Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Int'l Quilt Show - Houston 2014

I went to Houston for the Quilt Show (actually it was to meet up with my sister and a friend from Iowa). At the last minute I found out that a friend from Ravelry would be there as well. We had so much fun. This was the 35th anniversary of the show so big collection of red & white quilts to celebrate:
One of the exhibits was inspired by Dr. Karen Nyberg, NASA, quilting on the International Space Station. After she suggested that folks send in blocks inspired by astronomy, NASA received over 2000 blocks from around the world. Volunteers transformed those blocks into 28 quilts which were all on display, and created notebooks with the cover letter w/block picture so folks could look through for their blocks. Bonus: a stand-up image of Dr. Nyberg that visitors could position in front of the quilt that contained the block they'd sent in. Here's Ann and Michelle in front of one of the quilts.
You'll all be amazed to know that I bought very little fabric although I did buy a Hobbs Silk batting that I think I'll use for a jacket.


Elaine said...

Hi Jenny -- glad you had a good trip to Houston and thanks for posting the photos. Maybe I should put more photos from our KF class at Island Quilter onto this blog!

jenny said...

That would be great!