Sunday, October 25, 2009

Houston

My friend and I got to go to the quilt show in Houston last week!

We both took tonnes and tonnes of pictures.  So you'll have to bear with me.  This will be spread out over several posts...

Here we are in the airplane going to the show.  We're really excited.  Plus!  One of the airline attendants goes to the show each year.  She gave us tonnes of tips for the show; like bring index cards.  That way if you see something at one of the 1100 vendors you can write down the item and booth number and find it again.

This was our first day of classes.  We showed up early, before the festival to take lots and lots of classes.  In the window you can see everything setup for market.  We weren't able to attend but left lots of nose prints on glass as we tried to sneak peeks.

We attended lots of great classes.  (I've got pictures of the projects for another post.)  In each class they provided machines for each of the students.  I took lots of classes on regular machines.

My friend, the lucky bum, just bought a long arm machine so she took lots of long arm classes.

The quilt festival opened Wednesday.  The Tuesday prior they had an evening event where they announced all the winners.  If you attend, you get to see the wining quilts early!

We got to take a tour of NASA!

They also combined the NASA tour with a little shopping.  (In case we didn't get enough of it at the festival. :)

We attended a class on all sorts of applique techniques.  We learned that there are as many ways to applique as there are to skin a cat.

Here we are very tired and very sad to be leaving but our brains were full so it was time to leave.

5 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

so jealous........sounds amazing.......

Janet said...

C'mon - where are the quilts?! :0)

Lee said...

Lucky you. One day Iwill make it there! can't wait to see and read about the rest.

Yvette said...

You two are very cute!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lucky lucky you two! I'm waiting for you to tell/show about the rest of your trip!