Houston International Quilt Festival

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending my first International Quilt Festival in Houston.  I was wholly unprepared for the size of the Houston Convention Center and the number of quilts and vendors. It was truly mind-boggling!  With three full days scheduled to see the show and attend 3 lectures, I thought that I would surely be killing time by the last day.  Instead, I found myself worrying that I wouldn’t be able to see all of the quilts.  By the last day, I was just walking past each quilt, only really examining the ones that caught my attention.  A number of the really spectacular quilts were prohibited from being photographed. Fortunately, a number of those are available in the book 500 Art Quilts.  Even though the lighting wasn’t the best for my little camera, I took a lot of pictures of the quilts that I liked something about. The quality of all of the quilts was really high. I’m not sure if I’m inspired or intimidated!

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