This was my second year at Houston and it was a great feeling knowing what to expect and how it all works. I was a bit worried when I saw some photos posted on the internet about the roadworks just outside the exhibition hall and then read the instructions for parking! Lots of people saying they are glad they are not going this year and flood warnings. Torrential rain as a result of hurricane Patricia. But the weather was fine and the flight on time. Not joking though! I had to stand in a queue for over an hour and a half to get through immigration and then in another queue to get through customs! Really???? And then another half-hour before my shuttle turned up!
I had signed up for classes from 9am to 5pm every day from Monday to Saturday, which left me with shopping opportunities in my lunch break every day from 12 to 2pm and again from 5pm to 7pm. On Wednesday night, there was preview night and the vendors remained open until 10pm. I had planned not to do any classes on the Sunday, so that I could at my leisure look at all the quilts on display and then go back to take photos of all the quilts that I liked. This worked perfectly and I actually had time to go look around the vendor's stalls for one more time late Sunday afternoon. By then I could not have fitted anything else in my cases though, so shopping was minimal.
Despite so little time free, I met up with lots of friends and had some lovely meals with some of them. I did not get to see all my friends, but I do hope if I have not met up with you at Houston, that I will see you again in next year for a catch up.
I loved all my classes, I did thread painting with Nancy Prince, Woven watercolours with Pam Holland, ink painting and ink techniques with Judy Coates Perez and paper pieced pojagi with Katrina Walker, but I am not posting these on this post. In stead I am posting photos of some of the wonderful quilts I have seen this year at Houston. There is no way I can post every photo I took, so I am just posting the ones I liked the most. I do hope if you could not get to Houston, that you will enjoy the photos or if you did go, that the photos will be a good reminder of the quilts on display this year. In no particular order:
|Magna Carta quilts on display in Houston|