Quilt Festival 2016

I just returned from my favorite annual event, the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. It is a great time to see old and new friends, and to be inspired and awed by the creativity and talent of the quilting community. I had two quilts in the judged show - the egg quilt, formally known as "Twelve Dozen" and "Colorfall" which received an Honorable Mention in the Art-Abstract Small category.

There were something like 1300 quilt on display, and I know I didn't see all of them, but I tried! In no particular order or reason are several of the quilts that caught my eye while I walked the floor. Enjoy!

Winter Garden by Jennifer Emry

Winter Garden by Jennifer Emry

detail of Winter Garden by Jennifer Emry

detail of Winter Garden by Jennifer Emry

The Canary by Virginia Greaves

The Canary by Virginia Greaves

Amusing Factory Part 2 by Hideko Miyahara

Amusing Factory Part 2 by Hideko Miyahara

Family of Rainbow-Colored Flamingo by Kazue Kamura

Family of Rainbow-Colored Flamingo by Kazue Kamura

Paint the Town Red by Diane Rusin Doran and GMO? by Suzan Engler

Paint the Town Red by Diane Rusin Doran and GMO? by Suzan Engler

Lawn Diamonds by Sarah Schraw, quilted by Krishma Patel

Lawn Diamonds by Sarah Schraw, quilted by Krishma Patel

Chaos 3 by Kit Vincent

Chaos 3 by Kit Vincent

detail of Chaos 3 by Kit Vincent

detail of Chaos 3 by Kit Vincent

Sea of color, Field of Flowers by Wanda Cracknell

Sea of color, Field of Flowers by Wanda Cracknell

Making Coleslaw - Cabbage Alchemy by Susan Fletcher King

Making Coleslaw - Cabbage Alchemy by Susan Fletcher King

'Murica by Kristin La Flamme

'Murica by Kristin La Flamme

Good Day Mr. Penrose by Karen Tripp, quilted by Sue Fox

Good Day Mr. Penrose by Karen Tripp, quilted by Sue Fox

Sunflower Spirit by Lauren Devantier, quilted by Norma Chapin

Sunflower Spirit by Lauren Devantier, quilted by Norma Chapin

Champ de Tournesols by Gabrielle Paquin

Champ de Tournesols by Gabrielle Paquin