‘Going to Houston’

I’ve been struggling with the words to describe the whole event I  call

‘going to Houston’

Just the act of walking across the walkway from the Hilton is an introduction to the amazing things in store for you. For me it lasts for over 10 days and I never tire mentally, probably a little physically.  In the past 9 days I have walked over 90 km.

My experiences have grown each year. They’ve come from naive toddler steps to bold adult strides. Not that these short legs can take a long stride. It’s been a growth of confidence, knowledge,  talent and a willingness to accept. The talent grew from observing and studying the masters of quilting and then saying ‘What if we approached it this way’ There is also a generosity of spirit and the Staff are willing to share, listen  and assist.

So in saying that I believe there is a magic about ‘going to Houston’ and I do my best to encourage every person who loves quilts to attend. I’ve never met anyone who says they didn’t have a wonderful time. I see the same faces year after year.The preparation begins well into the year and the anticipation builds to a final nervous push. I’m lucky to have my PA Miss Roz to help me and this year it went like clockwork.

Thank you too for the yellow slips with the ‘5’s and the fabulous comments.

Today I share a few more images. Some are out of their categories but I got a bit carried away there for a while.

This category is Art-people, portrait and figures.


Jerry also looked wonderful in this gorgeous suit for Halloween.

These  hands are also one of my favorite Quilts.

Tactile Architecture.



Inner Strength- by Pat Durbin, Arcata, California, USA
Titti Frutti Tree Tops, by Susan Bleiweiss, Peppered, Massachusetts, USA

7 Comments Add yours

  1. Dxvoisin says:

    Pam, I do have more comments about the class. Do you want to receive these? Dianna voisin

    Sent from my iPhone


    1. Pam Holland says:

      Of course.

  2. Sandy Curran says:

    Hi Pam,
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for featuring my quilt (My Hands). Your picture is wonderful….better than mine, I think. It is very encouraging to have someone like you, who sees so much and knows so much about the quilting world, to express appreciation for my work. Thank you,

  3. Judy Momenzadeh says:

    Pam, thanks for sharing such great photos. I was there but am enjoying seeing them again. Great photography.

  4. Lori S. says:

    Thank you so much for all the high quality photos! Wow, tactile architecture – these are fabulous and I hadn’t seen any of them yet. Very inspiring!

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