NOTE: I may take Thanksgiving week off, not yet sure.
After spending many hours poring through my photos of the Houston show, purging the bad ones, deciding on which to postthen resizing and fixing each in Photo Shop, I chose to show the following quilts.
Later, I discovered an entire stash of photos that I did not have in the mix! But I am weary; so yes, there is an entire group of amazing quilts that I won’t post. Sorry!
One curious thing this year – I was most attracted to traditional quilts. I know, how odd for me! I found so much quiet beauty in them, I marveled at the quality of the work and the calmness of them. Perhaps I am seeking calm, beauty and quality.
I LOVE this quilt, it may be my favorite. (How could I possibly choose a favorite from the Houston show??) It is traditional, whimsical, and a little odd. I’ve never seen anything like it.
It’s not my photo – the quilt had a lovely layer of organza hanging over the main piece to add to the snowy feel.
Here’s another traditional quilt I love! It’s the colors, the piecing, the unusual design, the calm simplicity of it that moves me.
Oh there was some exquisite garment fabrics here that you wouldn’t find elsewhere. Did I buy? No, sigh. I have a lovely stash of really cool garment fabrics that are waiting to be sewn.
Loved these two! They were so much fun and so enthusiastic about their product. Get this, it’s a cotton batting with a fleece backing, all-in-one. That means all you need is a top and Birdie Bird Batting!
Before you gulp at the price, remember, this is your batting AND your backing. Plus, the convenience factor…. How cool would that be for your charity quilts! How easy it would be to layer up and git ‘er quilted! I haven’t bought yet, but I will. Such a great idea!
This tiny little booth, Tenny Roche Vintage, had a fantastic stash of linens and other ephemera, primarily hankies. Look at my finds; aren’t they fabulous? I could not find a website, just a Facebook page. I assume they just do shows.
Calm down! For a while, Thread Cutterz had one facing one way and the other placed on the opposite side. If you saw the one, you did not see the other. People were going absolutely bananas! They finally put the two together so that paramedics did not need to be involved.
I remember when they pitched this to Shark Tank and I immediately recognized them. Their original product was used to cut fishing lines. I was amused.
So there ya go, another Houston Festival on the books. I intended to write about my experience, show my classes and some of the people I met, but I suspect you are done with Houston. I still will post the River City Show, but I think I may take a quilty break for a week.