Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Going to HOUSTON this Year?

 You CAN! The annual International Quilt Festival is VIRTUAL! December 3-5, 2020, you can visit the Show from the comfort of your home. 

Four of the Special Exhibits at the VIRTUAL QUILT FESTIVAL: 

For the small cost of $10 you can see over 30 Special Exhibits, including MINE!, featuring traditional. contemporary, modern, art, landscape, all kinds of wonderful quilts. 

There are also MANY Exhibitors who will be offering special deals for those who attend--just like at the in-person International Quilt Festival. Here is the current list of Exhibitors.

In addition, there are a wide variety of Classes and Lectures offered, by the best teachers in the world, and because it's VIRTUAL, you won't miss out on the class you want--there is room for EVERYONE.

Find all the information on how to Buy A Ticket, and to  how to Enroll in Classes, Forums and Lectures right here:


I may be just a bit biased, but one of the best Special Exhibits I want you to see is mine--My Joyful Journey. Featuring my early, humble quilts to the four Best of Show winners, this follows my  journey to where I am as a quiltmaker  today. Please don't miss it:

 A look back (and ahead) at the life and work of quiltmaker Barbara Black. She began in 1985 with simple baby quilts from pre-cut fabric, and today creates challenging quilts filled with small pieces and complex design. This journey shows her progression from new quiltmaker to quilt artist. Precision piecing and beautiful color and design are the hallmarks of Barbara’s passionate quilt journey.

So, while we may not be walking through the beautiful red doors of the George R Brown Convention Center this year, we can all GATHER TOGETHER at the world's best quilt show:

I hope to SEE YOU IN HOUSTON. For years to come, we will be asking each other "Did you go to the VIRTUAL QUILT FESTIVAL?"

Let's quilt.



  1. Thanks for the info, Barbara. Sounds like fun!

  2. Hi Barbara!
    I will check out the show and your wonderful quilts! Speaking of, I just finished my Antique Rose quilt i started in your Road to California class 3 or 4 years ago!! Wish I knew how to send you a picture. I thoroughly enjoyed the project and learned a lot!

    Kathy Conner

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