I had such a wonderful time at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. One of the very best parts of the show is connecting with friends.
Kristin (fellow 12x12 artist) and I had a fantastic time looking at quilts and talking about all kinds of things going on in our creative and personal lives.
Melly gave an excellent lecture on journaling and art quilting. Here's me with Judy Perez, Melly Testa and Sue Dennis.
It was fantastic to see Kathy Mayhew. She joined the Dallas Area Fiber Artists shortly before we moved, so I was sad not to get to know her better. It was great to re-connect.
Here is Sarah Smith doing her thing at the Make It University Open Studios! She is so full of great ideas and inspiration.
Here's Sarah again! Sarah and I met in a church parking lot after a quilt guild meeting in 2004 and we have been wonderful friends ever since.
The artists in the Beneath the Surface exhibit shared a great dinner on Friday night. I love this picture. We were really have a great time! That's Rachel Parris, Jamie Fingal, Jane La Fazio and Paula Elliot.
Barb Forrister and I shared an Open Studio time slot. Can you believe that amazing 3D tree she created?!
Carol Morrissey stopped by during my Open Studio time. It was great to see some of my Dallas arty friends. I miss them!
Here is Kristin again... this time with the amazing Tracie Huskamp. Tracie and I met by happenstance in Houston in 2008 and we've shared a special connection since then.
I volunteered at the SAQA booth with Fannie Narte on Saturday evening. This was her first trip to Festival and she was totally making the most of it.
Here's Kathy York! Kathy has great energy and I always learn something new when see each other.
There were so many more. I always wish I had taken more pictures.
After sharing many special moments with these artist/friends this weekend, I am feeling a new sense of support, encouragement, enthusiasm and support. I think it could really take me and my art to some exciting new places. For that, I am so very thankful.