Back from Houston and the Quilt Show

What a wonderful experience the International Quilt Show in Houston Texas is! The quilts were absolutely stunning! My favorite is Caryl Bryer Fallert’s Checks and Balances – take a moment to click on the link to see what I mean. Actually the photo is great but you miss a lot of the detail that makes it outstanding! If you ever get the chance to see it in person, there is so much more in the quilt that photos just can’t catch. Her skill in the construction and quilting is amazing. It did  not win best of show but remains my favorite.

The Best of Show Quilt, Harmony Within by Sue McCarty was a stunner also. When you click on the link, you will notice there’s an awful lot of gold in this piece. It is all threadwork! Gold thread in the black borders and gold thread in the red background. This piece actually has very little applique. And the most outstanding part of it is she created it on a Gammill 26″ classic Longarm with absolutely no bells and whistles! She is my hero! I am inspired to reach to her level, at least this week, that is – next week, I may be more realistic about my goals…



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