Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Houston International Quilt Festival 2012
Quilting is My Therapy, but also two books on free motion quilting (FMQ) - Free-Motion Quilting with Angela Walters and In the Studio With Angela Walters. Her classes on machine quilting and quilting negative space are sold out at every quilt event.
Juki sewing machines provided by Quilt 'n Sew, which just happens to be the quilt shop I frequent right here in Katy!
Spoonflower as well as her own collection of thread by Superior Threads "So Fine! #50" Of course I had to have both of her books (which she autographed) as well as the thread! Again, apologies for the poor quality photos. The thread colors are soft and beautiful, much more subtle than pictured.
Pinwheels and Posies and had to buy some charm packs and packaged scraps (I can never resist).
While I was ogling everything, I was privileged to speak with a lovely lady who was raised in South Africa, living in Dubai, and visiting the quilt festival following a 17 hour flight! She said she was in her 70s and had "trained" for two months, working out and walking so she would be in shape for her flight and all the walking she would be doing at the convention center. She was delightful, and visiting with her really brought home to me the "international" flavor of this event.
None of my posts would be complete without mention of food, so enjoy the photo of my $8.00 lunch.