Saturday, November 6, 2010

Visual Overload

I spent 2 days at the Houston Quilt Show and had a great time. I literally walked around for 7 hours each day. I think I did see most everything. On Thursday, I concentrated on the vendors so that I could put all my purchases in my suitcase and be free to walk around on Friday to see all the amazing quilt displays. It was a 2 day bus trip and we didn't have access to our luggage or the motel except for Thursday night. I've been to the Houston show several times but continue to be amazed at the enormity of the whole thing. I went with a list of what I wanted to buy and found everything I wanted and more, of course.

Listened to several of the teachers demonstrating different techniques at 'Meet the Teachers' and took lots of notes. I will share all that info as I test it out. So many new ideas brewing. I can hardly wait to get started.

I did take lots of photos of the quilts but haven't finished editing them. Will try to link to the picture album so you can view them in a day or so.

In the meantime, here are a couple of collages of all my purchases. I took lots of business cards to view, online, some of the things I loved but did not purchase (I do have a limit). I saw a couple of very interesting wooden looms and will link to the websites as soon as I find them. One of the looms simply had a long, narrow spring tacked across the edge to hold the warp threads. So simple to make. Click on the images for a closer view.

all the business cards, crochet thread, bobbin holders,
basket made in Ghana, 60 yds silk ends,
 indigo and silk packs from Glennis, stencils

shot cottons, silks, velvets, wool, raw cotton from Ghana,
japanese kimono bits, bombyx silk for felting, indigo fabric,
variegated silk embroidery thread, dyed scrim


11 comments:

Storycloth said...

Hahaaaa! Fantastic - when I saw your note over at jude's I nearly replied"TAKE A PHOTO OF ALL YOU BOUGHT AND POST IT....PLEEEEESE" and later (now) I come here and it is all laid out before my eyes. What a feast for you (and me!)... Glad you had such a great time. Gilly

deanna7trees said...

I was reading your mind, Gilly.

kaite said...

wow i'll bet that was fun purchasing...now you've got to figure out where to store it all, that's the hard part. fabulous colours, k.

Notjustnat said...

Woo hoo Deanna, your purchases from Houston are to die for. Glad you had a great time and found what you wanted. Love that basket of Ghana. I would have get one if I didn't know how to make basket myself. The kimon bits sound great too. Thanks for thinking of me, I do appreciated it - Hugs Nat

Phyllis said...

I love going to this show and have not been in years. What great finds! It is always so much fun seeing what is out there. My favorites, too, are the antique quilts. Such beauties there are to see.

Martha Tsihlas said...

beautiful things you got in HOU!
I wished I had had more time, I won't ever go just for one day. I drove and it tired me. Anyways, I can't wait for next yr.
Send me the link to the photos you took.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

oooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

these are just beyond beautiful!
how amazing those two days must be,
just surrounded with all this
fiber...just, WOW. and if you
can, tell us about being among
all of glennis' things...
this is almost as good as being
there myself...
thank you for taking the pics so
soon...

Els said...

Wow Deanna I love your goodies !!!!

Debi From the Pacific Northwest said...

WoWsers! Lucky you... what a fantastic haul! So colorful, so textural, bright colors, deep mysterious colors. Yum... I love it all!

;~) Debi

Anuta said...

Love the photos Deanna. Looks like a vendors booth. Anita

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Deanna, Sounds like you had a wonderful time at the quilt show and your purchases are all so gorgeous. My Mom, who also is a tatter, is down in Sugar Land, TX visiting my brother and family and they were at the quilt show on Friday. She said she saw Handy Hands booth there. She said it was a lovely day, so much to see at the quilt show. This week they will be going to the Nutcracker market. Have you ever gone to that event?

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