It's that time of year again...I headed off Friday morning after getting my kids to school for the Houston International Quilt Festival. Half market, half show, it fills up the George R. Brown Convention Center and is really an all-day affair. As usual, it was packed, filled to bursting with ladies in matching shirts palling around for a day out on town with their quilting buddies. A new twist this year was the addition of Halloween accessories, mostly on the heads of attendees. I saw witches' hats and tinsel-y antenna headbands adored with black cats... I too got into the Halloween spirit with my orange pumpkin t-shirt from Old Navy. Suffice it to say, it was a zoo, filled with some kooky characters, and I have it to do all over again (sorta) in two weeks when I'll brave the annual Houston Nutcracker Market benefiting the Houston Ballet.
And as you might expect, I did snap some photos of some of the quilts that caught my eye:
Best in Show:
What I believe to be the World of Beauty Award winner:
(The three women represented in the quilt and standing in front of it are sisters, living thousands of miles apart. Somehow they planned this quilt online.) This one fascinated me.
The Pioneer Woman Quilt:
The Wild & Crazy Quilt:
And what I like to call the Wishful Thinking Quilt:
A good show, all in all.