Thursday, 15 November 2012

Houston International Quilt Festival Saturday

Papaver Somniferum, Grace Meijer.                                                                                                         
 This was one of the quilts from Europe, it was awarded an award of Merit, the inspiration was from paper cut-outs from Mrs. Delany and 18th century lady who began cutting at 72 years of age.
 The detail and colours were wonderful.
 Passiflora, Lauriane Lucas, inspired by a photograph of an exotic flower.
 Another European featured quilt.
 Sunflower by Bella Kaplan from Israel, another European entry.
 She was inspired by sunflowers in the upper Galilee agricultural are where she lives.
 Summer, Hasea Naveh also from Israel.
 Representing the colours of Summer dominated by orange yellow and red, her Israeli Summer.
 Antique quilts and wares for sale.
 Every nook and cranny has a special item.
 Interesting pin cushion beside the teddy.
 Whimsical display for a shop.
 Saturday afternoon and the shoppers are still crowding about.
 Some more antique quilts for sale.
 Santa's sleigh, I recall seeing this featured in a quilt magazine, don't recall the issue.
Arizona centennial quilt.  Wanda Searle is on the right and her cousin Janette to the left.  Wanda had a dream about the quilt and gathered Arizona quilters to create her vision.
 The back is actually a second quilt and the two have been sewn together to become one.
 Wanda created the Saguaro Cactus on the right.
Some interesting facts about the quilt.
 Members of the committee and creators.
 Details of who did some of the portraits.
 One can never have enough volunteers.
 San Xavier del Bac, the White Dove of the Desert, south of Tuscon, a favourite sight to visit.
The Grand Canyon I love the pink convertible pulling the trailer along Rte. 66.
 A big horn sheep in applique and shadowed in quilting.
 The north of the state.
 A view from above, lots of people and lots of things to buy.
 People buzzing around, a bit different than the first photo while set up was happening.
 My personal purchase, a le Moyen star quilt that came safely home with me.
One more day of photos to share...stay tuned.

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