I was very lucky to attend the International Quilt Festival in Houston this year. I was there with four friends for five days. What a blast! The quilt show is huge, fabulous, and a fun experience. The quilts were awesome and just kept going and going. More than once I thought I had seen them all, when I'd catch a glimpse of yet another aisle that I had not yet examined. I was so inspired! There were some great special exhibits and a huge variety of quilts. I am going to start right in and show you a few quilts. In the next few days I'll show you more and more, and also will tell you about the fun stuff we did (hint: we ate very well.) By the way, I got sick upon my return home, so it has taken me a while to get my pictures organized. Please enjoy some of the lovely quilts:
I took one class while in Houston, and it was a class by Hollis Chatelain. It was a lecture/demo type of class. We watched her paint a face and then after the break she quilted on it (or a look-alike that was already dry). She is very talented, but it is probably not a technique I will ever do. I'm not comfortable with painting and would find it stressful to mix a lot of painting with quilting. A tiny bit? Yes.. I have tried and would like to do more. But I will never do large, gorgeous pieces like Chatelain's. I feel lucky to have witnessed her doing the process. Her quilts are awesome.
Here is someone in contortions to get just the perfect shot.
We ate lunch at the food court, and we bumped into this famous person... do you know who he is???
That's it for now! I must go get my "put an end to this cough and cold" sleep.