Lasting Memories and Much Inspiration from International Quilt Festival

Red and white quilts at International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

Red and white quilts at International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

Attending the International Quilt Festival is an amazing experience. It is the time when quilters from around the world converge on Houston Texas to view the finest quilts, buy the newest, cutting edge supplies and learn from the most talented teachers.

I took a reverse appliqué class from Dierdra McElroy. I learned a lot about how to make my work more precise.

O.V. Brantley and Dierdra McElroy in Reverse Applique class, Houston, TX

O.V. Brantley and Dierdra McElroy in Reverse Applique class, Houston, TX

Although there were literally hundreds of quilts to drool over, I enjoyed the red and white exhibit the best.

O.V. Brantley with a red and white sampler quilt, Houston, TX

O.V. Brantley with a red and white sampler quilt, Houston, TX

As for shopping, I increased my stash of Japanese taupe fabrics and started a collection of hand dyed fabrics by Cherrywood. I bought lots of thread, needles and scissors, mainly because you can never have too much.

What really made quilt festival special for me, however, was sharing it with my friends Roz, Marva and Brenda. I can’t wait for next year!

Brenda Shelby, Marva Swanson, O.V. Brantley and Rosalind Newell enjoy the International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

Brenda Shelby, Marva Swanson, O.V. Brantley and Rosalind Newell enjoy the International Quilt Festival, Houston, TX

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

About ovbrantley

I am a passionate quilter who also is the general counsel for a major urban county in Georgia. I manage to pursue my triple passions of motherhood, quilting and traveling.
This entry was posted in A Quilter's Life, Quilt Travels and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s