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Yeehar! Houston Quilt Market is on again!

Jun 5, 2022 | A day in my life, Blog

I am very EXCITED because I received an email to say:

Quilt Market is on again!

Which means…

I’m heading to Houston, Texas in October for Quilt Market (the trade show for fabric shop owners) and I’ll be having my usual Funky Friends Factory booth… 


Quilt Market is LOTS of fun for me because…

I get to see quilt store owners who are stocking my patterns and to meet some NEW fabric shop owners who have NEVER heard of Funky Friends Factory!!!

Quilt Market booth


Will your local shop owner be going to QM?

I know there are a LOT of you who love to purchase printed patterns from your local quilt shops. So the next time you’re in store getting some fabric from them –  PLEASE FEEL FREE to let them know what printed patterns you’d like them to stock. I will be taking along all of the patterns that I designed since the last Quilt Market which was 3 years ago – before Covid was a thing! If they are going to be at Quilt Market – they will be able to grab some of the new patterns!


Which NEW (printed patterns) will be at QM?

Whew, there’s been a lot of new Funky Friends since last Quilt Market!

Poppy the PUPPY
Ben the BEGINNER Bear
Coco Chameleon
Winsome the Wolf
Tom Turkey
Kelsey KEEPSAKE Unicorn
…and the upcoming Meerkat!

New patterns since QUILT MARKET


OOOH, I am very excited about the NEW Meerkat pattern…

BUT I think that
someone else is NOT!




OK, watch this space for Meerkat developments!!!!

Pauline McArthur - Funky Friends Factory.
Till next time,

Happy Sewing,


  1. Pat

    Welcome to Houston

    • Pauline

      Thanks Pat!!! It’s going to be so exciting to be back in Texas!

  2. Michelle Pendleton

    How exciting! I’m in Houston as well. Obviously won’t be at market because that’s for shop owners, but how wonderful that you will be in my part of the world. 🙂

    • Pauline

      Hi Michelle! Thank you – I m usually so jet-lagged I don’t do much sight seeing… but I love fabric shopping – maybe you can recommend a store and we might get to go shopping together if I can squeeze it in? 🙂

  3. Patricia Mickelsen

    Exciting news to have you visit. Wish I could be there. Enjoy and have fun.

    • Pauline

      Thanks Patricia!!!!


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