International Quilt Festival 2013, Houston, #5

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Wind by Masanobu Miyama of Japan

When the curtain went up on this major prize winning quilt, I knew we had a game-changer.  With apologies for the analogy, this quilt is about the size of my placemat!  Finally, art quilters don’t have to force themselves to work somewhere between large and vast to have a chance at a top prize.  

The signage for that glorious dog.

The signage for that glorious dog.

That puppy made a second appearance in the quilt show in this larger quilt which Masanobu made with his wife:

A much larger quilt (I'd guess at least 60 inches) by Hiroko Miyama and Masanobu Miyama.  Do you see the Golden with the little boy?

A much larger quilt (I’d guess at least 60 inches) by Hiroko Miyama and Masanobu Miyama. Do you see the Golden with the little boy?

And the signage:

The artists' comments about this quilt.

The artists’ comments about this quilt.

Here’s a detail of the small quilt…breathtaking!

Detail of "Wind" by Masanobu Miyama

Detail of “Wind” by Masanobu Miyama.  Perfection!

A two-fer, both wonderful!

A two-fer, both wonderful!

2013.11.10.FestivalFavoritesB013The quilt on the left so impressed Karey Bresenhan and Nancy O’Bryant Puentes, co founders (along with their moms–they are cousins) that it won an Honorable Mention.  Here’s a detail:

Detail, A Truly Feathered Star by

Detail, A Truly Feathered Star by Karen Sievert

I was so tickled to see this quilt which I had first seen in the Art Quilts Maine exhibit at Maine Quilts.  It is by Julie Weaver, and is her first quilt (but I hope not last!) to be juried into Houston.

I was so tickled to see this quilt which I had first seen in the Art Quilts Maine exhibit at Maine Quilts. It is by Julie Weaver, and is her first quilt (but I hope not last!) to be juried into Houston.

Even more fun, I'm on the show floor when I hear, "Hi, Sarah," And it is Sarah Carpenter and Julie Weaver, from Maine!

Even more fun, I’m on the show floor when I hear, “Hi, Sarah,” And it is Sarah Carpenter and Julie Weaver, from Maine!

Artie Facts by Joyce Patterson.   How can you not LOVE this image?

Artie Facts by Joyce Patterson. How can you not LOVE this image?

And the signage:

Artie Facts info

Artie Facts info

Hope you enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One Response to “International Quilt Festival 2013, Houston, #5”

  1. nadia Says:

    Hi, Sarah Ann. Enjoyed seeing the Houston quilts–amazing work.
    And I just noticed that you’re registered for the Sketch Skool and I am too. Looking forward to seeing you over there!
    best from Tunisia,
    nadia

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