What a blast, I look forward to going to festival in Houston every year. Not only to see the quilts in the show, get some good stash from vendors, but most importantly connect with friends, old and new.from the left Paula Chung, Rachel Perris, Frances Holliday Alford, Leslie Jenison, Jamie Fingal and Me.
Kathy York and Frances' group quilt Kiwi and Fuscia meet for Mojitos won second place in group quilts, and Kathy's quilt Vertigo won second place in Art Whimsical.
One of the best parts about doing Open studios for me is getting to meet people and answer any questions they may have about my work and painting fabric. People who drop by also get the opportunity to pick up and fondle the artwork laying on the table.
Doesn't that look fun?
Here's Frances, Jamie and I working away at the tables in Open Studios. It was all such a great time and went too fast. Especially since I left Houston at the crack of dawn Saturday to get home to Chicago and go to SOFA with my other good friends Vickie and Julie.
SOFA was great, but I have to say after only 4 hours of sleep the night before and two previous nights of hardly any sleep, I probably was not in the best condition to really enjoy the show.
There was a lot more glass this year. It pretty much dominated the show. Unfortunately I did not see as much fiber/textile/mixed media this year as last.
I loved seeing the work of Susan Taylor Glasgow up close and get a chance to talk with her. I admire the way she incorporates her background in dressmaking into sewing with glass, creating iconic images of womens work and homemaking. There were a few art quilts by some big names but surprisingly they were older pieces of work.
Jane Sauer Gallery is always fabulous if you click on this link you will see all the incredible work they were exhibiting in Chicago. It looks like they did pretty well at the show cause quite a few pieces are marked sold on the website. All 3 pieces by Jan Hopkins sold, I adore her work.
After walking the show floor we sat down and watched a glass blowing demonstration at the Corning Museum of Glass traveling road show with Richard Jolley.