For 8 days I was in Dallas. First for a National Quilting Association Board of Directors meeting and then for the Dallas Quilt Celebration. Guess which was more fun! BOD meetings tend to be intense, non-stop meetings. A quilt show? Hands down the winner in the fun department! BOD meetings are necessary and worthwhile and I'm glad to participate so that quilt making will have a future. The days at the Quilt Celebration were spent primarily in the NQA booth (oh, yeah, I did see the quilts and visit the vendors!). Meeting quilters from all over guarantees a good time!. Most of the quilters were from the Dallas area, but some were from other states.
I got to meet my blogging friend Julie! In person! She is a wonderful person and quilt maker from the Dallas area who makes the most amazing plaid quilts and string quilts. We just didn't have enough time to visit! She always has several projects going at once and each one is more beautiful than the next! If you haven't been to her blog, you must go visit her.
Julie is on the right and I'm on the left. It was very chilly that day!
The quilts at the Dallas Quilt Celebration were simply amazing! I had planned to post photos, however, the show program specifically asked that no photos without permission from the owners/makers of the quilt be posted on the Internet so I am honoring that request.
Linda Roy won Best of Show and you may have seen her quilt in other shows. It is a work of art as are all of Linda's quilts!
This is where I spent most of the time at the show.
The beautiful quilt on the left is for the Texas Association of Quilt Guilds that was the booth beside us.
We started out giving visitors the NQA member magazine, the Quilting Quarterly, but ran out on Saturday.
The banner says it all -- Creativity, Education and Heritage, that's NQA!
Isn't the bee cute?
If you would like to know more about the National quilting Association, Inc., visit us on the web to see how you can become a member of this fine organization.
Next time I'll show you where I stayed and talk food!
Until next time,