Sunday, October 31, 2010


Robin and I have been to Houston and back.  A little battle worn; but, we had a great time.  We went to Quilt Market and shopped till we dropped.  I'll tell you about the quilts another day.

But I want to tell you about a couple of fun things.  Here is the Convention Center.  Isn't it impressive? And yes, it looks just like a big ol cruise ship. 

Market really gets started on Friday night with Sample Spree (sorry no pictures of crazy quilters shopping like mad ).  So for lunch we found one of Guy Fieri's Diners, Drive-ins and Dives joints called Lankford Grocery and Market.  Great burgers and onion rings in an absolutely charming location since 1937. 

And we had some fun hanging with great quilters and fabric designers like Tula of Tula Pink.  What a delightful young woman.  See that great bag.  Be looking for her new fabric from Westminster, a vinyl-covered cotton.  OMG it is great stuff. 

And who is that you say?  Yes, Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover.  He is in the home dec fabric business now.  What a draw he was.  This is as close as I could get to take a picture. They actually had a guard nearby (complete with gun).  I guess you never know what a crazed quilter could be cabable of doing.

It was just a fun few days. Yes, Houston we love ya.

Quilt happy,


creativedawn said...

Welcome home Marilyn!

Sounds like an exciting and crazy time down there with all those quilty folks! Look forward to all your stories...see you after some well earned r&r!!!

tell Robin, enjoyed her

Khris said...

Sounds like a great time was had....look forward to seeing more.
Hugs Khris

Diana said...

Great pics Marilyn, love hearing your stories, can't wait for more pics from your trip.

Karen Mallory said...

You had a great time I see!! Wish I could go sometime! I love Ty! Watch Extreme Home Makeover every Sunday. Tula's fabric sounds wonderful. Waterproof bags hey!
hugs Karen

Barb said...

Oh...I so wanted to meet up with you but didn't was close to a two hour drive from map quest and my husband and I both were not well the whole vacation time...but maybe next year??