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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Houston Quilt Pics 1

These quilts are some of the quilts that were on display in various exhibits at the Houston International Quilt Festival.  The first three quilts shown below are prize winners from International Quilt Week Yokohama 2012.  Exquisite doesn't begin to describe these quilts, the workmanship and design is absolutely outstanding.
 "Lace in the Garden" by Junko Sano of Toride-shi, Japan.

"Blue Tone" by Aki Sakai of Tokyo, Japan.

"Irish Crochet Lace" by Chieko Shiraishi of Saitama-shi, Japan.  Hand-appliqued and hand crocheted.

The next several quilts were from the 2013 exhibit "In Full Bloom."
 A mosaic-pieced quilt, "Mediterranean Colors and Perfumes" by Sonia Bardella of Venice, Italy.

 "Milkweed and Hummingbirds" by Sara Sharp of Austin, Texas.  Techniques used included fused applique, threadpainting, digital photo printing, painting and free-motion quilting.
 "Camellia" by Melinda Bula of El Dorado Hills, California.  Techniques used included fused applique and thread painting.
  "Rose Garden" by Akiko Kawata of Chuo-Ku, Osaka-City, Japan.
 "Rhodendron" by Cherrie Hampton of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Techniques included painting, ink and embroidery.
"Millie's Flower Garden" by Leanne Hurley of Geneva, Illinois, quilted by Elvira Illig.
  "Benefit of Sunshine" by Noriko Nozawa of Chiba-city, Chiba, Japan.

This is only a very small example of the gorgeous quilts on display in just the exhibits alone.  The number of quilts that are there is so overwhelming, you could spend a week looking and drooling over all of them.  I will continue to post more pictures of the quilts, check back soon.


  1. Thanks so much for posting these gorgeous quilts! I haven't seen many on any of the blogs yet! These are fantastic! What talent!

    1. Thank you and thank you for stopping to check out my blog. I will be posting many more pics from Houston so please keep checking back!