Friday, November 8, 2013


It's been a couple of years since I've been to IQA's World of Beauty Show in Houston. I've forgotten how large and over powering it can be. Don't get me wrong I loved being there seeing the show, vendors, meeting people I've only met on line, vendors, meeting up with artist I've met in the past, vendors, well you get the idea.
 didn't get to go to the get to gather at the Hilton on Friday night of the Art Digest Group.  I had a reaction on Friday to something and just couldn't drag my body out of my room.

This photo shows me standing beside my entry, A is for Aubrey. I was right proud of her, she hang well. 

This year I met Jennie Greaves, this picture shows her the night of the awards. I met Jennie on line years ago and have followed her work for a long time. She is a friend of Denny Webster with whom I traveled to Houston. I finally met Jennie before the award ceremony as we waited in line.

It was so nice to talk to her and get to know her a little better. She was excited about winning something in the people category, but at the time we saw her she didn't know what. When they announced her as a blue ribbon winner we were ecstatic for her.

I worked in the SAQA booth on Saturday and met a lot of the artist who belong to that organization. I was a bit surprised at how many people stopped and chatted. They were also purchasing 12 x 12 art works that had been donated by the members of SAQA. I had a great chat with a few of the members who were working.

Then I went shopping. In previous paragraphs I mentioned vendors. Well, there are lots. I really hadn't had time to shop. I took a two day workshop with June Colburn on dyeing silk fabric. A good class. I now have my PHD in Threadology from Dr. Bob of Superior Threads. A good lecture. A day of taking in the show, and still didn't see it all. Now it's time to shop.

I live in the boonies and the nearest fabric shop is at least an hour plus away so buying little things is a pain. I have been making list for months. Nothing big nothing expensive just stuff I need. Well almost need. It took me all day to get from the first isle to the last isle of the vendors. I did stop and talk to a few of the vendors.

All in all it was a good trip. Extremely tiring and it has taken me several days to recuperate. I think I am back to normal. I spent yesterday in my studio beginning a new project. Hope to have enough of it done to post next week.

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  1. It was great meeting you at Houston. Loved your piece!!

    1. Thanks Norma, it was great to meet you as well. Congratulations on your win.

  2. What a thrill to have a quilt at Houston and be able to go to the show!

    1. It's fun to go any time but better when you have a piece hanging. Thanks

  3. So glad you got to go and glad you had a good time. I would have loved to have seen your quilt in person.

  4. Thanks Regina. Maybe some day we can get together.