Friday, November 12, 2010

Festival Quilts #2

Well, I'm home and trying to get some work done!  New feedsacks are listed on eBay.  I should tell you that if you need any repro solids at $2.95/yard, they are winding down.  On to the fun stuff....

Looking at the 100s of quilts hanging at Quilt Festival each year is absolutely overwhelming.  There are so many fabulously talented quilters that you can hardly take it in.  I'm just going to show you a few that caught my eye.  Sorry, but I don't have the names or other info to give you in most cases, but here we go.

This was one of my favorites.  It's from a Japanese quilt maker.  They do the most amazing work!  I love how the background is open.  The detail work is unbelievable.  Remember that you can click on the picture to see it larger.

So many of these look like paintings.  Just beautiful. 

I love that you can see fabulous traditional work as well as super fun contemporary quilts!

Hollis Chatelaine's work never ceases to amaze me!  From a distance all you see is the one image of an African child.  Up close you see other images quilted in the background. 

Cindy Rennels, an antique dealer and collector from Clinton, OK curated a showing of her collection of Antique Patriotic Quilts.  Since antique quilts are my first love, that's where I spent a LOT of time!  Here are a few...

The one below was made in the 1930s.

 Cindy stated that the next one is probably from the late 1800s.  Amazing workmanship.

She said the next one was made by a man during WWII in the 40s to show his support.  It is just a top.  I love them all!

There was a display of Baltimore Album Quilts.   They went on as far as the eye could see!

So that's just a taste of what was there.  Hope you're intrigued enough to get to Houston to see for yourself.  Have a great weekend!