Saturday, October 25, 2014

How Are You?

That's a question often asked here as people meet up again after a year apart.  My answer is "I'm Great!"  If they know about my quilt, they get it; if they don't know, they quickly get it when someone tells them the Red and White quilt is mine.

This is a special moment in time in my life and I am trying to absorb it, feel it, appreciate it, and know this will never happen to me again.  When it is over, it's over.  But for now, I feel like the belle of the ball and all the sincere congratulations will go with me forever.  And when I get home, I'll still have it cook dinner, do the laundry, and mow the grass.  In Houston, this year, I get to feel like a rock star!

My lifelong motto is my high school quote from Alfred, Lord Tennyson: "I am a part of all that I have met".  This experience brings this home to me again.  Along with joining the Marine Corps at 20, marrying my husband (who asked me to marry him on our first date), and giving birth to two tremendous boys who are fantastic men, this is about as happy a time as I could imagine.  

Here are a few more shots.  The group is the team who came to help with Market.  Eleven more of the team will arrive tomorrow.  I hope you can tell that the entrance to the show is breathtaking, not just my quilt but all the red and white quilts, the antique ones, contemporary ones, and the miniatures.


  1. Barbara, this is SO awesome!!! I love the pic with you and the group in front of your quilt -- just beautiful!!! :)

  2. Gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing a beautiful part of you.

  3. I'm so proud of you, Barbara. It's a treat to be with you to experience all your joy. Congratulations!

  4. You are a rock star! Congratulations! I love this display at the Houston show.. makes you want to run out and make a red & white quilt. ... And you have! Enjoy the rock star status!

  5. Barbara, I likely won't get a chance to meet you at the festival, so I'll say congratulations now. They couldn't have chosen a more perfect quilt for center stage for this celebration. Bask in that glory. You deserve it.