One day during International Quilt Festival 2008 I was sitting alone at a lunch table. Several Texas quilters joined me and we started to chat. That meeting led to an invitation from four guilds in the Houston vicinity: would Quiltmaker be interested in coming to Texas to present guild programs there? You bet we would!
So I spent a week recently in Texas, telling guilds about the process behind Quiltmaker magazine and sharing an extensive trunk show of quilts from our pages. It was a ball!
The week started out with an introduction to Sam Houston, and wow, Sam is a very large man indeed.
I learned a few things on this trip.
1. What’s considered cold in south Texas is, well, balmy and pleasant.
2. South Texas is not the place to try and have fluffy, puffy hair. Way too humid.
3. Things are big in Texas. It started with Sam Houston and got bigger as the week progressed. Their hearts are huge, their meals are ginormous. Their food is to die for: think Bob Luby’s Seafood Grill (not the same as Luby’s Cafeteria, which is also pretty good) and Guadalajara and Black Walnut Cafe.
The online portion of Art By The Yard is now open. The auction will run from February 15, 2010 to March 25, 2010, with the live event taking place on March 26, 2010. Proceeds go to Kingwood Area Quilt Guild to support community outreach, scholarship, and educational programs. Talented members of the guild produced the beautiful quilts you are bidding on. So, tell your friends, family, community. Let the bidding begin!