Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Houston Quilt Show 2017

As promised, I managed to take a few pictures at the Houston Quilt Show.  Unfortunately, I did not save the pictures right and lost quite a few of them including a picture of me with Jenny Doan, but here are a few of my favorite ones.  Thanks to my trusty scooter, I actually viewed each quilt at least once.  So much to see and I would not have been able to see everything with out the scooter.  I actually kept coming back to this one because I was in awe of the detail.

This quilt was created by Danny Amazonas.  He is becoming huge in the quilt world.  The quilt was about 6 feet across, so it was big.  The picture does not do the actual quilt justice.  Very colorful with lots of texture.

 I love everything about New York Beauty Quilts and this one was a stunner.  Don't have the quilter's information any longer, but the colors were very vibrant.  It was a stunner.

This little lady was probably my favorite.  There was a special exhibit of quilts made by Haitian woman and this is one of them.  Very bright and cheerful and colorful.  Enjoy.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Catching Up...

Hi everyone.  It has been over a year since I last posted in my blog.  I was dealing with some challenging health issues and wasn't sure that I would be able to post again.  Thankfully, my health and my spirit are on the mend and I feel like catching up a little.  This will be a very short post.  I had 2 monumental adventures over the last year.  My granddaughter and I took a quilting cruise to Bermuda.  We traveled with Cottonwood Quilt shop out of Charlottesville, VA.  No classes, no set schedules - Just quilt Rest and Relaxation.  It was fun and my granddaughter had a ball.  They had a kid's camp on board so while I was sewing UFOs in the sewing room, she was hanging out with about 50 kids her age having fun.  Just a few pictures from the island.  Absolutely beautiful.

Then, in October, I received clearance from my doctors to travel to Houston, TX for the big quilt show.  It was a blast!  The quilts on display were beyond belief.  And quilt personalities were everywhere.  Jenny Doan, Ebony Love to name a few. I will add photos of my favorite quilts on the next post.   I still don't know how to take pictures.   I looked at every one of the quilts there at least once.  And visited each vendor.  Not much buying.  I bought 6 fat quarters, a magnetic pin holder and some charm squares.  That was it.  So much amazing talent and creativity.  Until next time.