Sometimes life comes together in unexpected ways, and today was one of them. Some months ago I reserved a trip to the Houston Quilt Festival. I went three years ago for the first time and had so much fun, I thought I would go again. I’ve never entered a quilt into the show, but when I finished “Z Is For Zinnias, C Is For Cosmos,” I decided to try for the first time. I’m excited to say, the quilt was accepted. True to form, competition was tough with 344 entries accepted out of 609–just 56%. Among the accepted entries, I recognized many names of those I worked with on articles when I was a contributing editor to American Quilter magazine. Special mention to Linda Roy, Brenda Roach, and Joanne Baeth. I can’t wait to see their work and that of my friend and former Beaconsfield Quilt Guild member in Montréal, Québec, Helena Scheffer. Congrats to all of the finalists.