Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Update Houston

About  a quilt saturday in Houston....

This morning I had at first a good meeting with chief editor Mary Green and acquisitions editor Karen Burns. Later that morning I had a meeting with Karen Johnson about promotional activities for the book.

After that we visited a part of the quilt exhibition. We saw beautiful quilts, but we were also impressed about the way they were exhibited. The convention center is an enormous building, but it still feels comfortable. We are very anxious to know how it will be next week with the almost 50,000 visitors. These days there are only a few thousand people in the building, so it is rather quiet now.

At 12.30 Martingale had arranged a book signing and there were women queing about ten minutes before! They should have subscribed themselves online, the first 36 people got a free copy of our book.

Most copies of the book are stil on their way by boat from China to US, they will be in US in December and, we hope, in January in The Netherlands. Fifty copies of the book were, for this quilt market, sent by airplane to Houston. I still got one copy and, of course, we have a copy for Francoise.

At the book signing we met Petra Prins from Zutphen, who will be in Houston with a booth at the quilt festival

In the afternoon we visited the enormous quilt market. A wholesale business market, where shop owners can order fabrics, threads, sewing machines, rulers, books, patterns, buttons .... actually everything that quilters need to make their quilts. Here we met Ada Honders, the organiser of the  OEQC exhibition in Veldhoven.

Tomorrow my husband (Theo) and I will leave Houston for some days for a short trip in the region. The quilt market ends on Monday October 29th and the quilt festival will start at Thursday October 31th. Then we will be back in Houston en we will try to inform you again about things worth mentioning.



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