I did a horrible job of accounting for my trip to the Houston International Quilt Show. I could have taken hundreds of photos but realized that would be silly so I stuck with just a few. First, for Karen at Quilts Etc... here's a photo of a booth's quilt sample of Edyita Star's "Common Bride."
Karen has started this quilt...she's very good at staying on task but I hope this finished beauty adds to her incentive to finish. Karen also mentioned I look out for an Australian designer's work. I didn't find much from Australia there...it was very disappointing.
I didn't get a photo but there was a special display of French quilts copied after early American quilts. I took the opportunity to introduce myself to two ladies who traveled with the exhibit. They gave me a website to check out and showed me on my Paris map where there is a gathering place for quilters...walking distance from our apartment. Very exciting.
I didn't meet up with as many people as I had hoped but I had a great time. It's a busy place and very crowded in the vendor section. Now for what you really want to know...what did I buy?
I splurged on two batik kits...both with a star motif.
I was completely entranced by a booth that had felt balls used in pincushion designs. I've got a lot of pincushions to make.
My mother-in-law met up with me for one day at the show and she bought me this sweet book.
I also bought EQ7 for my new laptop...it was $40 off the regular price at the show.
I started worrying about what I forgot to ship for my Paris sewing room so along the way I bought lots of notions. My favorite deal was Creative Grids rulers. If you bought three you got 15% off plus a little gift. The regular prices were much lower than quilt shops in Alaska so I feel like it was a major deal.
I will share a few photos of quilts in the show another day.