Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Time for Houston International Quilt Market


The entire quilting industry is a buzz with the opening of Houston Quilt market just around the corner. Personally, I am super Stoked. I type this from my local airport, just cleared security and my heart is pounding as I wait to board the plane, next stop Houston Texas, yeeehaaa. I met my deadlines, and will launch the next animal quilts in my Endangered Species Quilt Project. The images are already on my website, www.robappell.com, and the new patterns are ready to ship!
A few plugs for some good friends before we really get this party started. Therm-o-web, the creators of my favorite fusible is releasing a new Super Lite Heat N' Bond! Oh yeah, this stuff is epic, it bonds like a champ, and quilts like a dream. The new Heat N' Bond is a big hit and I get to help promote it. Keep your eyes out, my Polar Bear Quilt is sneaking around "behind the scenes" in several adds in the quilting publication over the next few months, here is the sample. Aurifil Threads is launching a new application for the wireless toys so people can get their quilting info on the go. I plan to crash the School House on this Friday, I will throw a few high fives to Alex for all of you out there. And Last but not at all least, Michael Miller Fabrics continues to support the Endangered Species Quilts, my quilts will be on display all week in the booth, and they have been a huge help in raising the funds to support the animals. I will drop you all more info after the show opens, cheers, Rob

2 comments:

Franchelle said...

Hi Rob,

I'm a Fabric Designer for Henry Glass Fabrics, residing in California as well. In fact, my parents live in Morro Bay and I'm quite familiar with the Cotton Ball, very nice quilt shop.

Wishing you much success at International Quilt Market.

Rick Torreano said...

Afternoon Rob,
Great meeting you last week! I passed along to corporate folks about your great work you do and all would enjoy the chance to meet with you if you can stop by the B. Booth while in Houston. Charlie McGovern (VP-Dir. HAD Sales) said he'll be at the booth and would enjoy chatting with you. If he's not there, see if June Mellinger (ibroidery.com) or Dean might be nearby. BTW, I've gotten tons of great comments about your embroidered shirt I bought at your store! Thanks again Rob for sharing time with me last week! Good luck at the show!
Rick T.