Just like you can lose you quilt mojo, the blog raison d'etre can also go AWOL. My apologies for disappearing without a trace.
It's been a long 2 weeks both in time and space. I have just travelled halfway across the globe to visit Houston, land of the biggest quilt show on earth. I don't know if that is actually true, but hey, it's in Texas, so it probably is.
Part of the 2011 Houston show included a tour of the new Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange. No photography was permitted inside the museum but I was able to take a photo from outside.
Naturally a book was published to coincide with Market/Festival and the museum opening, so you can see for yourself what those of us lucky to get there in person were privileged to see. There were many iconic quilts displayed.
More of the collection was on show at the George R. Brown convention centre. Just to give you an idea of the scale of the quilt show here is a picture during one of the quieter moments. Photography was somewhat restricted here too. In any case, there are plenty of photos circulating on the blogs now so I won't add to them.
I had a wonderful time; attended many classes of well known quilters and a few lectures as well. I learned so much and came home full of new ideas and inspiration. By far the best part was meeting some of my blog mates. And I was delighted to discover that they are just in nice in person as they are in the ether.