I have no idea how some people manage their time to do everything they do, AND blog????
My guess is that many are much more tech savvy than I, and can blog from their smart phone?
Well, you all know Uncle Kevin the Quilter is nothing if not technologically illiterate!
Nothing but an old outdated home desk top computer will do for me! LOL
I have had an absolute blast the past month or so!
I hadn't come down off of my high from Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter's final reveal!
Soon after that, I headed down to Houston for the International Quilt Festival.
Here I am at the festival with my scrappy quilting friend Roxann.
It was so much fun spending time and talking quilts with her.
Speaking of which, she had a quilt accepted into the
Juki "In Full Bloom" contest.
What a beautiful work she has created.
All of the motifs in her quilt are her original designs!
Lori of Humble Quilts along with myself
were accepted as the royal guard of
Barb of Fun with Barb's quilt which hung in one of the
special exhibits at the festival.
What a beautiful work you have created here Barb!
Thanks for letting me ham it up with Lori!
And while we are on the subject of Lori.....
it was my sincere pleasure getting to know her better.
We had met last year in Houston, but, she was consumed with
working for the festival with no real spare time to speak of.
This year, we were able to talk quilts, vendors, and food!
Thanks for the info on "Phoenicia" and Turkish coffee!
Lori, the enabler!
How could I pass on this amazing Boston Terrier fabric????
I got to chat with Doug Leko, the designer of the
"Simple, Folded Corners" ruler which will be used
with this year's Quiltville mystery,
And it is always fun to visit with
Victoria Findlay Wolfe.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe.
My friend Ann was working
the Butler System vendor booth
right across the aisle from VFW!
I was able to visit the
in LaPorte, TX while in Houston.
While there, I ran into this quilter
after my own heart!
We are wearing matching shirts!
I also met Tanya that works at this quilt shop
who also follows Bonnie and Lori.
It was so nice to meet you!
My friend Jamie of Sunflower Quilts
is the creator of "The Original Thread Cutter."
Here she is in her booth with Ann and Jamie's mom.
What a hoot they are!
I am the proud owner of one of these babies now!
Wow! What a great product for a chain piecer!
I highly recommend you order one of these gadgets
for you and your quilty friends this holiday season!
And here is my loot from the festival.
All too soon it ended.
But, what a nice time I had there.
Upon my return home, it was snuggling time with
And boy did that thread cutter come in handy
after chain piecing these!
What are these???
The beginnings of
from Bonnie Hunter's book
"Addicted to Scraps."
Sophia Annabella definitely approves of this quilt design
by Bonnie Hunter!
You all know there were some QOV presentations
on behalf of QOV, Eastern Missouri to commemorate
Jean, our fearless leader is pictured with the
QOV recipients and myself.
These presentations were made at the
Stitch'N'Time Quilt Guild in
(I will be posting more photos of this event in the future.)
And I recently had my very first workshop with
the Hearts'N'Hands Quilt Guild in O'Fallon, Illinois!
What a blast these quilters were!
(More photos coming soon of this fun day!)
I am looking forward to hosting Thanksgiving Dinner with my family here at the Quilt Cave.
Blogging time will be severely limited, but, just know, I am so THANKFUL for all of you that
continue to read my blog and share your quilting lives with me! I count it an honor and blessing to
call you all friends.
Until next time,
Keep on Quilting!
Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter