Houston Quilt Festival

The International Quilt Festival was this past week, and I was lucky enough to get to go again. I love going to that show! It’s especially great because I get to spend time with my very good friend, as well as with others I don’t see at any other time. Did I mention that I love going? 😉 This year my sister was also able to go, but our schedules didn’t mesh too well. Still, we did get to see each other. 🙂 I won’t post any photos of the show quilts, since they are posted in several other places online. However, they were — as always — spectacular and breathtakingly gorgeous!

This year I only took one class, a machine quilting forum, where several teachers each gave a presentation and the class members rotated from one to another. It was pretty good, but of course none of the teachers had time to get into much detail; it’s the nature of that sort of class.

Did I shop? Oh, yes. 😉 These are some circle rulers from Lisa Calle’s booth; I really like her rulers, and the circles should be very useful.








I also bought some gorgeous new threads, as well as a couple of pieces of fabric to use with them. I’m planning to couch the threads onto these fabrics in a future project.





This photo shows an adorable pin cushion, a book I’d wanted by Gina Perkes, a new needle threader, and some cork fabric I will probably use in a bag sometime in the future.






Finally, I bought this kit that I’d had no intention of getting. However, I really love New York Beauty blocks, and this setting was a bit different from the usual. In addition, the fabric choices — pastels — are quite unusual for this design. There are also some crystals to add to the finished quilt — when I finally get it finished. 😉


About Sandy

I’m a retired high school French teacher from Arizona, now living in the Las Vegas area. I loved teaching French, but I love retirement even more! I’m a quilter, and most of what you see here will be about quilting, though I’ve also taken up knitting, and I love to bake. Please leave me a comment if you want to contact me — I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. :)

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