Saturday, November 6, 2010

Houston Fall Market- The Exhibits

Okay, here is the final Market post. Our last day in Houston we walked through the exhibits. There were several that could not be photographed, such as the stunning Baltimore Album quilts. However, there were several that could be. I do not have names of the makers sorry. (except one.)This quilt is from the Trash to Treasure exhibit. It was made by Barb Vedder, who reads this blog. I have to say it was my favorite of the pineapple quilts.

There was an exhibit of antique patriotic quilts.
This quilt with it's half blocks was so unusual.
There were award winning quilts from the Texas guild.
This quilt was made from a kit circa 1930.
This one caught my eye from across the room. The photo does not do it justice.This Japanese quilt speaks for itself. It took 3 years to complete and was Amazing!!
That's it for Houston. My quilt guild is hosting it's quilt show today and tomorrow. I will have photos from that soon.
Happy Quilting, Dawn


  1. Amazing quilts! Thanks so much for sharing the pictures!

  2. THANK YOU so much for sharing...amazing show!!

  3. Absolutely amazing quilts. I'm so glad that you posted pictures so that we could see them. They're just stunning!

  4. Wow! Thanks for the photo show! And let's hear is for Barb Vedder...definitely one of my favorite blog pals!

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

  5. Thanks for the lovely photos. I particularly love the first of the Texas quilts - the basket medallion with all the broderie perse blocks - would love to see more of that !
    Aren't you lucky to have been there :)

  6. Dawn, Just wanted to let you know that the quilt in the picture that is second to the bottom (the one with the nine 7 pointed stars) was pieced and appliqued by Gail Stepanek and quilted by Rhonda Beyer. They are very talented ladies :)

  7. I am SO SAD that I didn't know you were at market....I would have loved to see you! I saw your golden quilt when it was being hung in the KC Star booth. I didn't know it was yours until the next day. I was so happy it was sweet! Congrats on your new book! ~~Sheri

  8. Hi Dawn!
    Just got home from FL - wish I had been in Houston!
    thanks for the photo of my quilt! There has been no photos of the exhibit, even on the facebook page. Don't quite get it, but I do thank you soo much for posting this one.
    I hope you had a great time, all the quilts you shared are amazing!

  9. I loved your market updates and all the lovely photos! Thanks for the virtual tour!!

  10. thanks for sharing these fabulous quilts!!!

  11. Beautiful block! One of the best things about this blog tour is finding and discovering new blogs. I wish I had found you when you were doing the Vicksburg BOM....Beautiful!

  12. Hi Dawn,

    I am new to your blog and am also a quilter and pattern designer. I saw that you posted a photo of one of my quilts hanging in the Texas exhibit. It is called "Travels in Time". Hilda asked for some close up photos of the broderie perse blocks and I would be glad to suppy those if you like.
    It was quite a thrill having quilts hang in the show. I am so glad you liked them. Thank you!
    Cynthia Collier

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  14. These are all stunning. i hope to get to TX some day for the big show!

  15. The "Dear Jane" quilt you posted is my quilt! How nice to see that you posted a photo, thanks! An online friend sent my the link to your blog.
    My quilt took just over 10 years to make, but I didn't work continually on it, she took long rests of several years, in between sewing spurts. I used over 200 different fabrics, each block in the center is different, and about a dozen different backgrounds were used. It was shown at my local guild quilt show (Chisholm Trail Quilt Guild, Round Rock, TX) in October 2009, where I got the blue ribbon for it's category, plus the Best of Show ribbon. Thought you all might be interested in some info on my quilt!
    Nancy in Austin, TX