13 Nov

IQF Houston: part 5

I think this is my last Houston post. I have a few more quilts to share that caught my eye.

In all though, I think that both this year and last, the best part of the show is meeting and networking with others. I’m not doing any networking that I expect to lead to sales or important projects, but I do think it’s great to put faces to names and to make a more personal connection to people I otherwise know only through email or names on a website. I love volunteering at the SAQA booth for just that reason. Many people whose work I’ve admired, or who are curating shows, or whose names just keep popping up are there and I get to meet them in person. And, of course, this year meeting nine of the Twelves was just fantastic!

IQF Houston 2011
Skating, by Joyce Seagram and Edna Koepke.
I’m not always a fan of The School of Nancy Crow, but this one grabbed me. It’s big and bold too and I gotta love that.

IQF Houston 2011

IQF Houston 2011
Inland, by Diane Firth
I can’t think of a quilt by Diane that I didn’t like. The simplicity and craftsmanship get me every time.

IQF Houston, 2011

IQF Houston, 2011
Another Form II, by Peggy Brown
Nice line and color. And only the most subtle sheen in the three metallic papers.

IQF Houston, 2011
A Gentle Heart, by Terry Waldren
Part of the Text on Textile exhibit.

IQF Houston, 2011
Sensing a Journey, by Sonia Grasvik

IQF Houston, 2011

IQF Houston, 2011
Long Day’s Journey, by Pamela Morris
This one reminds me of one I liked last year by Jean Wells Keenan titled Stone II. I like them both.

IQF Houston, 2011
Quilter’s Village, by various artists.

And for some cuteness:

IQF Houston, 2011
Doll Bed Quilt by Donna Eng.
Donna’s in the same quilt guild as I was and loves miniature quilts. This sweet little one is quintessentially her.

IQF Houston, 2011
Pineapple Fantasy, by Nancy Roach.
As long as I was admiring Donna’s doll bed quilt, there were several others that caught my eye too. After my Aloha Pineapple quilt, I can’t help but like this teensy one.

IQF Houston, 2011
Flower Fairy Quilt, by Vicky Clontz.

Even the traditional quilts talk to me:

IQF Houston, 2011
Feathered Azure, by Judith Thompson
Really amazing hand quilting, and I think the simple design and pale colors are rather sublime too.

IQF Houston, 2011
I can be a sucker for a traditional quilt — especially a blue and white one. I think this is a variation of Burgoyne Surrounded.

IQF Houston, 2011
Friends of Baltimore (detail), by Susan Garman and friends
Nice Eagle.

IQF Houston, 2011
Me and My Shadow (detail) by Gail Stepanek & Rhonda K Beyer.
Love the combo of chocolate and bright, but light, colors.

IQF Houston, 2011

IQF Houston, 2011
In Love With Dots and Dolls (details), by Megumi Mizuno
First place Innovative Applique. Buttons, beads, sparkle, cuteness, precision, everything we love from Japanese crafting magazines! I particularly liked the tree and the mushrooms (of course).

IQF Houston, 2011

IQF Houston, 2011
Redbud Ramble, by Linda Roy
Love the trees

IQF Houston, 2011
Crown Jewel (detail), by Claudia Clark Myers & Marilyn Badger.
The big winners and most popular quilts had lots of sparkle and dense quilting. This was no exception. I was most impressed by the quilting on this in the beige areas.