Monday, October 15, 2012

IQF Houston 2012

I've been spending the last week getting ready to go to International Quilt Festival in Houston, October 31 - November 4 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston.  I have two compelling reasons to go this year:

1.  I'm one of the Texas SAQA Regional Reps.  A big part of our job each year is to work at the SAQA booth located on the Exhibits side of the convention center.  Two SAQA exhibitions are premiering at the International Quilt Festival in Houston: A Sense of Scale and Seasonal Palette, and our booth will be located right in front of them.  We'll also be hosting a 12" x 12" art quilt auction.

I have been spending a lot of time lately signing up volunteers to work in the booth with us.  The schedule is almost full!

2.  Tuning Fork #6 was accepted into "Hands All Around" at IQF this year.  Whoo hoo!

Tuning Fork #6, 2011

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Back from Ohio...

I'm just back from a week at the Crow Timber Frame Barn in Baltimore, Ohio, and a long weekend with my brother, Andrew, and his wife, Jennifer, in Columbus, Ohio.  I'm exhausted, exhilarated, inspired and up to my knees in dirty laundry.  What a week!

I was taking "Sets & Variables, Part III" from Nancy Crow.  We worked on two pieces, the first of which I will post a picture of later and the second, which I didn't get close to finishing, is here:

This is approximately 1/4 of the quilt I have planned.  It will be approximately 6' x 8' if all goes as planned.

After a wonderful week at the Barn, I spent 4 days with my baby brother and his wife.  We had a wonderful time playing bridge and watching the Cleveland Browns play.  Alas, donning our Browns shirts, hats and earrings didn't inspire the Browns to win the game.  But it was fun anyway.

It was a fabulous trip, but I'm glad to be home.  And ready to get to work -- after I finish the laundry.....

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