Posts tagged ‘austin’

Austin Shop Hop

My home town of Austin, TX used to be a barren wasteland when it came to fabric. Now we have a great variety of stores with every kind of fabric for every kind of sewing, and (for the most part, I think!) the new crop of stores all get along and support each other. The [...]

Where I’ll Be at Quiltcon

I’m signing out for the week and going to Quiltcon! I’m moderating the panel discussion “All About Fabric Design” on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2:00-2:50. I hope to see you there. Please leave a comment with any questions you’d like me to bring up! Check out this ragtag bunch I have to attempt to keep under [...]

Austin Guide for Quiltcon, Part III: Food Further Afield

Part I: Essential Austin Experiences Part II: Food Near the Convention Center I have pretty much been living under a rock since I had my first son 5 1/2 years ago, and in that time the Austin culinary scene has really come into its own. I know it involves exotic game, and a Top Chef [...]

Austin Guide for Quiltcon, Part II: Food Near the Convention Center

Quiltcon-goers may not have the time to pursue an Essential Austin Experience, but you’ll certainly be wandering about near the Convention Center looking to eat at some point. Here are your choices that will get you back to your workshop on time. … Cafe Crepe¬†- Crepes. GOOOOOD. {¬†Easy Tiger, by Jon Tintin Jordan on Flickr, [...]

Austin Guide for Quiltcon, Part 1: Essential Austin Experiences

{ Austin Skyline from Lady Bird Lake, by jrandallc on Flickr. Licensed under Creative Commons 2.0 } I’m so excited to have everyone coming to MY town for Quiltcon! I don’t get to be an ambassador very often so I thought I’d do a little series of posts with recommendations on where to eat and [...]

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!

The True Up household has been visited by various virii and allergies and mixtures of both this week, so I wasn’t able to participate in Local Quilt Shop Day to the extent that I’d hoped (or anything else, for that matter), but, even though it’s past closing time already, I couldn’t let the day pass [...]

Quilt Drive for Central Texas Wildfires

{ Photo by Deanna Roy | used with permission } The last two days here in Austin have been surreal. The heat finally let up, and we are enjoying our first sub-100-degree days in months, but the winds that brought in the cool front also fueled several huge wildfires in the region. The county of [...]

Spruce TV Pilot

Spruce Upholstery in Austin, Texas do stunning work with an amazing array of home dec fabrics, including True Up faves Mod Green Pod and Skinny LaMinx. They’ve self-produced this TV pilot in hopes that it will get picked up by a network. It’s a little bit home-makeover show, a little Ace of Cakes, a little [...]

Textile Stew: 9/8/10

Central Texans! Here’s something to look forward to after being soaked by Hermine. The Austin Area Quilt Guild Show is September 17-19. It has moved to the Palmer Events Center so you know it’s going to be the biggest and best one ever. And Malka is one of the vendors! If you’d like a pair [...]