Greetings from Houston Quilt Market!
You know, I was putting a picture up on Facebook and something hit me: are people who don’t go to Quilt Market super annoyed when everyone who goes to Quilt Market talks incessantly about it?
In the weeks before the show, it’s all we industry peeps talk about. The week of the show, you’d think we were on Mars for all the availability we have for things like…well, anything else. After the show is done, we have to “dig out,” as we call it, which takes at least as much time as it does to prepare to go. Some people out there (I’m thinking spouses, non-quilting friends, fellow guild members, our cats) might not love Quilt Market as much as everyone who goes seems to, more or less.
On top of that, it you’re like me, you might get a bit blue if you’re not going — like everyone else, I like to be where the party is. Mind you, I don’t want to stay terribly long, but I do want to be there for at least a little while.
So in the interest of this little revelation I’ve had, I thought I’d list three important things about Quilt Market:
1. Whatever we see at Market, non-attending quilters will also see. Soon. Promise. That’s the whole point.
2. There’s always a first time attendee who is having the best 4 days of her entire life thus far. And there’s someone who is having the “worst Market ever.” Most people are in between.
3. Around every corner there is extraordinary inspiration. But that’s no different from any other place on earth.