Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Some of the Quilts

Of course the most exciting part of Quilt Market/ Quilt Festival in Houston is the range of quilts displayed in the shows.  I think there were over 30 different shows this year. 
The most dramatic one for me was the installation of the red and white quilts that originally was hung at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City in 2011:
 As you can see, one of the main advantages of attending Quilt Market is being able to view these exhibits with almost no-one else around-- makes it so easy to take photos!  Later this week, these aisles will be crowded with tens of thousands of viewers!
 there was also an accompanying show, as described below, which was comprised of over 30 miniatures, I think, maybe over 40, I didn't count.  but they were nice.

 One last view of the ring of quilts,
Double Dutch by Shelly Burge
 This quilt was quite striking to view from a distance, but also lovely to see at close range,


Moody Beach, Maine, 1957 by Margot McDonnell


Dotting Inside the Box by Sandi Snow
 At first, I thought the yellow was all one fabric, but instead, it was quite intricately pieced!


 
Dotting Inside the Box by Sandi Snow
 This was one of the favorite quilts I saw,
All in the Family by Nancy Brown

detail, All in the Family by Nancy Brown
detail, All in the Family by Nancy Brown
detail, All in the Family by Nancy Brown
detail, All in the Family by Nancy Brown
Well that's a lot of photos for now!  I have lots more...


3 comments:

  1. the moody beach quilt is stunning! (and i liked the cats, too!) thanks for sharing!
    cheers
    molly

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  2. Amazing... I love the beach scene. What a lot of work and creativity these people have put into these beautiful pieces!

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  3. I was at the R&W show in NYC in 2011, your photos brought it all back. Thanks for posting other photos from Houston. I've been there, too! The quilts are quite spectacular there. Thanks for sharing.

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