Thursday, November 30, 2006

An unexpected gift!

I just had to post a picture of the gorgeous fiber postcard I received from Frances Holliday Alford in tonight's mail. I hope the picture comes close to doing it justice. Thank you Frances!

(You really must click on the picture for the enlargement, in order to see the detail ... you really must!)

The Last of the Quilt Festival Pictures - I Promise!

Maggie Winfield from Colorado ... a really funny and fun lady, I wish we lived closer so we could be buddies! "Never give up! Never surrender!"

Maggie's fabulous shoes ... I wanted to take them off her feet and wear them home!

Isn't this a great shot of Maggie? She made the headband (she makes lots of them to wear all the time), and this one did double-duty as a tiara.

My first autograph signing! The Journal Quilt Book.

Still More Festival Pics

Jeri Riggs and I were giggling over our JQ pictures in the Journal Quilt Book

Here I am with Carol Moore and Ruth Moore ... two very classy ladies.

Me, Patti Gamburg, and Jeri Riggs, on our way into the QuiltArt Reception.

Lynn Douglass at the A-1 Quilting Machine booth.

Lynn didn't like the original photo, so I fixed it for her!

More Festival Pics

Here I am with Virginia Spiegel, in front of the Fiberarts For A Cause Exhibit. See her website for all the exciting information on the fabulous work she accomplished. I was proud to be even peripherally associated with her effort.

My friend Leslie Jenison from San Antonio ... we get to see each other every year at Festival, but never for long enough!

Franki Kohler was kind enough to come and introduce herself at the Reception ... what a sweet and fun lady!

My buddy Larkin Van Horn ... whattagal! (Gee -- in this picture, we sort of look alike!)

Larkin's fabulous beaded neckpiece ... there are no words!

More Quilt Festival Photos

That's Sylvia Weir, making the little devil horns behind her friend's head! Sylvia introduced me to these two gals ... sisters! ... on my first day at Festival, and I really liked them ... Linda Jackson and Jackie Mauer. Wish we all lived closer together so we could party!

My very dear friends Sharon Dixon, Lynn Douglass, and Jamie Wallen (I'm squeezing in there on the right.) This was the last night after Festival, and we were all VERY tired!

Ann Meyer, Martha Harrell, Mary Ellen Hahn, Patricia Daugherty, and Gloria Kohnen ... my Art Girls! We had a wine-and-cheese party the same night as the QuiltArt Reception, so there was much hilarity!

This is what happens when you are the only one awake at 7:00 in the morning, with nothing else to do but play quietly with your new camera.

Quilt Festival Pics

At long last ... some pics from the 2006 International Quilt Festival in Houston ...

Leslie Riley teaching her mixed media quilt class

Jamie Wallen's DVD Workshop ... fantastic!

Bonnie McCaffrey teaching her portrait painting class.

that's me with Bonnie McCaffrey.