Market moved very smoothly into Festival with the mood changing – market was quite “sedate” whereas festival was noisy with a buzz in the air and there was definitely a fabric frenzied feeling with quilters arriving from around the world – sitting on the shuttle bus listening to all the different languages made me realise how huge this is. And of course we had a whole new group of Aussies come into town. And that’s when the partying started!
But what’s said/done in Houston stays in Houston – thanks Linda!
So day one….
One of the highlights of festival was attending a talk by the Three Aussies – Carolyn Konig, Di Ford-Hall and Michelle Yeo. Well done by all three – they all gave a terrific talk with Michelle Yeo starting off with a brief history of Australian quilting.
I organised a dinner at the Grove one night and there were 12 Aussies, one Norwegian, one Brit and two Americans.
Randi and I on a walk in the park
Linda Collins of Quilts in the Barn organised another dinner at the Reef
Joe and Mary Koval with Mary’s new fabric collection and the absolutely stunning palampore.
(photo joe and Mary koval)
And of course all good things must come to an end. I was a tad sad to see everyone leave and go back home while I was still continuing on my US “sabbatical”.
I was still on holiday from my day job so stay tuned for the next leg of this journey……….