First there was the International Quilt Festival Houston (saw amazing quilts, made new friends)
The Astronomical Quilts, 28 separate quilts made from the Astronomical star block challenge. I found my block. Thank you NASA Astronaut Karen Nyberg for being out of this world!
I know all these quilters, Leanne (shecanquilt), Jacquie (tallgrass prarie studio) and Debbie (aquilterstable). Debbie's quilt was at the "reception desk for the Modern Quilt Guild)- way to go Debbie!
2 quilts not in the MQG exhibit that I loved (r- Kelp by Sheila Frampton-Cooper; l- Tuning Fork #13 by Heather Pregger).
and then I had a couple quilts on display. (I even did some show and tell, look Ma, no white gloves!)
a big thank you passer-by for taking the photo of me and my mother-in-law, Lydia Ruyle.
I made some in-person introductions while I was there:
Perhaps no introduction is necessary, but what the heck: Alex Veronelli from Aurifil, me; and Karen (capitolaquilter), Alex, me and Elena Gregotti (also Aurifil). I don't have a picture of Latifah Saafir (the quilt engineer) even though we did meet up for a bit after she finished teaching, thank you Melissa (weshallsew) for the introduction.
Then do.good stitches block designed by Courtiepie.
And birthdays to celebrate- Happy birthday Jan (stampqnjlr)
|a improv paper-pieced holiday pillow in situ with 4 improv luggage tags. |
I used Superior metallic thread in silver and Aurifil cotton thread #2021 to quilt the top.
The snow is not a prop!
|I loved this Holiday Cheer fabric by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass & Co.|
|Close up of the crazy metallic thread used for the quilting so it will sparkle even indoors!|
and class samples to make with the pattern by Miss Print (again).
|scrappy pieced string block table runner for Fabricate Boulder|
Classes to attend and guests to host
|A trip to the DAM with Guest lecturer Thomas Knauer.|
My car was packed and ready to go. Took only essential quilting supplies and inspiration. Sewing machine,-check; awesome up cycled mail bag by Hillary (entropyalwayswins)- check; personal quilt by Whitney (scrappy_lamm)- check. (Doesn't everyone travel with their own personal quilt made just for them by a dear, dear friend??)
And more classes to attend
|I'd ask Santa to let me quilt like Angela Walters for Christmas, but I know THAT'S not gonna happen.|
And quilts to make
A pale to gray and white-on-white wonder for my special girl. There are several metallic fabrics and metallic threads will be featured heavily in the quilting. More later……
And coming soon, holidays to prepare for (hint Christmas).
|it's just around the corner you know!|