International Quilt Festival 2012 – Houston, TX
Posted November 3, 2012on:
Warning: Image heavy!!
Today was the day we made our way down to the George R. Brown Convention Center to partake in the shopping and admiring at the International Quilt Festival. Wool seems to be verrrry popular right now. We saw a lot of patterns we liked, but kept our spending to a minimum…a spool of thread to quilt the Christmas Moose, a Buggy Barn pattern book, and a pattern and some yo-yo makers for a gift to be made. We met up with some old friends for lunch, and spent most of the afternoon on the “display” side of the show.
I took pictures of the award winners – and they are all beautiful, worthy of award quilts. But, I figure those quilts are going to be all over the interwebs, so I’m not going to show them here. Instead, I want to show some of the quilts that made me say “Wow”.
I’m sure these pictures don’t do justice to the quilts, but I hope you enjoy them nonetheless.
These first two are quilts made from twist ties…yes, like the little wire/paper things you use on your sandwich bags, or trash bags, or bread bags.
They were both made by Amy Orr…one is called Blind Stitching, Twist Tie Quilt #5; the other is Double Vision, Twist Tie Quilt #6. Interesting.
“Berne House Quilt” was made by members of the Bernese Quilters for an exhibition in Berne, Switzerland. There are 156 different blocks. The second photograph shows the famous clock tower, which is a well-known landmark in the city of Berne.