Monday, November 14, 2016

Some of My Favorite Things Part 2

Okay, here are some more of my favorite finds at Quilt Market (in no particular order):

Camelot Fabrics

I made four quilt samples featuring fabrics from some of their new collections.  It was sew fun to see my quilts displayed so beautifully at their booth!  Here are three of them.

 Cloud 9 Fabrics

I stopped by Cloud 9 to see the quilts my friend, Linda, made to showcase their new fabrics.  Here are a few of Linda's awesome quilts!  Some of them she designs and makes and others she only makes the tops.

 Riley Blake Fabrics

What can I say?  I just love Riley Blake fabrics.  Their vibe is sew sew me.

Angela Walters and Christa Watson

I had the opportunity to see both Angela and Christa in action -- what fun!  I loved how they played off of each other -- Angela on the long arm and Christa on the sit down machine.  Their book will be a great resource for my own free motion quilting.   Methinks also great find for quilt shops -- perfect for FMQ classes!

Little House of Quilts

When I was a child, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls.  Here's a sweet sweet book just right for all of your "prairie" fabrics!  Would be a great book for a quilt shop to feature all of those dainty calicoes that people love but don't know what to do with.


I hope you're ready for.................

Because it starts today!!!!!

Stop by my blog tomorrow (November 15th) and you just might win some cool prizes!

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Some of My Favorite Things Part 1

While at Quilt Market, I had the opportunity to check out all of the latest and greatest.

Here are some of my favorite finds (in no particular order):

 I Love Precut Quilts!

By Moi!   What can I say?  Of course, this would make my list of favorite Quilt Market finds!  There were lots and lots of precuts out and about at Market too, which would compliment my book beautifully.  You know, I even saw circle-shaped precuts. precut, new quilts.........

  Addicted to Scraps

By fellow C&T author, Bonnie Hunter. If you've never checked out Bonnie's scrappy style, you definietly should!  Her books and patterns are guarateed to empty your scrap stash!!!


Iris Ultra Quilting Thread

I know I've talked about this thread before, but you really should try it out.  They've just added more than 20 new colors AND added a giant 2500 yard spool called King!  I'm really glad we're finally making headway finding the spool of thread that never runs out!

 The Make Series by C&T 

This is a fantastik series of books!  Each book has a nice mix of projects great for beginners but also fun for more advanced quilters, too.  The price is very modest too.  Terrific books for quilt shops -- low price, great projects, and would make super projects for classes.

Retro Clean

Have you tried this product yet?  I have and it's awesome!  I have this ginormaous collection of antique and vontage quilt blocks, fabrics, quilt tops, and quilts.  Retro Clean worked really well for cleaning this fragile stuff.

Rose Cards

I have loved the Rose Cards since I first discovered them in 2010.  Each year, Villa Rosa introduces a new card collection to add to the existing cards.  This  ensures that the designs and even the fabrics used in the samples are up-to-date and fresh.

Stay tuned for more favorite finds in my next blog entry.

DON'T FORGET...............................

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Quiltmaker's 100 Block Volume 14 BLOG HOP!!!!

It's Blog Tour time again, everyone!

 Quiltmaker's 100 Quilt Blocks Volume 14.

November 14th - 18th.

I'm sew happy that my block, Slider, block #1383, made the magazine! 

 Visit  Quiltmaker's Blog each day of the blog for links to all of the participating designers.  My Blog Tour Day is November 15th, so make sure you stop here on that day to read about my block, Slider, and to register for PRIZES!!!!!!  YAY!!!!!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Great Quilt Exhibit -- Wish I'd Thought of That!

Well, I wanted to share some more pictures from Fall Quilt Market.  Here are some quilts that were part of an exhibit about using parts of vintage/antique unfinished "orphan blocks" and pieces to make new modern quilts.  I wish I'd thought of that!

The exhibit was called Twisted.

Don't forget........... 

Thursday, November 10, 2016


My well-traveled little owl friend, Ollie, went with me to Quilt Market in Hoston.  He loved visiting booths on the Market floor.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Back From Quilt Market!


I've been home about a week from Fall Quilt Market in Houston.

Quilt Market was wonderful......exciting.......overwhelming.......

It's amazing.  I spend months getting myself ready for Market.  Making appointments.  Making quilt samples or demos.  Making travel and hotel accommodations.  Whew!  I'm getting tired again just thinking about it.  LOL!

BUT it's all sew sew worth it when you get to the Convention Center and walk into that gigantic Quilt Market Floor.  The only problem is that it's sensory overload.

I didn't take tons of photos, although I would have loved to. Too much eye candy, you know?

Here's my view of Houston from the cab on our way from the airport.

My favorite thing at the hotel....well, one of 3 favorite things -- the awesome pancake maker machine at breakfast, the hot tub/spa after a long day running aorund Market, and cookies and milk at 4 pm every day.

Ollie posing next to my book, I Love Precut Quilts!, at C&T's booth!

Favorite restaurant in Houston!!!!!

I made 4 quilt samples for Camelot Fabrics.  Aren't the displays sew sew sweet???

I did a couple of free motion quilting demos at the Enmart booth -- have you tried their Ultra Iris thread yet?????

I made a video (or 2) to promote my book with C&T, too.  (Sorry, no photos, but I'll post the link as soon as I have it.)

One of the most important things that I learned at Market was how to use Instragram from my friend and traveling pal, Sondra.  THANK YOU, SONDRA!   So, if you're on Instragram, please follow me @tricia.maloney.

After Market, I couldn't wait to get home and back into my studio.  Time to quilt!