Our tour and home-hosting in Turkey was AMAZING!! We took hundreds (thousands?) of photos. And, we renewed our friendships and made new ones during our cultural exchange in Izmir. I can't tell you how warm and welcoming our stay was. Such hospitality! Oh, and the food!!
Within two days of our return, I was off to the Houston Quilt Fest with four of our Sisters in Cloth group (we met up with another Sister member Carol Ludington, who had work juried into a special exhibit)
My participation in the SAQA Benefit Auction bookended my trips. Before I left I won Lorraine Dena Kpo's "Against the Odds" in the online auction. Later while I was in Houston I saw Norma Schlager's "SW#4, Greening Up" displayed there and
was demanding that I take it home. I could do no less. How lucky am I, anyway!?!
|Norma Schalger's "SW#4 Greening Up"|
|Larraine Dena Kpo's "Against the Odds"|
And that brings my collection to eleven. L-R: Row 1: Cathy Smith, Cathy Smith, Holly Altman,
Row 2: Vivien Zepf, Cathy Smith, Sandy Gregg, Row 3: Debbie Bein, Lutgard Gerber-Billiau and Ali George, Row 4: Norma Schalger and Larraine Dena Kpo.
Hmmm....I really NEED one more ;^)