From our last blog post, the quilt that won the most votes to become a silk scarf was SPIDERWEB by a huge margin so expect to see that soon in the Sassaman and Dragon Threads online sites.
The winner of the mousepad Sassaman style is ‘lila’. There is no email on her profile, so please send it to me on a comment below and I’ll contact you for your address to send the mousepad.
Here are photos of some of the winning quilts from Quilt Festival in Houston and the quilters. It was great to walk around and talk to some of the winners on Friday.
This is Maria Elkins. I can’t wait until next week when she comes to speak at our guild!
This is the famous Sharon Schamber who has won a major award at Houston for years! The amazing part of this quilt to me is the red weaving you can see here between the petals and around the border. I asked her how she did it but I’m still not sure. Spectacular.
My Bernina Artisan pal, Barb Shapel did this gorgeous quilt. What I love about her quilts is that some of them have an entirely different scene on the back. Two quilts in one! I was dying to see the back of this one so I went to her website and here is what I found….
Deborah Kemball from Chile was graciously answering many questions and handing out her postcards. I see on her website that she has a new book too. This is all hand quilted and called Euphoria. Her work is breathtaking in person.
I would love to hang this one in my livingroom! I’m partial to Oriental design and especially Chinese dragons as you can probably guess! Sue McCarty made this and had an interesting story about it below. The borders are all gold threadwork which is so thick it looks like painting. She won a $10,000 award!
I’d also love to have this quilt by Megan Farkas of Sanbornton, NH. The detail and colors are my favorites. On facebook, search ‘Quilts by Megan Farkas".
Life in the City by Sheila Frampton-Cooper is one of the two awards she won this year. There is an article about her in the latest Quilting Arts magazine! A young quilter that you should watch!
O Happy Day by Timna Tarr was just so eye-catching… simple design with effective use of color! It certainly is a happy quilt!
And then this quilt was a big winner and appropriate for this season!
The talent at this show was phenomenal….can’t wait to go next year!