We continue our selection of quilts exhibited in 2019 at the Houston International Quilt Festival as part of their 45th Anniversary, the Sapphire Anniversary. The Sapphire Celebration exhibit is described as:

"Quilters have long used the color blue to symbolize trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven. Sapphire is also the chosen gem to celebrate 45th anniversaries—which International Quilt Festival is doing this year (2019)! These new and antique blue and white quilts will be suspended from the ceiling in a spectacular and unforgettable display."

To be a part of the exhibit, quilts had to fit the following criteria:

  • Entries may be Traditional, Modern or Art.
  • Entries must have been made between 1974 and 2019.
  • The minimum size is 50” x 50”

Please enjoy the twenty-third quilt from the exhibition by Cheryl Degan and quilted by Emily Bowers.

Title of Quilt: Ice Crystals

Quilter's Name: Cheryl Degan

Quilted by Emily Bowers

#3 mary k beard 2020-07-24 16:41
I remember that day of sewing with friends. I also remember your saying if there are any strings/scraps in blue I need them!! Congrats on the beautiful quilt. Emily is a great quilter too so precise -
#2 Melinda Capozza 2020-07-24 12:41
I love string pieced quilts, & have acquired several books on this technique. It's such a marvelous & creative way to use up your leftovers.
#1 Daftdahlia 2020-07-24 06:57
Makes me want to try string quilting!!!
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