Monday, January 23, 2012

Design Wall Monday: Dallas

My design wall is empty today because I'm at the ALA Midwinter Meeting in Dallas. It's been a good conference. I've had hours of meetings, heard good speakers, met authors, and gotten lots of books. I've seen many friends and acquaintances.

Here are the EPP hexagons I've pieced during the conference. There are more to come.

With the Old Craft Store staff
 Just after I arrived on Thursday Carol and I took the DART train to Carrollton and went to the Old Craft Store.   On Saturday my friend MJ and her friend Betsy came to the Convention Center to "do" the exhibits. They're not librarians and weren't sure what to expect -- they were gobsmacked by the vendors, the totebags, the giveaways, and THE BOOKS!  I met them after my morning meeting (when they had taken their second trip to the car with their loot). We went out to lunch and they took me to Quilt Country in Lewisville where they both work.  QC is a tremendous fabric shop!  Yes, I indulged....but my purchases were from the sale table.

Betsy, MJ, Nann at Quilt Country
I'm sorry I didn't get a photo of the colorful mural outside Quilt Country.  
Belo Mansion -- Oxford U. Press reception on Saturday.

ALA Uncommons: knitters on Saturday afternoon
Needlepoint cushion in the inglenook at the Belo Mansion

Go to Patchwork Times to see what other quiltmakers have on their design walls this Monday

Old Red Museum -- former Dallas County Courthouse, now the Dallas Co. Historical Museum. Wonderful exhibits! (Reception here Friday evening.)


Gari in AL said...

It looks like you had a good and profitable time. And, good for you to use your time making your hexies.

Bonnie said...

Wow, two great quilt stores and lots of freebies from the vendors no doubt. We'll we see your purchases?

marcella said...

Love your hexagons. EPP is so fun and portable. Hope the rest of your conference goes well.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

What fun!! Hope you enjoy the rest of the conference and get lots of hexies sewn!