2019 Fall Quilt Market in Houston

Before too much time gets away from me, I thought I’d share a bit from my 2019 Fall Quilt Market in Houston experience. (And do a giveaway!)

Carolyn Friedlander Fall Quilt Market Houston 2019 booth

By taking a booth break this past spring, I found myself feeling refreshed and able to enjoy creating an environment to show off the things I’ve been thinking about and working on. Stepping back and looking at what you’ve done can be good. It makes me excited for the projects I most enjoyed and eager to get going on the next things. It may be a booth for me, but you could absolutely gather up some of your own recent projects, either physically or digitally, and reflect a bit on what you’ve been making. I’ll bet it gives you a little spark for whatever might come next.

Back to the booth, here’s what’s in there.

Carolyn Friedlander Fall Quilt Market Houston 2019 booth

  1. Eads Mini blocks in Jetty, Kona Lemon Ice + scraps from my Eads Jetty + CF quilt (see #2)
  2. Eads Jetty + CF quilt (more details to come)
  3. Rye Quilt (large) in Jetty + CF (blogged about here)
  4. Rye Quilt (small) in CF (blogged about here)
  5. Rye Marmalade Quilt in Jetty, CF + Kona Cotton (blogged about here)
  6. Bartow Quilt in CF (stay tuned! More soon on this one!)
  7. Hearts Quilt in CF (blogged about here)
  8. Arlo A Quilt in CF (more to come)
  9. Hearts Quilt in Jetty (more to come)
  10. Crescent Tote (pattern by Noodlehead) in Jetty (more to come)

Carolyn Friedlander Fall Quilt Market Houston 2019 booth

And some more…

Carolyn Friedlander Fall Quilt Market Houston 2019 booth

Phew, so much stuff! I feel like I rarely share the booth details and projects all together like this. What do you think? Is it helpful to have a project hub? I’m hoping it’s an easy way to take it all in.

Carolyn Friedlander Fall Quilt Market Houston 2019 booth

These Eads mini blocks have been something I’ve wanted to do FOREVER, which is to take leftovers from a big Eads project and work them into a mini version. This time, I’m using little scraps from the bigger project and letting 3 lemon yellow and light fabrics (both Jetty and Kona) take the lead. It’s totally a weekend project, and I’m excited to carve out more time to let it grow.

Carolyn Friedlander Fall Quilt Market Houston 2019 booth

Carolyn Friedlander Fall Quilt Market Houston 2019 booth

Carolyn Friedlander Fall Quilt Market Houston 2019 booth

There we have it. Thanks again to anyone who stopped by in person or followed along digitally!

++ Now a giveaway. ++

Leave a comment below about any project you’re excited about between now and Saturday, November 16 at 10am EST. I’ll randomly select a winner to receive a pack of the featured patterns in my booth as well as a mini charm pack of my newest fabric collection. Giveaway has ended. Thanks so much for everyone who participated!

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78 Responses to 2019 Fall Quilt Market in Houston

  1. Elaine November 12, 2019 at 11:59 am #

    I’m most excited to finish a “wedding” quilt for a granddaughter who is getting married in January.

  2. Sharon T November 12, 2019 at 12:12 pm #

    I’m finishing up a Christmas quilt earmarked for one of my five grandchildren. My goal is to make one for each of them.
    I love your fabric and patterns!

    • Jeanette November 12, 2019 at 4:53 pm #

      I have just started one of your everglade quilts and it is my first time to do needle turn appliqué. I hope for it to become a present for my sister who is also my best sewing friend.

    • Frédérique November 13, 2019 at 2:56 pm #

      I’m exciting by the beginning of my new quilt! So great to pick new fabrics, scraps, and a new pattern! I’m so in love with your Eye quilt, so so pretty!

  3. Haley McCall November 12, 2019 at 12:14 pm #

    Working on some tiny flying geese mug rugs for Cmas! 🙂

  4. Dianne November 12, 2019 at 12:48 pm #

    Getting back to my lone star quilt. I keep getting distracted with life. LOL

  5. Jeanne Laceky November 12, 2019 at 12:55 pm #

    Finishing up a snowman quilt with a Minky background. This is my first time working with Minky.

    • Tara November 14, 2019 at 12:06 pm #

      I’m totally ready and excited to be finishing my Ice Cream Soda EPP quilt next year. It went into hibernation last year after I lost my sewjo and got a serious case of overwhelm.

