person but alas it's not for us common folk, lol :0) You deserve all the wonderful things coming your way!

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  22. I'm sure you'll rock it! Have fun :o)

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  24. Good luck! Can't wait to see photos of your booth!

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  25. It's going to be awesome! Can't wait to see the pictures!!

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  26. Best of luck!!! I know you will do great!! Can't wait to see your booth!! HAVE FUN!

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  27. Just in case my comment from Bloglovin didn't make it to you.....My husband is taking me to my very 1st quilt show in Houston this month, I am so excited. I printed out the list of vendors and the booth placements but I didn't see yours?? Can you please tell me what your booth number is and what name it is under? I would so like to meet you and see your wares.
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  28. Good luck with your very first Quilt Market booth space and have fun while you're there!

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  34. I saw your booth on the jolly jabber. Gorgeous!

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