Some of the winners.

I had very little time to write last night. It was a whirlwind of events and midnight came very quickly. I remind myself to focus just a little more by actually sleeping, however its hard with so many wonderful things happening, so here it is 4.00 and I’m readying for the day, a glass of pellegrino…

Hows the heart so far?

In Houston when you catch a shuttle bus the topic of discussion is always, Quilts, shopping, Children and the weather back home… (wherever that may be).Today going to the Galleria there were a different group of people and the discussion wasn’t quilts… I learned that if you expand the hole in your ear to 2″,…

Hang on to your hearts, the Quilts are coming.

I photographed quite a few of the quilts today.  Apologies for my bias on the genres of the quilts. I like the new and innovative and of course pictorial is my happiness. As I walked on those plush red carpets today I was prompted to think just how lucky we are to have this festival….

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International Quilt Market 2013

Amy Butler Designs. The time has come the Walrus said. Time to  look at new fabrics, Time to study new trends.Time to consider color schemes and designs.Friend Lisa, Keith and I managed to walk just half of the hall today and I present to you some of the most delightful things we saw today.I just love…

2 months on the road.

I’ve been traveling for almost 2 months now. Dubai, India and Italy. So far, I’ve lost one pair of shoes and I think I’ve thrown away my antique linen purchased in Italy by mistake glad  It only cost me 3 Euros !!!!I’ve replaced the shoes with two more pairs. (good deal) I’m sure new fabric…

Textiles in Italy

This is a post I had partly written in Tuscany, but was unable to add images. !!!  I bought some antique linen and lace in the local market the other day in Tuscany… now I can’t find them, got a feeling I threw them out with the bag, eek and textiles seem to be difficult to locate…

The wind down after a busy year.

Lets visit Tuscany was the thought. I was teaching in Abruzzo. We’ve not  been to Italy before, so Rome, Venice and Florence were placed on the agenda to be visited after the event. Family living in Russia decided to visit us in Italy rather than our planned visit to them. I took the plunge, checked on Trip…

Inspired to stitch.

No photos for the next few days, the Internet as had a hernia with all my photos and stuff. How do you see things?I’ve always looked at things in detail, even as a child. I always played with color and watched the way the light fell on an object. I’ve come to realize that I’m obsessive about placing things…