Friday, September 8, 2017

Rising from the Storm


As most of you know, we are based in Friendswood, Texas, just south of Houston. While we did not have flooding in our homes, many of our close friends and neighbors had from 1-6 feet of water unexpectedly and suddenly plow through their first floor with Hurricane Harvey. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by the storm, and we are praying for those in the path of Irma and Jose. We have spent time helping demo sheetrock, babysit kids while parents salvage what they can, host displaced people in our homes, and provide lots of hugs and reassurance. It will be a very long recovery for so many, and we look forward to continuing to support our friends and the community.
 
Many have asked us about the quilts, and we are glad to reassure you all that they are fine. We appreciate the care that Quilts, Inc., gave the 75 quilts that will be in the Quilt Festival Houston. Amidst all our moving things to higher ground, filling gas tanks, and stocking pantries, they took time to fully explain the care put into protecting the quilts, including wrapping them in a protective plastic cocoon away from any windows on the fifth floor of an office building. We think they were safer than the ones that are still at our houses!

Happy and dry quilts!

We look forward to seeing everyone November 2-5 at the Quilt Festival Houston! The logo pictured below is adapted from one of the blocks in Bed of Roses, designed by Sue Garman.

 
REMEMBERING SUE GARMAN: TRADITIONAL
TALENT EXTRAORDINAIRE
The late Sue Garman made more than 300 quilts over 40 years, nearly all of them original. Celebrate her life and artistic legacy with this sampling of 75 of her best works based on antique, red and green, whimsical, and intricately pieced quilts, and more.
https://www.quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston.html

 Bed of Roses

5 comments:

  1. So good to know you are both safe and dry! Sue would be so overwhelmed and humbled by this incredible exhibit of her life's work--I can hardly wait to stand in front of thos quilts. There might be tears of joy and a few just because I miss her so.

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  2. Will this exhibit be at the AQS show in Des Moines this year?

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    1. No, this special exhibit will only be part of Quilt Festival Houston.

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  3. I am so glad to hear you are all ok. I know Houston is resilient!

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  4. So happy to hear you all are safe, along with your mother's sensational quilts!

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