Monday, October 28, 2013

Quilt Festival

This weekend, I took a quick trip to Houston to attend Quilt Market, where I touched base with several clients and met with other new and potential ones.

That's how I spent Saturday. Sunday morning, I had a few hours to fill before taking the shuttle van back to the airport. So, I spent some time looking at the quilts on display in the hall adjacent to the trade show.

I didn't have time to tour the entire exhibit, unfortunately. But what I did see was amazing. I have attended more than a few quilt shows — by local quilt guilds or at state fairs — but this was like nothing I'd seen before. It truly epitomized the art and craft of quilting.

The level of creativity and skill was astounding. Here are just a few examples.

Some Assembly Required, George Siciliano, Lebanon PA

Standing Alone, Lois Podolny, Tucson AZ

Greg's Song, Linda Taylor and Cheri Meineke-Johnson, Etna WY

Celestial Splendor, Rachel Wetzler, St. Charles IL

Illinois Album, Jane Sassaman, Harvard IL

Detail, Illinois Album

A Bright Sun-Shiny Day, Terri Stegmiller, Mandan ND

Red Autumn, Barbara Oliver Hartman, Flower Mound TX

Detail, Red Autumn

Journey Toward Notan, Jean Freestone, Osprey FL

Detail, Journey Toward Notan

Memories of Scarlet Serenade, Sharon Schamber, Payson AZ

Detail, Memories of Scarlet Serenade

A Pocket Full of Paisleys, Lorilynn King, Longmont CO

Detail, A Pocket Full of Paisleys

Detail, A Pocket Full of Paisleys

Roo Garden, Vicki Bohnhoff, Anthem AZ

Detail, Roo Garden

Windows, Kathy York, Austin TX

Detail, Windows

Cock of the Walk, David Taylor, Steamboat Springs, CO

Detail, Cock of the Walk

Did You Wash Your Beak?, David Taylor, Steamboat Springs CO

Detail, Did You Wash Your Beak?

Brian the Basilisk, Jane Haworth, Auburn CA

Detail, Brian the Baslisk

Uncharted, Catherine Baltgalvis, Riverside CA

Detail, Uncharted
Tomorrow: Cows in Quilts

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