Here at the Houston Quilt Festival, it’s an event of smiles.
50,000 smiles in fact. 50.000 people fly in planes, drive or come in buses to the George Brown Convention Centre in Houston all in the name of Textile Art and if you need to give it a label. “It’s essential Quilting”
There are wonderful featured exhibitions of the most astounding art. You don’t have to be a quilter to appreciate the beauty. I sat at a table tonight with 3 blokes….a Banker, an Accountant and a Broker and to hear their discussion of the quilts as they scrolled through the photos on their wives phones. As we would fondly say in Australia “It was worth bottling”
I hope to make my way down to the floor of the convention centre tomorrow to take photos and make a few precious purchases.
Go into the exhibition and it just buzzes with excitement. I’ve not had a chance to take photos of the swimming quilts… but I did pick most of them and they have been up on this blog.. However, I will do it officially today.
I’ve been burning the candles at both ends and time is limited for anything but my official duties.
Unknown Man, Marina Landi, and Maria Lucia Azara, Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Little by Little, Ximo, Navarro Sierra Canals, Valencia Spain.
Flight time Marcia Aparecida Baraldi, Campeche, Santa Cantarina, Brazil.
A spring twist by Karlyn Bue Lohrenz. Billings Montana
Family of Rainbow colored flamingoes, Kazue Kamaura and 10 friends Setagaya, Tokyo/ Japan.