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.
I think this was one of my favorite exhibitions.
As promised I’m sharing the “Whats for Dinner” category from Houston. I thought they were wonderful. I’m sorry a few of the names are a little blurred. However, they were quite difficult to photograph due to the angle and lighting on the table.
I don’t have the catalogue here with me, it was sent home in the other luggage.
This has to be my last post with the quilts from the International Quilt Festival Houston.
I didn’t have time to work yesterday because I had adventures of another type well away from the genre of Quilting. Luana Rubin and I were given the honor of a visit deep into the body of the Nasa Ground Control by Dr Jack Bacon and Astronaut Victor Glover at the Johnson Space centre. It was an honor and I thank them both most sincerely for the amazing opportunity.
t’s not easy photographing the quilts, I had limited time, and sometimes the quilts are placed on an angle so its difficult to place them square in the viewfinder. We all have to take our turn and you wait patiently for the persons in front of you to capture their images.
Then snap… so some of the images are a little crooked at times.
Best of Show.
I’m always in awe of the Best of Show quilts and this year is no exception. In this post I feature two award winning quilts.
Words don’t do them justice.
Yesterday afternoon I had my first visit to the booths at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. They start at 109 and end at 2948. That’s one heck of a lot of booths to get around and look at. That’s a lot of pounding the red carpet.
My experiences have grown each year. They’ve come from naive toddler steps to bold adult strides. Not that these short legs can take a long stride. It’s been a growth of confidence, knowledge, talent and a willingness to accept. The talent grew from observing and studying the masters of quilting and then saying ‘What if we approached it this way’ There is also a generosity of spirit and the Staff are willing to share, listen and assist.
So today I continue sharing some of the photos I took on the previous day. I will say that you the viewer are getting a more than biased view of the exhibits because I photograph only the Quilts that I have an interest in. I celebrate the creator, and marvel at their ingenuity and skill as quilters.
This is the second day of the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
My time has been limited to visit the quilts, but yesterday between appointments during my lunch time I did a quick sprint around.