Saturday, November 2, 2013

Houston International Quilt Festival 2013

Since I have no finished quilt of my own to show you, I thought I'd share with you a few highlights of my visit to the Quilt Festival today.  My sister in law was kind enough to go with me.  

 Rounding the corner near the middle of the convention center we came upon this woman sitting calmly hand quilting.

Looking closer we noticed that she was part of the exhibit!  Isn't she amazing.

There was a big display of art dolls, or as the sign proclaimed - All Dolls Are Art.

Aren't they gorgeous?  

Or how about a Moo-dern quilt?  Made me laugh.

This was one of the Hoffman Challenge quilts.  There were a lot of really impressive ones on display, but this one caught my eye.

And this, as you can see from the signboard below is the original quite old quilt on the bottom which is the inspiration for the new model above it.

I don't have information for this one, but it looked so architectural to me.

And this one just made me think of all the jigsaw puzzles I've helped put together over the years, and of the paint-by-number kits!  Isn't it pretty!

Miss Ru had to go back in the hospital yesterday.  Not a fun time, but necessary just the same.  Her biggest concern?  That her kitten would get so much bigger while she is gone!  Funny girl.  How I love her.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend and seeing lots to inspire you!

Hugs and kisses,


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I'm SO sorry too hear that Miss Ru had to go back to the hospital. Hope she's better and able to return home soon!!

Thanks for taking us along to the Quilt Festival ... I dream of going some day, in the meantime I can enjoy it vicariously through you. ;-)

Karendianne said...

Such great photos you share. Prayers for Miss Ru!

Thimbleanna said...

Awww, I'm so sorry to hear about Miss Ru. I hope she'll get better soon -- and be back home in no time. Do you think you could sneak her little kitty in for a quick visit?

Thanks for the quilt pictures. What a lucky girl to have one of the best quilt shows come to your hometown every year!

Millie said...

I am so sorry to hear she has to go back to the hospital again. I have good news for you, do you mind stopping by at my blog. wink :)

Anonymous said...

So sorry that Miss Ru is in the hospital and I hope that she is soon home again and feeling improved. Glad you got to go to the quilt show. xo connie

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

I sure hope and pray Miss Ru is feeling better. The Quilt Festival was fantastic. I'm glad you got to attend and enjoyed the photos very much.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How wonderful! I was wondering if you went this year. I have just got to make it over there sometime, don't I?