It rained on Saturday… a lot!
Here’s the view from the Skywalk.
I was so glad to be in the “attached” hotel.
It was Halloween and of course costumes were in order. Meg looked super spiffy in her son’s Boy Scout uniform.
I was booked for my all day, six hour, Happy Scrappy Improv class. After introductions, chat and a demo everyone taped up their design walls and set to stitching.
I was thrilled at everyone’s creativity. With twenty or so students in the class everyone journeyed down their own path and some super little quilt tops were made. Of course I didn’t get pictures of all of them but here’s the ones I caught on camera.
Log cabin style…
Chocolate brown for the negative space. Rich earthy tones of loveliness…Loved the teal pops of color!Adventures in purple and green with a splash of orange…Blocks pinned on the background color, do you see those itty bitty narrow strips?So pretty, and a complete change from the creator’s usual country palette!
This one was ready to audition quilting threads. We were trying some of the Aurifil 12 weight colors I had with me.
I missed getting photos of some other great pieces. Perhaps I might get some sent to me of the finished quilted work?
And then it was party time!
The occasion required a costume ball and some amazing costumes joined the fun at the Monster Ball.
Recognize the two from Quiltapalooza? Last time we saw our Steam Punk maven she was dressed in aluminum foil and a plastic table cloth!
This what happens when a jelly fish meets a sea anemone…
I apologize but I couldn’t resist getting a snap of this cheeky pair!
The Houston Modern Guild were meeting in the hotel bar so I made my excuses at the ball to go and say hi.
And there I met Bonnie Bobman. Her necklace is magazine mates with my pin sash in the IQF Quilt Scene magazine and of course we both just happened to be wearing our creations…Yes those ears were my costume for the day!
I had to attempt a selfie with Jessica Darling, my Facebook buddy!
I’m not sure why it’s such low resolution but it’s probably for the best. Jessica has much better selfie technique than me!
Just one more day left in Houston to report on…