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Quilt Market started on Friday. The weather was perfect and the skies were clear. From our hotel, we had a beautiful view of Mt. St. Helen AND Mt. Hood. It is rare to see both so well. It was a good start for Market.

Mt. St. Helen


 Mt. Hood


Since the weather was so perfect, I decided to walk to and from the Convention Center, about a 4-5 block walk. As I walked, I took note of the scenery.


The fence and the trees created a nice perspective view. On closer look, the flowers made an interesting scene, against the wrought iron fence.


A few blocks away, the spire of the Oregon Convention Center.

A close-up.


 Once on the Show floor, I was able to meet many shop owners and Vendors.

Janet Rice-Bredin from Bontanical Art Quilts was only a few booths away from our booth. We noticed her beautiful booth and her friendly personality at once. (You can read her blog at

We loved her patterns and her placement of color.


She loved my fabrics and used Gilded Greenery and  Essence  in of her patterns.


Gilded Greenery by Karen Combs



Essence by Karen Combs

More Market news tomorrow!

Karen Combs is a internationally known quilt teacher, author and fabric designer. Visit her web site at

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