Sunday, November 6, 2011

Where Do I Even Begin????

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.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Wow! Those were some amazing quilts! Are all quilt shows like that?