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Monday, November 8, 2010
What's On My Design Wall and the Houston Quilt Show
The quilt on my design wall is made from a striped fabric. It is all in the cut which is very simple and all the same. I added the black for the inner border and the striped border is pieces of what was left over from the stripes. When I add a black binding it will finish it nicely. The idea for this quilt is from Dot Collins in Beaumont, TX. She says it is her stripe period. :-) She has made a number of them, and they all look different depending on the stripe.
Sharie, Joan, Linda, Angel
Linda and her big win
The Houston International Quilt Show was this week. What fun...... Three friends and myself went on Wednesday and did preview night. We stayed in a hotel within two blocks of the convention center. Thursday, all day, except for lunch, was spent running here and there looking at all the goodies on display and of course leaving a few dollars behind. That evening we went to the IQA doings in the ballroom (must be member). The highlight of the evening was the door prizes, three retreats. One in California, one in Colorado and one at La Grange, TX. We decided to buy tickets and since you have to get yourself to the retreat we knew we could get to Texas. So all of our tickets went into the box for Texas. Do you have any idea how someone behaves when they win a retreat? Let us just say, the winner (not me) was extremely excited. But the kicker is, we all get to go. The retreat is for 12 people, free. She can bring all of her buddies. We think spring when the wildflowers are blooming would be ideal.
Now a picture of my purchases and a little explanation.........Fabric, Civil War fabric - a book, a pattern, machine embroidery (actually 2, one was free) software, featherweight bobbins and lubricant, a box of Auriful thread and a Judy Neimeyer pattern. I should be busy until the next show.