Today is my last class at the AQS show in Albuquerque and one of my favorites to teach. Students will make delightfully Tiny Homes. For those of you who can’t be here, I have a special gift. Please visit this page to find your free pattern for a Country Birdhouse. Enjoy!
It’s winter here in the Northern Hemisphere and I’m missing my garden. That must be why we make flower garden quilts, to remind us of the color and warmth and sunniness found during the summer months. Today I’m teaching Garden of Eden at the AQS show in Albuquerque. It may be cold and miserable in my hemisphere but here in the classroom it will be sunny and warm. Can’t wait to see what my students make!
Alas, the International Quilt Festival in Houston is over. But I thought you might like to see some of the people and quilts at the show. Here you see my friend, Emily Parson’s beautiful quilt on display in the Full Bloom exhibit.
And one last view of my Libby’s Leaves quilt next to that of Alex Anderson’s quilt. You have until November 5 to put in a bid on the quilts being auctioned to raise money for Libby Lehman. Check out the auction website here. Wish you could have been at Houston with us. It was so much fun!
There are 5 reasons I hike it down to Houston every year to attend the International Quilt Festival.
- I get to eat BBQ and drink a beer, just one, every night.
- I meet lots of entertaining people at the Artfabrik booth who tell me wild stories about their life and make my life look stale.
- The quilt exhibits are outstanding!
- I have 2 quilts in the juried show that I made for love, not money. (That means I didn’t win any prizes.)
- And most importantly, I’m with my peeps. Being with quilters and sharing our favorite fabric pass time is the best time of the year!
Are you on your way to the International Quilt Festival in Houston yet? Well, fly on down sisters and brothers. Have we got a quilt show for you!
Frieda and I can hardly wait to meet you in the Artfabrik booth (#1739). You can also meet my latest bird friend, Coleen’s Calling Birds #23. (Boy that Coleen sure has a lot of birds.)