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Monday, November 7th, 2011

I am still basking in the glow of our Houston adventure. Our exhibit was so lovingly received. We heard comment after comment about how unusual, how creative and how inspirational it was. We had our photos take and we signed books. We listened and we told our story over and over and we never got tired of sharing. You can see more photos of the installation on my Flickr set.

This photo shows how the quilts were displayed with lots of breathing room around each mosaic. Each set of quilts had an easel with the names of the quilts and the artist statements. Each signage also stated the title of the theme and acknowledged our sponsor, Del Thomas, The Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection. Without Del, we would not have been able to have this exhibit.

The Colorplay series was displayed around the outside perimeter of our area and the original theme series was displayed on the inside where we had tables and sold our books and signed the books. We also had postcards of the Colorplay series for sale. We sold our of books and postcards. The biggest book vendor at the show, Cathy Neri, brought lots of books and she sold out, also.

Every day at 6:30, we all gathered at the tables and signed books. There was usually several people waiting for us.

It was the first time that nine of the twelves were together, and it was as if we had been spending time together for a long time. Well, we had, but it was on line!!

We went out for a delicious Tex Mex dinner at Ninfa’s, a Houston landmark. I enjoyed a delicious Margarita with sangria swirled into it.

Here we are, except for Kristin, who took the photo.

I brought the missing 3 with me so that they could be in photos.

We went back to the hotel and sat around and talked and exchanged gifts. I can’t show you those until the other 3 get their’s. All I can say is it was very special.

Houston IQF is every quilt show I have ever attended on steroids. The quilt section is gorgeous. Everything is hung thoughtfully. I did not get around to see all of the quilts. I worked at the SAQA table on Saturday morning which was lots of fun. The vendor mall was huge and crowded and intimidating. I did not do much shopping.

I was exhausted when I arrived home last night, but slept really well. I have had a lot of SDA work to catch up on and I also got laundry done, stocked up on food and sewed a sleeve on a quilt that is going to Chandler, AZ tomorrow for a show.

I will post more about Houston, tomorrow.