International Quilt Festival – Houston

It’s that time of year again. It is time for what we all know is the ‘biggest and greatest show on earth’ – the International Quilt Festival.

I look forward to seeing old friends and finding out what new goodies my fellow exhibitors have this year ( I do try to keep my spending somewhat under control!). I particularly look forward to seeing all the fabulous quilts (hundreds) and original dolls.

This is the first year for the ‘Pet Postcards’. All the fabric postcards donated will be available for a contribution which will be sent to one of the local ‘no-kill’ animal shelters. I didn’t have chance to make any this year but look forward to finding one to add to my collection of artist cards and helping the less fortunate of our furry friends.

My booth number this year is 1019. Please stop by and say Hi.

From Miscellaneous

International Quilt Festival (
Houston 2012
November 1-4, 2012
George R. Brown Convention Center

Wed., Oct 31 (Preview Night): 7-10 p.m.
Thurs., Nov. 1-Sat., Nov. 3: 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sun., Nov. 4: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Interwoven IV: Accessories

I submitted the following items for consideration in the Interwoven IV: Accessories show being held at 18 Hands Gallery in the Houston Heights. To my surprise all were accepted. Unfortunately, I’ll not be able to go the reception being held on November 3rd. That day falls on the weekend of the International Quilt Festival and I’ll be working there.

The gallery show is scheduled to run from November 3, 2012 to November 14, 2012. So I do have time to go and see it. I know several people who will also be showing. Am anxious to see all the work being exhibited.

From Gallery

Kumihimo neckpiece made with silk and displaying one of my copper pieces done with a heat patina.

From Gallery

Kumihimo neckpiece made with silk and incoporating the Chinese Coin Knot.

From Gallery

Kumihimo neckpiece made with copper wire.

Beading Again

Been getting ready for a couple of fall shows. Had to start watching more television so I could do more beadwork. Still making those very wonderful netted bangles (more on those later) but have decided to add some of these very cute caterpillar bracelets to my stash. The most fun is selecting the color combinations then seeing how they really work when the bracelet is completed.

From Beadwork

Blue Caterpillar

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Brown Caterpillar

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Pink Caterpillar

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Purple Caterpillar

Pleasant Surprise

Trying to get my bleary eyes to focus while getting breakfast this morning I spotted something very interesting on the kitchen window. When I went to feed the outdoor cats I took my camera with me and took a photo of a species of moth that I hadn’t seen in a while.

From Miscellaneous

I think this is the first time I’ve seen a Tersa Sphinx moth. We do get different Sphinx moths here but it’s not very often one spends a great deal of time just resting on the house. A very nice start to the day.