Category Archive: Textile Destinations

Phantastic Phiber Phun in Philadelphia

Last week I got to go to Philadelphia for the first time, tagging along with my husband on one of his business trips.  As usual, we had very short notice beforehand, and just… Continue reading

Burton Cotton Gin

In a stroke of genius, my husband came up with a Valentine’s Day trip that combined two of my favorite things, nature and textiles.   First we went hiking at Lake Somerville State Park,… Continue reading

A Field Trip and a WIP

A few days ago a friend and I met at a wonderful shop called Mohair and More, in New Waverly, Texas.  The shop is just a few minutes from the freeway, but the… Continue reading

If Wishes Were Plane Tickets

Oh mighty Textile Ranger!  When you picked up and polished the magic thimble, we, the members of International Textile Fairies, Pixies, and Genies Local 42, became your loyal servants.  We hereby grant you… Continue reading

Quilt Festival Treats

One of the great benefits of living near Houston, Texas, is that going to the International Quilt Festival takes just a short car trip.  Since I don’t have to plan and pay for… Continue reading

International Quilt Festival, Part One

Here are some of the fabulous quilts I saw today.  I went through the exhibits in about an hour, so I didn’t come close to seeing everything.  I love being allowed to take… Continue reading

Textile Destination: San Antonio

You may not know this, but Texans have certain assigned duties, including checking on the Alamo regularly, and drinking beer down on the Riverwalk while listening to mariachis play Johnny Cash songs.  So… Continue reading

Textile Destination – Phoenix

I just got back from a wonderful road trip through Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada.  It was one of those rare trips when everything goes right – the hotels were quiet and… Continue reading

Texas Quilt Museum

Last week my weaving friend Susan and I took a day trip to the new Texas Quilt Museum in La Grange. We made a couple of stops along the way – first to… Continue reading

Textile Destinations – Washington, Texas

Over the weekend my husband and I took advantage of the mild winter weather to do a little sight-seeing.  We went to a nearby state park, Washington-on-the-Brazos.  Not only was the Texas Declaration of Independence signed… Continue reading