Sunday, November 3, 2013

My Quilt Hung at Market and Festival In Houston!



I hired peeps for photography.   Good peeps, the quilting kind of peeps.  And by hired I mean I asked a favour, both of whom I had only met once in real life.   But you know quilters, you meet them once, or you virtually meet them online... you have friends.  For life.

These are good peeps.  I heard one was going to Quilt Market in Houston, the other to Quilt Festival there.   I sent one email saying that my quilt was selected to represent Canada in an exhibit being shown at both venues, if they saw it could they please take a picture.  That is one big dream on the bucket list - to get to Houston Quilt Festival.  

Get this, both delivered the goods or should I say jpeg.  On the same day they got home!   And no doubt they were tired from travelling, from walking the show floor, from taking workshops, but they took the time to email me a pic of my quilt hanging at that elusive Houston Quilt Festival and Quilt Market.  

Those are good peeps.   Thank  you C and C!   You made my day.  




Here she is 'A Ripple In Time'.   It has been gone for six months.  It went to the CQA/ACC National Juried Show in Canada directly to AQS Paducah, and from there to Houston.   How amazing is that all those organizations were willing to send the quilt to it's next destination without rerouting it home.   Otherwise I wouldn't have been able to enter it into all those shows as the timelines were too tight to make it home and ship it back out again.   Quilters rock!

It will be on its way home this week.   I can't wait, I love having the opportunity to display my work.  But I like my quilts to come home, it is like a part of me is back.



10 comments:

Lorna McMahon said...

Congratulations on your quilt going to market. Sorry to hear you could not go along. And, yes, I must agree.... quilters are the kindest folks! Your quilt is gorgeous in the most groovy sort of way!

jlk said...

I think this is my favorite quilt of yours.

Gene Black said...

That is gorgeous. Congrats on getting in all those shows!

Linda said...

Congratulations! Your quilt is amazing.

Rolanda said...

That quilt is so amazing. Congrats again on its success. You will be happy to see when it does come home.

Jacque said...

Congratulations! I bet it will be nice to have it home to pat and admire! :)

CraftyViolet said...


Congratulations! Your quilt is amazing.

sandra said...

Your quilt was so amazingly beautiful. Think of all those lucky people that got to enjoy seeing it. Congrats once again. Blessings Sandra

Judy Martin said...

warm congratulations on your success in quilting, Jackie.
You amaze me.

Riel Nason said...

Wonderful! It is indeed so great to cross big accomplishments of the quilting bucket list!