International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas!
Friends, fiber, and art all came together to make this a memorable year!
I will share my trip with you here, and, yes, it is going to be a doozy of a post!
Before, I share my photos, I would like to let you all know, in my next blog post......
I am going to offer a GREAT giveaway! Be on the look out!
Now, go get your favorite beverage and snack, and enjoy the show through my eyes!
Me and Ann are gearing up for some
fun at the vendor booths!
It was great seeing Ann in her element, teaching
in the Country Stitchin' booth.
I was so happy to be able to meet several new people
this year as well!
Thanks to ALL of you who came up and introduced
yourself to me!
I appreciate you all!
Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession
was a little star struck when we met.
But, I was!!!!!!
It was absolutely wonderful meeting Lori of Humble Quilts!
Thanks for the nice visit Lori!
Victoria Findlay Wolfe was in the house!
As was our St. Louis friend, Jamie of Sunflower Quilts.
It was so fun to see some quilters from Scrap Club
in Houston! This was Chris and Julie's first
And here is Carol, also a Scrap Club member, who
attends IQF, Houston regularly.
I was also able to meet a new friend,
Jennifer, and her service Boston Terrier, Chloe!
When in Houston.................YUM!!!!!!
Fun was had by all!
Fiber and Art
Then it was time to see the amazing quilts!
Best of Show
and here are 3 more award winners.........
And some more category winners..........
This is the winner of the hand quilting category.
I asked her how long it took her to make this and she said 1 year
from start to finish! WOW!!!!!!!
Look who won 3rd place in the Primitive category!!!!
Wendy of The Constant Quilter!
Many congrats Wendy!
There were so many beautiful, inspirational quilts!
I am showing a variety of quilts here, because, I like
different types of quilts.
How boring would quilting be if we all did the same
exact style of quilt?
I personally never want to pigeonhole myself into one genre.
Which came first?
The chicken or the egg????
"In essence, I am a sophisticated cotton picker"
True, very, very true!
"Leaf in the City"
made by my quilting friend Marcia.
This was part of a fabric challenge exhibit.
The 9/11 Memorial Quilts
Color of the year exhibit.
A quilt from Kaffe's
"Bold Blooms" book.
There was a WONDERFUL exhibit called,
Fabric Collage Quilts by
And just in case all of you female quilters
are looking for something different to wear......
These were really intricately made using old quilts.
And, here is one of my favorite signs seen in Houston!
As you can tell, there was SOOOOOOO much to see!
I apologize for the photos being off center or out of focus.
The tape they put in front of the quilts sometimes makes
In my next post I will share some of the items I came
home with from the festival.
And, don't forget to come back and visit
for the giveaway!
Those of you making Bonnie's Quiltville Mystery
may be very interested in what I am giving away!
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Thanks for all of the encouragement!
Kevin the Quilter
Kevin the Quilter