28 October 2012

Hello Houston

Updated with a photo from the Andover booth.

This time every year there's a big quilt industry tradeshow and quilt festival in Houston. I didn't go, but two of my quilts are there.

Thomas Knauer brought my Hurle Burle Marx quilt to show off his Frippery fabric collection for Andover Fabrics. Here's an action shot of Thomas showing the quilt in a Friday "schoolhouse" session, tweeted by the Fat Quarter Shop team.
Photo Credit: Fat Quarter Shop
And here it is hanging in the Andover Fabrics booth.
Photo credit: Heather Grant
On the festival side, my Ripple quilt is included in The Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2012, a juried collection of quilts made by members of the modern quilt guild. Alissa took this photo of the quilt hanging in Houston.
Photo credit: Alissa Haight Carlton
The Modern Quilt Guild has some more photos of the collection on Facebook.

Looking at the quilts side by side (or top and bottom) I realize both are riffs on the traditional drunkards path block, taken in very different directions.

There's a good chance I'll make it to Spring Quilt Market in Portland next May. It will be great to meet in real life so many of the people I interact with in the online quilting community. But for now, it's fun to have my quilts in the mix.


  1. Such gorgeous quilts! It's a amazing how the same pattern can be made into different styles!

  2. I would love to finally meet you in Portland!

  3. Congrats! These quilts are awesome.

  4. That Ripple quilt always makes me think of a deconstructed CBC logo (our national broadcaster here in Canada). Looking forward to meeting you in Portland!

  5. I saw pictures of both these quilts on other blogs this week too. I really love the both and it is nice to see them here too.

  6. Yay, Dan! Both quilts are amazing. It was so cool to see them in person!

  7. Way cool, Dan. Well deserved congratulations.

  8. Congrats! Both quilts are bold and wonderful, and incredibly unique. Good to see that they got the recognition they so deserved!