Quilt Market Houston - 2010

Adornit is at International Quilt Market in Houston! That's exciting news for this little scrapbook *and fabric *manufacturing company. Carolee (owner, artist, and fabric designer), Alison (graphic designer and retail manager), Misty (fabric marketing manager) and Jackie are selling the new fabric collections to distributors and retail stores - and having good success.

Here's Alison from a photo she posted to Facebook - with Anna Maria Horner, a favorite fabric designer and creative inspiration.

I'm excited because the quilt I made is at Quilt Market. I made my quilt for the pattern book that Adornit put together to promote the first Adornit fabric line which is called "Life's a Hoot." The theme of the collection is cute little owls (see photo at top of post) - but when I made my quilt, I decided to use the background fabrics that didn't have owls - just for variety. I love love polka dots, so I was glad that the fabrics I used had lots of polka dots and stripes.

I had great fun piecing the pinwheels and the blocked border. My next-door neighbor Carol Armstrong did the machine quilting - it was perfect, beautiful. If you click on the photo to make it larger you can see the cute circles and scallops she quilted on my quilt. Carol is so creative and excellent at what she does. Really, the way she quilted the quilt is amazing. I just about flipped when I saw it - plus she had put on the binding so that made it extra wonderful.

Making the quilt and then writing about it for my job at Adornit (including complete sewing instructions) and doing the same for all the other fabric creations we made for the Adorable Owls Pattern Book (above) was one of the best, most thrilling things I've ever done - I'm not kidding. And with success at market this week, I'll hopefully be doing more in the future!