Sunday, December 3, 2017

The Greatest Show on Earth!

Wow!  I think that's the best word I can use to describe the Houston International Quilt Festival this year.  All of the quilts were fantastic, and there was so much to take in... and, of course, there was the exhibit that is near and dear to our hearts... Remembering Sue Garman: Traditional Talent Extraordinaire.  It's hard to describe the feelings that came over me when we walked into the exhibit.  It was overwhelming, spectacular, beautiful, and sad, all at the same time.  It was fantastic to see so many of the quilts hanging together, and they seemed to just go on forever!  I'm pretty sure that people missed pieces of the exhibit because they didn't realize how many quilts were part of it.  Mary and I got to meet so many people who knew Mom, or who were affected by her in some way over the years.  And, we even got to learn more about her quilts as we listened to stories that friends and fans told us about them.  Many thanks to Quilts, Inc. for hosting the show, and to The Quilt Show for sponsoring the exhibit.  We can't say it enough!  Now, this month will be many more photos than words.  On with the show!

And to All a Good Night was on the end that opened the exhibit.

Quilted Gingerbread was right next to And to All a Good Night.

Ladies of the Sea

The Christmas Lady

The Garden Lady

The Quilt Lady

Mama Said.  In small embroidered font, she wrote things that mothers say to their kids around each block, for example "Always wear clean underwear." At the show, we learned that one of the two Mama Said quilts that she made has all the things kids say to their parents embroidered on the back, such as "Are we there yet?"

Grandpa's Nightshirts

Good Golly

The Walkaway Star Quilt

Cotton Candy

Addie's Cheddar Alphabet

The Glorious Princess Feather

Ruffled Feathers

Sarah's Revival

The Washingtonian

Friends of Baltimore

Sallie's Secret

Baltimore Glory

Coxcomb Medallion - Round Robin

Bed of Roses - the cover quilt for Festival this year!

Baltimore Squared

Sue's Lone Star Medallion

The Houstonian

Lily Rosenberry

Spring Joy

Ruffled Roses

Feathered Log Cabin Christmas

Shine On, Harvest Moon

If Friends Were Flowers

Chain Gang - Chains

Chain Gang - Flowers, Stars, and Chains

The Barrel Racer


Postage Due.  Do you see the mistake in one of the blocks?  I had never seen it before, until
someone pointed it out to me at Festival.

Tucker's Tulips

My Blue Heaven

Bouquets for a New Day

Chain Gang - Flowers and Chains

Target Practice

Trick or Treat

Boo Buddies


Summer Joy

Classic Santas

Winter Memories

Bunny Block Sampler

Daisy's Mother Goose Quilt

Hugs and Kisses

Happy Daze

Mother Goose Stories

Borrowed Roses

Feathered Star Heaven

Hearts in Bloom

All Around the Town

Antique Rose Quilt

Autumn Joy

The Night Before Christmas

We noticed that the stockings have the grandchildren's names on them!  Not including the youngest, Ben, because he hadn't been born yet.

The Lindenberry Quilt

Gingerbread Joy

Papercut Fancy

Forever Yours

Little Baskets

Southern Beauty

Twirly Balls and Pinwheels

Afternoon Delight

Pennsylvania Stars

Coxcomb Medallion

Ancient Stars

Floating Stars


My Old Kentucky Beau
There were so many more quilts to see at the show, but I'm going to leave today with just Mom's exhibit since there were so many.  We're working on bringing back some of her older patterns, like Trick or Treat, Yuletide Joy, and Harvest Moon.  Let us know if you have any special requests!

Have a fantastic holiday season, and we'll see you soon.  Keep on stitching!