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Houston Quilt Festival

November 10, 2010

I took hundreds of pictures of quilts at the Quilt Festival last week.  And one day I’ll get through them all and post them in my flickr album, but right now I’m just going to show you a few of my favorites.  Click on any picture to see it larger (in flickr) and for the name of the creator and any notes I have.  As I sorted through all my pictures I realized a theme emerging of what I liked the most- blues and photograph like quilts.  I’d never have guessed that going in.  Before I went to Houston I felt like I was able to accomplish a lot during naptime.  I felt productive, and I was proud of the projects that I’ve finished.  But these quilts on display opened my eyes to a world of possibilities that I never knew existed.  (And now I feel that I should abandon facebook completely and use my naptimes more wisely.  Just sayin’.)
Port of Cassis

Sun Salutation


Good Morning Sunshine

Circular Momentum

Wishes of Octopus

Walk of the Cranes

Mystical Mont

Raining Cats and Dogs

Sunset and Sandhill Cranes

Sandia Mountain Spring

I’ll still be adding some more pictures to my flickr album, but I don’t know if I’ll post them on my blog.  But when I do I’ll let you know. Tomorrow I’ll post some pictures of the goodies I brought home, you know, if I get to that.  Happy Wednesday!

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 10, 2010 9:27 am

    I see what you mean about being on sensory overload! Gorgeous pictures… wow…

  2. November 10, 2010 2:22 pm

    I have only seen pictures of the winners. These non-winners are just as stunning!

  3. November 10, 2010 4:21 pm

    wow!! i’m with you. I should give up facebook too. speaking of which, i wonder if anyone has left me any comments…

  4. November 10, 2010 4:24 pm


  5. Liz Merrell permalink
    November 10, 2010 5:17 pm

    Pretty darn gorgeous stuff. When I look at the octopus, I see all the bajillions of hexagons in the brown sand. The storm clouds gathering over the trees, the majillions of sparkly crystals free falling in the rain. The detail in the monastery, the gazillions of yo-yo’s hand-stitched together. **warning, warning**sensory overload approaching. **again** AAhhhh!

    Don’t feel bad if your projects aren’t as overwhelmingly incredible. Remember that these quilters probably don’t have a sweet Creamie, a fantastic blog to keep up, facebook, or a life. Maybe.

  6. November 10, 2010 9:23 pm

    Can you make me the octopus one? Seriously. 😉


  7. November 11, 2010 1:52 pm

    These women (maybe men, but I doubt it) must not have children. Or dishes. Or laundry. Or appetites—-for food, that is, because it is very apparent they have appetites for fabric and meticulous work.

    I can’t help but think of the TIME they spend on these……..something I have VERY little of these days. So part of me feels very irritated by their obvious plethera of moments of time available to them.

    The other part of me thinks WOW. And stops there. WOW.
    I love the crane one……and the one of the river filled plains.
    Love the octopus one, too, but wouldn’t want to sleep with an octopus on me. 🙂

  8. November 11, 2010 2:19 pm

    OK, I’m sort of bummed I missed out on those quilts this year! I went to quilt market the weekend before and didn’t even go to see the quilts! Ugh, did I just admit that outloud? Wow, that one with the reflection in the water is amazing! All of them are!! Thanks for sharing this.

    P.S. I like to sew at midnight too.

  9. November 16, 2010 9:22 pm

    WOW! these are incredible!!


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