Thursday, November 10, 2011

And we are off again!

This time to San Francisco for a family wedding. In the meantime, Fiona decided she wanted a large family so we have adopted Freya. Phoebe seems to be pleased as well. We are hoping to check out Britex tomorrow so we can pick out some fabrics...we are going to have to sew some outfits as the family seems to be growing.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

All good things must come to an end

Today is the last chance to pick up what I need and see the quilts I missed.

Please click on each photo for a larger picture..Blogsy does some funky stuff with them.

Annie Smith wanted her photo taken with Fiona and Phoebe by the SAQA desk where I did a lot of hanging out and working.

Here are some of the other quilts I liked very much:

This is Megan Farkas with her award winning quilt Sakura I: Hanaogi Views the Cherry Blossoms.

Susie Johnson, Preserve Nature,Preserve Self

Ellen Anne Eddy, Butterfly Garden

Here is a photo of my photo in the special exhibit

Fiona and Phoebe agree it is time to go home. They had a great time and met lots of wonderful people. Hope you enjoyed the trip with them.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Thursday at international quilt festival

Yikes, a cold front moved in overnight and it was cold and windy this morning. Good thing we didn't have to be outside long. We spent the first part of the morning looking at the gorgeous quilts. Here are both some winners and some I just liked.


This one is called Exposed by Jeanne Pfister

Tired by Teri McHale

Life in the city by Sheila Frampton-Cooper

Three Wee Figs by Daphne Greig

Maynard by David Taylor

Sharon Schamber with Phoebe in front of her prize winning quilt Crimson Promises. Sharon is sort of a neighbor of mine from Payson, AZ. She said it took her over 2000 hours to make this quilt.

Really "Wild" Flowers, Second Season by Sharon L Schlotzhauer

Refracted Lily by Gloria Hansen

Fiona, Phoebe, and me at the SAQA booth working.

At the end of the day there was a meet and greet at the SAQA booth and I got to meet some of the people I hear about and some of my friends from Facebook. It really was fun putting names to faces and making new friends. I think tomorrow Fiona and Phoebe will get to meet Jaime Fingal's girls.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Arrived in Houston

.....after about an hour delay..could have been worse. We checked into our hotel and had some lunch....we were starving! We then took the shuttle over to the convention center and got our passes for the show. I had forgotten how overwhelming it all is. Half the space is devoted to the quilt exhibits, the other half to vendors. I was already tired so I split my time between the two. I find I can only absorb just so many quilts at one time before they start to swim before me. For some reason I saw the ones which could not be photographed..I will do better next time. They are all stunning. Most of the ones I saw were very heavily stitched. ...something I still hate to do. I ran into several people I knew and also stopped off at the 12 x 12 booth and the SAQA booth where I will be volunteering for 2 hours Thursday and Friday. I really was pooped by then and decided to go back to the hotel before closing time . I also figured I would beat the mad dash to the bus. Even though it was early, the bus was full. Norma Schlager and her sister Ruth were on the bus and we decided to have a drink at the bar before going up to our rooms. I also ran into Marianne Williamson and she joined us. Fiona and Phoebe made their debut in the bar and garnered a bit of attention.

I promise to take pictures my next visit.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Houston, here we come!

We had to get up at the crack of dawn but it will be worth it...we are on our way to Houston for the international quilt festival. Fiona and Phoebe are looking forward to making new friends too. At the moment the flight is on time.
I will blog as I can.