      • Renee Shattuck November 16, 2019 at 3:31 am #

        I love all your patterns. Just finishing my Evergreen quilt❤️

  6. Beth November 12, 2019 at 12:58 pm #

    I’m excited to be done with my second project and waiting on a jelly roll to make a throw for sons family….rookie enthusiasm 🙂

  7. Stephanie November 12, 2019 at 1:23 pm #

    Excited to finish and hang my Bartow quilt using fabric I got in a Japan in September. Using Sashiko stitching to hand quilt – hopefully

    • Kristal November 12, 2019 at 9:04 pm #

      I’m working up the nerve to finish my “tall tales” paper pieced quilt top.

  8. Sarah November 12, 2019 at 2:12 pm #

    I’m excited I just finished a king size floral quilt top and I’m finally setting myself project goals, to finish one before moving to the next! I’m really super excited to get to my Local Quilt that I started as a BOM and well… you know… “oh! Look! New fabric!”

  9. Amanda Gilmore November 12, 2019 at 2:13 pm #

    I can’t wait to have the new CF Collection and Jetty to add to my growing Wainwright quilt. It’s my long term project so it’s fun to add your new fabics when they come along!

  10. Sharon Stroud November 12, 2019 at 2:26 pm #

    LOVE all the patterns and fabrics! So much eye candy! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  11. alobsiger November 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm #

    I’m super excited about the Arlo quilt I’ve started cutting for…blue and pink. Going at it in kind of a random way and hoping for the best! Such a lovely booth and such beautiful designs!! 🙂

  12. Jamie Scheibach November 12, 2019 at 2:52 pm #

    I’m so close to finishing hand quilting a quilt my granddaughter asked for and is patiently waiting for.

  13. Daniea November 12, 2019 at 3:11 pm #

    I am most excited to finish a paper pieced quilt I’m working on. Hopefully before Christmas.

  14. Darci November 12, 2019 at 3:40 pm #

    im excited about finally having a little bit of time to get the almost finished projects worked on. They had been put aside during the summer, and then halloween sewing took over!

  15. Neha November 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm #

    Working on my first Lusk quilt and enjoying pulling different fabrics to work together for it. Your booth looked great. For those of us who couldn’t attend, thanks for sharing here!

  16. Samantha Ewers November 12, 2019 at 5:05 pm #

    I am excited to finish up a snowflake quilt, it is especially fun to work on when it is snowing outside.

  17. Christine C November 12, 2019 at 5:20 pm #

    I’m working on a mountaintop quilt and I can’t wait until your next fabric release!

  18. Julie November 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm #

    So excited to be working on a reverse appliqué knit quilt ala Alison Glass along with my daughter. Your booth looked to be brimming with ceativity!!

  19. Emily Thorn November 12, 2019 at 5:30 pm #

    I’m stitching the binding on a doll quilt that I’m making for my 2-year-old niece’s dolls. It is a mini replica of the quilt I made for her 2 years ago – it’s the cutest little thing 🙂

  20. Kathleen McCormick November 12, 2019 at 5:45 pm #

    I’m excited about a new project with the jaybird rulers…and some Island Batik fabrics.

  21. greenteacomfort November 12, 2019 at 6:55 pm #

    I’ve been working a lot of EPP lately, I’m excited about keeping my project momentum going through the holiday season because it’s portable and convenient with hectic schedules and travel time. Love the booth recap, hope you’ll do it every round!

  22. Julie De Pauw November 12, 2019 at 7:17 pm #

    I am finishing a values quilt online class by Blair Stocker and starting my Snowflake. Have completed cutting and can’t wait to just sew! Eads- regular and mini are calling me in the new year.

  23. Annri Vroom November 12, 2019 at 7:56 pm #

    I’m excited to choose some fabrics from the shelf for a few gifts for maker friends. I think pincushions, thread catchers, and patchwork project bags.

  24. Caitlin T November 12, 2019 at 8:11 pm #

    So fun to see pictures of your booth! I’m currently working on a scrappy baby quilt for my college roommate’s new daughter. It’s been nice to get back into the swing of sewing after lots of life changes!

  25. KittyAnn Hudson (KittyAnn) November 12, 2019 at 8:22 pm #

    I’m excited to be finishing up the yearly mystery quilt offered by my quilt guild – always fun to see everyone’s *reveal* at the last meeting of the year in December. Love your patterns and fabrics!

  26. Lauren Crabtree November 12, 2019 at 9:44 pm #

    My two daughters are graduating to big girl beds and I’m excited to make complementary quilts for them.

  27. Jenny Russell November 12, 2019 at 9:51 pm #

    I’ve finished the applique work and am so excited to start quilting my Ebb quilt!

  28. Diane M November 12, 2019 at 11:00 pm #

    I’d really like to work on a mini Eads quilt to get my sewing mojo back.

