A few more  quilts before I go to breakfast.

To be honest I’ve not spent too much time visiting the exhibition of quilts. I normally take in the details extensively and work through methodically.I will have an opportunity later today.

Visiting the International Quilt Festival and Market.

I'm not sure what it is about coming to the Houston Quilt Show that excites me the most.  Of course the quilts and vendors are some of the main things but this is my 16th visit and I just embrace it all. It just gets better and better each year. I'll never forget the first…

Houston Quilt Festival images.

What a whirlwind of events. It's just amazing. I walked the floor again today, but I had to retire to my room to concentrate on my programs for the next week. Its been rather difficult to get photos up on the blog. Its fine if I add one or two but I need to all…

New Ideas at Houston Quilt Market.

I was asked to look for new ideas at Market.I was most impressed by this light. Its long and thin and is quite unobtrusive, it basically sits above your machine.It has a bank of LED lights which gives you very good lighting on your machine.There are two lights here, and I guess the photo doesn’t…

Quilt Market  – Houston, Day 1.

I have so many images to share with you I almost don’t know where to begin.You sent me a number or request on FB and I will endeavor to answer them all over the next week.Walking into the event today is just wonderful, never lost for words I still find it hard to express the…

Plant creative seeds today to harvest later.

I should be working on my presentation. Well, I am in an indirect way, I'm preparing some of the illustrations for inspiration. I draw a lot as I travel. Sometimes I share the drawings with students other times they are just for me.   The little sketch book stays in my bag and accompanies me…

Day one, Houston arrival.

In front of me sits a huge cookie and a coffee in a paper cup. darn big cookies First of all I don't normally eat those flying saucer cookies, or even drink out of paper cups, but right now its 11.02 am at home and I left at 6.30 am the previous day. My body…

Skywriting a quilt.

I saw a sky writer today…. (writing notes in the sky in a plane) I wonder where they practice? No spell check. Wouldn't it be embarrasing to make a spelling mistake in the skies of Sydney. I had a thought, wouldn't it be lovely to  create a quilt pattern in the sky in a plane…