I confess I am a diehard “Downton Abbey” fan–so much so that I have spent a good number of months trying to cajole our Quilts Inc. staff to dress up as the cast for Halloween at Quilt Festival and promenade down “Main Street.” I personally dreamed of dressing up as Carson the burly butler. He really is so cute…
Unfortunately, all my cajoling and coaxing went to no avail–I couldn’t win the staff over–but I have great news in that “Downton Abbey” (the real ”Downton Abbey”) will be making a presence at Quilt Market! Andover Fabrics has an event planned for all of us anglophiles in attendance:
From Andover Fabrics:
Please join us at International Quilt Market in Houston on Friday, October 25th at 10AM for a historic schoolhouse event!
DOWNTON ABBEY: THE SCHOOLHOUSE – Join members of the Downton Abbey production team as they give insight into their award-winning show and the inspiration behind Downton’s premier fabric collection. The first 1,000 attendees to pick up their schoolhouse registration package and class program will receive a coupon for a Downton Abbey tote bag, to be given out at the end of the schoolhouse session. As if that weren’t enough excitement, we’ll also be airing a sneak peek of the upcoming season of Downton Abbey!
The event will be held in Ballroom C of the George Brown Convention Center, immediately following Karey Bresenhan’s and Marti Michell’s opening remarks. We hope to see you there!
I think it’s pretty cool the actual production team from the show will be coming to Quilt Market, and I will be curious which fabric line will be the most popular. Will it be the Dowager Countess, Lady Mary, Lady Edith, or Lady Sybil?
I have seen all four and they are terrific, but I am partial to Lady Mary, mostly because I want to raid her wardrobe.
I hope the first collection is so successful, that they come out with a second, and include a fabric line inspired by Shirley MacLaine’s character, the American spitfire Martha Levison. I can just imagine the fun the production team would have creating fabrics that represent such a bold, outspoken (and in the Dowager Countess’s eyes–crass) character!