Wednesday, October 29, 2008


A huge highlight for me was meeting for the first time or visiting again with the gals that did sewing for me. What a privilege to show off the handiwork in my booth.


What a sweetheart Jenn Cooper of Take a Bow has been. Not only has she made outfits for me without even knowing me, she then took her adorable daughter out on a very chilly morning to model the outfits for some awesome photos. Jenn is just adorable and I can't say enough good things about working with her.

Okay, so when I got the Size 3 jacket and bloomers that Mary of Confessions of a Craft Addict I was pretty darn smitten. I commented that I needed one of my own. Enough said. Mary created one in my chubby adult size! I got numerous compliments, and you can see why. Mary is another very generous, talented clothing designer that I am honored to now say I know!!!
Here is Bari of Bari J who created a magazine bag and small handbag. Bari and I met last March at the Country Living Women Entrepreneurs Event in Chicago and spent an afternoon with Joanna from Moda and Heather Bailey. We've kept in touch since and I'm a huge fan. I LOVE the bags and truly can't part with them. She added vintage rhinestone brooches to both bags that made them impossibly gorgeous.

Jona and I met at the last Fabric 2.0 in Portland and we also have kept in touch. One funny gal who needs to step on the gas and get her jumper turned into a pattern. I feel like I had a hundred people ask about it. I enjoyed the daily fix of Jona and her hubby Joey sightings. He is as funny as she is. I know. Hard to believe, but true.

Traci of Bloom Design CO is another absolutely, incredibly, adorable designer. She made a couple perfect outfits showcasing my fabrics. But she didn't stop there. She emailed asking who in my booth needed a badge. I wondered if she was on the BADGE COMMITTEE. Nope, she made Jennifer and I awesome badge holders out of my fabrics. This caused Badge Envy amongst the other vendors. I'm not done. She came to Market with checkbook covers, business card holders and, HELLO...Fabric Fortune Cookies using my selvage as the fortune!! No way!!! Yes way!!!! Someone stole one, other people asked if they could take them and everyone undid them to try to figure out how she made them. Thank you so much for all the goodies that kept visitors busy! You are such a sweetheart!

The gals flanking this colorful group are Missy (left) and Liz (right) of Sweet Funky Vintage. I met them at the Country Living Women's Entrepreneur Event as well. We had dinner together in Chicago and have been friends ever since. Missy made several outfits with my fabrics and even made a little purse for The Precocious Amelia. It was so much fun catching up on laughing. Love you both!!!
There were others who made things for my booth, but this post is about the Houston Quilt Market. I have a special place in my heart for all these special women and hope we continue to stay close for many years. Thank you all for making my fabrics look fabulous.
I'll have more Market reviews coming soon.


  1. Paula, thanks for making my first time at Market such a truly memorable experience. It has been such a joy to get to know you and Jennifer. And now I'm just itching to get my hands on more Flights of Fancy even more!


  2. We had such fun seeing you girls again! It felt like a reunion of old friends! What a great picture you posted. I need to use that one on our blog or maybe I just need to crop the wine glass out of the one I have!!
    Please tell Jennifer that I still need fashion lessons. She can just email me what I need to buy and from where!! :)

  3. Paula, I had such a great time meeting you and Jennifer! You two are just as adorable in person as in all those emails! I can't wait to see you again.

  4. Paula,
    It was all so much fun! I can't believe somebody pinched one of Traci's fortune cookies!



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