Its been a busy year and somewhere in the middle of everything I was invited to design the 12 part block of the month quilt for The Quilt Show which is an online show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson. I could not have managed to complete this quilt had it not been for the wonderful Yvonne Dann who stitched tiredlessly to insure that we got the top completed on time, the girls in my office and store who probably forgot what I looked like and the lovely Angela Walters who did the longarm quilting for me.
I waned to create a controlled scrappy look for the quilt and based the design on my dreams of living in a big country house in England, there are sweet little appliqued animals and lovely pieced blocks surrouding 'My Country Home'.
For a better look at the whole quilt and to find out how you can get the patterns monthly plus lots of other wonderful tutorials please visit The Quilt Show by following this link. There wil be kits available from The Quilt Show which include the same fabrics that I have used which are from various colections of mine.
During quilt festival in Houston I was a guest on The Quilt Show booth.
I was also a guest on my friend Mary Jane's booth (The Christmas Shoppe) where I did demonstrations of the Apliquick tools that I love.
Here I am with Kay Harmon, Connie and Mary Jane we had almost got the booth ready for action!
Mary Jane did some really nice displays on her booth.
I had fun meeting some of the lovely ladies who love my fabrics and patterns and I got to help them choose what to have!
The lovely Myriam who joined me for my quilt camp at Chatau de Bessey back in August visited the booth and showed me her finished project :)
I met two lovely ladies who are going to be joining me for classes in Mexico in less than two weeks. Cant wait to meet everyone and of course to see Mexico, its my first vist there.
Alex Anderson and I enjoyed a photo on Halloween in front of 'My Country Home'....
There were lots of Australia's with booths and who were teaching at quilt festival which made me feel very proud. Here I am with Pam Holland who gave me a copy of her lovely book, thanks Pam I will treasure it. Pam has a nice intersting blog, you can visit her here.
I enjoyed looking around the quilt show, which this year its 40th Anniversary was very big, I think I would have needed two days just to look at all the quilts.
This quilt was by Kyoko Yamauchi, Japan. The detail and the colours really sang to me.
This quilt was by Barbara Korenburg and was called Zeruah's Legacy.
This quilt was a champion quilt, truly an amazing piece of work which really looked like a painting. It was made by Nancy Price and Linda French and was called 'On This Winter Day'.
The eye catching display for most of us were the red and white quilts.
I hope that you have enjoyed a little peek into what went on a quilt festival in Houston this year.