This past week, I have been at Houston Quilt Festival. It was like being in a candy shop with no self restraint. Oh, the treasures I bought.
One of my favorite booths was The Quilter’s Apothecary with Jamie Wallen. I have watched Jamie’s videos and have wondered if I would use his rulers. He was super helpful, showing me what his rulers could do. Every day of the show, I had new questions that he took his time to answer. He also gave me several useful tips. Did you know, if you have a quilt with a wavy border spraying it with starch will help you quilt it without getting pleats? Jamie was a weath of useful tips. He teaches at guild shows. You might ask your quilt guild to have him come teach.
Studio 180 was at the Festival with Deb Tucker, Michelle Hiatt, and Sarah Furrer in the booth.
My favorite author, Marie Bostwick,was there. A Single Thread,was her first book in a series about friends that gather in a quilt shop. Her books deal with women’s issues and are well written. The stories pull you in, once you start you can’t put them down. Her latest book, The Second Sister, is a stand alone book with characters I hope she will return to. I have read all of her books, and can’t wait for her new release in March.
Then there we the quilts. Just gorgeous by so many talented people, truly inspiring. A few of my favorites.