Tuesday, October 27, 2015


I walked through a few times already, and each time I find a few favorites, so I thought I'd start with day one of my exploring the quilts.  It always amazes me how many people come to market and festival, and they NEVER walk through to view the quilts! 

Every day of the two weeks I'm here, I go look and absorb. 

So my first day of wandering, I snapped a few quick favorites.  Above, is Fly Me to the Moon, by Jerry Granata.  

I have not seen all the quilts yet, but this is very high on my list, as a winner. 

Next, these both (above and below) are by Bethanne Nemesh.  I'm floored by this talent in her quilting...  One day I hope I have time to build my long arming skills. But for today I just admire in awe. I love these both. I can't choose a favorite as both are unique and clearly tell a great story. 

Noriko Nazawa.... this quilt was based on a kanji character. I love movement, this just grabs me and 
sucks me in. I'm quite a fan of her work... I snapped two of her quilts without realizing it until I put this post together...  This, and the "Have a Nice Day" quilt below, with puzzle pieces, is also hers. 

Janet Stone, nails it every time she makes a quilt.  I loved the scrappy border which has intense quilting over it, and is still visible! Her details in her work are consistently amazing...

My Brunette Whig,by Gael Stepanek and Jan Hutchinson... I have no words, it just feels like home and comfort to me.. It all just is so "right."

And lastly, my "Farm Girl" quilt... I can pick one of my own, can't I? 
I'm honored to have this special quilt juried into the show. 

More to come! Stay tuned! 


  1. Thanks for posting some gorgeous quilts for those of us not able to attend. I love seeing them and marvel at the broad array of talent represented!

  2. Funny ! I did a crazy star like this one (the star in the middle) ... once I saw the collection of Mark Dunn's old quilts and his old crazy star quilt.
    This one is really nice .. Thanks for your photos !

    1. Mine started out in 2011, it's had a long journey! See old posts here about this quilt, and in my book, double wedding rings for the story: http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/2011/10/making-milk-shakes.html?m=1

  3. Thanks for the pictures! I wish I could've gone to Houston this year, so I need all the pics I can get!

  4. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of the quilts and ones that caught your eye. All so different.

  5. Thank you for sharing…..amazing quilts!

  6. I was also stopped in my tracks by both of those Nazawa quilts. They are so different but clearly the work of the same artist. I especially loved Have a Nice Day. I'll be studying it again when I return over the weekend.

  7. Thank you for taking us along with you! I appreciate your "take" on things.

  8. Thank you Victoria for walking us through these amazing quilts!

  9. Wow, thank you for sharing these. They are all so different yet all so amazing.

  10. So good to see these lovely posts from you Victoria - shows just what we're missing out on!! Waiting for next year when your fabric line comes out!

  11. thanks for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share these amazing quilts. Love looking at all the wonderfulness of the many many talented quilters that have their quilts flying high in Houston...psst i love your's best

  12. Many thanks for sharing these photos … especially for those of us who live in other countries and would love to be there.

  13. Thank you so much Victoria! It's an honor to have you choose my quilt as a winner. You called it!

  14. Thanks for showing us a glimpse, it's so inspiring to see others' quilts!

  15. Yay, thanks so much for sharing, of course of course you can have one of your very own as a favorite!


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