On Friday evening, I drove to downtown Houston and joined a friendly group at the Fabric 2.0 event hosted by Caroline Devoy and Kathy Miller. I felt like a fish out of water, surrounded by so many people involved in the fabric world, but I loved being there. The view of the sunset from the 24th floor of the Hilton terrace was an added bonus.
I finally got to meet Michelle Engel Bencsko, Jessica Jones, Caroline Devoy and Paula Prass and her daughter Jennifer. They were all as friendly as I imagined them to be (and more!). I chatted with Lizzy House and Kim Kight. I briefly met Heather Bailey and Patty Young and I was, I'll admit, too chicken to say hello to Jay McCarroll.
L-R: Michelle, me, Jessica
I have to say that I wasn't quite sure what to expect (specially since I had never met anyone in person beforehand) but it was a wonderful experience to see the faces behind some of the blogs and work that I admire so much. I know I'll be stating the obvious here, but I'll say it anyway: blogs are great but people are SO much better. It was a real treat to match personalities and voices to the words that I read almost on a daily basis.
I hope that the Houston Quilt Market experience went well for everyone (so sad it isn't open to the general public) and that the fabric lines will be very successful now that they have all been officially introduced over the weekend.
It was great meeting all of you!