I stopped long enough to take a photo of the construction in the daylight. Downtown Houston has been looking better every year. It’s more crowded, bustling, cleaner, and there is a lot more that is interesting to look at. I suspect that next year the Convention Center is going to look better than it ever has.
I took the next two shots before market opened so the folks you see here are vendors. It will be a lot more crowded once the doors are open and shop owners start walking the floor. It will be even more crowded when Quilt Festival opens. The booth occupants will change, the floor plan generally remains the same.
The opening in the far, white wall goes to the quilts. Aisle 1 starts there…
Turn and look in the other direction and wayyyyyy down there is aisle 29. This is an event that requires good, sturdy footwear.
C&T had our new book, Wool Applique the Piece O’ Cake Way, prominently displayed!
I didn’t stop to photograph many booths because I was moving fast. I did stop at Art Gallery Fabrics because of this wall:
The fabric designer showcased here is Maureen Cracknell. I was lucky enough to get to visit with her for a little bit. She is a lovely young woman who has designed some wonderful fabric. She also has a great eye for display!
It’s not just that the butterflies are pretty, it’s the way the colorless butterflies flow into the colorful ones. They enhanced the fabric that was displayed with them.
In a similar way, RJR used origami cranes…
I didn’t know until just now that there is an RJR Quilt With Love blog! Click here.
If you go on social media and look for #quiltmarket you’ll find lots more photos. Tomorrow I’ll post a few quilt images.