Monday, November 14, 2011

The Biggest Show on Earth

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.

9 comments:

Dawn said...

A good time was had by all!
Glad you enjoyed the adventure.

Julie Fukuda said...

Lucky you to get to go there! I have every reason to believe that my blogging friends are as wonderful in person (if not more so) as they seem.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Liz. Just stopped by from Quilting Bloggers. By all accounts, the Houston IQF is quilters' paradise on earth. Lucky you! I went many years ago and it was memorable. Enjoyed looking at your beautiful quilts. Your fabrics are so lovely.
best from Tunisia,
nadia

Janet O. said...

And here I am just a couple of states away from Texas and thinking I will probably never get there. From what I've seen around blogland it looks like major sensory overload--and I would love every minute of it!
Please share with us what classes and lectures you attended--if you don't mind--and if they aren't too numerous to list.

Kathie said...

I was waiting to hear all about your adventures, which quilts you liked, classes you took, what did you think of the quilters, what did you learn from those quilt teachers....
Kathie

Janet said...

What an amazing trip, one I'd love to do one day. I hope we hear more of what you got up to over there.

Carol G said...

All I can say is a huge THANK YOU for nudging me into attending. What a wonderful experience for any quilter. Your blog mate Carol.

Belinda said...

I should be ashamed! I live in Texas and have never been to the show. I live about 10 hours North west of Houston.


Glad you enjoyed yourself!

Nicky said...

How exciting! Tell all!