Sunday, November 25, 2012

Houston - Power of the Machine

As I walked around the International Quilt Festival I marvelled at the intricacy of the work that the quilters have achieved, clearly masters of the machine.

First and second place in the Merit Quilting sponsored by Bernina caught my eye for obvious reasons, first place Super Star by Marilyn Badger really shone with it's pops of green and blue, and up close the detail in the quilting was way beyond anything I have ever attempted!

and second place Five Bar Blues by Diane Loomis, attracted my attention with it's simple piecing, but intricate quilting.

But what about this beauty, Fiesta Mexico by Karen Kay Buckley and Renae Haddadin

This quilt won the Master Award for Innovative Artistry sponsored by Maywood Studios (a prize of $5000)

Check out the machine embroidery on Adventure Awaits by Sue McCarty. My eldest son is a big Lord of the Rings I wanted to show him how it translated onto a quilt!

Of course it is always quilts with pink or red that catch my eye...

 Apple Blossom Dance by Maggie Weiss

Leaf like Life by Dalia Eliraz

La Serrenata by Ann Horton

Digitised embroidery, and hand long stitch...lovely

Last but not least there was lots of great quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild on display, this one is Building Bridges by Jacquie Gering....make sure you pop over to their web site to see all of their quilts that were at the exhibit.

I could go on with these example of machine quilting...but I will stop now :) 

1 comment:

  1. What a great sample of quilts, lots of different styles and all so amazing. I really hope I get to Houston one day!