Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Houston Quilt Festival 2014

I made my first quilt in 1976, and have attended the Houston International Quilt Festival every year since it began showing at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It's an overwhelming experience, but for those of us who go every year, we eventually learn how to navigate the "most important" aisles ... the types of quilts we are most interested in ... and try to (mostly) avoid the vendors' booths.

Since I am mostly interested in art quilts, those are the ones I took pictures of ... here are some of my favorites. (Sometimes it was impossible to get a clear shot without one of the black metal statement stands getting in the way ... apologies for that.)

Bedolina Threads by Maggie Vanderweit

Can We Talk About the Steak? by Barbara Yates Beasley

Dazzling Dahlia by Andrea Brokenshire

Direction by Lyric Kinard

Dotting Inside the Box by Sandi Snow
(this quilt won First Place in Art-Abstract, Small)

Drips by Sherri Lipman McCauley

Floppy by Enid Weichselbaum
(this sweet little piece was one of the Silent Auction squares ... so simple and adorable, I meant to
go back and bid on it, but ran out of time ... and money!)

Fly Away Butterflies by Charlotte Hickman

These next three images are of the same quilt ... "Frame of Mind" by Flora Joy. You see a different person depending on where you stand in relation to the quilt. Flora describes her inspiration and a hint of her technique in the statement below the pictures. She won a second place ribbon in the Digital Imagery category.

Galaxy by Lynn Koolish

Gone Fishing by Kim Ritter

Identity Crisis by Suzan Engler
(this won an Honorable Mention in Digital Imagery)

Mangolicious by Ellen Lindner

Panning for Gold by Lea McComas
(won First Place in Art-People, Portraits,and Figures)

Penelope's Poppies by Laura Wasilowski

Pouring Cats by Christina Belding

Red-and-White Exhibit, from the front of the hall.

from the other side ... spectacular!

And now for something completely different ... just a couple of "people pictures" ...

Liz Broussard, all dressed up for her String-It-Up class. Too cute!

Maggie Winfield, adorable as ever in her ca-ra-zy Halloween bat/skeleton outfit,
found time to meet me for a hug-and-chat before I left for home on Friday.

More quilt pictures to be posted tomorrow ... enjoy!


  1. Thanks for sharing some of the highlights!

    1. You're welcome, Cynthia ... more pictures posted this morning!

    2. Thanks for posting these for us who couldn't go. I enjoy the art quilts. Always amazed at what people come up with.!

    3. You're very welcom, Anon. I'm always amazed too!

  2. thanks for posting my Fly Away Butterflies quilts. Love Houston!

    1. Au contraire, Charlotte ... thank YOU for creating such a beautiful quilt! :^) Notice that I took relatively few photos that made it onto my blog ... yours was truly spectacular.

  3. Thanks for the great photos!

  4. Thanks for posting. I lost most of my photos when I accidentaally hit the 'delete all' button instead of tje 'delete' button.

    1. Oh, Ann, that must have just made you sick, to have lost all those pictures! I'm so glad to share all mine, and wish I had more. Next year I plan to take better pictures with a "real" camera!

  5. Thanks for showing off my "Mangolicious" quilt!

    1. You're welcome, Ellen, thanks for checking out my blog! Your Mangolicious was truly delicious!


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