Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Houston: Day 4

Our 4th day in Houston was the biggest...Wednesday is always the opening day of the Quilt Festival at 5:00. IQA Members and those taking classes at the show are allowed in for a preview from 5:00pm to 7:00, and then the doors are open to the public until 10:00 pm. The line is so long that it usually reaches to the 3rd floor and it takes quite a while for that whole line to get onto "the floor".

During the day I had an all-day demo class with Ann Johnston, the author of the books Color by Accident and Color by Design. Ann has a great sense of humor and we all enjoyed her Color by Design class about painting with dye...

It was nice not to be elbow deep in dye just before the show opened, so the demo-style class was appreciated.

This was one of Ann's finished quilts using her paint-with-dye method. Are the colors wonderful?!