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Report from Houston – Art Quilts

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.
Beyond the Horizon

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.
Three Women

Day of the DEADlines is a play on the Day of the Dead and includes a skeletal version of Edvard Munch’s The Scream.
DAY of the DEADlines

I wasn’t sure exactly how Autumn’s Palette was included in the Whimsical category but I liked it nonetheless.
Autumn's Palette

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.
Winter Water

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.
Stairway to Heaven

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This post was published on October 16th, 2009. Post topics: Guest Bloggers, Quilt Gallery, Quilting Events. Post tags: .

3 Responses to “Report from Houston – Art Quilts”

  1. Sally Wright says:

    Thanks so much for adding my quilt to your blog about Houston. I am honored. What a nice ego boost this morning!

  2. Thanks so much for the armchair look at the show from my computer Vicki!
    .-= Sandra Leichner’s latest post: Clematis Finale =-.

  3. Thank you very much for posting the quilt photos and the wearable art. I couldn’t go to Houston this year and your photos have done much to lift my spirits. I will refer to your blog in my blog but I’d also like to ask for permission to copy the wearable art photos into my blog so that I could discuss what we’re looking at. I hope I find more photos and get a more detailed view of each garment but we work with what we find. Will you be able to get my email address off this system to answer me? I’m also on Facebook. I’m going to create a link to blogs and sites I find here–it’s all wonderful! cheers, Rosalie
    .-= Rosalie Cooke’s latest post: Shows to See (and Shop) =-.

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