Quilt Market 2010 – Hello, Houston!

November 02, 2010, 21:20 pm  Posted by Lark

What a whirlwind it’s been here in Houston! A quilt market newby (to be sure), I’ve spent the last two days being completely (and wonderfully) overwhelmed by information – new tools, new techniques, new products, and (of course) new fabric! - quilting inspiration, throngs of quilt-minded people, and pure fun. Oh yeah – and a whole new city to explore – hello, Houston!

I honestly can’t believe it’s only been two days! And three more to go, full of even more fun (stitchy) adventures… or at least as much “fun” as I can lug back in my suitcase.

I started Monday early with a visit to Tina Givens and her lovely golden goose – which played at least a small role, according to Tina, in her second place double booth prize. (Go, Tina!) Just take a look at the aforementioned award-winning booth (and goose)!

And here is Tina at a book signing – so gracious!

Monday night held some excitement of the altered fabric variety. Gelatin Monoprinting – taught by Quilting Arts editor-in-chief Pokey Bolton – was twice as fun (and half as messy, despite my best efforts!) as I could have even expected. And I thought gelatin was just for awesome Halloween scars! Here are some of my favorite little creations… and yes, there’s most definitely a theme here. I got started using my cup as a printing tool – and I just couldn’t stop! (Except for a brief moment to experiment with feathers – so fun!)

Today I took another class with artist and author Sharon Pederson. I still need to press and snap a nice photo of my creations from that class, but here’s a sneak peek. More on that later in the week, along with highlights from festival – including the special 500 Art Quilts special exhibit! Phew – off to bed for now!


7 Responses

    Kathy says:

    Nice work Amanda. The show looks awesome. Can’t wait to hear more.

    ctr says:

    can you give me the link to this show. I would love to participate next year.

    Valerie says:

    Jealous!!!! Looks like great fun. Love to Tina.

    Great glimpse of the show, Amanda! Can’t wait to read more — and see your creations in person when you’re back.

    Ray Hemachandra says:

    CTR: Visit http://quilts.com/newHome/index.php for all the details about upcoming shows around the country! ~ Ray Hemachandra

    Ray Hemachandra says:

    Thanks for this great report, AC, which captures the energy and buzz of the show. I’m with Valerie: jealous! But also pleased you’re having such a fantastic, productive time with the quilt community!

    Its superb as your other posts : D, thankyou for posting. “Age is a function of mind over matter if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” by Leroy Robert Satchel Paige.

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