All posts filed under: Winning quilts

People, Art and portraits… take a look folks it will blow your mind. International Quilt Festival Houston.

Daylight saving has given me an extra hour today for which I am grateful. We leave for the Caribbean today and I won’t be able to access good internet, so I’m taking the opportunity to post a few more images before we leave. I have more to add, but I don’t have the time right now. Wheat field, Melissa Burdon, Groveton Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand.   Character Y Dulzural/Character and Sweetness,  Adriana Briones Cakkeja, Collado Villalba, Madrid. Spain Free Tibet Meri Henriqes Vahl, Soquel, California Lily, Hiroko Miyama, Chofu City, Tokyo, Japan Gilbert, Laurie Tigner, Rapid City, South Dakota. 40 Aniversario, Mireia Aranda Marin, Almonaster La Real, Huelva, Spain Refelection of Life. Olga Gonzalez – Angulo Sant Feliu De Guixols, Girona, Spain First place, Art People and figures. St Joseph, Laura Di Cera. San Lazzarodi Savena, Bologna, Italy. Simple Pleasures, Lea Mc Comas. Superior Colorado. Hope Kay Donges, Suches, Georgia. Dancing at the Pow Wow, Marty Boles, Chatsworth, California.      

AMQF – quilt showcase. – You need to go.

I had the opportunity to attend the AMQF (Australian Machine Quilt Festival) cocktail party last evening and after the event we were able to spend some time looking at some of the wonderful quilts on show. I’m going to share a few but the images are only for your enjoyment, certainly not to use for any other purpose. I really loved this quilt and it went on to win Best of Show. It’s different, it’s a whole cloth and I love the fact that the image is drawn on the surface of the fabric and of course the little trees are just charming and remind me of someone I know quite well. Methylene Blue  Mandalas, made and quilted by Katherine Jones inspired by cells under a microscope stained with  methylene blue stain.          

We need you. Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts.

We have a small committee of devoted volunteers and great support from the first National Bank of Alamogordo. The community are involved, the police, border control, the Mayor, the Library, the county and the local quilt shop and city merchants. To date $60,000 have been put back into the community through our Quilting event, “The Southern New Mexico Festival of Quilts.

My Gift the 1776 Quilt, Heartache, Heritage and Happiness.

I just wanted to let you know that your lovely quilt, The 1776 Quilt: Heartache, Heritage and Happiness, did very well on its journey to Nebraska. It is now safely housed in our Isolation room, where new pieces rest for two weeks.The quilt is simply amazing – such an incredibly beautiful piece with exquisite workmanship. It truly is an outstanding gem in the Center’s collection.