Archive for November 2015
I’m just getting around to posting my Festival pictures. I didn’t take as many photos as in years past. I was a little distracted with family issues, though there were many beautiful quilts on display. I tried to take pictures of those quilts I was really struck by, but that may not have won a ribbon. Apparently, I was especially drawn to the Japanese quilters work this year.
Here are some of the quilts I really liked:
“Souvenir” by Maiko Ogawa Itabashi-ku of Tokyo Japan. Represents the Houston skyline.
“Guardians in the Jade Vine” by Ruth Bloomfield of Queensland, Australia. As you can see, this one was a ribbon winner.
“Like Cinderella” by Yukiko Maruhama Kita-ku of Okayama-City, Japan.
“Sometimes Friendship Can be Sticky” by Barbara Dahlberg of Crofton, Maryland.
“Shower Trees” was the name given to the entire set of eight quilts…all by Kathy Nakajima of Tokyo, Japan.
And, finally, this masterpiece was also a ribbon winner. The first time I walked past, the quilter was talking about the quilt. This was her FIRST quilt. It was magnificent. In the photo on the bottom, you can see the little log cabin blocks from the border. I think the strips might be 1/4″ finished width. Crazy! I believe she said it took her 4 years to finish. “Why Not?” by Angela Petrocelli of Prescott Valley, Arizona.
As always, there were SO many fabulous quilts on display, it can feel a little overwhelming.
Thanks for stopping by!