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Take Dream as a Horse by Jing Chen of China is truly a dream of a quilt. Two stunning horses seem to appear out of a sea of watercolor. Hand pieced and machine quilted, Jing's quilt was on display as part of the Animal Kingdom exhibit at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018
 
 
 
 
 

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If you watched Stitched, the Film, then you'll know what it's like to submit an entry into the Houston International Quilt Festival. Here is "Dee"Lightful Ribbons by Deanna Powell, the Best of Show winner from 1981. This is the second year for which a BOS ribbon was awarded.

"Dee"LightfulRibbonsbyDeannaPowell1981 - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

"Dee"LightfulRibbonsbyDeannaPowell1981 - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

"Dee"LightfulRibbonsbyDeannaPowell1981 - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

"Dee"LightfulRibbonsbyDeannaPowell1981 - 35 Pieces Rotating

"Dee"LightfulRibbonsbyDeannaPowell1981 - 100 Pieces Rotating

"Dee"LightfulRibbonsbyDeannaPowell1981 - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Quilts Inc.

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If you watched Stitched, the Film, then you'll know what it's like to submit an entry into the Houston International Quilt Festival. This is the very first Best of Show winner (1980). It is Royal Palm by Laverne Mathews. It is a traditional Hawaiian quilt. Her design source was folded paper cut designs. It was hand appliquéd and quilted.
 
Laverne was an art teacher who loved traditional quilts. Click here to see another one of her beauties.
 

RoyalPalmbyLaverneMathews1980 - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

RoyalPalmbyLaverneMathews1980 - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

RoyalPalmbyLaverneMathews1980 - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

RoyalPalmbyLaverneMathews1980 - 35 Pieces Rotating

RoyalPalmbyLaverneMathews1980 - 100 Pieces Rotating

RoyalPalmbyLaverneMathews1980 - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Quilts Inc.

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If you watched Stitched, the Film, then you'll know what it's like to submit an entry into the Houston International Quilt Festival. This is the very first Best of Show winner (1980). It is Royal Palm by Laverne Mathews. It is a traditional Hawaiian quilt. Her design source was folded paper cut designs. It was hand appliquéd and quilted.
 
Laverne was an art teacher who loved traditional quilts. Click here to see another one of her beauties.

Original Photo: Quilts Inc.

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If you watched Stitched, the Film, then you'll know what it's like to submit an entry into the Houston International Quilt Festival. Here is "Dee"Lightful Ribbons by Deanna Powell, the Best of Show winner from 1981. This is the second year for which a BOS ribbon was awarded.

Original Photo: Quilts Inc.

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Here are the quilts for the twelfth team from the over 320 teams that participated in the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE). 201 teams submitted their quilts to be a part of the Exhibition in Houston 2018 and we are featuring the 24 teams selected for the first IMQE Exhibition.

Click here to learn more about the International Miniature Quilt Exchange (IMQE).

Enjoy the quilts from Team 231 created by Wena le Roux and Cindy Thompson.

Title of Quilt: Rain Birds

Quilter's Name: Wena le Roux

Location: South Africa

I am an amateur quilter that taught myself the art of quilting. Quilting is my hobby and break from my day to day work. I prefer old school traditional quilting. I love reading quilting books and have a special interest in the work of Michele Hill. My quilt is a smaller copy of a pattern from her book William Morris In Appliqué. I met Cindy Thomas by entering the miniature quilt exchange. Cindy is creating the most beautiful quilts and she inspires me. She is a quilt teacher and I wish I could attend her classes. I named my quilt Rain Birds because currently we in South Africa and Cindy in California is experiencing a severe drought, this is my hope for rain for both our areas. The material for my quilt, I specially bought on a visit to New Zealand.

 

Title of Quilt: Two Birds of A Feather

Quilter's Name: Cindy Thompson

Location: Chowchilla, California, USA

I created this IMQE Exchange Quilt for Wena LeRoux who lives in Malmesburg South Africa. My quilt is called "Two Birds of A Feather" and was created because of our similarities in our life styles. We have so much in common even though we are miles apart. I thought that if we were birds we could fly to meet one another and make it an even smaller world in which we live in. We both were raised on a family farm, we love horses, wine, quilting and our grandchildren. We have had similar tragedies in our lives, Wena was in a serious car accident and I went through Breast Cancer. In my quilt for Wena I chose to emphasize our Continents and the location of where each of us lives on the West Coasts. I live on the West Coast of the United States in California and Wena lives on the West Coast of South Africa. My State of California's flower is the "golden poppy" and a "Bluejay" is my favorite bird. Wena's National flower of South Africa is the "Protea" and the bird I chose for her is the "Lilac -breasted Roller" an African bird so beautiful and colorful like her quilts. The technique I used is thread painting and fused appliqué. I have thread painted the birds and outlined the Continents and Areas where we live, added fused and threaded flowers highlighted with inktense pencils.

 

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According to Mary Lorenz, you can make this quilt with just a little practice and a new design technique...okay, and maybe 250 hours of stitching time.

Enjoy Blue Moon by Mary Lorenz which was on display at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2018.

 

 

 

 

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Did you guess who it was? Yes, it's TQS Legend 2016 Katie Pasquini Masopust who won Best of Show in 1982 at the Houston International Quilt Festival, with Threshold of a Dream.

Click here to see a photo from Katie of her quilt.

Want to see Katie's latest work? Click here to go to her website.

Watch Katie in Show 906: From Music to Masterpiece - A New Perspective on Design, Show 1913: TQS Quilting Legend 2016, and Show 2210: Reimagining The Log Cabin Block.

ThresholdofaDreambyKatiePasquiniMasopust - 35 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThresholdofaDreambyKatiePasquiniMasopust - 99 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThresholdofaDreambyKatiePasquiniMasopust - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

ThresholdofaDreambyKatiePasquiniMasopust - 35 Pieces Rotating

ThresholdofaDreambyKatiePasquiniMasopust - 99 Pieces Rotating

ThresholdofaDreambyKatiePasquiniMasopust - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Katie Pasquini Masopust

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Alex talks to Barbara Black about the TQS BOM Sizzle. Alex and Barbara will be talking once a month to discuss issues uncovered in the TQS BOM Forum. This month they talk about marking your pieces, pre-washing your fabric, and more.

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