Saturday, 1 November 2014

Houston Quilt Festival

The day has arrived, after a 15 hour flight we arrived into Houston at 6.30 pm, booked into our hotel, had drinks, dinner and bed. Up bright and early on Thursday, first day for show to open. Brekkie with hubby, then show time, 8 hours later, shopping, chatting and feeling totally exhausted, I ventured back to hotel to see what DH had got up to!!, Rest and relaxation...very smart. Friday I did it all again, this time I first looked at the quilts, there is over 500 quilts on display and all are amazing. A collection of red and white quilts have been selected from all over the world to celebrate the Houston quilt show's ruby anniversary.
As there were so many quilts on display, I have posted photos of the winners as well as some that blew me away with their pure creativity and beauty. Enjoy the peruse !

The overall winner, what amazing work! Featured below is the quilter, $10,000 prize.
Information about the winning quilt below.

The creation below was done by David Taylor, Colorado.
Below a winner from Brazil.

The quilt framed below is an amazing piece of ingenuity, look straight on you see Oprah, to the left, Jackie Onasis and to the right Mother Theresa, only a third prize!

A great display of red and white quilts.

A red and white "Dear Jane"
Dresden plates.

Gorgeous and intricate work from Japan. Aki Sakai, Hachioji, Tokyo.
Mosaic tiles
A close up of the tiny squares, that completed this quilt.
Another amazing quilt made by Cherrie Hampton, Oklahoma, she has incorporated real bison hair into the quilt. The bison was pushing through snow, depicted from a photograph.

Carolyn Konig, a fellow Aussie with Ricky Tims, great to have a chat and see Carolyn's new quilt finished. 
At the end of day 2 at the quilt show, being 31st October and Halloween there were some colourful characters about.
Fellow Aussies also at the quilt show with their stand, Miss Rose and Sister Violet, all dressed up for Halloween.
As guest at the Sam Houston hotel we were invited to their Halloween party, a great time had by all! Some wonderful costumes, nothing like being in America for Halloween.

DH made a new friend!

that's it for Houston, off to San Antonio!

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