Houston first Day

Wooow, its been a long day without coffee… what made me forget to imbibe. We were traveling most of the day and now we're in housed in our hotel in Houston ready for the festivities to begin. flying out of El Paso I don't know if you can tell, but I get soooo excited coming…

Houston Quilt Show Video

The Quilt Show is featuring  my video on the fabulous quilts at Houston Lots of quilts, lots of creative expression.  

Houston Day 6.

It's almost 6.00 am, and still dark. Through our big picture window from my desk I can see a population  of Houston workers streaming their way down the freeway in a continuous ribbon of lights. Yesterday, Keith and I spent the entire day walking the floor of the Quilt Festival. It took a morning to…

Houston Notes Day 5.

What does attending an event like the International Quilt Festival  mean to you? Other than Christmas with the family, this is the highlight of my year and has been for the past 10 years or so. It's been good to me… I've won the Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship and Best of Show and other awards….

Thank you – how did she do that No 3.

I had a great day today…. it was rather special. A late appointment this afternoon prevented me from going to the SAQA function, then again I did need a quiet evening catching up. The day was busy yesterday and during the day a little fatigue began to creep in and  I struggled a little. But…

Jewel Pearce Patterson award.

Last night we held a function for the present and past Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship winners. Each year, International Quilt Market honors a worthy quilting instructor with the scholarship, created in honor of the late Jewel Pearce Patterson. Patterson was a quilting teacher, one of the co-founders of the International Quilt Association, and mother of…

Houston – I made it…

I made it folks, I'm in the Mecca of quilting…..Houston…. being here, I just feel complete after a very hectic  year. I caught up with Shanker and Mala and we are going to have the most amazing classes in Dubai and Muscat and……. lots of other intriguing places… Can you tell I'm a little excited?…