I have been back from Houston for a week now and have finally recovered. The weeks leading up to the show were CRAZY and the people who were riding along were either equally stressed or wondering what just flew by them. Apologies to both parties!
A few weeks before Quilt Market my friend Jill Finley became ill and had to cancel her plans to exhibit at Quilt Market. Unfortunately, she also designs the Henry Glass booth but no worries though since Jill and I work on the general booth planning ideas together [I help guide but she truly does the design of the booth] I was able to put in a plan of action. I have to thank all of the HG crew for working on putting the booth together. Everyone from HG President Larry R. to HG crew, Karen and Harriet to designers and friends like Dana Brooks, Leanne Anderson, Mary Jane Carey, Mary Ellen Von Holt and Muriel from the Little Quilts shop in Marietta, GA. pitched in. Special thanks to Daryl Brooks and Ed Anderson for doing all of the hard labor! You guys were awesome!
On top of that frenzy, there was a lot of prep work for the new book, "A Flair For Fabric" that I compiled and is published by Martingale. Thank you to Mary Burns for your effort, energy, and dedication to your job. There were book plates, post cards, and a million other things to put together and minor glitches to work around but girlfriend you are awesome! I think that I will have to make up some new thing so that Mary and I can continue to e-mail and chat.
Part of the promotional process included filming for Brewer Distributors. Orion Burns was a pro and Marketing Director April L. was so nice to stand in the filming with me. I am a good speaker when it I am talking to one or two people and not being filmed. This is another case.
Here I am in front of the the display in the Martingale booth!
We had a great book signing. I think that I had a few people worried because I told them that we were having an audition like on "American Idol."
Now it's time to your local quilt shop and buy the book! Be back with more market photos soon.