Friday, October 31, 2008

THE Quilt Festival

Sandra Evertson, yours truly and Jenny Doh
Above is a lace rosette from the WWC Booth No. 1044.
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I bought some beautiful vintage trim from Virginia, who was working Jennifer Zanetti's Booth No. 1321.

I was so hoping that Sandra Evertson and Jenny Doh would be at the WWC booth on Thursday night when I finally made it to the Quilt Festival. Jenny had mentioned in one of her blog posts last week, that all the women featured in the newest Stampington & Company's Somerset Sudio Magazine, Where Women Create, would be in Houston for the International Quilt Festival. The creator of the magazine, Jo Packham, and all the wonderful artists featured in the premier issue, would be gathering together to celebrate right here in Houston! That was great news for me, so right after work, I scurried down to the George R. Brown Convention Center and did a little shopping AND meeting. I spent most of my very limited time in the Embellishments section. They had it sectioned off with a giant banner hanging overhead ~ EMBELLISHMENT. GREAT! There were so many, many booths to visit, I had to be very selective. Not much time to take pictures, AND I had to ask before I took; so here are a couple of favorite shots of what I bought on Thursday night.

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footnote: I an SO happy I bought Where Women Create, as the articles inside are SO encouraging. Sandra's article~Studio Chic~ was about the small space she creates in (which I can totally relate to)! You will be so surprised with this story, as I was! Jenny Doh's fabulous article told of how her work space evolved from her kitchen table (yes, I have been there and done that too), to a closet, and then with the encourement of her family, to their dining room~which is now her official "home studio". And, another of my blog buddies, Susan Tuttle's cOLd JolTS story was great. This definately is another must read magazine.

9 comments:

Chris said...

Your bead photo is Yummy!!! It sounds like you had so much fun~~~

Stephani Gorman said...

Diane, Thank-you for taking a peek at my blog. It's lonesome out there when you are a newbie!!! You have been an inspiration for me to set up a slide show. Now I think I need a new camera! Your new embellishment pictures are so inspiring.

Stephani Gorman said...

Diane, Thank-you for being an inspiration for me. I loaded my slide show because of you. Your new pictures are awesome!!!

Jenny Doh said...

So nice visiting with you, Diane. Thank you for everything.
Warmly,
Jenny :)

kansasrose said...

This is so exciting! Your new endeavors are awesome girl! I love your photos too. The vintage beads and trim are fabulous!!! You all are so creative, and talented! YOU GO GIRL! :)

Susan Tuttle said...

What a special event! So great that you had the wonderful experience of meeting Jenny and Sandra!

Glad you enjoyed the article my friend!

Susan
xo

HappyDayArt! said...

I love seeing a picture of you! You seem to be having quite a good time, I must say.

Thanks for your comments to me.

Keep on making beautiful things. I am enjoying the pictures of them.

Catherine

Sandra Evertson said...

Diane, It was lovely to meet you! It is so much fun to be able to connect after meeting through our blogs!
My Best
Sandra Evertson

Diana said...

Great pic of you, Sandra and Jenny! The show sounds and looks wonderful...wish I lived closer. Thank you for sharing. Tag you're it girlfriend! I tagged you on my blog...you have to list six quirky things about yourself and tag six of your other bloggers. See my blog for the rules.