Monday, July 25, 2011

Houston Here We Come

The International Quilt Festival is the largest quilt Show in the US.  It is held at the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston and over 60,000 quilters attended last year.  It takes a few days to see the entire show including the competition quilts, special exhibits and vendors.  (Oh I love vendors.) Your brain gets overwhelmed with all the sensory input.

I am proud to say that my "Filigree Fantasy" quilt will be hanging there this year.  It was inspired by all the beautiful wrought iron doors and balconies that I saw on a trip to Barcelona.
It measures 63" square and I machine quilted it.  It will be amazing to have it hanging next to some of the most beautiful quilts in the world.  Click on it for a larger image.

In addition to my quilt being at Houston, our guild's Alzheimer Challenge quilts will also be there.  And they will be for sale along with a bunch of other Priority Alzheimer quilts.  Woo Hoo!


  1. I just saw this quilt at the AQS in Knoxville and I probably took a half dozen pictures of it. I love it. My favorite colors and your work is excellent. Great job!!!
    R Buckley

  2. I can't tell you R Buckley, how you have made my year! You have given me goosebumps. Thank you.

  3. Congratulations on having your quilt on display at the show. Have a wonderful time and take lots of photos.


  4. I am so happy you are in Houston, congratulations!

  5. Congratulations! I spent a week in Barcelona. Loved all the amazing architecture...and the food!

    Just as an aside there is a great Spanish/Andalusian restaurant about 4 blocks away from the Houston Show. Tonya and I ate there three times in four days!

  6. Congratultions Cheryl!
    I love this quilt and am so happy for you.
    You are incredibly talented and sooooo creative!
    Are you going to go and see it there?

  7. This is BEAUTIFUL! I have a slight chance of going to this market, and I just can't wait to see what i looks like up close & in person.

  8. This quilt won't be "next to some of the most beautiful quilts in the world"...
    THOSE quilts will be next to this one!


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