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 wrote, “This quilt was inspired by the eternal struggle we women have with our hair… This particular piece captures the moment of bliss we feel when we realize it is going to be a good hair day!” How many of us can relate to that? She couched actual human hair extensions onto this piece. Elizabeth Habich used Tsukineko inks (my favorites) to create her quilt, “Mattie, Topher, and Jack.” (Again, I couldn’t find a website for Elizabeth.) I always love portraits of little kids. In this one, the boys are investigating a smelly hole that Uncle Steve was trying to hide from them. Doesn’t that sound just like a kid?
(As mentioned previously, according to IQA’s quilt photography rules, “If you post your photos to your personal web site, you must include appropriate credit for each quilt artist, and note that the photos were taken at International Quilt Festival.”)