Archive for October 2009
So, are you back for more Int’l Quilt Festival beautifulness? Hopefully, you won’t be disappointed!
I believe the name of this quilt is “Puzzled”. This is the artist, Ruth Bloomfield, who is from Australia. The quilt is made from “fabric confetti”…a very cool technique, that I don’t think I have the patience to attempt! It was very neat to be able to hear some of the artists talking about their works.
This group quilt from Japan is called “My Quilt Room” (Yasuko Ito and Oharibako). My favorite part is the little Japanese slippers used as sashing between some of the blocks! Sorry it’s a little blurry.
My friends, Cindy and Gerry, and I left early (early for me!) Friday morning for a weekend in Houston and International Quilt Festival 2009. Here we are outside the George R. Brown Convention Center.
We spent most of Friday afternoon viewing the quilts, and all of Saturday shopping. The quilts were gorgeous! I was surprised at how many were wall quilts (as opposed to bed-sized), but the artistry was amazing. Some of the quilts attracted me because of their colors, others because of the picture, or subject matter.
This guy may have been my absolute favorite “quilt”. That’s me behind him. He represents Project Zambia, a global initiative to raise awareness of African children orphaned by AIDS. Mary Fisher is the textile artist whose display this adorable guy was housed. Look at this detail of his eye:
What else caught my eye, out of the hundreds of beautiful quilts? A few were in the “no photography allowed” areas, but here are some of my photographable favorites.
There are way more favorites to see…but if I show them all to you tonight, you might not come back tomorrow.
Park City Girl, Amy, is, again, hosting a virtual quilt festival. THIS was my entry in her Spring Festival. It has taken me a while to decide which quilt I wanted to enter as my favorite. The quilt I wanted to talk about was made by my Great Aunt Ella…and my sister and I liberated it from Mom’s place in the mid-80s and called it “blankie”. However, I can’t find a picture of blankie and, sadly, blankie was so well used and loved and hauled all over the place that the last time it went in the wash, it disintegrated.
From all the quilts I have made over the past 12 years or so, one of my favorites is only 12 x 12 – a Christmas wall hanging that I call “Christmas Beauty”.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Now, head on over to Amy’s blog with your favorite beverage, and a snack, and check out the other 500+ quilts on display!