Between quilt market (whoelsale show) and quilt festival (retail show) there are two days, ususally I am busy re designing my booth and setting it up with kits, patterns, buttons and goodies for you to buy but this year my friend Mary Jane is having a booth with my patterns and buttons for sale and I am a guest for a few hours each day.......which means I could have a day off.
A very sweet lady (Tay) offered to take, Kay Harmon, Gail Pan and I to the Texas Quilt Museum at La Grange, which turned out to be quite a drive. Along the way we stopped for a coffee and snack at the bakery. Gail Pan and I loved this carved wooden bench.
La Grange is a really pretty town with a goreous town square..we had come to visit the quilt museum which has this wonderful quilt mural on the building.
The building that hosts the Texas Quilt Museum was so pretty with a lovely light airy spaces, perfect for quilt exhibitions. I was very excited when I saw a quilt which I was sure was by Michael James who is one of my quilting icons as he was very inspirational for me when I first started quilting back in 1981. Imagine the thrill when I discovered he was in the building...... It was so nice of them to alow us to take a photograph together in front of Michaels quilt.
La Grange is also home to some wonderul shops (opps, yes I did buy a new shirt or two), we had a wonderful lunch at a little cafe called Bodega which I can highly reccomend should you ever be in that town.
On the way home we stopped to see the smallest Catholic church which is still being used today.
We took a peek inside, I loved the door handle.
There was a hushed calm peaceful feeling inside, I could have stayed there a long time.
I loved this fire station building at Round Top with its bell tower.
I am sorry that I wasnt able to get to the fornt of this car to take a photo as it was such fun but the back view is pretty crazy!
It was a long day but well worth the adventure, thats to Tay our hostess for the day. After dinner Kay and I had this wonderful dessert called 'Camp Fire' which was made from flourless chocolate cake which had been cut to look like the log of a campfire, the logs were nestling on marsh mallows, crunched choclate and obviously had something achoholic in it as the waiter set it on fire before we started to eat...you can see the blue flames on mine!