In my last post I told you about Wednesday and Thursday  In the afternoon we had a date at the OURstory exhibit, again for a gallery talk about this exhibit. Unfortunately this was a No Photographs exhibit. The local newspaper did publish an article with a photo though.

Because of the article they posted it seemed the exhibition was political and a bit controversial.
You can read the article here

https://www.houstonchronicle.com/life/home/design/article/Quilters-venture-into-political-arena-

The exhibition was curated by Susanne Miller Jones. Here she is with her husband Todd at the quilt show. We went to dinner at Grotto restaurant together with a large group of participants, which was great fun.

On Friday I had a Headshot Photo session scheduled with Bonnie McCaffery.

Wow, she took hundreds of photos! Sitting, standing, smiling, being serious, I was really tired after an hour. The hardest part was to choose the pictures. There were so many great ones. Here are the results, I am extremely happy with these.

 

In the evening I went to the SAQA reception. I met quite a few people I knew by name from the world-wide-web and made a lot of new friends.

 

Saturday I did some shopping. I bought lovely stencils with an Eastern theme. A roll of Steam-a-seam 2, which I had never used before. Turns out it’s Great Stuff! Should have bought more as it isn’t available here.

At noon we had a book signing at the Cherrywood fabric booth. There were at least 18 artists there. Karla had provided a name badge for each of us with a picture of the quilt we have in the exhibition. So thoughtful! We signed each other’s books and of course customers’ books as well. Great fun!

I had noticed people walking around with small ribbons stuck to their entry passes. So I asked if they were for sale somewhere. I was taken to the organizers’ table where they had them. I just had to say I have 4 pieces in Special Exhibits, et voila, I received 4 of those ribbons. Of course I stuck them to my pass as well.

On Sunday I went to some short sessions at the Open Studios. Had my portrait stitched by Mingi Jung. A great artist from Korea. I especially love the way he drew my jacket.

In the evening I went to dinner with my friend Els from Saba.

This was a great way to finish my visit to Houston Quilt Festival 2018.

Of course I looked at all the quilts as well. There are many pictures on facebook of those. and here is the official list of winners with photos.

http://quilts.com/fqf18/iqawinners/list.html

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