Wearable Art Exhibit Winners at 2012 International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas

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A Smilebox slide presentation from The Quilt Show of  the Wearable Art Exhibit that was created for the 2012 International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, earlier this month.

Online Slide Show of Award-Winning Japanese Quilts Shown at International Quilt Festival, Houston, Texas, November 2012

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Here is a Smilebox slide presentation from The Quilt Show of prize-winning quilts from International Quilt Week in Yokohama, Japan, that were featured at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, earlier this month.  These quilts are from the 2011 exhibit of quilts that won top awards at the Yokohama 2011 Quilt Contest, which is one of the largest quilt exhibits in Japan.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Presentation of “Civil War Women & Their Quilts” November 15, 2012 in Shipshewana, Indiana




November 14, 2012

This basket quilt is from the 1860’s.

I will be presenting “Civil War Women & Their Quilts” at the Dear Jane Retreat in Shipshewana, Indiana tomorrow evening, November 15th.   I have an appraisal day at the Farmstead Inn on Friday (the 16th).

More Quilts from Houston’s International Quilt Festival 2012

November 10, 2012

Here are a few more winning quilts from Houston’s International Quilt Festival 2012,  The Quilt Show’s Smilebox presentation:

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“Home is Where the Quilt Is” – Quilt Alliance Ebay Auction Monday, November 12 – December 10, 2012

 November 7, 2012
1830_home_is.jpgThe Quilt Alliance  auction, “Home Is Where the Quilt Is,” consists of  119 miniature quilts.  The quilts will be auctioned beginning Monday, November 12, 2012.All proceeds from this annual auction support the Alliance’s core project, Q.S.O.S., and make their participation in partner projects like The Quilt Index and Quilt Treasures possible.

To view the 29 quilts offered in Week One of the “Home” auction visit their Flickr page. Flickr galleries for weeks 2-4 will be available later this week.

Here are the dates for each auction week.
Auction Week 1: Monday, Nov. 12 – Monday, Nov. 19 2012
Auction Week 2: Monday, Nov. 19 – Monday, Nov. 26 2012
Auction Week 3: Monday, Nov. 26 – Monday, Dec. 3 2012
Auction Week 4: Monday, Dec. 3 – Monday, Dec. 10 2012
The bidding for each quilt will start at $50 and each 7-day auction week starts and ends at 9:00 pm Eastern. Search “Quilt Alliance” on ebay.com during the auction period for that quilt. Please note: Before and after the auction period the quilts are not viewable (eBay only posts items included in live auctions–no archives or scheduled auctions are viewable).

“Fine Art of Fiber” at Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, Illinois, November 2 – 4, 2012

Fine Art of Fiber  is at Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois, through November  4, 2012  

Free Spirit II
Shelley Brucar – “Free Spirit II”

This annual exhibit showcases the work of North Suburban NeedleArts Guild, Illinois Quilters, Inc., and Weaver’s Guild.
Chicago Botanic Garden

2012’s International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas: Winners

November 1, 2012

The International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas is now, November 1 – 4, 2012.

You can see the winners in each category from the “Quilts: A World of Beauty” exhibit here: http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

America, Let It Shine by Sherry Reynolds
Best of Show winner

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween!