Saturday, October 27, 2012

Quilt Market -- Houston 10/26-29/12

They make everything big in Texas, and that includes our Texas Waffles at Quality Inn in Ennis, Texas.  Yum, the waffles were a great start to our set up day.  We left Ennis at 8:30 and arrived in Houston shortly after noon.  We needed to set up our booth on the main floor, a special window display of PinPals, and our Sample Spree table upstairs in the ballroom. 
Nancy Cook and I hustled all day, and were set up with about 15 minutes to spare.

Our hostess in Houston was Louise King (and her husband Bobbie).  Louise & Bobbie are Nancy's in-laws.  They have a beautiful home in a suburb of Houston.  Louise helped us out on Sample Spree night, and we were very appreciative of the help. 

Moments before they opened the doors for Sample Spree, Nancy and posed wearing our PinPal displays.

We took about 1/2 of our PinPals up for Sample Spree, and never dreamed that we'd sell nearly all of them.  It was wild!

Keeping with the stainless steel theme, we hung a couple of display units in our main booth.  It was bright and colorful and intended to catch the shop owners eye.  It worked!

Doesn't Nancy look calm and relaxed?  Yeah, that was before the market opened.  We were so busy, we hardly had time to use the powder room or grab some lunch.  That's a good thing, right?

The three walls of our booth displayed the three versions of our Bible Studies Quilt. 

Shown right is our Bible Studies Throw Quilt.
 Bible Studies Bed Quilt.
 Bible Studies Bed Runner.

A better shot of Bible Studies Throw.

Mr. & Mrs. Santa are two of our new customers.  Seriously.  They own a shop called Heavenly Stitches in Texas.  The ID they used was actually from the North Pole.

Santa & Mrs. Clause purchased the Bible Studies patterns for their shop.

Everyone got into the game -- we had so many players with our Trader's Dice game, we hardly noticed when our new bear friend sat down to play.

WOW!  This is a quilted leather duster jacket.  The quilter who is wearing the jacket is a pattern designer. 

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