In just two days I will be leaving for Houston for International Quilt Market! It’s been a busy week getting everything ready to load into the car. I didn’t go to Houston last year because I was in Atlanta teaching, so it seems like forever since I was there. I will pick up Rose in Wichita and we will have another excellent adventure!
The weather is definitely beginning to feel like fall, so yesterday afternoon I re-potted the plants that over winter inside and got them moved into the studio. It’s hard to find room for them all!
I tried to update my website but ran into some trouble getting it to accept text in places – I don’t know why that happens sometimes but I will try again if I can find the time. One thing that I did discover is that I never did get a finished photo of “Colorado Kids” after it was quilted and bound! And now it is gone to be in the exhibit that it was made for. “Inspirations”, art inspired by photographs. “Colorado Kids” was inspired by a photo by Tammy Patterson that she calls “Playground”, I believe. It’s an amazing photo and I was really anxious to do it in fabric. You can click on Mt Goats in the side bar to see in progress shots of the making of it. And if you are in the vicinity do stop by the Classic Bean in Fairlawn Plaza,Topeka to see the whole show. It will be up the months of Nov and Dec and it will be wonderful!
Two quilts made it safely home last week, “Spring Encounter” from AQS Des Moines with it’s gorgeous blue First Place ribbon and “Burlingame Fire” from PIQF with a lovely pink Judge’s Choice ribbon! It’s been a good year in spite of not getting into Houston’s judged show this year. I will still have two things there in special exhibits.