I am going to need another week of vacation to rest up from this trip. I am having a great time but I don't seem to be getting a lot of sleep.
Today I finally got to meet Debra. She was one of the first people that I "met" through the blog. She lives about an hour outside of Houston.We spent the day going through the quilt exhibit and paused to have our photo taken next to Allie's Michilinda quilt. I enjoyed watching that quilt come together on Allie's blog.
Later I met up with Sally S. and her Mom. Sally and I actually work together but in different buildings and departments so we don't see each other often. It was fun to connect up here. I also got to chat for a while with Iris from Mistyfuse. It's one of those products fully lives up to it's hype and it was fun to see all of the new things that she's working on.
In looking at the quilts I decided to focus on photographing quilts with interesting quilting or borders. Here are just a few of the ones that I found interesting.
There's a lot of interest in the blog work lately with different fill treatments. This quilt reminded me of Leah's 365 days of quilting blog where she is posting a new fill treatment every day for a year. A quilt like this one would be a great way to make a quilt to practice fill stitches.
This Tree of Life interested me for both elements. I like the frame around the tree and the use of only 2 borders. Within those two borders there's more fill quilting. You can see some of it in the close-up on the right.
I loved the quilting on this one.
I thought this one had a very interesting border treatment that is shown in the close-up on the right.
This elephant is one of the most interesting items in the show. It is in the Mary Fisher: Faces From My Heart Exhibit.
I have loads more photos to edit and share but if you want even more go to the Quilting Gallery Blogwhere I am a guest blogger sharing more quilt photos from IQF in Houston.
Tomorrow, Debra and I move into the vendor hall to shop!