Saturday, 9 November 2013

Where in the world have I been this week you ask!

I was told to pack a bag for a city break, a flight of "about 5 hours" he said,
Master Chaos No 2  let slip on the night before we were to fly early the following morning that we were in fact going to America but not to Massachusetts where Master Chaos No 2 lives,
I admit I was a little disappointed .
Texas was our destination, Houston to be more specific for one very good quilty reason and the icing on the cake was that Master Chaos No 1 was at the airport to meet us.
I took loads of pictures of quilts but sadly publishing pictures is not permitted :-(
 I am hoping this one is OK! however if you want to see the rest I would be happy to show you them in person.
Here are the winning quilts
I had the best time, I had tickets every day of the show and used every hour of them. Unfortunately no classes were available but I went to lots of talks. I got to meet people I thought I would only ever see on you tube, Eleanor Burns is just like she is on the screen throwing scraps over her shoulder at her assistant, Jamie Wallen was lovely and I bought his video, Dustin Farrel was chatting to Ferret when I first saw him, he is also great and I bought one of his rulers and I went to the APQS stand to see the lovely Mark and he introduced me to Dawn Cavanah and Marylyn Badger who was wearing a lovely embroidered coat she had bought with her show winnings. Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson were there and the Gadget Girls were a pleasure to meet and I bought some circle templates.
 The set up in the quilt hall was so much better laid out than here, so much more room especially round the winners quilts and makers details and quilt information printed on boards for everyone to see and the programme only cost $1 there are always complaints about the price of the ones at the NEC
Anyone who knows me, knows, I do not normally sing the praises of Brother products, (I gave away a Brother sewing machine I once owned)  however I think these scan n cut machines are fab and could now kick myself for not having had one when it was offered and they won't be in England till the first quarter of next year. The more I think about it, the more I can see how useful it would be.

Since I got back I have completed my challenge for Flutterwheels but won't be able to go to the meeting because I have agreed to do another show. Will I never learn? I am prepping a quilted vest, I bought the pattern in Houston because it was exactly what I had been thinking of doing. Perhaps that will be my next post.
Till next time