All good things must come to an end. So it was with Houston, and I had to cram all of the crap I bought into my tiny suitcase. Silly me.
A final look out of my hotel window and I was off to drop off my luggage with the front desk and off to the show for my final Open Studios and last minute shopping.
Open Studios was once again a fantastic time. I ran out of business cards right at the end. Lots of kids, younger quilters, quilt husbands stopped by as the light up quilts caught their eye. I was again thrilled with the response. Some of the biggest names in quilting stopped by to say hello and see my work, and for that, I am completely honored and humbled. I was asked often if I teach, lecture, have kits, or offer artwork for sale. WOW... And all I have to say is "Yes, stay tuned".
This is a photo of Holly Holloway, my friend who I met in Chicago at the show this past spring. She's a fabulous mixed media artist. After my visit with her, my Open Studios time was over, and I was off to the SAQA booth. I had been visited at my Open Studios table by many SAQA members who suggested I check them out and join. Laura Wasilowski was there and she and Frieda Anderson will be out local SAQA leaders. She said she had heard some good comments about me during the show, and that made me feel really good.
Well, after picking up my work from the MistyFuse booth, and saying goodbye to my Quilting Arts friends, I left the Brown Convention Center with a high spirit that I haven't felt in a long time. The show was a complete success for me, and I accomplished many things. I'm formulating my next goals, my next quilts, my next adventure, so I hope you will come along for the ride.