I just uploaded 126 pictures. And I thought that I was paring it down!
Chopper says it's just going to take ages for people to look at and that's probably true but I can't help myself!!!
This weekend I had the best husband ever! Chopper took a day off of work and kept the girls so that I could go to Houston for the International Quilt Festival!!!!!! It was positively amazing. One lady next to me said, "I don't know whether to be inspired or discouraged." They were ALL that good. We (I went with some friends) spend Friday and Saturday at the Quilt Festival adoring quilts, shopping, having great girl time and great food and now I'm home and ready to work on all of my projects that need to be finished. I bought way too much fabric so no one is getting anything for Christmas that's NOT quilted! As I went through my pictures I realized that I just cannot convey how incredible this experience was -- and I didn't even take classes! And I'm not going to point out which ones are hand or machine or art or applique or whatever. If you love quilts (and there literally was something for everyone) then just enjoy the pictures. If it needs some explanation -- then I'll share!
The convention center looks like a giant cruise ship!
Cancouver Cityscape at Dusk by Terry Aske
Wheel of Teal by Marilyn J. Farquhar
Good Onya Sonya Onya Bike! by Helen C. Godden
Alpha Quilt by Becky A. Grover
Sakura Sakura by Hiroko Miyama
Everlasting Bouquet by Molly Hamilton-McNally and Cindy Seitz-Krug
Chromatic Transitions by Rachel Wetzler
Empire Star by Anna Faustino (this one included weaving)
Spring Full Bloom by Michiyo Yamamoto
Star Struck by Cheryl See (12,256 hexagons!)
The Lilly Bloomed by Takido Fusako
Vortex in Variation by Nora Ronningen
Galaxy by Kayoko Hata
Thank You Father by Kyoko Yamauchi (applique, not actual lace)
Euphoria by Deborah Kemball (and that's her!)
My Favorite Things by Mieko Sasano
Mi Amor by Margarete Heinisch
A Time Between Times by Sara Madsen
Harmony Within by Sue McCarty (this one best in show and it was awesome but not my favorite)
Christmas All Around by Sherry Reynolds (don't you love the Christmas trees around the star?)
Me and My Shadow by Gail Stepanek
Insanity by Cathy Miller (so named because it's a miniature quilt that it IS insanity to put together)
Monochromatic by Kumiko Rydl (another miniature)
Willow by Gayle Shelton
Reverie by Mardi Carter
Angela's Oriental Rose Window by R. Schwarz
Ovals and Circles and Squares, Oh My! by Diane Whittier
Opening the Window by Young Kyu Ko
Seom Jun River by Kye Sun Yoo
Emotions 1 / Passion by Sang Mi Lee
Monet's Garden by Eun-Sook An
A Starlit Night by Soon-Joong Kim
Happy Birthday by Harumi Asada
Harmony in Nature by Harumi Asada
Cherry Blossons by Masako Sakagami
Weeping Dorothea by Ann Harwell
Portland Reflection by Gay Ousley
Fall Tateyama by Masako Sakagami
The Meadow by Betty Busby
Tropicas Insanity by Karen Nanos
Little Red Schoolhouses by Judith H. Gunter
Blazing Autumn Trees by Terry Aske
California Beauty by Felisa C. Lyons
The First Day by Martha A. Kraatz
Luck Be A Lady by Madeline I. McMurry and Michelle Dean-Hage
Star Gazing by Jean Crouchet and Denise Green
Daiwabo Concentric Circles by Jane Statham
Spiral Galaxy by Vickie K. Owen
Oh that's me! Surprise! I made a pillowcase for the 1 million pillowcase challenge that's going on. I was #509 completed at the show.
Untitled by Joann Balling
Welcome to New Braunfels, TX by Jane Hardy Miller
Spinning Out Spinning In 4 by Helen Remick (top) and Spinning Out Spinning In 2: Katrina Fibernotchy by the same artist (bottom).
A quilted hamburger at one of the guild booths -- I can't remember which one.
The Quilt Show by Carole L. Corder
Autumn Sunrise by Shelagh Deming
The Quilt Car!!!!
An Athlete on Ice by Yoshiko Miyamoto
Natsumi and Sumire by Hiroko Hiyama (this one was SOOOOO sweet!)
Checks and Balances by Caryl Bryer Fallert (LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS ONE TOO!)
Artifications by Gloria Hansen
Crested Barbet by Barbara McKie
Peony by Barbara Persing
Caravanserai by Cheryl FitzGerald
New York Sunset by DAMSS Marco Sarzi-Sartori and Daniela Arnoldi
Central Park by Kathy York (3D)
TheSecret Life of Dancing Tulips by Jeanne Brenner and Maureen O'Doogan
Another Whimsical Garden by Tina Curran
Red Vase at Moonlight by Barbara Lies
Camelot Country by Liz Jones
Crimson Promises by Sharon Schamber (this was won a big prize and was incredible. It's also see-through -- I have no idea how she sewed the cording into the quilt like that -- oh and it's all hand dyed too.
The One That Got Away by Margery Hedges (I loved the perspective on this)
My White Garden by Michiko Inaba
Metamorphosis by Gabrielle Paquin
The Hues of Amber by Karlyn Bue Lohrenz
Without Medusa a.k.a. My Big Fat Greek Quilt by Pat Connally
Annj Pigneri with her quilt that I forgot to take a picture of the sign with the name of it!
Counterpoint by Pam Hill
Vintage Values by Linda Roy
Marmalade Parade by Anne Michelle Settle
The Laneway by Linda A. Hobbs and Grace Whiting
Spring Awakens by Vanessa Wedding
They also had a display of these quilts. It's a series called Twelve By Twelve. Twelve artists were given a theme or color every two months and made a quilt that was sized 12 x 12. There's more information, etc. on their blog for the project.
Colorplay 10: Spice
Theme 3: Community
This was an Alice in Wonderland Quilt that was done by a group (each did a piece of the story and then they are puzzle pieces that fit together) but again, I forgot to take a picture of the credit! I'm sorry!
Lots of quilt stars! This is Eleanor Burns. It was really great to talk to artists about their works in the show.
And there was a cloth doll exhibit as well which I knew would freak Chopper out but I had to take a picture of this one of King Henry VIII and his wives (all holding symbols of how they no longer became his wives) because I thought it was hilarious.