Rob Appell steps in to co-host this episode with Jodie at International Quilt Market in Houston, Texas. They are joined by Alex Veronelli of Aurifil, the Italian manufacturer of threads for quilters. Alex had introduced Jodie to Rob at a previous quilt market.
Jodie and Rob are off to walk the floor visiting booths to see what’s new. They stop to look at the twelve quilts in Rob’s Endangered Species Quilt Project series and meet Cathy Miller and Michael Steiner of Michael Miller Fabric whose fabrics are used in these up close views of the creatures.
Next they talk with Tammy Silvers, a new pattern designer, and Larene Smith, a designer who has acted as mentor to Tammy. “This is so typical of quilters, we all help each other,” Jodie comments. Larene has developed a new tool, the Reney Right Tool, and shows quilts made using the tool.
Then they visit with Fay Nicoll of Sunshine Sewing in Margate, Florida. Fay and her daughter, Jennifer, show her new line of Judaic fabric and Judaic style hangers and stands. She’s designed many new patterns using her fabrics. Last stop is with Candace Kos of Therm-o-web Adhesives. Rob uses their Heat n Bond Light in his quilts saying it is easy to sew through multiple layers and gets even softer after washing. The company has 47 fusible products available for sewers plus products for scrapbooking.
Then watch part 2 where Mark visits with editors of various quilting magazines.