Photos of Quilts from International Quilt Festival 2016

International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, is such a special time. I go to Quilt Market which immediately precedes Quilt Festival. All of the exhibits are in place so I get to see all the spectacular quilts but I don’t know which quilts are prize winners until after I get home.

Quilt Market and Festival are held at the George R. Brown Convention Center so there is plenty of room. And that’s a good thing. This year there were over 40 different exhibits. One of the exhibits was a celebration of the Dear Jane quilts.

Here are four of the quilts from that exhibit.

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Share Jane, coordinated by Kim Caskey and Jeltje van Essen and quilted by Kim Caskey of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

 

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Baby Jane Blue by Elizabeth Rothe of San Martin, California, and quilted by Valerie Langue

 

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Rainbow Jane by Charlotte Hay of Missoula, Montana

 

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Black, White and Bright All Over Jane by Dena Brannen of Reston, Virginia

Then I photographed a handful of quilts from other exhibits.

Old Denim Square had actual parts of jeans like pockets, snaps and zippers incorporated in the quilt.

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Old Denim Square by Noriko Nozawa of Chiba City, Chiba, Japan

The colors in African Village were so bright and so vivid.

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African Village by Janneke De Vries-Bodzinga of Kolllumerzwaag, Friesland, The Netherlands

Tickled Pink was wonderful. I just stared and stared.

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Tickled Pink by Susan Carlson of Harpswell, Maine

And check out Sunshine. The little squares looked to be about 1” x 1”. It has 80,402 pieces.

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Sunshine by Judy Wolff, of Lincoln, Texas, and quilted by Linda Maass Schonhoeft

Erin also has tiny pieces but they are irregular shapes that create a mosaic-type of portrait quilt.

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Erin by Heidi Proffetty of Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Insanity was based on an antique quilt from the early 1800s. There are 130 2-inch LeMoyne stars.

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Insanity by Kristin Vierra of Lincoln, Nebraska

Suwon Hwasung (Suwon Castle) reminded me of a pencil or ink drawing. It is hand dyed and machine quilted.

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Suwon Hwasung by Mikyung Jang of Seodaemoon-Gu, Seoul, South Korea

And Nancy’s Closet is one of my favorites. Senior designer in our office Kathryn Wright created it. It’s a beautiful quilt made with flying geese units that Kath received in an office block exchange. If you’d like to make a quilt like this one, the pattern is available in the July/August 2016 issue of Quiltmaker or as a digital download.

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Nancy’s Closet by Kathryn Wright of Littleton, Colorado

I always come home from Houston inspired and just aching to get to my sewing room.

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About Lori Baker

Lori is the creative editor at Quilters Newsletter.
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