Friday, November 16

back in the UAE





Just a few images from the hotel rooftop

Tuesday, November 13

Quilts, quilts and quilts.

I promised a blog post about the quilts on show at Houston Market 2012, but first a little update on the Charity Quilt.

This post is going up a little later than I hoped but life, as always, is chaotic. I made it back to Melbourne after Houston and it seems I was just in time to catch my flight to Abu Dhabi to visit my husband. I'll be spending the time there working on new patterns for Jen Kingwell Designs.

The Charity Quilt has been finished, and looks amazing. Thank you to Jenny Carmichael the Bayside Quilter for quilting it for us, and also to Judy Newman who did the binding.
The center star was done by me but the other blocks were donated by our lovely customers and followers. The blocks were all beautiful. Thank you so, so much for getting behind us and supporting such a great cause.






Information on the charity night where the quilt will be sold in the silent auction below:


Sad to be missing out on such a fantastic night!

Now, quilts from the quilt show. These are just some of the many quilts that were on display in Houston. Please note: None of this is my work. Hopefully I have copied all the right information about each quilt.
Enjoy the show!

Tree of Life, made by Stephanie Adams. Design source: Becky Goldsmith.


Ka-Bloom, made by Linda Neustadt. Design Source: Piece O' Cake

 Springtime in the Garden, made by Mary T. Schneider. Design Source: Australia's very own, Kellie Wulfsohn.


 Hearts and Hands, made by Kelley Cunningham.



Indian Whimsy, designed and made by Deborah Kemball.


The Candy Shop, made by Miyuki Hambaba. Design source: Sundial block.


What's for Breakfast, made by Karen Anderson-Abraham.


Hot and Cold, made by Krista Fleekenstein.


 Typographic Circle, Made by Emily Cier.


Temptation of Stripes, made by Keiko Ohno

Ear of Rice, made by Sachiki Sano



Canon, made by Keiko Hasegawa.

Happy Stitching,
Jen

Thursday, November 8

Houston

We're back in one piece after our whirl wind trip. It's been a busy few weeks so I am finally getting to a blog post!

 Our booth went from this...


To this...

Me chatting to Becky Goldsmith!

The Circle Game Pattern.

Steam Punk and Carnival Patterns.


Georgetown on my Mind Pattern.
The Aussie's were out in force.
The girls from the Quilted Crow were there with a beautiful booth.



Same with Sue Daily from Patchwork with Busy Fingers.



One of the things I love most about visiting Market is getting a chance to catch up with my dear friends Sue Spargo and Wendy Morris. They had the fantastic Cathy and Kelly with them. We shared lots of meals and really got a chance to catch up!

Sue's Booth was beautiful, with so much to look at (I placed a huge order. We love unpacking the fantastic wools, threads and velvets. Lots of ooo-ing and ahh-ing).




Sue and Wendy have been busy little bees creating a fabric range for Robert Kaufman called Fokeloric Blooms. The section presenting their new range at the Kaufman booth was incredible!








I had an amazing time at the Kaufman Party with the girls. A few wines were had and then it was off to the photo booth!

 Kellie, Wendy and Sue

Collingwood themed feathers!

I can't wait to catch up with them all again.

The Quilt Show at Market is always a highlight. I will post photos soon of some of the quilts that caught my eye!

Happy Stitching,
Jen