Sunday, October 25, 2015

To Market we go---

We are not letting any little hurricane get in the way of getting the goods for Bear Patch people!  There has been nearly non-stop rain for over 24 hours here in Houston from the effects of Hurricane Patricia.  So we dusted off the umbrella and tried to avoid the biggest puddles.  

One of the first places we stopped at was the booth for Tiger Lily Press.  We especially liked some new tablerunner patterns there, and we are picturing these in Christmas fabric to add to our next window display.

Just down the aisle, we visited the Andover Fabrics booth to get some ideas for the Little House on the Prairie fabric that is coming soon.  There are patterns and projects awaiting us!

Here's one of the smaller quilts that I especially liked:

A little later, we visited the booth of Sew Kind of Wonderful.  We have used their Quick Curves ruler, and have some new inspiration for using it.  Plus, they now have a smaller size to work with.  Here's one of my favorite designs:

And how do you like this animal quilt by Elizabeth Hartman?  Looks like a fun challenge!  We have ordered the pattern plus fat quarter bundles and solids needed for the quilt.

One of our favorite designers of bag and organizers is Annie (Patterns by Annie).  This stack of zipped up cases looks like something I would like to do.  The large one reminds me of the "train case" that my mom had when we were little kids.  I'm not sure why it was called that, but it's the shape that is similar to Annie's pattern.

A favorite Minnesota designer, Pam Dinndorf, of Aardvark quilts had a couple of new patterns that we purchased, and I like this round swirly one the best:

Another great Minnesota designer, Joanne Hillstead, has been busy growing her original Fat Quarter Pop-Up into new sizes and styles, some of them shown below.  I am teaching a class on making the Pop-Up next Friday, October 30, and Joanne has agreed to pop in for our Pop-Ups!

We have more goodies to share so we will get those posted here soon.  In the meantime, Debbie has been adding updates to Facebook regularly, so keep an eye on that, too!

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