Wednesday, November 10, 2010

To Market, to market

Be sure to read all of this post, because we have news about Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks giveaways!

If you’ve been following Sarah’s Facebook postings you’ve had a glimpse of some of our adventures at market. In fact, the whole experience was rather bewitching!



As you can see in the background, the new Civil War Chronicles has cast quite a spell. We enjoyed welcoming a steady stream of folks anxious to see Chronicles in person, and eager to share their progress with Tribute. What a treat to hear your tales! And how we enjoyed all of the pictures of grandbabies and delightful dogs—although it made us a tad “home lonesome” for our own pets and people.

Although it is a bit late for trick-or-treat, we do have some Civil War Chronicles treats we’d like to share with you:
• Chronicles contains NO partial seams.
• Chronicles contains NO 1/16th inch measurements.
• Chronicles patterns DO contain vivid, full-color diagrams with simplified piecing.
• Chronicles patterns DO show finished sizes of units.
• Chronicles patterns DO contain stories of wives of Civil War generals.
• Chronicles DOES feature Judie Rothermel’s designs and Marcus fabrics.
• Chronicles DOES finish at 108” x 108.”
• Chronicles openings WILL come to an end, so be sure to reserve your place!



Just in case you were wondering, Ty Pennington was not the only celebrity at market. Just down the aisle from our slot Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims joined forces to thrill the crowd while promoting a new product.




The Statue of Liberty made an appearance and even had time in her schedule for a photo-op.




Whether celebrity…







Or one of the regular folks…








Everyone was looking for a good time.





And there were plenty of folks ready to help you find your way.


Once our shopping was done…




We were ready to leave Houston behind…




and head back to Homestead Hearth and simpler times because we really had to get back in time to be part of the blog hop for Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks magazine premiere. Volume 2 of this great magazine should be out on your local newsstands any day now and we will have it on our site to order as soon as it arrives.



So, in order to be eligible to win a copy of the magazine, just leave a comment here on our blog. To add to the fun, we'll give away a fat quarter bundle of the new Sugar Plum batiks to another lucky person who comments on this post by 12:01 am Friday, November 12.



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Gretchen said...

Oh no, I'm the first comment so I'll never win :( Thanks for the great market report and the chance for the giveaway. Those are some yummy batiks!

shadybrooks said...

What a fun "Market Report"!!!! Great photos - and beautiful batiks!!!

Cheryl said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time at Market. The batiks are simply beautiful and you are going to make someone really happy by giving those away.

Iamredeemed said...

Just found your blog! Really liking what Im seeing! Oh, and the batiks are gorgeous!!

Robin said...

Looks like you all had a great time at market! Love the new CW quilt and the batiks are beautiful too!

Nanasewingnurse said...

Feel so blessed to have you both and Homestead Hearth in my sewing world! Thanks for sharing your knowledge, experiences and pictures with all of us out here!

Donna said...

I found you after dropping off my first and only at Mizzou, and now feel like you can be my hometown shop with your great blog and website. I'm enjoying the Granny Smith block of the month and my Points of Pride foundation quilt fabric collection is nearly complete!! Glad Houston went well...safe travels back to Mexico!

DutchQuilter said...

the sugar plum batiks are gorgeous!

luckymom said...

Oh I would love to win this, thanks for the chance. Looks like every one had fun in your photos.

quiltlover said...

Thank you for the wonderful pics of Houston!
The colors of these batiks are beautiful!
Val
quiltlover1@gmail.com

Peach Rainbow said...

Congratulations on being featured & Thanks for the chance!

opalin said...

Your report from Houston is funny. Like your photos! Thank you for this chance to win!

Stitched With Prayer said...

Your photos of Market are so much fun, thanks for the smiles and for the pics of the celebrities!!! How about that Statue of Liberty...Wow, I've never seen her looking quite so colorful, LOL. Thanks too for a chance in your giveway.

Laurie in Maine said...

