Thursday, 1 November 2012

Houston 2012

The International Quilt Festival in Houston USA is on at the moment and yesterday all the prizes were awarded. I was lucky enough to receive 3rd prize in the Embellished category for my quilt Naturally Crazy.

Naturally Crazy ©2012 Linda Steele
I have been to Houston twice before and it is a fantastic quilt show. Every quilt is magnificent and beautifully lit and displayed. Not only are the judged quilts on show but there are many more quilt displays as well.

It is a very friendly show and you can also do classes with the top quilters from all over the world and there is a huge vendors hall. You need to spend all four days at the show to see everything and one of the best things is how well organised it is. Shuttle buses run all day between the Convention Centre and the big hotels that are nearby. I am feeling very envious of the people that are there at the moment.

Here are a couple of close up pictures of my quilt.

England ©2012 Linda Steele
Here is the link to all the prizewinners . Unfortunately you cannot see the close-ups you have to be at the show to see all the wonderful detail. The IQA put out a magazine every year with pages of close up photos and it's called International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene. I have ordered a copy but it hasn't arrived yet.
Australia did well with 4 prizes but I couldn't believe that Japan won 20 prizes. Many countries are represented; it really is an International competition.

The Houston show is the Academy Awards of Quilting.

Bye for now,


Esther Aliu said...

Congratulations Linda!
Beautiful quilt.

Emma said...

It is beautiful; congratulations! I would love to see more blocks if you are happy to share them here.

Karen said...

Congratulations Linda! The blocks are just stunning -- oh my you do beautiful work. Thanks so much for sharing -- I would love to see the detail on each one of your blocks one day. I am a lover of birds and Nature -- they are truly inspiring!

Frances Leate said...

Congratulations Linda - you have done it again with another superb quilt. Take care.

Lorraine said...

What a thrill for you Linda. So wonderful to see CQ represented.

jude's page said...

Congratulations Linda. Would love to get to the US one day, and your work is stunning. My hand work is non existent! I am a machine girl.

Linda Steele said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments and congratulations. I have received so many lovely comments and emails that it really adds to the excitement of it all.


Little House on the Hill said...

Congratulations on your win. your quilt is exquisite.

Cheers Pauline

Margaret A. Rowe said...

Congratulations Linda and very well deserved. Your work is exquisite.

Linda Steele said...

Thank you Pauline and Margaret,it is encouraging when you win a prize, especially as you never know if another will come your way. Now I just have to get around to starting another quilt!

Gina E. said...

Congratulations Linda! Well deserved - all your quilts are visually stunning and exquisitely stitched.
Congratulations on the successful wedding day too, by the way! Your daughters are both very attractive young ladies.

NickiLee said...

Hi Linda,

Oh My! Congratulaitons on your win! Your quilt is stunningly beautiful - I would love to see it in person so see all the wonderful details. You should be so proud!


Nicki Lee

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Nicki Lee, My quilt is back home from Houston now and I love it as well. I am always pleased when they come back home again.