This was a blue-ribbon winner at the Houston International Quilt Festival this past weekend. The photographs never do justice to the beautiful work and detail that is put into these works of art. Look at all of the winning quilts at this gallery — http://www.quilts.org/winners.html
This is only my third time to attend this show, and it still takes my breath away to see such beautiful exhibits. Quilts are brought in from many other countries, and some of their techniques are so inspiring! My friend, Betty, and I were there from 11:30 until 5:00 and left worn out! Lots of walking, looking, and picture taking! We also get to shop at hundreds of booths — 20 rows of vendors. Rows that go on, and on, and on! I would say the entire show is equivalent (area-wise) to at least four Home Depots!
There were so many fabrics, embellishments, tools, machines — it was hard to pass up so much, but I only came home with 4 items and a small dent in the wallet.
A nice surprise — one of my former students from Austin HS recognized me and we visited for a good while! 1982 was a long time ago, but I remember Debbie very well and was very pleased to see her again and to catch up a bit!