I promised last week to share more photos from Houston and here they are.
First, I have to show you one of the vendor booths. Shannon Fabrics had a dude ranch theme. Their animals were wonderful. Notice the mouse by the piglets, the chickens in the coop on the back wall and the cacti. They were all made of fabric, what fun!
I don’t know if this next quilt got much attention but I fell in love with it. It is a recreation of a baby quilt created in 1860.
According to the label the applique had been stuffed with wool but the fabric is now tattered and most of the wool stuffing is gone.
And the recreation.
I do nearly everything by machine but that doesn’t mean I don’t love hand-stitched and hand-quilted quilts. One of the exhibits where I was amazed was the exhibit of some of the work of Hazel Canny. Her work is exquisite. The sign for the exhibit said she started quilting in 1971 and has made over 50 quilts. There were a number of whole cloth quilts but I didn’t try to photograph those. I didn’t think you’d be able to see the quilting but here are some of her pieced and appliqued quilts.
This was inspired by a 16th century Persian prayer rug.
The information sheet for The Flowers said the background quilting was done before applying the floral designs.
A fresco stencil catalog from the Victorian era served as inspiration for this lovely quilt.
Here is another fabulous quilt that I’d like to share this week.
Winter was the Honorable Mention in the Merit Quilting, Machine category sponsored by Bernina of America. The pinecones and needles of the tree are trapunto. The fabric is hand-dyed cotton sateen and the quilting is amazing. I hope you can see it in the photo.
Now I hear my stack of folders calling my name. I must move on to other things.
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