Beautiful fabrics! Enjoying the blog tour. Lots of inspiration...or temptation for starting something new while on a UFO diet :)

Happy Room Diana said...

Wow I love your blog, must go back later for a good read. I would love one of the prizes.

Deb said...

Oh what beautiful batiks. And it's always fun hearing about Market.

gill said...

Thank you for the chance to win a copy of 100 Blocks
Gill

Mary said...

What a fun way to spend your Halloween. At Market! I'm green as a Witches complection. Hope I am a lucky Witch...

Suzan said...

Gorgeous batiks and I am a sucker for anything batik!

Laurie said...

Hello and welcome home! Thanks for a chance to win - I LOVE this tour!

QuiltSue said...

I enjoyed your market report, but probably not as much as you enjoyed being there.

Stacey said...

i would sure love to win a copy of that magazine, thanks

stacey
luv2knitnsew@gmail.com

Deb G. in VA said...

Civil War Chronicles looks like a great quilt! Would love to win a copy of Quiltmaker's 100 blocks. Thanks!

Lisa Marie said...

Houston sounds like such fun, I sure hope I can get to that event sometime. The batiks are lovely and I look forward to seeing your block in the magazine.

Ned's Place said...

I enjoyed reading and looking at your photos of market.Would love to visit it one day.
Thank you for the chance to win in your competition.

Vivian said...

What a great give a way. I'd love to win.

Kris said...

Looks like market was fun. Thanks for the giveaway.

baukje said...

It looks like your guys had a lot of fun at the market!!!!! And I LOVE the farbric!!!!!!!!!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a great Market Report. Thanks for sharing a copy of 100 Blocks. Can't wait to see it!

Thankful~Threads said...

You gotta love those fat quarter bundles! Gorgeous fabrics to drool over. Thanks for participating.

Teri said...

Love the pictures from Quilt Market. I hope I get picked for the giveaway

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love your civil war quilt - gorgeous! The giveaway is wonderful too.

Pauline said...

Yummy colors, I already have a place ready for them. As a fairly new quilter, I'm unfamilar with this magazine, will have to check it out too. Looks interesting!

Missy Ann said...

I live in Houston, this was my 3rd Festival. I feel so lucky to live here.

Please throw my name in for the giveaway, I can hardly wait to get this issue in my hot little hands.

Connie said...

Beautiful Batiks and wonderful photos of Market. Thanks for the giveaway.

rebecca said...

Hopping around to check out the cool blocks in the magazine. Would be fun to win a give-away!!

RaLene said...

What a great way to spend Halloween. Thanks for sharing such a fun blog. Congratulations on your block being featured in the magazine.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for the wonderful pics of Houston!
The colors of these batiks are beautiful

cityquilter said...

thanks for that "bewitching" view of houston for those of us who didn't get there...and those luscious repro fabrics also!

HomeschoolSyd said...

Oh my peas those Sugar Plums are GORGEOUS!!!!! And what fun photos!!!

quilting queen said...

looks like you had a fun time

Martina said...

Loved your photos! Thanks for sharing and for the give away!

JoAnne Murphy said...

I love this site. Those Halloween costumes were witchy!

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Great batiks. wonderful blog.

epban said...

Looks like market was fun! Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Melissa said...

looks like you had a lot of fun :)

Marj said...

I have been following your Market visit this year and am enjoying the trip. Thanks for the chance to win the 100 blocks magazine.

Kathy H said...

thanks for the pictures of market. I was following several blogs and enjoyed seeing all the booths and new fabric and patterns. It looked like everyone was having a great time.

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

I love those batiks! Thanks for the chance to win:)

Marjorie said...

Ooooo. Batiks. Even better...they are ones I don't yet own!

Sara said...

Would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

bertiequilts said...

I would love to win the book and the batiks. I enjoyed scrolling though your blog and seeing the pictures from Quilt Market. The new batiks are beautiful.

jybquilter said...

I'd love to win your giveaway.

Carrie P. said...

Fun pictures of the market. thanks for the chance to play.

