I'm back from the International Quilt Festival in Houston tired yet inspired.
I'm so honored to have two of my quilt in the new book, Lone Stars III: A Legacy of Texas Quilts, 1986 to 2011. Some of the quilts in the book were in an exhibit during the show.
Others were on display at the new Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange, Texas
that opens November 13. My red dragonfly quilt, "Libellula Saturata: Flame Skimmer" is in gallery II if you get a chance to visit the museum.
There was a reception on Friday night for guests and quilters who were featured in the book.
On Saturday I had a wonderful time wandering through the halls of vendors and quilts, visiting with friends, and absorbing the excitment.
Deborah Boschert and I both managed to get into the Make It University Sketchbook Workshop.
There are so many quilts from all over the world in the exhibit areas.
One of my favorite special exhibits was the Twelve By Twelve International Art Quilt Challenge. I've been watching Deborah do her 12x12 challenge for several years. It was so cool to see them all in one place.
My "Wine and Dine the Mind" was in the juried show.
On Sunday I participated in the Save Our Stories project. The Alliance for American Quilts is recording interviews with quilters for future generations.
It was such a joy to spend time with friends – those who have moved away and those who I "know" from their blogs. I look forward to doing it all again next year.