I was sure I'm meet Debra and Rian in Houston. Amy, Vicki and I were exactly where we were told to be . . . and waited for a half hour or so. It was great to meet Amy and Vicki (along with Mr. Calico Cat and Vicki's mom). Still no Debra; no Rian; no entourage. Lots of time standing in front of Debra's quilt for the Hoffman Challenge, Little Flower Urchins. No photo of Debra with her quilt, or chance to finally meet Debra.
I was sure I'd catch up with Dorothy, AKA Doro, a quilting forum member I've known for a while and met earlier this year in North Carolina. Although we didn't have a plan, I knew exactly where to find her (in one of the vendor booths), but got mixed up on when and missed her. Sorry, Doro.
I was sure I didn't need to make a plan to meet Maggie. Her flamboyant style makes her easy to spot in any crowd. Except I never did spot her and I went to lunch with a friend and missed her Meet the Designer session. This is Welcome to My Garden, her design for the Bernina Fashion Show which I also attended. I was confident I'd see her there, too. But I missed her.
I'm pretty sure that I'll catch up with Maggie at Spring Festival in Chicago . . . we're already planning for it ;-)
I did manage one meeting that was a hit–not a miss–with another quilting forum member, Jonna (JDO). We shared some shopping show & tell and a great meal at the original Ninfa's. I'm still craving Tex-Mex.