Time for The International Quilt Festival = Yay!

I'm not a particular fan of November. It's getting cold. Things are brown. I don't like cranberries or pumpkin pie, and I don't eat turkey, let alone anything involving--gack!--"giblets." But there is one part of November that fills me with joy--along with ideas and inspiration and not a small amount of schmoozing and shopping: the annual International Quilt Festival in Houston. We go every year--I walk every aisle, spending most of two days in sheer mixed-media heaven because, of course, it's not just about quilts. I told you about it in Destination Creativity (it's on pages), about how it's fabric, sure, but also art dolls,

"Amelia Bedelia" by Neva Waldt

and clothes, bags and supplies

groovy old buttons

and the ever-fabulous Sandy Schore and his booth full of marvels:

Sandy Schor's booth

(And let me just say this: If you don't find something in his booth that makes your heart beat just a little bit faster, you were not really looking.) Quilt Festival is fabulous in every way, truly. So that's where I am this weekend, and if you're there, too, come up and say "hi." Just look for someone with bright orange hair who looks really, really happy to be there~~ Check back Monday for photos of this year's festival! Ricë is the author of Living the Creative Life, Creative Time and Space, and Destination Creativity. She also blogs at The Voodoo Cafe.
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