Recently I had the pleasure of traveling to Houston, TX to give a lecture and workshop to the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston. Here are some photos of the trip. All four flights, from Huntsville to Atlanta to Houston, in both directions were on time or arrived early. No travel issues at all--that alone makes for a great trip.
I will also mention: almost everyone I saw in public was wearing a mask. Of course, at the airports, that's required, but also in all the stores and restaurants I entered, many had signs posted masks were required. Many at the meeting also wore masks and I put mine back on after I gave my lecture.
The lovely woman I had been communicating with for almost two years, picked me up right on time and we had traveling mercies: Houston traffic is tough, it was late afternoon, but we made it from the airport to the hotel in about 35 minutes--that was super! The kind woman at the front desk of the Hilton Westchase recognized my status with Hilton and upgraded my room. This trip is just getting better and better:
|My quilt on the bed|
|I highly recommend the Breakfast Tacos--Brisket and Eggs, yum!|
The following day there was some touring and shopping then dinner before the evening lecture:
|Ready to begin|
|Slideshow prior to the meeting, with announcements|
|The next day's workshop|
|The audience to my left|
|The audience to my right--some are still out in the foyer conducting guild business|
They had some ZOOMERS watching from home. After I gave the lecture they had show and tell. I was thrilled many brought their Afternoon Delight quilts to show me:
|One of the ZOOMERS sent her Afternoon Delight show and tell for all to see|
|Love this border, inspired by Sue Garman's pattern Ruffled Roses|
|Another fantastic border--great way to enlarge this quilt without making even more Double 9 Patches and Applique' blocks|
|And another beautiful border|
|These two ladies are happy to be keeping up|
|This quilter was inspired by Color My World--Mariner's Compass center, circular design all around, but totally her own quilt|
|One more in the home stretch now|
The next day we had such a great workshop I took no photos! The group was small but eager to learn and all got individual attention throughout the day. I have already received a lovely email from one who said she was thrilled with what she learned in class and that her original plan to only make one block as a trivet has now changed to something more useful and beautiful. It is that unexpected note from a happy student that keeps us traveling quilt teachers on the road.