Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Houston Quilt Show 2017

The Houston quilt show is over for another year and from all the photos I have seen on social media it was a huge success.
I had a couple of friends who went this year and to our excitement one of them, Linda Crouch won first prize in the miniature section. Here she is at the prize winning ceremony.

Linda Crouch receiving her prize

I was away on holiday with her when she was finishing up tying off all the threads but I forgot to take a photo of it, I'll have to wait until it arrives back home. Meanwhile I only have the photos from the show.

I can assure you that it is absolutely beautiful.

Linda Crouch with Whirlygig

Another Victorian won a Honourable mention, Karen McGregor with her beautiful turtle quilt that was in our latest Vic Quilters show.

Green Sea Turtle by Karen McGregor

Two other Australians won a prize, Helen Godden won a 3rd and Gillian Shearer won an Honourable Mention.

I had a quilt in the show but I missed out on a prize. My Quilt, The Bleaching was in the Embellished section.

The Bleaching

I also had another quilt in the A Matter of Time Exhibition, at one stage my quilt was used to advertise the floor talks, which was a thrill.

I also had a quilt in the silent auction, I know someone has bought it but I don't know how much money it raised yet.

The Coral Reef by Linda Steele

I have been to the Houston Quilt Show twice before and it is huge and so exciting and hard to believe that there are so many beautiful quilts in one place.

Meanwhile I am here at home after a few busy couple of months, things should be settling down now and I can get on with some sewing at last.

Something that always puts a smile on my face is my beautiful granddaughter Savannah who turned 3 over the weekend. She loves all the Disney movies but we decided to have Simba on her Ice-cream cake.

Bye for now,


jude's page said...

Lovely photo of your granddaughter. They grow up so fast don't they? Well done for having something at Houston, that is a prize indeed.

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Jude, we can hardly believe that she has turned 3.

Robbie said...

The quilts are wonderful...I did see pictures of your quilts on Face Book! Congrats for being in the show!!!! That's an honor in its own right!

Linda Steele said...

Thanks Robbie, it is an honour to be in the show,the standard is amazing.