I’ve been fortunate to attend the Houston IQA show on many occasions. As someone who pays very close attention to the all the quilts, whether in special exhibits or the judged show, I have to say that this year’s quilts were truly exceptional! Hopefully you’ve had the chance to watch some of the facebook live videos I shot while at the show. In addition, here are photos of just a few of the many quilts that simply made me happy.
And now for a more personal note. Sometimes in life a door unexpectedly opens. That happened for me a number of years ago when I was first asked to write for Machine Quilting Unlimited. That led to becoming a columnist, then an editor and blogger. Along the way I’ve learned so much and met countless wonderful quilters in person, virtually, or through editing their contributions to the magazine. I will always be grateful for the support and friendship of the staff of Meander Publishing, most especially to Vicki and Dick Anderson, Kit Robinson, and Jonathan Miller, as well as for the encouragement from our kind readers. Thank you!
Recently another door unexpectedly opened for me. I have an amazing opportunity to return to the field I originally worked in, Aerospace Engineering. I’m very excited to tackle the challenge of being part of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation for the FAA. Tomorrow my tenure with Meander Publishing will end, but once a quilter, always a quilter! I will still quilt, still occasionally teach and lecture, and share my personal work on my blog, oohprettycolors.blogspot.com.
Soon you’ll meet our new (very exciting!) blogger, who you probably already know and love. So stick around, there’s lots more to come!!
Best Wishes and Happy Quilting,
Diane Rusin Doran
Senior Editor Machine Quilting Unlimited