Amy said...

Don't leave us spellbound in suspense, post a picture of your block from the book! Can't wait to see what you've conjured up!

vernagrace said...

My first time here and I love your tips for procrastinators- not that I'm one. (hahaha) Love those batiks and I am out like a house on fire as soon as the 2nd 100 block mag is on the stand, I have the first still tucked away with all my great ideas in it from last year waiting patiently for my attention!

badlandsquilts said...

Congrats on the magazine, can't wait to check it out! Thanks for the chance.

helen-mary said...

Yum - those batiks look lovely.

Lisa said...

Great pictures! Thanks for a chance to win!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness...a magazine and batik fabrics...life does not get any better than that...heavenly! Thanks for the chance to have a bit of heaven!

Katie said...

Love your market report! Thanks for the chance to win.

Pat S. said...

Thanks for sharing Market with those of us who could not attend! I'd love to win your giveaway!!!

Mary said...

Great market photos. Having fun on the "Hop"

Gwen said...

Can't wait to see your block in the
magazine, that I hope to win. Love
the Batiks.

Karen said...

I love the batiks! I've fallen in love with batiks and would love to work with more. The magazine would be great, too. Thanks for the fun photos.

Monica said...

What pretty batiks! Thank you for the chance to win.

Nancy said...

Now that was a fun read! I loved the pictures too. Thanks for the giveaway!

G. said...

It is great to be able to participate in these contests! I now know about your site; and the batiks are wonderful. They are my favorite but I know that I have to think outside the box and use other fabrics. I have started dyeing projects and that too is my latest addiction! Gail E.

Lee Ann said...

Look like you had fun!

Debbie said...

Fun Fun Fun that is what I am getting from everyone who has gone to market. Even the quilt shops in my area (St. Louis) are full of information and great pictures. Thanks for the virtual tours! The batiks are beautiful.

Betty Crocker wannabe said...

Thanks for the chance to win!

Katie M. said...

Looks like a great time was had by all at Market. Thank you for sharing and wishing you continued success.

SewLindaAnn said...

Love the fun photos! Those batiks are marvelous!

Esther said...

Congratulations on your block being featured in the magazine!!!
Thanks for a chance to be a winner!

WoolenSails said...

Enjoyed learning more about market fun and love those batiks, beautiful shades.

Debbie

Becky said...

Thanks for the unique photos and comments from Market! Absolutely loved your post. Thanks so much for participating in the 100 Blocks Blog Hop! It has been wonderfully fun! Looking forward to savoring this new magazine!

Becky said...

Delightful post with all the pictures of Market. I love these batiks as well.

Jill said...

I wish I could have seen Houston first hand, but your pictures are the next best thing. The batiks are really beautiful.

Lee said...

Thanks for the fun report of Market! its fun to read. Thanks for the giveaway! love the batiks!

Kathy said...

the fabric is beautiful

Kathy said...

Looks like Houston was a lot of fun! Thanks for the chance to win the book and Batiks!!!

grendelskin said...

What a fun report of Market! Thanks!

Di said...

Yum, I want to stick my thumb in that Sugar Plum Batik pie!

Cindi said...

Looks like everyone had a great time in Houston! Those are beautiful batiks! Can't wait to win!

Laura said...

Can't wait to see the magazine! Thanks for the chance to win it!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Thanks for the giveaway for the mag. and the plum batiks....they are yummy.

Billie

Gaertegang said...

Looks like you all had a blast!! Thanks for the fun giveaway.....I don't have many batiks in my stash.....gasp, I know!

Kim McCloskey said...

It's fun to see what goes on at Market. The batiks are yummy!

suz said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win lovely batiks!

Blogless me said...

I found your block while doing the designer blog-hop and I like it a lot, so I'll be adding it to my Google Reader. Oh, and if I win your draw it will be an added bonus ;-)

Elvira said...

I like beautigul batiks

darlene said...

Enjoyed your blog and always find pleasure in your web site.

Sheila said...

