Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quilt Market Houston 2011

I'm back from Quilt Market in Houston! And I have to tell you, I had so much fun!!

Living in Austin, it was a quick 3 hour-ish drive to Houston. And as soon as I dropped my bags in the hotel, I headed off to the convention center to visit the team from Robert Kaufman and see Modern Whimsy. When I arrived at the booth, I was simply stunned. Stunned I tell you! It was my first time seeing Modern Whimsy really up close. (I of course had received my swatches during strike offs, but this was my first glimpse of full sized pieces of the fabric.)



And you guys know I have a penchant for dancing/bouncing about when I get excited... So I'm sure I was subconsciously bouncing a bit in the aisle when I walked up to the booth... :) The team from RK did such an amazingly beautiful job! Modern Whimsy was on display along with the talented and sweet Ann Kelle Designs as well as the fabulous new collections by Marie Perkins of Inkjet Designs and Print and Pattern.





I somehow didn't get a good shot of the 2nd color way with the kelly green, yellow and pink. Harrumph! 
But...you can kinda -storta see it hanging from the edge of the table below the sign in the first picture above...

On Sunday, the Robert Kaufman team scheduled a meet and greet for me. I was really nervous at first, but the nerves quickly dissipated. So many wonderful people came by to say hello and introduce themselves. I got such a kick out of meeting folks who I've only gotten to know through my blog or through Flickr! It was the highlight of my trip. Unfortunately, we used everyone's camera BUT mine for the shots, so I don't have any of those to share. So if you happen to have been there and we snapped a pic together, send it my way! I'd love to post it here to share with everyone.

Modern Whimsy will start shipping this December, so I'll make sure to share news about it's release as I get it. And as soon as I receive my samples and have some FQs to start giving away, I'll start dancing about again and you'll be the first to know. :)


20 comments:

rachael said...

awesome!!

Lindsay Conner said...

Looking forward to this one--thanks for sharing a sneak peek!!!

WandaFish said...

Love it!!

Anna said...

awesome! it's really beautiful, great colors, they look so fresh!

Little Island Quilting said...

Ooooh scrumptious. Waiting to do a happy dance too!

Isisjem said...

oooh yummy and fresh!

Heather said...

Great booth Laurie!!! Hopefully, i'll see you at the next market! :)

Kelly said...

i loved meeting you, and i still say your booth was one of my faves! :)

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Fab! So exciting!

Hannah said...

Your new line looks like it's going to be fabulous. I think it might be my favorite one yet!

lesley [smidgebox] said...

cute! are they going to be organics, laurie? either way, very exciting, they look great! congrats.

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Lesley: And yes!! They are going to be organic. I totally forgot to mention that in the post!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Thanks so much everyone!!

Flying Blind... said...

They look great! Well deserved Happy Dance!

Blueberry Park said...

It' so cute, Laurie...glad all went well and will wait eagerly for this ;-)

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

I can't wait to see this all in person. It looks so cute.

b78ayers said...

You did great - congrats! Love the new line and anxiously await it's release.

Tacha Bruecher said...

your booth and fabric were fabulous. And you were too! So excited that I got to meet you! xxx

Betz White said...

Hi Laurie,
It was so great to meet you!:) Hope we're booth neighbors again sometime. :)
Betz

marie said...

hi laurie,
thank you so much for including me in your blog post and pictures. it was great to see some snaps of the robert kaufman booth and catch a glimpse of my prints next to yours. i cant wait to get your new book too : )