Patterns

2 11 2014

The more I quilt,  the more I can see patterns in everyday objects. Here are  a couple photos I took of the inside of the elevator doors and the carpet on the sky bridge floors. I’ll likely take more tomorrow as there are some other interesting patterns on wall and floor surfaces in the hotel. Patterns – and thus potential quilting motifs or designs – are everywhere.

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More, this time from within my hotel room.

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More photos of patterns from the NZ/US trip: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rhondamadeit/sets/72157649428528405/

 





Houston classes – Saturday

2 11 2014

I only had one paid for class today – the Saturday Sampler. I went to six different stations in the two hours,  sampling various techniques on offer.

Then I met Karel from San Antonio for lunch and a long natter. It was great to see her again.

Next was a free demo in the ‘Paint’ section of the Crafts area just outside the food court, where Betty Busby was demonstrating a technique. I had hoped she would be demonstrating how she does the delicate work on her art quilts that feature cellular structures (Google her), but she wasn’t. Instead, she was demo’ing the torn edge technique with Shiva Paintstiks onto silk,  which was very similar to my first class on Tuesday.

So I left and checked out more of the vendor mall before heading back to the pool in the sky to have a swim.

I went out to dinner this evening with the lovely Sara and her delightful family.

That’s the end of my Houston classes. Tomorrow is the last day of the Festival,  and I’m done with the vendor mall,  so I’ll likely spend most of the day checking out the exhibitions more closely. And packing. We have to be ready to take the bus to the airport by 6:20am Monday morning!

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