Vicki Welsh reporting from the International Quilt Festival in Houston.
One of the great things about my trip to the Houston International Quilt Festival this year is the opportunity to meet so many fellow bloggers and other quilters that I have met on the web. You can read about my visits with other bloggers on my blog. Today I got to finally meet Debra of Debra’s Design Studio. We spent all of today going through the quilt exhibit selecting some of our favorite quilts to share with you. We didn’t photograph any of the winning quilts because you can see those on the IQF web site. Over the next few days I will share some of our other favorite quilts from the show. If this isn’t enough Quilt Festival information for you, you can find more on my blog, Field Trips in Fiber.
Let’s look at some of the art quilts that were in the juried part of the exhibit.
Beyond the Horizon is an entry in the Art-Pictorial category. It is based on a woodcut print in an astronomy book from the late 1800s. The bottom part of the photo is a close up of part of the quilt.
Three Women at the Hilton was made in memory of three friends’ visit to the Houston Quilt Festival in 2008. This quilt and the next two were in the Art – Whimsical category.
Day of the DEADlines is a play on the Day of the Dead and includes a skeletal version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
I wasn’t sure exactly how Autumn’s Palette was included in the Whimsical category but I liked it nonetheless.
Winter Water was in the Small Art Abstract category. This one is made with tissue paper bonded to cotton with acrylic mat medium and has various surface treatments mixed with piecing.
Stairway to Heaven, in the Art-Pictorial category is based on the artist’s photograph of the Chapter House steps at Wells Cathedral in Southeast England.