One of the things we like to do each year is to attend Quilt Market, held in Houston during the days before the International Quilt Festival. It’s an amazing visual buffet which lets us get a “sneak peek” at new products and upcoming trends, what colors and designs we can expect to be “hot-hot-hot” in the coming year. It also allows us to meet manufacturers, tell them about our Charity, and ask them for donations of table drapes, chair covers, sales samples, anything they don’t want to have to transport home. It may be excess baggage to a manufacturer, but it might just keep several needy children and orphans warm on some of those cold, cold nights! We’ve had such wonderful response from the manufacturers each year, and one of the things we like to do is to feature at least one quilt made exclusively from their fabric on our blog.
The Windham booth was really pretty this year, and when they donated some of their beautiful fabrics from their “Hello Gorgeous” collection (http://www.windhamfabrics.net/cgi-bin/fabricshop/gallery.cgi?Category=624&View=All&v=1) , Karen promptly called “Dibbs!” so that she could be the one to make the Windham quilt. (I was jealous! I’ll have to call out quicker next year!)
Here’s a picture of the pretty quilt Karen made:
Hello Gorgeous! How cute is that? This quilt will be delivered this year to a needy child, perhaps one in the US or perhaps I’ll be taking it with me to Ethiopia in September when I go. I know the child who will receive it will love the cheerful colors and prints!
Thank you, Baum Textiles, for giving us these beautiful Windham Fabrics!