Great day at QuiltCon in Austin, Texas! I got in a little ahead of the crowd before opening to see the 1970s quilts, and Proud Papa!! When I saw them, I let out an audible gasp that only I heard, but it really took my breath away. It is the first time I have seen these quilts up, on display, and they're right at the entrance to the exhibit hall.
Janis Pearson of Gresham, Oregon made the Stars quilt will all the wonderful calicoes, and I'm excited she will be here to see her quilt on display.
I hope everyone who comes to see the who will enjoy the quilts. They're a lot of fun, and were originally made by everyday people as domestic objects, but they are really works of art.
Deborah Ursell from San Antonio sold me the wonderful quilt with the map of the continental United States, but we hadn't met before. She was here today, and we had a wonderful visit and some great Texas BBQ. Tomorrow: tour of the special exhibits first thing in the morning, followed by a lecture about the 1970s quilts, and another lecture later in the day, called "Masterpiece Theatre". Ready to hit the ball out of the park!