Friday, July 8, 2016

Houston, No Problem Here!


My breaking news that only a handful of people know about yet, "I'm volunteering to work at the Houston festival this fall!" How can I be excited to be volunteering/working? I can't think of a better way to see the show than from the inside out!
As a quilt show volunteer, for fun,  I will be making two garments to wear on specific days along with the other volunteers. This may be a challenge, but I'm up for it!

I will have a little free time and am using this to sign up for a class- Embroidering with French General. I didn't want to do any class that would need much prep and I adore Kaari of FG, so thought this would be a good fit.
I'm amazed at the classes, exhibits and events that are being offered!

A week after returning from Houston I'll be heading to Peru. If you had plans on making a dress or two for me to bring, this summer would be a great time to do it. I'm hoping to have my compassion aid bag packed and ready before leaving for the Quilt Show.

You all have been so sweet and I treasure your comments and encouraging words about the death of my mom. It has all been a bit harder than I thought it would be, but every day gets a little easier.


My Instagram feed for the week.

I'm taking a quilt class from Sujata today with Juliann and Christy. I'm really looking forward to it!

Love to you all. Have a wonderful weekend.

28 comments:

  1. I hope you completely lose yourself in the process and camaraderie of Sujata's class -- she is such a sweet and gentle person and SO talented. Your Houston adventure sounds like a lot of fun, too.

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  2. Volunteering at Houston sounds fun and I'm curious about the garments you're making! I'm considering going so maybe I'll see you there. Looks like you've already received the class schedule. I'm still waiting on mine and am hoping its not lost in the mail.

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    1. Catalogs go out to the public mid-July so you'll have it soon.

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  3. Volunteering at a quilt show often gives you an inside or advance look at things. Plus you get free admission! I helped hang an AQS show in Nashville and got to see all the beautiful quilts without hoards of people in the way!

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  4. So glad to hear this. I'd love a photo of you with my "No Bake Applique" quilt which will be part of the Primitive Quilts and Projects display. Ironic since I subscribed to this magazine after I found out you had something in it!

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  5. What an awesome experience! So cool to be part of such an awesome show. Lori, thank you for sharing such an emotional and personal time in your life. Your photos on IG have been very touching. Again, peace to your mom, you, and your entire family.

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  6. This show will be a fabulous experience for you ! I saw on IG your photo with Sujatah ! Enjoy these precious moments and i hope you will be better, little by little....
    Xoxo

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  7. Have a wonderful day in your class today! You have such exciting things to look forward to! Houston will be such a great experience, followed by Peru! Thank you for sharing your difficult journey.

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  8. What a smart idea for Houston! I went once and didn't enjoy it much. It turned out I was starting to get very ill so I think I'll give the show another try when I'm feeling good. This year is appealing to me because of the Dear Jane exhibit. How can it not be good with all those quilts together.

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  9. What a smart idea for Houston! I went once and didn't enjoy it much. It turned out I was starting to get very ill so I think I'll give the show another try when I'm feeling good. This year is appealing to me because of the Dear Jane exhibit. How can it not be good with all those quilts together.

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  10. I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Volunteering at Houston will be fun! I will be attending again. I attended the show for the first time 2 yrs. ago and was totally overwhelmed. So much to see.

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  11. I m so glad you have some fun and rewarding things to look forward to right now. And am very interested in what garments you must make for the show. Yeesh, isn t volunteering enuf? Is that what the apron pattern was for?

    Your Instagram feed brought tears to my eyes.

    lizzy

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  12. That sounds like a great idea! I should go with you!!! lol

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  13. How exciting for you, but I wish I was coming this year to meet you. I went to Houston last year, and it's a long way from NZ. I absolutely loved it, and was there for 4 days. 😀I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time! As you say it's the best way to see the show. I volunteered in Sydney Australia for Quilt NSW and had a ball! 😊

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  14. I'm glad you have two wonderful experience to look forward too. I'm sorry to hear about your mom. Each day will get s little better, but it's not always easy.

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  15. Amazing idea! Best way to enjoy the whole show.
    I'm sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Alzheimer's is something my family has struggled with for the last 20 years. My dad has it. He lived with us months at a time the last 2 years to give mom a break. During his last stay he became very odd, paranoid, and lost all memory suddenly (he always knew me & from 1960 backward). We got him back home, but never improved. He's in a facility now, mainly for his safety. I think the worse part is missing the person he used to be. Sending you love & a big hug.

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    1. I'm so sorry about your dad. Look for the good in each day and know that everything with him will be "in the moment", It was a hard concept for me to grasp, but I did what I could to make her smile when I was with her. Hugs back.

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  16. Lori, we are so delighted to have you working on the Education Team for Houston Quilt Festival. You will learn a lot and meet lots of new friends. BTW I love Kaari Meng, too. I'm looking forward to meeting you. Thanks for your time.

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  17. Lori, I was so sorry to read about your Mom. I know she will be missed every day. Hopefully, I will be able to meet you in Houston, that would be great.

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  18. so fun! I hope to get there one day too!

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  19. What a great idea! I bet you will have a fabulous time :0) Good luck with the garment sewing!

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  20. Have a great time in Houston, I've been a few times and taken in some lectures but never any sewing classes.

    It was great meeting in person today. It was a perfect weather day for the show in my view.

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  21. How exciting! You'll have a ball. Sending you special hugs xx

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  22. Yea! I am also going to the Houston show this year. Perhaps we can meet up! Your tribute to your mother brought tears to my eyes, your compassion and forgiveness, the picture of her life. How quickly it goes. Wishing peace and comfort to you and your family.

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  23. How wonderful! It is such a great show, such a great atmosphere. Shame I cannot be there this year. Wishing you a lovely time there.

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  24. The really big quilt shows are so much fun. I did not get to attend Houston Show, but I did attend the Quilt Market at Houston. And saw a lot of the quilts as the show was being hung. It is so much fun. Have a great time.
    I was not reading blogs for quite a while, what kind of dresses are you taking?

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  25. It's a great way to see the Houston show!

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