Fall is in the air, even in California. I just captured the image of the maple leaves turning color and was reminded that it is time to put my teaching and judging hat on for the next four days.
I am leaving Santa Cruz shortly to move into the conference center hotel for the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara. PIQF 2014 promises to be another amazing show with great workshops and stunning quilt exhibits. Check out the website here, and if you live close enough to visit make a date with your friend our yourself to to walk among art and beauty. And… there are always vendors with quilting related supplies and must-have items.
My suitcase is packed, the handouts and kits for my classes safely tucked away and my exhibition ready to be hung. Stay tuned and check back later this week. I will be judging all day tomorrow and then the teaching begins. During my spare time I will try to capture some images of the shows and the atmosphere of this great event.
Was in Palo Alto a few years back and discovered by chance the PIQF in Santa Clara. How amazing was that! It just blew me away. Enjoy, Marilyn
Marilyn – it is great to be back my second year. I thought the event could not be better than last year but I was wrong. The quilts, the workshop participants, the caliber of judges and teachers – amazing!!!
Fall may be in the air in California but it certainly is a lot warmer there and when you go for a walk you can still do so without a jacket and enjoy walking on the beach in your bare feet! Santa Cruz is a wonderful beach city – I also love the white sand beaches in Carmel and along 17 Mile Drive! Visited them last week! Fun! Enjoy the PIQF!
Thanks, Linda. By the time I arrived in Santa Clara it was very warm and I agree, California a great place! I also visited the Carmel and Monterey region last week. Loved the walk along the beaches in Asilomar… My camera got a good workout!
Our leaves look much the same, only smaller and on the ground. Does Colin get to share the fancy hotel digs? Hope so! Keep having fun.
Colin is enjoying his freedom in Santa Clara – my contract does not include bringing my husband along, and I usually share the hotel room with another judge and teacher. It’s a time to focus on work and for networking!