Hello!! Well, I went to the Really Big
Quilt Show in Houston! Went on
Wednesday, came home yesterday.
Wednesday night: Show Preview. Vendors
and quilts. Enjoy catching up with
roommates, and running into a few old
friends. Diana was the Quilt Angel in
the Top Ribbons area!
Thursday: Bus Tour to Galveston Area. We
went to three LQS, and one scrap book
shop. Lunch was good. My two roommates
and I had Mexican Dinner at one of our
Friday: two lectures, both oriented
toward design. Those helped me look at
the exhibits with a different point of
view. I spent the short time I had for
lunch looking for the RCTQ Table but
could not find it. That was a
disappointment, but I had to scoot to
the next lecture. I understand I missed
lots of Chocolate!! Boo!
That night, I enjoyed a fabulous RCTQ
get together at an Italian Restaurant,
Josephine's. (I wore my new hat!) There
were 16 of us, some who I knew already,
and some who were visiting Houston for
the first time, including Pati, Barbara,
and Jeanne. Pati brought chocolate. Yea!
On Saturday I was happy to have
breakfast with Sandy F and Judy, who
were staying at my hotel. Sandy and I
went to some vendors together, and we
both got free books at the Pfaff booth.
Later, I met up with my friends Sheryl,
and her DH, who live in another part of
Texas. We hadn't been together since
1999!! I taught Sheryl how to quilt way
back. Sheryl brought me a group of
Western Theme FQ, and I met her sister!
Mostly, it was wonderful to see them again.
Then I joined the RCTQ Bunch. I saw some
'old friends' (Ragmop, Diana, Kellie and
Kids, and more) and finally had a chance
to meet Butterfly!! Yea! We took lots
of photos. The visit was too short ...
it always is!! I didn't even get a
chance to give some farewell hugs. (Pout)
All in all, I saw many, many beautiful
quilts, and a few I didn't especially
like! All were of interest to me, as I
absorbed ideas for color, set, quilting
patterns and so on. Two of the quilts
wearing ribbons were made by friends!
What did I buy? Some Indigo for an Idea
I have! Some FQ of unique color or
design. Several wonderful Dots for
Terbear's Dotty Block Swap! A couple of
gadgets and gifts. The Piece De
Resistance? My Black Urban Cowgirl Hat
.... sparkling all over with Rhinestones!!
I had lots of fun, but I agree with
Dorothy: "There's no place like home."
All for now ... Pat in Virginia
- posted 13 years ago