It has been an extremely hectic few weeks. However, I now have a little time to work on my computer, and I can share the images I took at Houston on the blog.
I will feature the winning quilts in their categories and also the quilts I love and had great respect for.
The Handi Quilter Best of Show – $12,500, Sponsored by Handi Quilter. Eternal Beauty by Sherry Reynolds, of Laramie, Wyoming USA,
The Quilt below won the Robert S. Cohan Master Award for Traditional Artistry, sponsored by RJR Fabrics.
Reminiscence by Mariko Takeda of Nagoya-shi, Aichi-ken, Japan
It was difficult to get a good image of it, the signs either side of it added a shadow.The hand quilting and appliqué are executed with precision.
The World of Beauty Award, $7500 Sponsored by Baby Lock.
I love the ambience, the colour and the technique used in this quilt… I know the photograph well having studied it in a photography course.
The Koala Studios Mater Award for Innovative Artistry. $5000, sponsored by Koala Studios.
The Gammil Master Award for contemporary Artistry, $5000 Sponsored by Gammill Velvet Flowers by Linda Anderson of La Mesa, California, USA
The Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry, $5000, Sponsored by Superior Threads. Blue Anemone by Andrea Brokenshire of Round Rock, Texas USA
The Founders Award, $7500 Sponsored by International Quilt Festival. Over the waves bu Setsuko Matsushima of Otsu-shi, Shiga Japan
The Pfaff Mastery Award for Machine Artistry, $5000 Sponsored by Pfaff Sewing Machines. Hope by Ximo Navaro Sirera of Canala, Valencia, Spain