Friday, November 15, 2013

Houston Quilt Festival 2013 - part 6 - Friends & Goodies

Last but not least, a few "people pictures" from this year's Quilt Festival.

Sharon Dixon and I shared a room at the Hilton Americas.  Since her friend Jody was unable to come at the last minute, we each had a bed to ourselves!

My dear friend Sharon Dixon,
in the lobby of the Hilton Americas
Kaffe Fassett was giving a walking tour of some of his gorgeous quilts.  I couldn't even get close, so I took this picture "blind", by holding the camera way up over my head.  There must have been at least 50 or 60 people crowded around him.
Kaffe Fassett,
This is the Mysterious Unknown Scissor-Head Lady.  I chased her down and asked if I could take her picture, and she was very obliging.

Scissor-Head Lady
Now here is the only picture I thought to take on Thursday night, after our annual FiberVoices dinner at Kim Son Restaurant. My sweet friend Connie Fahrion and her friend Yvonne, came back to Sharon's and my room for a nightcap.
Yvonne & Connie
I always look forward every year to meeting with my adorable friend Maggie Winfield. This year we met in the food court, and I grabbed this picture of her with her good friend Junie B.

Maggie Winfield and Junie B.

A giant tote made for me by MaggieWinfield ...
out of an actual cat-food bag!

Me & Maggie
Do you see a sort of accidental color theme going on here?  I had already bought the little art quilt from the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. I've always looked forward to shopping for one every year, and the proceeds go to Alzheimer's research. Evidently this was the last year for them.
The other items are ones that Maggie Winfield made for me!  On the left is a little fold-up tote bag that expands to a much bigger size. Then there's a sweet little bracelet she made from a jeweled dog collar. And, oh my gosh, on the right is Maggie's pin cushion with her wonderful hand-painted face.  Her creativity never fails to amaze me. Thank you, Maggie!
The Alzheimer's quilt is called "Periwinkle Pound Hound"
and was made for the AAQI by Laverne Johnson.
Well, that's the end of my photos from Quilt Festival.  Now I can't wait until next year!

Houston Quilt Festival, part 5 - "What's for Dinner"

I reserved a special, separate post for the "What's for Dinner" exhibit.  Jamie Fingal and Leslie Tucker Jenison created this very amusing exhibit, where the placemat-sized art quilts by various artists were placed around a long table as if awaiting the dinner guests.  I hope you enjoy these as much as I did.

You can click on each picture to embiggen.  ;^)

This first one, I must admit, is my favorite, by Nancy B. Dickey.  Take a moment to appreciate the squid (or octopus?) creeping up around the edges of the plate, to indulge in his favorite meal ... Sushi Surprise!

What's For Dinner: Sushi Surprise
by Nancy B Dickey
What's For Dinner: Four Food Groups
by Jamie Fingal
What's For Dinner: Got Sushi?
by Lee Ann Ferring
What's For Dinner: I Do It! I'm Two!
by Carolyn Goins
What's For Dinner: Key Lime Pie for Me & My Sweetie
by Karen Ponischil
What's For Dinner: Meal, Ready To Eat (MRE), Individual
by Renelda Peldunas-Harter
What's For Dinner: Nourishment & Tradition
by Leslie Tucker Jenison
What's For Dinner: On A Picnic Bench in Maine
by Jeannie Palmer Moore
What's For Dinner: Pepperoni, Please
by Nneka K Gamble

What's For Dinner - Blue Plate Special
by Francis Holiday Alford
I was sorry that I didn't get pictures of all of them, but these were among my favorites.  Enjoy.

Houston Quilt Festival, part 4

Wandering 'Round My World
by Beth Shillig
Wandering 'Round My World, detail
War Ripples
by Ginny Eckley
by Laurie Weiner
Winter's Veil
by Patt Blair
Winter's Veil, detail
Women Helping Others
by Jennifer Day
XCaret,Orchid Blossoms II
by Andrea Brokenshire
You Are What You Eat
by Kathy York
Zen Magpies
by Helen Godden
Zen Magpies, detail
The last of the quilt pictures will be on the next post.  I hope you are enjoying the show!

Houston Quilt Festival - part 3

Self Portrait 2012
by Libby Lehman
Shattering the Blues
by Tuulikki Murremaki
by Sue Bleiweiss
Somebody Say Treat?
by Suzan Engler
Striped Rice Bowls
by Kaffe Fassett and Liza Prior Lucy,
quilted by Judy Irish
Sunrise Serenade
by Barbara Forrister
Texas - Depths of Field, Triptych
by Barbara Kavermann
Texas - Depths of Field, detail
The Four Elements
by Margaret Jessop
The Roswells from Planet Quiltron
by Alice Zimmerman
by Jeannie Moore
To Dream Beneath A Tree
by Sarge Furman
Still more to come ...

Houston Quilt Festival 2013 - part 2

More pictures of some of my favorite art quilts from this year's Quilt Festival in Houston.  Please check back later for even more!

Extensions I
by Sylvia Weir
(unfortunately, one of several quilts that I couldn't
get a straight-on picture of,due to its placement)

High Hopes, 2012
by Libby Lehman
Illusion #48
by Caryl Bryer-Fallert-Gentry
In the Moonlight
by Sue Dennis
Inside Out - Hormones
by Judy Rys
It All Comes Around
by Karlyn Bue Lohrenz
It's All About Spring - The Baby Season
by Marjorie Post
Lain Lou
by Rebecca Stewart-Bartell
Los Mambesis
by Jennifer Day
Maisie's Garden
by Brenda Schlechter
Moolah, A Cash Cow
by Charlotte Lorenzo
N'Awlins Heritage
by Maggie Dillon
Nemisis III - Elton
by Cindy Heneke
One Cat Two Cat
by Laura Bisagna
Sally Lightfoot Crab
by Barbara McKie
More pictures to come ... stay tuned.