I came up with an uncharacteristic solution to the dilemma of what clothes to pack for my trip to Houston International Quilt Show - using our BeeSewcial branded fabric, I sewed five tops for the five days I’d be there, a badge holder and of course a large coordinated tote bag.
|Aurifil Dove Grey 2600 Cone 50wt|
The Quilts of Bee Sewcial was an amazing feature of 26 quilts displayed in a prime location of the show floor. Here's a mosaic to give you an idea but honestly there's nothing like experiencing it in person and I'm so thrilled that ten of us were able to be together to share this debut event. Seeing them up close and some for the first time ever - plus hearing my beemates during the gallery talks are memories I will always cherish.
As you can see, I was not the only one sporting our BeeSewcial branded fabric - there was chiffon, poplin, double gauze, canvas, jersey - tops, pants, a jumper - you name it.
The vintage pattern sizing caused me to misjudge and my top was too snug. Just like in my quilting designs, often plan B is even better than the original. I added side gussets of the upcycled men's plaid shirt.
|Aurifil Black 2692 Large Spool 50wt|
|One of three Gallery Talks|
|Me & my sister Sharyl in front of Stretch & Connections|
|BeeSewcial visits Brad at the Aurifil Booth|
|Thank you for your sponsorship Aurifil|
|Houston Art Museum|