What does attending an event like the International Quilt Festival mean to you?
Other than Christmas with the family, this is the highlight of my year and has been for the past 10 years or so.
It's been good to me… I've won the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship and Best of Show and other awards. So of course it is an emotional tie for me.
Members of the Jewel Pearce Patterson fraternity at their annual dinner.
I sat and had lunch with Lucy, my friend from Mexico today. We talked about the intellectual and emotional kinship of quilting. We live in different countries…almost a world apart but somehow coming to 'Houston' as we call it has significant and similar meaning to us both. I imagine, it is the same for the 50,000 other people who attend.
Time, by Sue De Vanny
I gave consideration to the future of 'Houston' today. Selfishly I want it to continue until I no longer have the strength to wander the aisles. It is an Institution, its the mecca of 'quilting' (a loose term for the art) and a modem for the art of working in textiles.
I imagine, it won't continue indefinitely with the present directors and that considered, how will it change? Will it be different? What is the future? I don't mean to sound grim… but a panic sets up in me… and yells…. "I don't ever want it to change"
Life in the city, - Sheila Frampton Cooper
Tomorrow I have the luxury of a full day on the floor. I will photograph and film every quilt.
I'll walk the aisles and look for new and innovative ideas, fabrics, notions and books.
I already have things to share, but I've not photographed them.
Textiles from Poetic Threads of Pakistan. Meena Mahal Arts.
I need to visit Quiltmania, from France, Cherrywood Fabric. The Selvedge and eQuilter exhibition, and lots of other events.