We certainly had a wonderful time in Houston at the International Quilt Festival! So many quilts; so many vendors! I wanted to share some more winning and favorite quilts while the event is still fresh in my mind. Some quilts were marked with a “no photography” sign but there were still many that were OK to photograph!
This first quilt was actually marked with a “no photography” sign but the quilt artist was there with her family and with her permission photographs were allowed. The quilt is called America’s Flowers by Kathleen Holland McCrady of Austin, Texas.
And finally, from one of my favorite artists, Sharon Schamber (Payson, Arizona), is her quilt Crimson Promises. This rich and beautiful quilt won the Maywood Studio Master Award for Innovative Artistry. Sharon was answering questions about the quilt while I was photographing it.
Sharon Schamber spoke at a Trinity Valley Quilter’s Guild meeting a couple of months ago. Her talent is amazing and her willingness to share is incredible. While I was shopping with the vendors I stopped by her booth and asked her a few questions about free motion quilting. She sat me down at her sewing machine and gave me some pointers.