Good thing I have side-view mirrors, huh?!
Yikes, this is a lot of stuff
I participated in 2 book signings for the fabulous
"Where Women Create: Quilters"
by Jo Packham
I'm so honored to be a part of this beautiful book.
Jamie and I pose with Trix, who comes from Europe to hang the quilt show.
She is a very talented quilt maker, too!
I arrived in Houston with two sample quilts for my "Fifty Shades of Groovy"
workshop that were not yet bound. Oy!
So, here I am on my hotel room bed working on my bindings...
I got to model Jamie's Doc Marten boots decoupaged with her new fabric line from Hoffman
People admire the quilts after Jamie's "school house" session during Market
another evening of binding....
My college job at a florist comes in handy as I make 4 bouquets for the "What's For Dinner" exhibit!
My dear friend, Melly Testa, came to Quilt Market.
Here we are at the Modern Quilt Guild meet-up
I love the pattern on this floor mat.
Do I remember where I saw this? No.
Here is my crazy dog, Bizzi, "driving" my car.
I joked that she was hunting for deer.
I am showing this because I made many 4x6 postcards,
some with Bizzi featured, for the 2nd annual Pet Postcard Project.
The project raised money for Friends For Life, Houston's only no-kill animal shelter.
Another night, more binding. Sigh.
Our "Painting With A Twist & Shout" class. Fun!
An evening soak in the Hilton pool/spa
Looking at the Houston skyline from the balcony by the pool
(on the 23rd floor)
Wednesday: day off, and our annual trip to the eyeglasses place!
Here are new newest pair....
Thursday: Halloween and some "Witch Stitchery" in the Brother Sewing Lab.
before Caryl's beautiful 30th anniversary of quilting exhibition.
Students discuss their creations in my workshop,
"Fifty Shades of Groovy".
By the way, I got both quilts bound in time for this workshop! Yay!
Sunday: packing up to check out of the hotel. Oy!
The awesome bellman managed to get all this stuff onto one cart.
He is a pro....
The drive back to San Antonio and a beautiful evening sky.
Last day together: lunch at LaFonda on Main
under my favorite tree.
These were but a few of the many things that occurred during Market and Festival.
I was so fortunate to have five of my quilts in the show: one group entry, one digital entry, one in the Modern quilt showcase, and two curators' pieces (one in An Exquisite Moment, one in What's For Dinner?). My donation quilt sold to my good friend, Jeannie Palmer Moore. I hope my pet postcards all went to good homes.
The best thing about it all? The amazing people I get to hang out with. Seeing dear friends at this event means so much to me.