When I’ve had a bit of a blog hiatus, I just don’t know where to start because I have so much to say! I hope I haven’t lost too many of my readers. Let’s get back to some quilting!
As you may remember, I was going to the Houston Quilt Festival this year, and I made it. Sometimes I don’t think I realize how lucky I am to be so close to the event ~ I can’t remember how many times I’ve gone!
This year, though, it just didn’t feel like the best year. I wasn’t really digging any of the big winners, and everything just felt very been-there, done-that. Of course, it didn’t help that one of the big displays was for Baltimore Albums. I know they have a huge fan base, but I’m not part of it. I think the real blahs with the show, though, was simply because I was sick with a nasty cold and just plain exhausted, and was feeling quite financially constrained this year.
Anyway, I just flipped through my pictures and was very pleasantly surprised! There are several quilts that I *DID* love ~ I just forgot about them! So, onto the quilt show! Here are some of my favorites — hope you enjoy! As always, to get the artist information click on the thumbnail picture of the info sheet. (Oh, and to see all the winners in the judges’ eyes, go here!)
And anyone who has been here for any amount of time knows I love Ruth McDowell inspired pieces, and this one is no exception. (The description doesn’t credit McDowell, but the technique seems unmistakable. Seriously, anyone want to sponsor me to attend one of Ruth McDowell’s workshops???! 🙂 )
Just beautiful. I believe this quilt was in the Quilt Canada exhibit.
You guys know I can’t go to Quilt Festival without loving on some Japanese quilts:
What you don’t notice at first (at least I didn’t), is that it is not built on a black background — that’s just the curtain. You might be able to tell here that the trees hold all the pieces together!
This next quilt is by Caryl Bryer Fallert who won Best of Show last year. I included it because I *much* prefer this quilt to her quilt that won last year. (A girl dancing with rainbow background, etc.)
Hope you enjoyed my little sampling of 10 quilts from the show!
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