Saturday, October 31, 2015

Houston Quilt Festival 2015

Mr. Muddling and I went to Quilt Festival on Thursday. We walked and walked and walked and saw so many beautiful, beautiful quilts.  There is a really nice blue and white quilt exhibit, but no pictures allowed.  The collage above is a small sampling of Victoria Findlay-Wolfe's exhibition of her modern take on the double wedding ring.

This one is titled "Kimmie's Dragonfly" by Vel Garrick. She make it for her friend Kimmie, who collects dragonflies. She's done a mosaic applique and watercolor quilting techniques (not sure exactly what that means, but it's what the description stated) to blend colors and it is longarm quilted.
Here is a closer look at a portion of it. The artistry is amazing and I love how all those unrelated fabrics blend so beautifully to form the big picture.

There was a display of miniature vignettes. Lots of them. I liked the 1950's travel trailer.
We both knew immediately how much Miss Ru would have loved this one, titled "Like Cinderella"! She did love her shoes. The maker of this one, Yukiko Maruhama, lives in Japan and it is all hand pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted.

On Friday I went back with a couple of friends and did more walking. This one is called "Ablaze" by Helena Sheffer. Of course I like all those reds playing together!
This one, entitled "What Happens in the Swamp?" by Christine Holden, just made me laugh. If you can't see why - click on the picture and it should enlarge. I would say that egret has a rather precarious perch!
I know this doesn't look exciting at all, but click on the picture to enlarge it and look at that stunning quilting. Just amazing. Freehand longarm quilting. It is titled, "828 Valence St." by Laurie Tigner. In her imagination she saw what her presently not very impressive front garden in New Orleans might have looked like in a different time, and this is her interpretation of that vision.
Yep, this is me when I finally got home tonight. Of course there was much, much more to see, but I don't want to wear you out with pictures. (At least you didn't have to do all that walking!) I am so thankful to live right here and to have the privilege of visiting this bounteous display of quilty goodness!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend and that you are doing something FUN!

Hugs and kisses,


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Thank you SO MUCH for sharing what you saw at Houston. Going there is on my bucket list ... and since there's a nice beach nearby (Galveston), I suspect that it won't take much to persuade DH to go. ;-) But in the meantime, I'm enjoying your recap.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Thanks for a peek into the show. I know how overwhelming it is. I used to take about 80 photos back in the days of film cameras. I probably would shoot several hundred with a digital camera.

Karen S said...

How lucky you are to be able to go to the show. The quilts do look amazing. Thank you for giving us a taste of what you saw.

Thimbleanna said...

Oh you lucky girl! The Quilt Display is the one thing I miss most about not attending quilt market in Houston anymore. Too bad the blue and white didn't allow pictures -- I'm betting that would have been my favorite. Thanks for sharing your photos!

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Oh, what an awesome quilt show. What beautiful quilts. You were so lucky to get to attend the Houston Quilt Show. What an amazing show!

Susie Swanson said...

Wow, how awesome is that. Those quilts are so gorgeous. Wish they'd have something like that around here. Hugs and Blessings, xo

Cootie Bug said...

Oh how exciting to go to the Quilt Festival. I was wishing I was there again this year but didn't go. Maybe another year! It's been a while since I've visited your blog as I deleted mine and stopped reading and following after that. Decided it was time to give it a new start so I have a new blog and am trying to connect with my former blog friends. Hoping you will remember me. Connie

Sheila said...

Thank you for sharing pictures of the quilt show. The quilts are awesome! So many very talented people in the world.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How wonderful .I always think of you each year when the quilt show comes to Houston and wonder if you made it down to take a look!