Houston Quilt Market was FABULOUS! Peggy and I had a blast! She was a trooper, having just had knee replacement surgery 2 1/2 months prior. I know she was in pain sometimes, but she stayed on her feet the entire time, managing quite well. Here was the view out our hotel room - the massive convention center.
And here's a shot of part of the convention floor from above. So much color! So many gorgeous quilts! So many new products and fabrics!
I filled my lapel with the hexie pins I'd ordered. I kept more in my bag and handed them out all around the market. Our Schoolhouse event was crowded- standing room only! Everyone got a little kit and learned then and there how to make a hexie from a circle. What fun!
I met so many wonderful quilters. Here I am in Valorie Wells' booth - she is so sweet!
I'll be sharing more photos of Houston, but I have to share this with you now. This is a book's worth of quilts, all bagged up and ready to ship to Paducah with my FINISHED manuscript. I'll be shipping it TOMORROW! YAY! I'm really proud of these quilts and can't wait to share them with you. This represents a year of work for me. I hand quilted many of them and dearly love them all.
The only problem...what will I work on tonight? I'm sure I can find something!
I am a wife, mother to two daughters, an avid art quilter, cooking contest entrant, and dog lover. My book, FABRIC PHOTO PLAY, AQS, 2005, demonstrates my original technique for making portrait quilts. My second book (with Peggy Rhodes), Quick and Easy Hexie Quilts was recently released.