All posts tagged: Houston

Houston Quilt Festival:- Day 2.

The show opened officially last night and I wasn’t able to get images of the excitement and rush to get into the event because I was out at dinner and then I had the privilege to attend the Opera at the convention centre.

It’s a tradition, people line up, with lines winding down the street for a considerable distance waiting for the doors to open. So today the convention centre will be a bus of excitement and I hope to have some time at lunch to visit the winning quilts.

Flexibility. (the quality of bending without breaking)

It appears  that the year has moved at a faster pace this year than any previous year. Of course that’s nonsense, but it’s the way I perceive it. It’s not my age, nor my mental capabilities it’s the experiences and adventures that have moved so swiftly, one blending into another creating a seamless flow. I’m a bit of a Pollyanna. I err on the positive, but of course the negative rears its head at times only to be beaten back into submission with an imaginary hammer. It’s when I lay my head down and the darkness envelopes me in a very comforting way that the mind wanders and composes these blogs. This mornings walk in the dark was about:- Flexibility. That’s the key word you need if you live the life I live.  But I chuckle as I reflect on being told “The problem with you is that you are inflexible” by a most inflexible employer earlier this year. I have to be flexible to be up at 4.00 am preparing to travel for the …

  I've finally had time to sit at the computer and begin work on my photos. I will add albums each day to my web page and I ask that you respect the owner of the quilts by not downloading and distributing the images. Quilts    click the word to view. This is my 12th consecutive year at Houston. This event has been good to me, I've been lucky enough to win BOS and numerous other awards over the years. I also won the Jewel Pearce Patterson Award and I have a loyal band of followers from all over the world who visit each year. Good morning Pati from Mexico…. (she has coffee with me each morning) Walking those big red carpeted aisles each day brings forth new ideas, new images, old friends and acquaintances. This year, I've seen innovative ideas in fabric design. A new machine for quilting and for the first time museum quality antique textiles. You can find the ordinary and mundane… mixed with the exciting and new. I bought vintage handwoven kimono …