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Thread: Houston International Quilt Festival

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    Senior Member Prissnboot's Avatar
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    To those of you who were not fortunate enough to attend, this was my very first year and I was blown away! Having quilted for not even a full year, I certainly don't consider myself an expert by any means, but seeing these masterpieces, I felt like a kindergardner scribbling with crayons! I can't begin to express how beautiful they were - will post some pics later as they are on my laptop at home and I am at work...but for those of you who are on facebook, here is a link to my photo album:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...0000449845306#!/album.php?aid=36071&id=100000449845306

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    Thanks for posting. Some of those quilts are amazing. It is incredible how they show you on the show's promotions the quilts they want you to see. Those of us who can not attend have to rely on other attendants to see the real show. I am always amazed to see that even in such huge show, a quilt is accepted that makes you think "What were they thinking?" I know this is only my opinion and the person who made it is very proud to be included on the show, but King Kong? As a girl? Thanks a lot for your post.

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    I kind of thought that one was cute - the little flags in that quilt had the names of the starring actor and the movie, for example "Ronald Reagan, Bedtime for Bonzo" and the year it came out. It was kind of cute, and definitely different. Something for the kids, I guess.

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    Thanks for posting....I did not get to attend this year...

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    Some of the entries were in Paducah quilt show this year. One quilt won a big prize in Houston that didn't win anything in Paducah. I think the judges must judge on personal likes more then we thought.

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    Thanks for posting. One of these days, I hope to make it to the Houston show. Until then I'll enjoy everyone's pics that did get to attend such an awesome event.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    I kind of thought that one was cute - the little flags in that quilt had the names of the starring actor and the movie, for example "Ronald Reagan, Bedtime for Bonzo" and the year it came out. It was kind of cute, and definitely different. Something for the kids, I guess.
    Don't take me wrong. I am sure the quilt is cute in some way. What I don't like is the dress. My opinion, only.

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    Wow .........wish I could have gone.......thanks for sharing

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    Thanks. I forgot my camera so this was a treat. Did you happen to take one of "Tea for Miss D"?

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    WOW thank you so much for sharing!

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    Thanks for taking time to show us the beautiful quilts. For those of us who don't travel in real-time anymore, it's so nice to see the unique quilts that others have made. Lots of talent in all of those.

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    WOW!!!! Thank you for posting. They are overwhelmingly beautiful. My guess is they have mastered the 1/4" seam an color selection. LOL Maybe someday I will get there.

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    Thanks for posting, they really have some beautiful quilts at this show. Some day, I hope to go too.

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    My DH and I went Friday, only had 1 day to see everything. There was so much to see and it was so crowded, lines were long in some booths. Found a few things I was looking for. There was tons of fabric, espically fat quarters and precuts.
    I love seeing the demos and looking at all the gaggets (sorry it's late and I can't spell tonight) We did enjoy it all. DH was interested in the longarm setups as he wants to make one my machine will attach to and quilt.

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    A sincere thank you from an Autralian quilter who will never get to the Festival

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    Thanks for the pictures!!!!! This was my first year too - totally awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prissnboot
    To those of you who were not fortunate enough to attend, this was my very first year and I was blown away! Having quilted for not even a full year, I certainly don't consider myself an expert by any means, but seeing these masterpieces, I felt like a kindergardner scribbling with crayons! I can't begin to express how beautiful they were - will post some pics later as they are on my laptop at home and I am at work...but for those of you who are on facebook, here is a link to my photo album:

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fb...0000449845306#!/album.php?aid=36071&id=100000449845306
    Thanks for posting, we were there 2 days but don't feel like I still saw it all ... I never do!
    For those who didn't get to attend, go to the IQF website www.quilts.com to see photos of the winning quilts & special exhibits :)

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    I can't see these, because it ask me to login to Facebook and I am not a facebook member.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamboat
    I can't see these, because it ask me to login to Facebook and I am not a facebook member.
    Then go to www.quilts.com and see all the winning quilts & exhibits on the Show's website :)

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