Hanging quilts has to be the most interesting event and exhausting thing I enjoy doing! This is much better than running marathons! LOL! This is the third year I’ve done it and I have to say that each year it gets more and more interesting. I was going to wait until posting tomorrow, but I thought I would go ahead and share.
I did ask for permission to take photos and it was approved. You can take photos of the IQA quilt exhibits. Wahoo, that is good for me and for you – that is, if you don’t have the opportunity to be able to attend the quilt show this year.
We started hanging on “row H” and we got to “row M”. I told them I would help hang. There were several other angels there, but I thought I would hang – which means up and down the ladder. There were tons of up and downs.
I worked with a man for a while, and we had a lady spotter. That means she helps us to get the right placement (right, left, up, down). The man left for a break and I kept hanging, so the lady took his place. We ended up making a great team.
When you are hanging quilts you have time to talk, so I started talking to the lady and found out she was from Pasadena. This is the first time I’ve had the chance to work with someone from my side of town. So I started asking more questions…like do you belong to a guild. She said no, but she told me that I looked familiar. I said she kind of did too. I told her that I belonged to 2 guilds, Baytown and Lakeview. She told me that she went to the Baytown guild meeting sometime last year with a friend of hers, Brenda W. I said, oh my goodness; that is how we’ve met – Brenda W. is a good friend of mine. Her name is Robin L. and we have a common friend. Robin is actually taking several classes and is staying at the Hilton during Festival. I’ll just say, she is one lucky lady!
I asked Robin if she was staying with anyone at the Hilton and she said no, that she normally stays with a friend, Darlene Ham but she passed away. My mouth just flew open. Mrs. Ham was the lady that passed and I went to her estate sale a few months ago and bought several things. I got chocked up. I told her that I blogged about Mrs. Ham.
All I can say is that I stand (or sit) amazed by God’s presence, for this angel is very tired!
I am truly blessed; I hope you are blessed by your daily threads, love and hugs.