is for the International Quilt Show in Houston Texas.
The show runs for a week, and every day is needed. There is so much to see and absorb.
Pictures and memories from the 2012 show have had to sustain me, as I missed last year’s show. This year though, I plan to attend.
The show has everything; international quilts, like the winning quilt shown above, unusual displays, vendors, and more quilt.
Since the show is held the first of November, sometimes it runs into October and Halloween. That happened in 2012 and some of the vendors, to add a little more fun to the event wore “Halloween things.” Like this vendor with the spider on her head.
I’m guessing they have fun and unusual displays every year. They certainly did in 2012. Ever seen a quilted Yurt? Goodness, I’d never even seen a Yurt except on television.
And another view
The Quilted Yurt was the brain child, and work of Linzi Upton. If I didn’t live in windy Oklahoma I’d consider constructing one for myself.
Amid all the quilts is the opportunity to see live and in person a quilt mentioned, or shown on Facebook, or in a blog. Like this quilt, Anni in the Modern Quilt Showcase by Heather Jones, a quilter and blogger I follow.
In addition to seeing all the cool quilts, learning about new tools, and meeting new people is the opportunity to actually participate in the show. In 2012 they had a mug rug exchange. Quilters brought a mug rug to contribute, and took a mug rug home. Very fun to see even if I didn’t have a rug to exchange.
Aren’t they pretty. I especially like the egg shaped ones. The International Quilt Show in Houston is definitely on my list of quilty places to visit.
Have you ever been to the Houston Quilt show?
What would you enjoy most about going to the International Quilt Show?
What would scare you the most about going?
This month I am participating in the A to Z challenge. I hope you’ll visit some of the other bloggers following the alphabet with their posts.