fond memories

It’s been a year since my trip to America and the Houston Quilt Festival. It was such a great trip and I loved every minute of it. This past weekend was exactly a year since we were at the Festival, and I’ve been seeing lots of photos on social media of this year’s show. It’s making me very nostalgic with lots of reminiscing about what I saw and experienced. I thought I would show you some photos from that trip that I haven’t put here on the blog before to give some idea of the colour and inspiration everywhere.

Houston Quilt Festival 2015

Houston Quilt Festival 2015


Houston 2015

Houston 2015


Houston 2015

Houston 2015


Houston 2015

Houston 2015


Houston 2015

Houston 2015


Houston 2015

Houston 2015


Houston 2015- something for everyone!

Houston 2015- something for everyone!


And in the days before we got to Houston, we were in New Orleans. This was in the lead-up to Halloween, so the whole city was preparing itself for a favourite time of the year! Everywhere we went were skeletons and witches and carved pumpkins- and this was in New York as well, earlier in the trip. The whole country loves their Halloween!
New Orleans- 2015

New Orleans- 2015


New Orleans -2015

New Orleans -2015


New Orleans- 2015

New Orleans- 2015


New Orleans -2015

New Orleans -2015


We saw this sight when we looked in the window of a house as we walked past in the French Quarter!:
New Orleans- 2015

New Orleans- 2015


Happy quilting!

on show…

One of the main reasons for my recent trip to the US was to visit the International Quilt Festival in Houston. It was huge, with rows and rows of vendor stalls, let alone another equal-sized area full of quilts on display.
These photos are taken from a window on the top level looking down:
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We left late each day, trying to pack as much in as we could.
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Quilt Festival- leaving for the day

Quilt Festival- leaving for the day


Next time I’ll show some more photos taken at the Festival- I saw some beautiful quilts there!
The members of Gatton Quilters have certainly also been very busy over the past month, if their ‘show and tell’ display at Saturday’s meeting is anything to go by. I unfortunately don’t have any finished projects for showing at the moment, but can show you the works of these busy ladies.
jan_m_bed-runner This is a bed runner made by Jan M, in a French Braid style.
There were a few ‘scrappy’ style quilts:
Shirley M

Shirley M


Pam This was made by Pam.

Trish K

Trish K


and another..
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Marilyn has been busy making some Christmas gifts:
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and one of our newer members has also done some lovely hand-work:
Helen H

Helen H


I must get busy!