  29. Suzanne November 12, 2019 at 11:24 pm #

    More great stuff Carolyn! I always love details, so thank you for taking the time on your post to note everything. I’m getting close to finishing a v-neck dress that has some patchwork with your fabrics around the neck and front bands. It all started when I casually laid out some linen fabric on top of my eads quilt and noticed it later in the day and thought hmmmm. :).

  30. Jeifner November 12, 2019 at 11:43 pm #

    I’m excited to possibly finish my dads churn dash quilt and hopefully get to work on a personal solids quilt

  31. Ce November 13, 2019 at 1:39 am #

    Eads is still at the top of my list (still working on Arlington), and I’m now tempted to do it in the new fabrics!

  32. Anne November 13, 2019 at 4:45 am #

    Excited to work on log cabin Christmas ornaments for my kids teachers, with my kids helping of course 🙃 then 2 quilts for my nieces who graduate high school in June

  33. Sandra Pavone November 13, 2019 at 5:06 am #

    So happy to be working on my Darling Clementine quilt

  34. Nancy C November 13, 2019 at 6:01 am #

    Excited to finish a quilt for 2nd grandson…coming soon!

  35. Suzanne P. November 13, 2019 at 8:10 am #

    I am working on finishing an oldie but goodie – Rin. I’m fascinated with you’re new pattern, Rye, so that could be next on my list!

  36. allyk November 13, 2019 at 10:14 am #

    I just finished a large pieced quilt and am excited about starting a needle turn appliqué quilt next! I’m working my way up to an Altruas quilt but starting with a small Hawaiian style pillow cover.

  37. Lisa Fern Metson November 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm #

    I am working on sewing 3 advent calendars for my sisters and brother. I have wanted to do something like this forever, so happy to be actually well on my way to completing them!!! I love all of your fabric, but really looking forward to the CF collection as I missed alot of the Architexture line when it first came out!!

  38. Stacy November 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm #

    I’m excited to sew some new stockings for this year.

  39. Elena DeLoof November 13, 2019 at 2:17 pm #

    I’m almost done hand quilting an old-fashioned sawtooth star quilt to replace one I made for my daughter when she was 9 years old. It was my first quilt and “tied” with buttons and she and, unfortunately, her washing machine, loved it to shreds. Here’s hoping she follows care instructions this time around!

  40. Melanie November 13, 2019 at 2:42 pm #

    I have a couple of baby quilts I am hoping to put together very soon, using up a couple of different charm packs. Also, been working on knitting mismatch socks, trying to use up the bits of leftover sock yarn from previous sock projects. Thanks for all the inspiration, the images of your booth are terrific. In the new year I am hoping to start on a wall size version of your Heart quilt pattern. Take care of yourself and be well.

  41. Keri November 14, 2019 at 7:58 am #

    I only have a couple of blocks left in my Everglade quilt, and I’m really excited to see how all the blocks look together. I hope to work on it over Thanksgiving Break.
    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  42. Marisa November 14, 2019 at 8:18 am #

    I’m working on finishing up the hand quilting on a natural indigo dyed whole cloth quilt I started in an workshop with Kim Eichler-Messmer this past summer. I would love to make a Hearts quilt as well as I’m really getting into handwork.

  43. Roxanne Schiffbauer November 14, 2019 at 8:57 am #

    I’m going to try and finish a hand Applique Quilt that I’ve been working on for awhile. It will be exciting to finally finish it. Lovin your new Jetty fabric. Thanks and have a great thanksgiving. F

  44. Sarah L. November 14, 2019 at 10:08 am #

    I am totally inspired by Collection and the fact that it is cold out to make a new queen sized bed quilt for me (and the husband)! Our guest room bed quilt it all Carolyn, so I am thinking we need something fresh for our bed too.

  45. Michelle November 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm #

    I’ve been working on a Free-Wheeling Single Girl quilt using my deep stash of your fabrics going all the way back to Architextures. Can’t wait to mix in Collection CF when it’s available!

  46. Mary Kolb November 15, 2019 at 11:05 am #

    I’m excited about a quilt I am planning to make for my nephew.

  47. Sara Q. November 15, 2019 at 11:13 am #

    I’m working diligently of finishing a Christmas stocking for my new Grandson… I’ll be mailing it to Europe!

  48. Jessica November 15, 2019 at 11:18 am #

    I feel like I’ve been in a bit of project overload lately, mostly trying to finish up some older projects that have been weighing me down. But my preorder of Collection (CF) should be on its way soon, and I’m excited to use some of it to finally start a Bullseye quilt! I need some handstitching over the holidays. Your booth looks wonderful!

