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.
Quilt Market Exhibits – Peaceful Inspiration and Quiet as a Church
One of my favorite things to do at Quilt Market is to spend quality time enjoying the rows & rows of quilts hung for the various quilt competitions and exhibits. During Festival, those rows are packed with people admiring the quilts and eager to see all the details. But, during Market, while most attendees and exhibitors are busy conducting the business of quilting, the rows are practically deserted and it is as quiet as a church – so peaceful and inspiring. Here are some quilts that caught my eye this year.
Exuberance by Wendy Starn – a windmill block cut using the stack & whack method
Fish Scraps by Rahna Summerlin. Inspired by a vintage fish quilt. Almost all the fabrics are from surf wear industry ready-to-wear fabric samples & remnants.
Cakes Are Ready by Keiko Maida of Japan. Just gotta smile when you look at this one.
Dear Jane, Welcome to the 21st Century by Valerie Mullally of Ireland. Jane keeps up-to-date with apps and icons for her block designs.
Recycled Silk Ties – No Necks Needed by Virginia Anderson. Sewn from silk ties.
Pink Candle, Organic Log Cabin #5 by Jennifer Emry. The color palette for this quilt was inspired by the Henri Rousseau painting, “The Pink Candle”.
Mediterranean Colors and Perfumes by Sonia Bardella of Venice, Italy. A beautiful mosaic pieced quilt.
A detail of Mediterranean Colors & Perfumes.
Irish Crochet Lace by Chieko Shiraishi of Japan. A combination of crochet and quilting.
Looks like there are several more quilts I’d like to share, but I will stop here and do Part 2 of Part 2 shortly. I guess that would technically make it Fall Quilt Market Report – Part 3.