Enjoyed your market report and love the Civil War quilt. Hmmm...will have to check out your details on it.
The batiks are lovely - some of my favorite colors.

Amy said...

Market looks like so much fun. Us non-marketers spend alot of time looking at our computer screens oohing, then ahhing then sighing. If only.......

nancy verwest said...

It sounds like you had a great time in Houston. So much fun and so many new "things." Thanks for the update

Marianne said...

Great pics and wonderful fabrics.

Lori said...

Who wouldn't love to win a copy of the book and those gorgeous batiks?

Debbie said...

What great prizes...I'm a batikaholic.

deb said...

great block love it

Texana said...

Isn't market a blast--the ultimate in quilting--everything you could imagine and more!

I'd love to have the magazine, or the fat quarter!

Cynthia said...

Drooling over your Market pictures....what fun!

Jacqueline said...

I loveeee the batiks... I have been collecting fat quarters to try something pretty with them. (I even have a piece of yardage from Bali that a friend brought back from a vacation!) The magazine would be FAB too! Looks like you had a blast at Market! xoxo

anne said...

oooh love those batiks...such rich colours....please count me in the giveaway. Thank you for sharing

Kay said...

Thanks for the report from Market. Maybe someday.......Thanks for the chance to win. I can't wait to get a copy of the magazine.

Sara said...

That batik fabric is lovely! Maybe I'll win...

nhsarab at yahoo dot com

Kim West said...

Love your market report - the batiks are stunning!!

StitchinByTheLake said...

If we were voting on costumes I'd have to vote for those big glasses and the aprons. :) Those of us who don't get to go to market (reminds me of a nursery rhyme!) thank you for the report! blessings, marlene

Linda in PA said...

Looks like you had a great time at market. Thanks for the giveaway.
lraetaylor@gmail.com

banjo795 said...

Your site is one of the ones I always make sure to stop by when I am doing the fabric shop hop! I can't believe how many BOMs you always have going! Thanks for the pictures from Market; it is always fun to see what goes on there!

Michelle MMMM4 said...

It looks like Huston was a blast. Thanks for a chance to win a copy of 100 quilt blocks!

Sherri said...

Fun market pics and report! Congrats!

Cat said...

Thanks for sharing about the Market. Wished that I could have been there. Great batiks. Wish me luck. Cat

Heartsdesire said...

Great pics from Market. Thanks for sharing them. And thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway.

barbara said...

Love love love those batiks

MoeWest said...

Thanks for the giveaway. The batiks are beautiful and all the blocks are so inspiring.

Quilthappy said...

Thanks for the great pics from the Houston Market. Looks like all kinds of fun was had! What gorgeous batiks, too!

sewbze said...

What a grand time. I would love, love, love to go to Market.

sewcrafty said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time in Houston, wish I could have made the trip. Love your batiks, yummy.

MielNina in AZ said...

What a great way to share your fun with us the "Market Report" made me feel like I was there sharing in the joy and splendor of all those quilts and, of course, to be able to fondle oodles and bundles of fabulous fabrics.

Those "Sugar Plum batiks" are absolutely luscious, what a great prize!!

mary said...

what wonderful fabrics I want them mary madambonnet@aol.com

SheilaC said...

Love your block! thanks for the chance to win!

SheilaC

Melissa said...

One of these days I am going to one of those wonderful quilt festivals, I vow it! In the meantime, thanks for sharing with us and thanks for the give away!

trudys_person said...

Thank you for the great market photos! And the lovely giveaway!

Dix said...

great pix of houston and thank you for the giveaways. keep designing.

Kim said...

Oh my goodness looks like such a great time!
Thanks so much for a chance to win the great issue with all the designer blocks! Or the fabulous batiks of course :0)!

Happy Sewing

Janet said...

I would love to win the new 100 blocks and fq -- what a bonus. It looks like Market is so much fun!! Thanks for sharing your photos.

Sewbig said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the Houston details.

Chris said...

