Thursday, November 13, 2014

Houston Quilt Festival 2014

We are so fortunate to be within driving distance to Houston and the International Quilt Festival!  Mary, Celeste, Mary, Jayne, and I recently attended the show, and we saw so many wonderful quilts!  We were inspired and humbled.  

On the way we stopped at the Visitor Center in Grosse Tete.  What a nice surprise behind the building-a large wooden crawfish!

There are so many fabulous quilts to see!  This year there were 3000 quilts in the show.  It is hard to decide which are favorites!  I hope you enjoy the ones I took pictures of.
This quilt is titled Hurricane, made by a Dutch quilter.  Notice her jacket!

This display is an Yvonne Porcella exhibit.

The squares in this quilt look to be about 3/8".  The color effect is striking.

There were so many exhibits to see, and this one was tucked in the back.  These were miniature quilt stores in a space approximately 12" all around.

A very special exhibit was the red and white quilts Ruby Jubilee celebrating 40 years of Quilt Festival.

The quilt on the left was made using the background of the Hoffman challenge.
The one on the right is the Hoffman challenge cut into motifs and then pieced.

This quilt represents a radar report of a tornado.

I love all the little houses!


Each house is from the students of a teacher, who made a quilt using all the houses.

Amazing dimension.

This quilt is very endearing.

I love the elephants!

This quilt is the result of all the license plates designed from all 50 states promoting American Made solids.

The logs in this fabulous Log Cabin look to be about 1/4"!  Stunning!

Fabulous lion!

And the tiger is equally breathtaking!

A vision of the earth.

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