So here it
is my third and final blogpost of the Houston Quilt Festival this year.
let’s start with some inspiration from the antique booths:
booths are worth the trip!
the fabulous red and white quilts, the Mary Koval antique quilts and the French
Quilts de Legende exhibitions (previous blogposts) two other exhibitions were
favorites of mine:
(not really my style, but I am a doglover, so loved to see some of these):
As owner of
a rescuedog I fully agree with the above!
favourite quilt of this exhibition:
owner knows this look I am sure and this quilter captured it perfectly!
exhibition I loved was this one,the exhibition
with quilts by Di Ford and Michelle Yeo. Some of Di’s quilts are favourites of
mine, I have seen them before, but it is always good to see them again.
All this walking
indoors, all the quilts, all the inspiration, all the people, sometimes you
just want to take a step back and have a few minutes to yourself. Easy to do at
the George Brown Convention Centre, it has a beautiful and large park
(Discovery Green) in front of it and it is lovely to walk outside (with a large
latte J ) and just sit there for a bit, especially in this
I spent some
time here every afternoon, it was lovely, I don’t understand there are not more
quilters doing this, look at all the empty benches!
regards to the large latte… you know at Starbuck’s they always ask you for your
name, so they can make sure you get the correct order in the end….. I am used
to people mis-spelling my name in The Netherlands, but here.. and this?!
Lucky for me
when I go to the Quilt Festival I get to stay at a friend’s house in the lovely
neighbourhood of The Heights, when the weather is nice it is a great place for
a walk, lovely houses and of course when I was there it was Halloween!
also the theme at other places in Houston, look at the movie playing in the
cinema in River Oaks!
And when in
Houston, some (non quilt related) shopping needs to be done as well, a morning
at The Galleria, with the ice rink at the ground floor
to make sure
I could walk ‘on Air’ during my days at the Quilt Festival, I can soooo recommend
to see they sell Dutch things here too
sense of humour of the Houstonians!
And I spotted Hubertine’s
ride of two years ago (was lucky enough to catch a ride in this car with her at
that time as well)
think is a fitting picture to end this series of blogposts of my visit to the
Quilt Festival and Houston.
enjoyed these pictures, looking at them I miss Houston so much!