Houston Quilt Market with Mark Lipinski

Of course, it had to happen.  Linda wanted to know what Mark’s latest fabric line looked like … and I had to meet the infamous anti-quiltzilla of the quilting world – Mr. Mark Lipinski

Do you remember my posts about Mark earlier this year?  Yeah, I was sure I was being treated like a red-headed stepchild. 

As luck would have it, I found him in the CK Media booth, autographing copies of the latest Quilter’s Home magazine:

At the same time, I was on the phone with Linda, explaining that JD had taken a phone photo of Mark’s latest quilt fabric and he was emailing it to her.  I deplore rudeness, but I was next in line and couldn’t hang up on Linda…so, I proceeded to introduce myself, with phone to ear <egad> as “the woman who designed the “Strippin’ with the Stars” BOM quilt that he gave credit to someone else on his blog.”  He started laughing and said he remembered (can’t be sure if he was just playing me for a fool or if he really DID remember) … then he wanted to know who I had on the phone and I told him it was Linda – so, he took the phone right from my hands and had a big ole’ conversation with her about my quilt design and that he knew she secretly designed it.

We giggled and guffawed about this and that, and then I asked him if he’d mind posing for a photo opp.  His first words, as he moved me IN FRONT of him, were that he needed to be shown in the back because he didn’t want people to see how big he was.  Of course, I’m none-too-small, and wear oversized shirts, so the man could have completely hidden behind me, so we’d have look like a two-headed siamese twin if he’d have wanted to!  Just before my husband had taken the photo, Mark wanted reassurance that I could Photoshop the photo to make him look good. 

“Oh sure, I can do anything!” I replied

So, here’s our original photo:

Here’s a lovely photo of us, after we’d miraculously lost a few pounds (and we became coneheads):

Here’s a photo where I gifted Mark with a bit more hair (he didn’t know I was a cosmetologist in my younger years):

And here’s a head-shot, leaving out our voluptuous bods:

But honestly?  I think this is truly what Mark meant when he asked me to Photoshop our photo:

Thanks for taking the time to meet me, Mark – and for tickling my funny bone – you may call me cupcake, only if I can call you TART!

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    1. Joy says:

      Looks like you had a fabulous time … !!! I’m incredibly jealous – I’d have loved to have been there. Love the photoshop changes LOL.

    2. sandi a. says:

      I have never been to Houston to market (made it to spring market in MPLS a few years ago) but what a nice tour you had for those of us that couldn’t go. LOL – love the photoshopped pics of you and Mark! What a treat for you to meet him! And Sandy Gervais, too! I met her at the MPLS market. I am getting ready to start some blocks with a patriotic fabric line she did a couple of years ago. I bought it for one project then changed my mind and now it’s perfect for this new one. You are so talented with the whole photo thing. I am still learning!

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