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    Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

    I didn't take many photos while at the quilt festival but here is what caught my eye. There were so many beautiful quilts and many I did not see.

    I didn't take any of the big winners, but they can be seen at http://www.quilts.org/winners.html


    This one was very interesting to me. The fabrics are so different, but it works (to me at least).
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    A winner in it's category. Tiny strips. I thought - now I could do this. Ha!
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    Beautiful applique work. Lots of dresdens and fans in a variety of layouts.
    2016-11-05 15.45.42.jpg


    A great log cabin, but look at the edge/binding! Dresden fans!
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    A trio of beauties. I am a tree lover though, and it was a category winner.
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    Love this tree quilt, but so many pieces!
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    Another tree and a beautiful flower.
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    This lovely quilt was in the vendor section.
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    Back in the quilt show....this quilt is ragged on the vertical columns.
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    More trees from teeny tiny pieces
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    #2
    Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

    Thanks for posting these. That tree is incredible!!
    🌺 Lorie

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      #3
      Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

      More of what caught my eye at the festival....


      A vendor booth. Each of the wall hangings is a kit of squares that you fuse onto a grid and sew 1/4" seams. I didn't like the method, but I do love the designs.
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      Back in the quilt show. Small strips.
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      This guy was huge!
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      Made by the same person who made the alligator (or is it a crocodile?) There were some awesome wildlife quilts.
      2016-11-06 14.12.11.jpg


      Millefiori quilts - gosh they are pretty!
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      A net and some funky fish, but the background is interesting.
      2016-11-06 14.13.29.jpg


      I love love this double wedding ring!
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      It seems there is always a Currier & Ives type snowy town quilt.
      2016-11-06 14.14.26.jpg
      Last edited by snippet; November 8, 2016, 09:42 PM. Reason: remembered the name - Currier & Ives

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        #4
        Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

        A bird's eye view of part of the vendor area. It shows aisles 100-900, but the aisles continue to 2400!
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        Sunday afternoon. Not very many people, but it was wonderful to move around and shop!
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        A view of the rest of the vendor area. I wish I had the time, money and legs to visit them all.
        2016-11-06 14.39.53.jpg

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          #5
          Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

          Wow some awesome pieces. I do like the skinny strips quilts.
          Karen
          Life is short - Live everyday to the fullest

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            #6
            Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

            Thanks, Carol. I was hoping someone would post pictures. The quilts are gorgeous! The tree quilts are my favorites.
            "I'm putting together a list of 100 reasons why I am NOT relentless!" - Sue Heck, The Middle

            Leonard: For God's sake, Sheldon, do I have to hold up a sarcasm sign every time I open my mouth?
            Sheldon (intrigued): You have a sarcasm sign?

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              #7
              Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

              Thank you for sharing, enjoyed looking at them,

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                #8
                Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

                Thank you for posting pictures for those if us who couldn't attend! Although now I feel like a total underachiever!!
                Brenda. :icon_wave:

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                  #9
                  Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

                  Some of these I remember, others I guess I missed. I'll try to get mine uploaded off the camera later this week. It was great seeing you again.

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                    #10
                    Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

                    WowoWOW, Carol! These are amazing. Thanks for sharing - so glad you were able to go!

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                      #11
                      Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

                      Thanks for posting these, Carol. Looks like you had a great time there. Love the crocodile!
                      Cindy

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                        #12
                        Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

                        Please don't judge the show based off of my photos. There were so many different quilts there - traditional pieced, applique, painted, etc. I just snapped these because they caught my eye, but I also ran out of time to view all the quilts there. Don't think the quilting world is going too modern or too applique or whatever. There was a lot of variety in the exhibits.

                        I have learned that looking at these quilts makes me very humble in the piddly stuff I make. But I'm not a competition quilter, and there is a place for my work in this world. It's just not on a wall with white gloves and bright lights.

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                          #13
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                          I'm not judging the show - I have never been to a quilt show. I would like to go to one someday. Maybe by the time the Expo comes around again I will find someone to go with.

                          As far as the types of quilts, I like seeing what others come up with. I am just starting on this journey so I like seeing all of them. Some techniques I will never attempt, and others are inspirational. I appreciate you taking the time to post the pics.
                          Cindy

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                            #14
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                            Originally posted by seaturtle View Post
                            I'm not judging the show - I have never been to a quilt show. I would like to go to one someday. Maybe by the time the Expo comes around again I will find someone to go with.

                            As far as the types of quilts, I like seeing what others come up with. I am just starting on this journey so I like seeing all of them. Some techniques I will never attempt, and others are inspirational. I appreciate you taking the time to post the pics.
                            I wasn't pointing fingers at anyone when I posted that! I'm sorry if anyone thought so. I just noticed after posting all the photos that many of them were very different from the traditional piecing I am familiar with. So they are skewed to what my sister calls 'weird and tiny piece quilts'. LOL There were so many others that were more traditional. Even then, they were WAY beyond my skills!

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                              #15
                              Re: Photos from the Houston Quilt Festival 2016

                              Going to a quilt show, to me, is like going to an art museum. At the museum you can find oil and watercolor paintings; stone carved figures; tapestries and metal sculptures. Much the same diversity in the styles of quilts.

                              I can find a lot of pictures of traditional quilts so I really understand how the artistic quilts would be more intriguing and appreciate seeing them! Thanks for sharing the pics, Carol.

                              Adding: I went to a quilt shop that was selling 1" strips (I think it was by-the-pound) and couldn't understand why a shop would have them available to purchase. After seeing some of those tiny piece quilts I can see how they can be used. I learn something new every day!
                              Last edited by Judy, USMC; November 12, 2016, 05:27 PM.

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