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,
and clothes, bags and supplies
and the ever-fabulous Sandy Schore and his booth full of marvels:
(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!
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