Here are more of the quilts that caught my eye in the exhibitions area of Fall Quilt Market in Houston.
There were several unique quilts that had openwork sections. It was fascinating to study them to try and figure out how they were constructed.
One of the quilts in the World of Mother’s Dream exhibit by Reiko Kato
A detail of the Reiko Kato quilt.
Another Reiko Kato quilt
Detail of Circle Quilt
Blue Tone Quilt by Aki Sakai
Detail of Blue Tone Quilt
And there were the quilts that tugged at your heart strings:
Boy & Best Friend by Jennifer Day
Photo of her 10 year old son and his dog printed on fabric and enhanced with 58 different thread colors.
My Best Friend by Nancy Hutchison
Scrappy pineapple blocks, created with fabrics from her late husband’s favorite shirts. Quilting served as therapy following his sudden death. The backing is an expensive Dallas Cowboy fabric she’d been saving.
Mayapples by Judith Busby
Part of the Healing Quilts in Medicine exhibit. These quilts are based on pharmaceutical plants or animals being used in cancer treatments today or being researched in studies and trials.
And there were many quilts that made you smile. The What’s for Dinner? exhibit proved that quilters also had a passion for food, along with their passion for fabric. Each art quilt was an enlarged place setting, complete with place setting, silverware, plate and food.