by Sandra | November 13th, 2010
This will be my last post of pictures from Houston. No matter how many times I attend this show, some things remain constant.
The excitement of finding a new treasure in the vendor booths, inspirational quilts that inspire me and gets the creative juices flowing again, re-connecting with quilting friends I haven’t seen in awhile and of course quilting friends I do see often.
Starbuck’s is always the happening place as we all have to attend to our coffee addictions and prop ourselves up again halfway through the day. It was the most brilliant idea for the Convention Center to have its own Starbuck’s. I know I am grateful!
My favorite vendors were the Silver Needle and Yoko Saito’s booth “Quilt Party Quilt Shop”. Superior Threads is always my first stop and I stocked up on some of the new silk thread colors. At the Silver Needle, My scissor habit was out of control. I bought four new pairs of Dovos. I am hanging my head in shame. They had the most incredible embroidery kits and patterns and then I totally lost control and the budget went out the window.
At the end of the show, the UPS shipping desk that Quilts, Inc. provides is always crowded as the goodies pile up and weigh our luggage down. To make weight at the airport, this service is always welcome! When I need to ship, they call in multiple UPS guys to take away the boxes of purchases.
No one knows I used to make dolls before I made quilts. So I always love to go and look at the doll exhibits and see how far doll making has come and the incredible talent and creativity that is on display. Boop, these pictures are for you.
I hope you enjoyed my “taste of festival”. Thank you to each and every one of you who stopped to talk to me at my quilt. I really do enjoy sharing with you and your enthusiasm makes me want to create more quilts that inspire.