Houston International Quilt Festival marathon

30 10 2014

The quilt exhibitions and the vendor market opened at 5pm today for VIPs and those doing classes. By 7pm when it opened to the public,  I’d finished walking the 47+ exhibitions and taking lots of photos (about 125). By 9pm, I’d finished walking the vendor mall and scanning all 1100! booths. I bought a couple of small things and that will likely be it 😉

According to my Fitbit,  I walked 15500 steps, almost 11km, today. My walking shoes (Skechers GoWalk2) held up well, but I’m done in!

Tomorrow the festival opens to the public for the next four days. I’ve got quite a few classes tomorrow and Friday,  so I’m unlikely to go back to the exhibition or the vendor market until Saturday or Sunday.

My photos from the Festival are here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157648927348846/

I’ve included a sample of the amazing quilts below… Be aware that there were a lot of traditional quilts on display,  but my interests lie more with the art and modern quilts,  so you won’t find many photos of traditional quilts on my Flickr page. These are not your grandmothers’ quilts.

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Basic zentangles class

30 10 2014

I loved this class.  We learnt lots of different basic zentangles patterns and ways of shading them.  Everyone in class produced some amazing work,  considering we were all beginners.

The three pieces I produced are shown in the order I created them below. I particularly like the second one. It started off as round things on sticks and morphed into a jellyfish being hunted by an octopus sort of sea creature’s big tentacle (well,  that’s my story anyway ;-))

Photos from the classes I attended: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157646687403214/

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