  49. Kristyn November 15, 2019 at 11:19 am #

    I’ve got a Christmas gift quilt that I need to quilt and finish up a couple of charity projects before the end of the year. I have a few plans for some upcoming quilts, bags, and a garment that I can’t wait to tackle once these other projects are complete!

  50. Carrie November 15, 2019 at 11:27 am #

    Love your work! The project I’d to get started on is a mini heart quilt base on an illustration my daughter did. There will be just a little piecing, some applique and lots of fine and chunky quilting.

  51. Betsey November 15, 2019 at 11:30 am #

    I’m working on an Arlo quilt — using all CF fabrics, of course.

    Will I have to restock with new (old) fabrics, too? Thank you.

  52. Ellen J November 15, 2019 at 11:31 am #

    Since I discovered your fabric I am addicted to it. Can’t wait to start the Eads project. Hope to lay my hands on your new CF collection soon. Europe is waiting for it.

  53. Linda Fleming November 15, 2019 at 11:38 am #

    I’m excited about working on a medallion quilt for a toddler. The center block is finished now I have to decide on the borders!

  54. Linda Hamlin November 15, 2019 at 11:42 am #

    I’m finishing up an Ebb wallhanging, and then I have my eye on Rye in a dark background fabric. Keep making those beautiful modern patterns, Carolyn. I love them.

  55. Marcia November 15, 2019 at 11:48 am #

    I’m looking forward to finishing a hand appliqué quilt I’ve been making for friends who lost their home in the Tubbs Fire. Two years later they are finally getting close to moving into their rebuilt home, and I am finally getting close to finishing their quilt!

  56. Maureen Lynch November 15, 2019 at 12:02 pm #

    I am finishing up a challenge quilt for my small group, loose threads. It is improv and I should have it done in time.

  57. Ann in NC November 15, 2019 at 12:16 pm #

    I am looking forward to clearing a path to the sewing machine and working on a Christmas quilt.

    Your booth looks great! Your Rye quilt has really caught my eye!

  58. Christine N November 15, 2019 at 12:43 pm #

    I’m still in the fabric pull stage of an Aerial Grove quilt but have been gemming and hawing… I need to commit to my colour scheme to start and that will help me narrow down the choices!

  59. Martha November 15, 2019 at 12:47 pm #

    I am very excited about making a two color Arlo in the new CF collection!

  60. Jennifer C. November 15, 2019 at 1:11 pm #

    The Rye quilt is so beautiful. I am even more excited about the smaller size and can’t wait to tackle it.

  61. Evette November 15, 2019 at 1:43 pm #

    Two of your patterns bring excitement! While they’re not new (from you), your Sessoms and Pine Tree Quilt have me ready to sew them!

  62. Patricia Espinosa November 15, 2019 at 2:36 pm #

    Hi Carolyn: I absolutely have to make the Rye Quilt! I love the secondary patterns in the quilt and that is actually what hit me first! I was so happy to see how you identified everything in your booth so it made it very easy to identify all the things I loved and now need to get! 🤣 Have a blessed holiday season. Take care! Patty

  63. Betsey Kuzia November 15, 2019 at 4:56 pm #

    Love the new fabric as well as the little scrap catchers! Can’t get enough of your fabric!!

  64. Karine Prost November 15, 2019 at 5:33 pm #

    I participate in a small round robin including an Afghan stichery.

  65. Kate November 15, 2019 at 6:01 pm #

    After having spinal surgery in June, I’m looking forward to being able to appliqué again, and get started on my aerial quilt in linen and liberty.

  66. Debbie Peterson November 15, 2019 at 6:05 pm #

    I love the free form of the Eads project and how you can use up scraps while focusing on a main color way. Looking forward to seeing you at

  67. Melissa Gerber November 15, 2019 at 7:06 pm #

    I am loving my BOM using modern fabrics to make the blocks for a quilt called All the Best, originally done with Civil War fabrics. Just one more row!

  68. Mary Jo Lebitsky November 15, 2019 at 10:26 pm #

    I am patiently waiting to have my postage stamp over sized queen quilt long armed. I used scrap batiks and I love it.

  69. Tamie H November 15, 2019 at 11:48 pm #

    I’m excited to have finished a long time WIP. now, I just need to get it quilted!

  70. Barbara Matzat November 16, 2019 at 8:16 am #

    I just got 5 quilts from my Long arm quilters so binding is my next project.

  71. Janell November 16, 2019 at 9:26 am #

    EADS for sure for me. Thanks for the details on your booth. Love it!

  72. Sally Wilson November 16, 2019 at 9:18 pm #

    I totally love your hearts quilt and the eads pattern. Also, I have always loved your fabric with the organic plants – my favorites.


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