This is Linda Jenkins (1/2 of Piece O Cake) and me visiting in her booth. Linda is from Tulsa and we go WAY back. Long before Piece O Cake. She and Becky met there at guild and that's where they got their start. They have a new fabric collection out with Robert Kaufman. Cute, cute, cute!
Next is Barbara Jones (Quilt Soup) and her husband, Mark, in their booth. We always have so much fun with them and got together for dinner at Pappadeux last night. Talk, talk, talk! Spent 2 1/2 hours over dinner! I'm sure out waiter loved us! I think it's interesting how you gravitate to designers who's style is so similar to your own. And I LOVE her new fabric with Henry Glass!
Darlene Zimmerman and I call ourselves 'soul sisters' since we not only design similarly, but love the same things. We have even used the same feedsack designs in our repro collections without even realizing it! She's a sweetie... We don't get to see each other very often, but we email a LOT to keep in touch.
Elizabeth and Pam were in the Late Bloomer booth. Elizabeth's new collection with P&B is absolutely gorgeous! The colors are wonderful and look so like her. It was fun to visit with them, as usual....
Had a nice visit with Kate Spain while I was in her booth taking a pic of the quilt that Sherri did for her! It's the quilt behind Kate and it is GORGEOUS! Sherri, you're such a talented girl!! And Kate LOVED it, too!
Sherri also did a couple of quilts for Fig Tree. One of them is the basket piece below. She told us about her last minute project on her blog and they gave her credit for 'bailing them out of the fire!". What would these designers do without her?
I also got to see the wonderful things that Nanette did for RJR's booth. These are for the "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" collection. Wonderful!
Did you know Ty Pennington is now into fabric? Here's a pic of his booth. I guess he was there when I wasn't and don't you know he was mobbed by all those fun loving quilters???
I do have some news for you! The quilt I sent APQ has been picked to be in the American Patchwork and Quilting 2012 Calendar! They had it there to promote it along with several others. It's the Tulip one on the left. I was very tickled to see it....