Flew home yesterday from Houston after enjoying Quilt Market--my very first time! Not sure if "overload" is the right word to describe how I feel, but it's a start.
Perhaps I should start from the beginning--a friend of mine, Simona Brickers, is planning to open a quilt shop in Princeton and needed a bit of technical advice on what a quilter would like to see. Thankfully, my schedule wasn't too full and my Paul encouraged me to go.
|Houston Airport art--very pretty!|
|Houston at night|
The first day of our adventure took us 110 miles away from Houston on a tour of Texas landmarks, quilt stores and a quilt museum or two.
|Am thankful for the people willing to do this job, since I certainly wouldn't do it!|
|Painted church--just gorgeous!|
|There's Simona with the handbag everyone wanted!|
|Here's the mural on the outside of the building. You can see the frames where the flower garden in the shape of a quilt block is going to live.|
|Another worthwhile exhibit!|
The next day we woke up bright and early to go to Schoolhouse (mini workshops talking about new products, techniques or business strategies).
Here's a picture of a ruler demonstration with Cheryl Phillips of Phillips Fiber Art:
Another great workshop was on social media, but I may be a bit biased. Monica Lee-Henell (my sister-in-law!!) helped us to learn about blogging, Facebook, websites and various ways of interacting with others on-line.
|Monica Lee showing off one of her two new fabric lines, "The Neighborhood." Take a peek at Cardigan Girls here .|
Here's a picture of about a fifth of one of the lines to get in.....
|A sea of humanity!|
Not sure how many of you know it, but there are super heroes that quilt and I have a picture to prove it!
|The Man of Steel reveals his secret identity as a cutting-edge quilter!|