My jiggity jig is much, much more slower than it was last Thursday. And not because I picked up a Texas drawl! That would be a direct after-effect of the Houston quilt market. "Fall Market", as it is called, is the wholesale part of the quilt industry. It comes right before the retail quilt Fall Market.
Our hotel was only six long city blocks from the convention center. And the hotel offered a van shuttle service when we called and booked our reservation. "Why, yes, we do have a free shuttle to and from the convention center". In actuality, the shuttle service was only Thursday. Evidently, the downtown area of Houston just closes up after 8 p.m. on Thursday, 5 p.m. on Friday, and after 3p.m. on Saturday. And good luck finding anything open on Sunday at all. Even the mall and food court! Anyway, we lucked into a Friday night shuttle because there was a wedding at our hotel with party at the convention center. Then when the rain came in (the temp did drop to a nice 80 degrees!) and the weekend came........you guessed it, no shuttle. And six blocks is only six blocks. I walk that all the time. Just not usually in the rain, being a pack mule carring 75 pounds or more of fabric and books and printed propaganda, AFTER I have walked a concrete convention center floor the size of a football field at least 5 times. I'm tellin' you'all my dogs were-a-barkin'! (Yes, I heard a Texan use that line and I am quoting).
O.K., enough whining.
Second: Moda had a photo op area with props.
Here's a picture of the most magnificant quilting diva aka: Miss C. A little secret about Miss C. She's afraid of her shadow. That is a scary shadow, isn't it? No joking, that shadow can make her jump out of her skin and drop things and grab the person beside her!