Wow.....lots of news here! Looks like you had too much fun at Market.

Linda said...

A magazine or fabric... a win would be wonderful. Thank you for your giveaway.

Janet said...

Looks like you had fun in Houston. Thanks for a chance to win.

Dawn said...

Market looks like so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win.

quiltmom said...

Those are some stunning batiks you are giving away- I so love batiks - they are my favorite kind of quilt fabrics- just love the way the colors change.
Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great giveaway prize.
Congratulations on being chosen to have a block in this very fun magazine.
Regards from a Western Canadian quilter,
Anna

Michele said...

Thanks for sharing photos from Houston

Alycia said...

what a cool report!! Thanks for sharing

Jaylene said...

Loved to see what happened at market. Can hardly wait to see your block. Love all your designs.

The Village Queen said...

Market looks like such fun and fabric heaven! Makes me wish I had a store to stock. Thanks for sharing.

spinquilt said...

Love the Photos, looks like you had a great time.

aztel2000 said...

Fun! Thanks for sharing,
Karen in Breezy Point

Quilting Diva said...

What a great blog you have! Once I started reading I couldn't stop. It's been aded to my blog list ; ) Love your website and your programs too. Thanks for a chance to give home to those gorgeous batiks.

VickiT said...

Market looks like SUCH fun. Almost makes me want to start a business.....ALMOST. LOL I swear that I must be about the only person who has never had any batik fabrics judging by the other comments. Maybe I'll get lucky and win some.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing all the fun!

Georgette said...

Thanks for sharing the photos. Love all the costumes and the smiles. Love your batiks.

Petey said...

Looks like you had a great time at market! Thanks for sharing...

deserae said...

I hope I win! I love the fabric and the magazine!

Marcia said...

Thank you for this lovely giveaway. I enjoyed your market report and the photos. Please enter me into the drawing.

Bev said...

Oh-o-o, those sugarplum batiks are dreamy! You have the best bom programs. Looks like you all had a fun time in Houston.

Pam said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win.

kwiltnkats said...

Sugar Plum Batiks ooohh what a treat. Consider me for both drawings please. I was lucky to go to Market several years ago. What a workout that was! Good to be home...

Joanna said...

Cute pictures and info about Market. I love the fabric and hope I win it. Thanks.

Gail said...

Congrats on your block. It sounds like you had a wonderful time in Houston and thanks for posting the photos for those of us that can only be there in spirit.

Gail

Nancy said...

Love the blog and looks like ya'll had a great time at market. love the batiks and the mag. Would love to win them!!!

Bunny said...

I've got the perfect pattern for using those lovely batiks.

Jillian said...

Great exposure with the 100 Blocks Blog tour--congratulations. Beautiful group of batiks. Thanks for offering them.

Petit Design Co. said...

Love all the market pics!

Julie said...

Thanks for the chance to win some luscious batiks.

crickets said...

Love the shots you took at Market, and can't wait to see your block in the magazine - congrats! Thx for the extra prize, too!

Julie in WA said...

Quilt Market looks like so much fun. I wish it were open to everyone! For now, I must simply enjoy it vicariously through blogs like this!

corinne said...

I love all the blog tours of the Hoston market.The photos are just great.

Ariane said...

Love your market report!! Thanks for the chance to win!

Stormy Days said...

I keep hearing about the security around Ty, but Alex Anderson would have been the celebrity I would want to see.

Quilt Monkey said...

Looks like you had a great time at Market. Thanks for the pics and a chance to win the magazine!

Kathy C said...

It looked like Hallowe'en at the Market- lots of fun!
the batiks look yummy!

Linda E in AZ said...

Oh, those sugar plums are luscious!

Karen said...

Market looks like a ton of fun!

The batiks would love to live at my house....I LOVE batiks!

Karen

Barb in Mi said...

Your photos are so fun - and here I thought Market was a serious business.. Thanks for the giveaway!

Jeanne said...

Thanks for the chance to win a magazine and the batiks. Love your block.

