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Fall Festival 2009

Posted on: October 18, 2009

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.

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(Me, Gerry, Cindy)

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.

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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:

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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.

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“Sultry Shadows” by Linn Shimek

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The Pittsburgh Friendship Quilt – over 32,000 2.25 inch squares in 21 panels stretching 80 feet wide.

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The detail on “Medea Escaping” by Marilyn Belford was amazing. And, the colors! Oh, my heck.

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How freakin’ adorable is this? “African Adventure” by Janneke de Vries-Bodzinga. Love this little guy’s eyes.

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“Clam Session” by Karen Stone. I can only dream of creating a quilt this beautiful.

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“Rose Window” by Kirsten Johnston.

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Kathy Kelley wasn’t satisfied with just a cute quilt top on “Peacock Squawk”. The quilt angel was happy to show us how adorable the back was, too!

There are way more favorites to see…but if I show them all to you tonight, you might not come back tomorrow.

Lori

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1 Response to "Fall Festival 2009"

Thank for the photos.All works are fantastic.

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