The Intentional Quilt Festival, recently held in Houston, Texas, had an inspirational display of quilts. There were over 1,000 quilts on display covering 32 exhibits. We have already mentioned the major judged winners. But so many more quilts are on display in other judged categories, equally deserving of recognition. Let's check out some of the first-place winners in the various categories.
It's hard to imagine such a beautiful quilt being labeled Swamp. This original design by Roberta Lagomarsini is actually the fifth in her series. It reflects the blend of a pond with the surrounding land.
Lyn Keough crafted this original design based loosely on a wreath her daughter presented to her when she moved into a new house. Plenty of embellishments and Sashiko thread were evident on this quilt.
All the way from Japan, this quilt featured extensive embroidery and was made for the quilter's daughter.
A traditional Baltimore Album quilt was free motion quilted. The border was micro-quilted with seven thread colors. Metallic and holographic threads enhance the individual blocks.
Her grandmother's garden inspired this original design by Andrea Brokenshire. The quilt displays a Stargazer lily next to a Snowball bush. Look closely, as you might initially think this was a drawing and not a quilt with all the details offered by the quilter.
This winner consists of the horse's head hand painted on the fabric, and then the horse and sky were thread painted.
This quilt is an eye-catching New York Beauty block. The colors pop off the quilt from this original design by Susan Braverman.
The quilts on display are always lovingly displayed, with lighting and text explaining the background of the quilts. Entries are already being accepted for the 2024 display held during the International Quilt Festival. The next festival will be held from October 31, 2024, through November 3, 2024, at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. Do you have a quilt to enter? Get the details at https://www.quilts.com/enter-your-quilt/.
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