Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Post Houston Exhaustion

Wow, I've been home for a couple of days now from my trip to the big quilt show in Houston. I'm still trying to get back to normal. But then it doesn't help when hubby has me outside helping get firewood cut and ready for the winter. I can't decide which is more tiring, firewood or Houston.

I've come to realize something about myself. I'm not a photography buff. In other words, I don't enjoy having my camera handy and ready for taking photos all the time. I do it when I share art stuff here on the blog, but that's about the only time I find that I can tolerate it. So needless to say I don't have a ton of photos to share here from my Houston trip. I do have these from our exhibit and our Thursday night dinner at a fabulous Mexican restaurant called Ninfa's.

The Twelve by Twelve exhibit in Houston was spectacular. Of course I may be a little biased. As you can see in the top two photos, the quilt mosaics were spaced very generously and the space we were in was rectangular in shape and the theme series of quilts all lined the draperies on the inside of the space and the color play quilt series were all hanging around the outside on the draperies. The lighting could have been better.

There was signage next to each quilt mosaic, giving information such as the name of the quilt, it's maker and an artist statement.  The signs also acknowledged the sponsor of our exhibit.  Del Thomas of the Thomas Contemporary Quilt Collection very generously sponsored us and made it possible for the quilts to be shown in Houston and other future shows.   See the Twelve by Twelve blog for future exhibit information.

There are lots of other photos that many of the other Twelves took and if you visit their blogs (see side bar links on Twelve by Twelve blog) and the Twelve by Twelve blog, you should be able to see some more, and probably better photos of the Twelve's Houston experience.

I'll share some of the purchases I made in Houston in my next post.


  1. Hi Terri - I think Houston was worse than firewood!! I know I was a zombie each and every day. We ate at Ninfa's on Friday - I had a quesadilla to die for. Can't wait to see more of your pictures...I'll start posting mine tomorrow...

    PS - it was nice to meet you at the bookseller's booth!

  2. Well I would rather be exhausted from Houston then from cutting firewood! :P Wish I could have gone.
    I bet those mosaics were wonderful. Seeing them all interpret the same thing is always so interesting to me.

    Can't wait to see the purchases!

  3. We did Friday night at Ninfas!

    It was a great display and I enjoyed all the pieces.

  4. Welcome home and I think each and both would be far too exhausting for me. Restful creating is what you need...

  5. Wow, very nice display area for you 12X12ers! What a great looking show.
    Glad you are safely back home. Tell hubby you are too tired to chop wood and must go CREATE to unwind!

    Love ya.
    auntie jude

  6. I thought the 12x12 exhibit was the most original. They really inspired me.


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