Visiting the booths at the International Quilt Festival Houston.

Yesterday afternoon I had my first visit to the booths at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. They start at 109 and end at 2948. That’s one heck of a lot of booths to get around and look at. That’s a lot of pounding the red carpet.

The booth below was one of my favorites, but then again I have a passion for hand-woven and dyed fabrics, specially Indigo and YES, I did buy a piece to wear. There is nothing more special than wearing a piece of fabric made with soul, spirit and hard work. The pieces come from different areas in West Africa and are woven on a small loom about 6″ wide and then sewn together. The booth was Vintage Indigo Textiles.




5Z8A4217It was Halloween and there were some amazing costumes being worn.

I’m looking for bright, beautiful wool for some projects and this booth fitted the bill

Wooly lady, booth 646   There seems to be a lot of wool for sale right now, however, it’s the brights for me and if I’m going to put a lot of work into the piece I would like to use wool rather than felt for this project.

Indian Fabric.
Vintage Quilts of course. I thought these were charming.I particularly thought the quilting on the white one was interesting.
Heather Purcell from Superior threads and I caught up for our yearly chat.

Who could resist the beautiful threads and ribbons, the colors make my heart skip.

And Yes, even french Lace.
John Bunge and Cathy Miller.
John Bunge and Cathy Miller.

Another gorgeous fun Quilt.


I visited Quiltmania with their wonderful books and a delightful French Booth. L’atelier D’Isabelle.




Designer, Janeene Scott. from Australia.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. thank you for sharing, It is so much nicer looking at these from my “LazyGirl” instead of standing and walking on cement with tired achy legs and feet.

  2. Becky Bucci says:

    Enjoyed walking the red carpet through your eyes.

  3. It’s great to see your posts, Pam! Wishing I was there this year, so it’s fun to get a peek through your posts and photos…
    One year I wanted to plan better for the next show, so I actually kept track of the time it took me to see all the booths and exhibits – I didn’t shop, nor linger, I just took a good look at everything I wanted to see. I clocked 17.5 hours to see it all! So the following year I made a smart decision, and stayed for an extra day when I wasn’t teaching…and finally got to see it all!
    Thanks again for being the eyes of so many of us who aren’t able to be there.

  4. Jan Bigelow says:

    Hi Pam, it was so good to see pictures of both you and Keith in Houston, and it looks like he is well now….. I want to thank you both for the wonderful trip to Kenya, and for the surprise birthday cake….I have forgiven you. MANY THANKS and best wishes…….Jan

    1. Pam Holland says:

      Jan thanks so much, and I loved the chocolates… I think I ate more than Keith did. It was lovely spending time with you.

  5. Miriam says:

    Just loved seeing myself,the biker babe with a mask. Now I am world famous… thanks for sharing your pics & comments.
    C U next year….Mysterious Miriam from Texas

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