I can cross another thing off my bucket list.
International Quilt Festival in Houston.
OMG! What a show!
Seeing how quilts are interpreted all over the world was inspiring to say the least!
I was on Quilty Cloud 9 the whole 3 days.
Barb (Mrs Big Pants) had a quilt hanging in the show
She invited me to stay with her at her sisters lovely home in the Houston burbs.
I think she was afraid that the paparazzi would overwhelm her & needed a Jersey girl to feel safe while walking around the show.
Not every gets a quilt hanging in Houston, ya know.
Here we are with the Masterpiece.
Patti is a doll, as is her hubs, Matt.
And I fell in love with her Gordon Setter, Mac.
(I'm really missing Frannie bad)
Anyhow, I got into Houston late on Tuesday.
I picked up Barb (HRH) & we met our hosts for dinner and went to bed pretty early.
Wednesday morning I took a fill class with Irena Bluhm.
Great class! I got a lot out of it.
My class sample....
On my way to lunch after class, I ran into Gail!
Talk about perfect timing, I was so surprised!
And happy to see her.
Her Majesty, Barb, had a class so I spent the afternoon & evening catching up with my old friend as we walked around Houston and the show floor.
We're going to arrange a Quilty/wine excursion in the near future.
It's been too long.
The next 2 days we walked the floor and looked at quilts.
The BOS was gorgeous, by Janet Stone.
And my friend, Sue Schooch also had a quilt hanging in the show.
It was fabulous, I was happy to see it.
And 1 for myself..a great flower wallhanging by Barbara Pershing with lotsa negative space.
A longarming book by Barbara, too. (This is a good book, but it was a bit too 'beginner' for me)
Some seriously cute baby girl fabric for my Nuggs....
And some great corals & navy's for some special newlyweds.
And some cute paper piecing flamingo patterns.
These are the samples.
Some prewounds in delish colors and baby poop green.
Do you know how long I've been looking for that?
A long time...but I had to send it home with Her Eminence Barb cause of the bloody TSA.
(she was checking a bag...I was not)
Some Ruler Magic to try out...
I also made another purchase...but it's a secret for now.
I'm almost sad ending this post, as I know it's the end of the relentless teasing of my QBFF, Barb.
But, enough is enough.
Thank God she has a good sense of humor.
Now, I'm back in Florida with my main squeeze.
Haven't seen him in almost a month!
More good times to come!
**spread kindness like confetti**