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!
And for some cuteness:
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.
Even the traditional quilts talk to me:
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).
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.