All posts tagged: Quilts

The Fabric Trail – Houston International Quilt Festival

Well, here we are, the wonderful Quintessential Quilt Event is over, the bags are packed, the patrons have wended their way home and there were just a few die hard guests at breakfast this morning. Today, my husband Keith and our friend Julie Haddrick, laden with luggage leave the shores and I continue on for another 3 weeks of adventures.

I wanted to take the opportunity to share with you the exhibition curated by Julie. The group are from our home city. Adelaide and the exhibition is sponsored in part by our local Guild.

Vintage cars and quilts at Shipshewana

The photos I’ve shared are of one of the quilt displays at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. I think it is a unique experience to see the quilts and cars at one time.

The photos I’ve shared are of one of the quilt displays at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. I think it is a unique experience to see the quilts and cars at one time.

The photos I’ve shared are of one of the quilt displays at the Shipshewana Quilt Festival. I think it is a unique experience to see the quilts and cars at one time.

Is it really your quilt, or is it a copy?

Sometimes I sit in lectures at quilt events and listened to people who have a self-determined genre in quilting and I think “goodness how did they think of that” The scope for quilt design is limitless and there are so many ways to come up with a pattern. I for one think that we should use everything that is available to us.

Kenora Quilt Event.

The lake shone like gold this evening. A view from my window. It feels more like summer now. With the miracle of the internet I was finally able to talk to my family…. it's been a whole week and I have to catch up on all the news from home. Its so important when I'm on the road. There's really good news, and the family is absolutely buzzing right now. It was a great day once again… the Portrait Masterclass is doing well, it's not the easiest of projects but it all comes together on the 3rd day. Other than writing, filming and photographing, I've not done any extra work and I need to do some illustrations for my challenge block. I've made a list of what I need to add… Pine trees. The fish fly. Water boats fish. Layers of images…. lines of images….fishing lines entwined… fish flies dancing, fish holding fins….. anything else? Several of the quilts at the show….!!! fabulous.

International Quilt Show Chicago.

Participants at the luncheon came up close and personal with some highly decorated camels. The race began in a flurry of dust and flaying legs and then Robot jockeys with little hats, and patchwork silks bounced on rounded backs around the 10 mile track and we the viewers followed in four wheel drive amid the noise of the official course broadcaster and the noise of ‘hand on horns’…