Sunday, November 5, 2017

Houston Quilt Market 2017, the quilts

View from my hotel room just before sunrise.

While Quilt Market is about seeing old friends and making new ones, visiting people you work with online face to face, and seeing all the new and exciting fabrics and products (and buying as many as you can stuff in your suitcase!) I honestly love the quilts the best. Isn't that what it's all about?

While I could have photographed every quilt, I didn't. I just wanted to be with them and experience them. I did take a few photos though, and here's my observations about the quilts I saw.



Sue Garman was a quilting genius. Her ideas and her skill created an array of beauty that is breathtaking. No matter what style of quilting you enjoy...Sue inspired with her workmanship and creativity. I was so moved by each and every quilt in her collection.



There was a trend of ombre in fabric as well as piecing. This quilt took my breath away.



This special collection was emotional for me.


Seeing another quilt by Karen Stone is always a special moment for me.



Seeing a quilt by a friend made me smile so big!


And running into Kaffe Fassett and Kathy Doughty and taking 'action shots' was a highlight of my day for sure!

Enjoy every stitch,
Diane

PS More posts about market to follow!

8 comments:

  1. Loved seeing your "take" on Houston! I've never been, but I'm sure it must be quilting overload!

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  2. I'm glad you got to see my quilt in person. Thanks again for the IG photo.
    Looks like you had a wonderful time. I am putting this show on my 2018 list!
    I would have loved to see Sue Garmon's exhibit. What a special quilter she was.

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  3. Thank you for sharing Diane ! OMG..... :)

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  4. I got to attend Quilt Festival on Sunday and the Sue Garman exhibit was impressive. Well, it was all impressive and too much to see and absorb in one day. At a certain point it just becomes overwhelming and that's before you hit the vendor mall.
    Pat

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  5. Oh what fun! I surely wish I could have been there this year. I so wanted to see Sue's tribute exhibition and the 70,273 project quilts. There is a picture on FB of Jeanne in front of my quilt. What an amazing woman and what a powerful story. I must say I was skeptical that she could generate enough interest to honor 70,273 people. I am so glad she is proving me wrong!

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  6. Sue's Quilts are such an inspiration. Attending festival is truly a magical experience.

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  7. It was an amazing show. The only way it could have been better is if I'd been able to meet you!!

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  8. Thanks so much for sharing! I'm sure it's a fabulous experience.:)

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