Columbus Modern Quilt Guild

Columbus Modern Quilt Guild

Last night I had the great pleasure of sharing my quilts with the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild. In fact, I was having so much fun, I completely forgot to take pictures! They’ve only been meeting for a year now, so they are a small group and I was their first speaker, and it was a real honor. I spent a lot of time talking about how I work on overcoming … Continue reading

IQF Master Awards

These are the five Master Award winners from the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston. Each of the Master Awards include a $5,000 prize. Click on a photo to see a larger version. Susan Stewart won the Pfaff Master Award for Machine Artistry for her quilt, “Radiance.” It features digitized machine embroidery and also digitized free standing lace insets along the border. She did free motion machine quilting and achieved … Continue reading

IQF Top Awards

Now that I’ve shown you some of the portrait quilts that I saw at the International Quilt Festival, I thought maybe I should also show you some of the top award winners. Maybe you’ve already seen the overall images of each on the Quilt Festival website, but I’d like to also show you some detail shots. Many times I see the overall photo, and I can’t really appreciate the quilt … Continue reading

IQF portrait quilts, part 7

Today wraps up the week of portrait quilts that I saw at the International Quilt Festival in Houston earlier this month. There were many more portrait quilts that I haven’t included here. Some were in exhibits where photography was prohibited. Some I just haven’t found in the volume of photos I took. I thought it would be fun to share this playful piece, “Big Bang(s) Theory,” by Teresa Sherling. She … Continue reading

IQF portrait quilts, part 6

Another day of portrait quilts from the International Quilt Festival in Houston. All of the quilts I’ve shown you have been part of the judged competition. Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on that wall? I would be fascinated to hear the discussion that must go on between the judges when they are trying to choose which quilt will be awarded which ribbon. It must be so difficult! Consider … Continue reading

IQF portrait quilts, part 5

I have a few more portrait quilts to share from the International Quilt Festival in Houston. If you’ve never been to Quilt Festival, there’s no way to imagine the vastness of it all. Sheer overload. I was at the show on Preview Night and the following two days. I could not see everything in that time. I balanced my time between standing by my own quilt, seeing the other quilts, … Continue reading

IQF portrait quilts, part 4

Here are two more joy-filled quilts that I saw at the International Quilt Festival in Houston last week. Both are by artists that I eagerly look forward to seeing. I love seeing the work of Phyllis Cullen, and “Joy (Lovebirds Three)” is no exception. She uses raw edge applique to create wonderful artwork filled with vivid colors. I’m sorry my poor photography doesn’t show the true colors better. Just look … Continue reading

IQF portrait quilts, part 3

As I mentioned a couple days ago, I am particularly drawn to any quilt that features a person, so I’m sharing a few more of those photos with you. These were all taken at the 2011 International Quilt Festival in Houston. Marilyn Wall created an interesting piece called “Ohm.” She combined two manipulated photographs in Photoshop and printed the resulting image directly on fabric. Marilyn was rewarded with a second … Continue reading