Thursday, October 08, 2009
It was an absolutely miserable day here...
cold and very gray, the most blustery
winds howling with sheets of rain coming
down. The perfect weather for someone,
like myself, that is in frantically trying to
sort, pack, and be ready to depart tomorrow,
once more into the wild blue yonder of
I am attending two retreats back to back. The
first is the International Quilt Festival in
Houston. This show promises to be action
packed with over 70,000 attendees. And I am
completely thrilled to be part of their teaching
faculty for a third year. My ten days are filled to
the brim with teaching, taking classes, attending
lectures, luncheons, and even a gala.
I will also have the honor of participating in a book signing
at the Quilting Books Unlimited Booth #1040
on Thursday from 5 to 7 pm, as well as demonstrating
in the Quilting Arts/Cloth,Paper,Scissors booth
on Saturday at 5 pm.
Following this incredible week, I will be heading
out to Seattle to take part in the first ever Journalfest.
Here I will have the luxury of being a student again
which is something I have not had the opportunity
to experience in quite some time.
But before I head out the door, I thought it would be
fun to share some pictures taken from my recent trip
to the fairy tale Apifera Farm, home of the famous
artist Katherine Dunn and her wonderful little donkeys -
Luclia, Paco, and Pino.
I had the great pleasure of meeting Katherine last year,
and my first visit to her enchanting farm was something
I will never forget.
Katherine was a charming and delightful hostess. And
seeing her farm was awe-inspiring.
This year my visit was even better, with sunny weather
and Katherine, once again, being the perfect hostess.
It was incredible to reminisce, and catch-up with each
other lives, as well as visit her fabled little animals.