Monday, November 7, 2016

Inspired by Houston!

WOW.  That's all I have to say.  International Quilt Festival Houston is the largest quilt show in the country and each year I go thinking the quilts can't get any better and each year I am wrong!  The quilts were absolutely stunning as always.  I also got to meet some online friends in person for the first time.  BUT, the best moment was when we realized that we'd won first place for Midnight Dreams in the group quilt category.  We currently live in 3 different states and were all there for awards as we promised each other we would be when we started this quilt!

We started this quilt five years ago.  Three of us, my mom, my friend Janell, and I worked on the design, applique, and piecing.  Then the fabulous Lorilynn King quilted the quilt to it's amazing gorgeousness.

We knew we'd won something as they told us that in September.  We were sitting there patiently waiting for our category (it was second to last!).  They announced third place.  We all looked at each other.  They announced second place.  At this point we realized we'd won and started getting really jumpy.  I couldn't have told you what the second place quilt looked like as we were too busy being excited!  Then they called our name and that moment we'd been waiting for was realized!  What an adventure it was.

Here are a few stunning quilts I loved.  Be sure to join my Machine Applique Adventures Facebook group to see more of my pictures from Houston over the next few weeks!

The amazing talent of Janet Stone!

And last, but not least, a modern quilt I REALLY like!

I love going to Houston.  I can't wait until next year!

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. I love how Houston visitors show us different quilt. These are stunning. Thank you

  2. Really innovative products. I have seen many women are so perfect for such kind of works. in my country this kind of art on the cloth called "Naksi Khata". They are really awesome.

  3. Wow! They made you wait in suspense for a while! Congratulations on a beautiful quilt and a major award.

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