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Friday, October 30, 2009

Most Enthusiastic Person Award for International Quilt Market Houston 2009

It was the last day of Market and most folks were showing their exhaustion. I saw many people sitting in their booths looking like they were going to fall asleep. I was thinking to matter how tired I was....if I were a vendor here....I'd stand up and paste a huge welcoming smile on my face and tough it out. That is exactly what I found when I walked past Tracy Mullett's booth, Eye Of The Needle Designs.

Tracy met me in the isle as I was walking by and greeted me with a huge smile. She said, "Here take one of my patterns." She was as cheerful and excited as I had seen anyone since opening of Market. Tracy told me this was her first Quilt Market and she was having a ball. She loved it and even though she was tired....she was not going to allow that to stop her enthusiasm and pleasure.
For your attitude and gusto Tracy.... you get the IHAN "Most Enthusiastic Person Award" from Quilt Market 2009.
I'm not sure what that will get you dinner discounts or Disney Trips....but for everyone who knows me.....and read this blog.....they know you must be one spanky girl!!!

To honor Tracy's Enthusiasm I want to offer her beautiful pattern as a giveaway . For anyone who reads this post and leaves a comment saying why you would like to win this beautiful pattern....I'll do a random drawing and someone will be the proud new owner of "Autumn Prairie." I will draw on 10/31/09 at Noon CMT.




  1. Kelly, I need to *chime* in because I agree a vendor that has enthusiasm at the end of a show truly deserves to have a "good" mention! I made the same type of comment earlier in the summer about Donna of "Piecing the Past" a vendor at the Hershey PA *Quilt Odyssey Show*, she had the same "get up and go" at her booth the last day as she did the first day...a huge pat on the back for your mention of Tracy! They are the vendors that keep us going back to shows!

  2. What a sweet award! And what a great pattern~ I love autumn! I would definitely make this pattern. :-) Thanks for the chance! :-)

  3. I would be honored to receive this pattern. Your enthusiasm is catching! Delia

  4. I love her style.....thanks for the opportunity....and the info.

  5. Great fall pattern...would love to win it. The quilt behind Tracy has caught my eye...looks like a real cutey! Thanks for the giveaway.

  6. Looks like you spotted someone at the first day of the rest of her Quilt Markets, not the last day of this one! Her fun pattern reminds me to look at other possibilities for my current maple leaf block exchange besides plain rows and rows. Hhmmm... Thanks!

  7. Congratulations to Tracy and her enthusiasm award. I love her pattern. Thanks for the chance.


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