The weekend was bookended by Jane Dunnewold. Rhonda and I arrived Wednesday just in time to tour Jane's studio. And we ran into some friends there:
We stayed at the Drury Plaza Hotel on the Riverwalk. It was originally the home of Alamo National Bank. The lobby was very ornate, with a beautiful stained glass window depicting the Alamo:
A Texas Regional Exhibit, TEXtiles, opened during the conference:
Thursday evening we took a cruise down the San Antonio River. Maggie Vanderweit Meredith was at the helm:
The cruise ended at dusk. What a lovely evening!
Friday was a big day for me. I gave two presentations. The first was my "lightning talk," a 6 minute 20 second lecture that I called "Inspiration vs. Emulation: Finding Inspiration in Existing Works of Art." It went very well. Then two hours later, I led a panel discussion about the SAQA Exhibition Committee and our new push for 3-D fiber art. Here I am in action:
That evening after dinner with friends, I relaxed on the rooftop terrace of the hotel. It was a gorgeous night:
On Saturday, the members of the Exhibition Committee met for breakfast. Seven of our fourteen members were in attendance:
After the morning session, I did a little shopping and then went to see Jane Dunnewold's gallery opening:
The conference ended Sunday with two very interesting speakers. First Meg Cox talked about improving your presentation skills. Here she is showing a memory quilt she made after her husband's death:
The conference ended with the coronation of our new Queen, ahem, President, Lisa Walton. Here Lisa Ellis, now past president, passes on the crown:
I'm linking this post with Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday, Confessions of a Fiber Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts Finish it up Friday. Go see all the wonderful work there!