Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Reporting from Houston

My Xcentrics
Anita Grossman Solomon in fron of her class.

Woke up to a fierce electrical storm on Sunday morning - no car lights on the distant freeway. Judi stayed home to rest her foot and Stan took us two to the premier outlet shopping centre where it was good to browse with no particular object in view though I bought two pairs of linen trousers very cheaply in two different sizes, one for going out and a looser pair for at home.
Monday classes started with a vengeance but both my daytime ones involved presentations and notetaking. Jodi Barrows gave a good lunchtime lecture relating cotton industry to the economic development of the country and to quilting and her family history illustrated with quilts and slides. The lunch was fresh and delicious too.
In the evening two of did X-Centric squares while Judi went silk painting. Cocktails in the bar afterwards joined by Philippa and friend Maggie.
Quilter's Palette with Jan Matthews

Jodi Barrows lecture

Mary Sorenson showing us needleturn applique; great teacher and
great class. Inspired so bought DVD.

Block from Mary S. pattern which I won for being fourth
to sign up - the pattern that is, not the quilt.



Belinda's X-centric samples

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