Jeanne
goldie5373@yahoo.com

RenegadeQuilter said...

What a great recap of market!

Thanks for the giveaway!!!!

Mel said...

I loved seeing you at market. it was a GREAT time.

Regina said...

Oh those batiks are just GORGEOUS! Love the market photos!

Jen said...

I love the fat quarters and can't wait for the magazine to come out!

LesQuilts said...

Thanks for the giveaway and bonus fabric too!
Take care, Leslie

Kerry said...

Looks like Houston was lots of fun. Those new fabrics look lovely.

Debbie said...

Those Sugar Plum Batiks are yummy!
Thanks for sharing

nancy verwest said...

Please unsubscribe me from all this email

Bluzbrod said...

What a fun blog!

oconnorts said...

love the batiks, wish I could have gone to Houston too

Judy said...

The batiks fabric is beautiful different from what I use maybe its time to try something new. Looking forward to the magazine it has fun looking at all the blogs.

Barb said...

Yummy! I've been eying those batiks and trying to justify their purchase. Hope I win!

scottylover said...

Thaanks for the chance to win this great book, and the FQ's are spectacular! I don't live too far from your shop (Okay, probably 1 1/2 hours away...that's close, right?) and am trying to talk the hubby in to a drive there. This makes me want to visit all the more!
Sandy A

BeachQuilter said...

Looks like a fun time at Market!
Those batiks are beautiful!

paulette said...

Loved the Market pics!! Thanks so much for a chance to win!!
Paulette

Nancy said...

I am looking forward to your block in the new magazine coming out. I have last year's so am anxious to get this one too.
Those batiks look wonderful; and it would be great to be their winner!

brenda said...

Love the new civil war quilt I'm still working on the last one.

wishful said...

Sounds like it is loads of fun for all participants of the Market. If you cannot get there it is so much fun reading about it and tthe batiks are fantastic .

Beth Paulson said...

I love your blog, the 100 Blocks magazine and those yummy "sugar Plums". Pick Me ..Pick Me

QltnRobin said...

I would LOVE to have those fabrics! They are my favorite colors and I adore batiks! Im Drooooooling, wheres my bib? And thank you very much!
Robin in Idaho

Deb said...

Enjoyed hearing about Market. Thanks for the chance to win the book!

robin said...

I would love to win a copy of 100 blocks, or maybe some lovely batiks! Thanks for the chance!

Cecilia said...

Wow! I love those fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway. I enjoyed your report and pictures about Market.

Nancy Sue said...

What beautiful fabrics! Hope you can catch up on your post-market sleep!Thank you for participating in the blog tour! It's been fun!
nsue21702 at gmail dot com

Lina said...

Loved the report on Market... and love those batiks. Thanks for the giveaway.
snuginmyden@yahoo.com

schmidt1016 said...

Really enjoyed the market report. You guys have such a good time there, it makes me jealous that I can't go. The batiks are gorgeous!

Leslie S. in MN
esclante at comcast dot net

Deb said...

I found your blog through the blog tour. I read a few of your posts and found them thought-provoking and helpful. I will be coming back to visit regularly, how I wish I could visit in person. Thank you.
Debby

Material Girl said...

Oh, what an awesome giveaway... the batik fabrics look wonderful!
Looks like Market was a wonderful time...

annmarie said...

I am a batik FREAK!!!!!! Sugar Plum batiks? - I think I've died & gone to heaven!

MARIKA said...

I say thank you for the opportunity very much a joy would be big to win :
Marika Hungary

cinzia said...

thanks for the chance to win... must say I love your chronicles quilt

crystal said...

Thanks for the chance win one of your giveaways. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jo said...

I haven't sewn anything with batiks so this would be a new adventure.

picketsews said...

Love the civil war chronicles...I wanna do it...I only have a zillions BOM's going right now. I have been to your shop several times while visiting my MO relatives and each time the shop just gets better and better. Really appreciate the opportunity to win the batiks (They are fabulous) and the magazine/book.

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