In this final report back on my long awaited and much enjoyed trip to Houston for International Quilt Market Fall 2012, I wanted to share some pics of quilts with you. There were 100’s of quilts, actually probably into the 1000’s so it is VERY hard to know which ones to choose. Some exhibits do not allow photography so those are obviously not in contention here. I finally decided that I would feature a bunch of pics of quilts submitted by CANADIANS……..after all if we don’t toot our own horns, who else will?!
So, here goes – in no particular order. I have tried to record correct names & titles of quilts but please send me a comment if I make an error. Apologies in advance if I do.
- This stunning quilt “Cottonwood Stand” was made by GAIL HUNT of Gibsons, BC. The whole quilt surface is filled with finely cut confetti from scraps of fabric & then heavily stitched to intensify the colour & add leafy details. Her quilt was inspired by a walk in a cottonwood forest in northern BC near Chetwynd.
- This quilt is called “Kaui’i Gold” and was made by VIVIAN KAPUSTA of Maple Ridge, BC. Her inspiration was a beautiful sunset on Ke’e Beach on Kaua’i, Hawaii. She used her original photograph printed onto fabric , painted & enhanced with free motion stitching. Vivian is one of the teachers at QUILT BC in Penticton next year : May 2013.
- TERRY ASKE of New Westminster, BC next to her quilt “Spring Blossoms” . Her inspiration was local flowering Japanese cherry trees. She grafted together photographs she took to make the large tree. It is a 3rd quilt in her series of tree art quilts celebrating the changing seasons of the West Coast of Canada.