I spent a day at home finishing some art quilts and the next day I headed to Houston to see the International Quilt Festival. My friend Carol, my sister and I drove there early in the morning. After a 3 hour drive we arrived in Houston and went straight to the George Brown convention center to see the quilts. After a few hours we took a break for lunch, and then I headed for the exhibitors booths and did a little shopping then back to see the quilts until I couldn't do it any more. Talk about sensory overload! I met Carol and my sister at the Hilton Starbucks to have a grande americano before heading back home. It kept me awake on the drive back from Houston. I don't recommend going to the festival and spending just one day there but if time is of essence it is the only way. It had been a 13 hour day by the time I got home. I think I fell asleep before my head hit the pillow.
This morning I wanted to sleep in but I had to go to San Antonio to pick up one of my art quilts from the Gallery Nord, so on the road again for a few hours. On the way back from San Antonio my sister and I stopped at the Wesley Gallery, they were having their annual Fall fair and we visited with some people from AFA.
Needless to say I'm really looking forward to tomorrow Sunday.
A few photos from the exhibit at the JCC.
|James Edward Talbot|
|New Beginning by Martha Tsihlas|