Monday, November 3, 2014

Where to Begin....Houston Quilt Festival

There is nothing like home but there is nothing like Houston either...
 
Four Block Party Guild members
(Terry Whitman, Christine Marcotte, Colleen Marcotte and myself)
 
Off to Houston...
 
 
Giddy would be putting it mildly....
 
With a couple of girls from Wapella and Whitewood,Sk

Sharon Armstrong, Terry Whitman, Sharon Baker, Christine Marcotte, Colleen Marcotte, Brenda Jones)
 
 
 A couple of Marcottes and only ONE Jones as we joked!!
To the heart of the 3rd biggest city in USA
 
2.5 million people....130 miles wide!!
 
 
We teased ourselved the first day by looking through the portholes

 
  into
 
 
 what we were going to experience the next day!!!

 
It was 40 years of celebration...

 
So red was the theme!!
 
Barb Vlack did a great presentation

 
on her version of 9 patches

 
in 40 different settings in red for her own Ruby anniversary!!
 

 
Incredible is a word your going to read often in these postings.
 
ALL the quilts were just that.....
 
There was an exhibit of mini quilts all in red
made
 by 2 sisters, Andrea Blackhurst and Ellen Carter
 
 
They were all 24"  or less...
 
 
Pictures do not do them justice...

 
but gives you an idea

 
of how spectaculer they were!!

 
Look at the little blocks in each house!!

 
Feathered stars...

 
TINY pinwheels

 
Storm at Sea....

 
 I have to do one!!


The workmanship on these little master pieces were just mind blowing!!

 
It was a stunning exhibit...

 
Such a tribute to traditional quilts...


Mini Quilts continued throughout the show.....

 
Diamond log cabin mini...

 
I had to buy this little mini Feathered Star pattern!!
 


The Houston Miniaturists exhibited some of their sewing related little rooms...
 

 
Look at those little cutting boards and bolts of fabric!!

 
The Circle of Quilts were quite the awe struck greeting!!
 
 
There was color every where you looked...

 


 


 
This looked like Zentangles to me!!

 
A wedding dress...

 
These Horses took my breath away

 
I don't think I would EVER live old enough to do something this spectacular


This was a thread painted quilt....
 
 
Pictures do not do this(or any) quilt justice...
 
 
It deserved the grand prize!!
That evening I spotted Missouri Star's Jenny Doan and husband....
 

 
We promised not to bother her during supper.....
 
 if she would take a photo with us later

 
She was kind enough to pull up a chair
 
 and
 
 her husband took pics for us!!
 
They were the nicest people.
 
 I know it was a long 2 weeks for them and she still took the time!!
 
Stay tuned for part 2...
 
Christa

 


 
 


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking me on part one of your trip. Looking forward to more, plus just hanging out at the farm.

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