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December 8, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Houston 3 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

My apologies for missing SQI last weekend. I'm happy to say that I have a few more pictures from quilts at the Houston Quilt Festival. These are from Studio Art Quilt Association (SAQA) and from "In the American Tradition."

SAQA had a special exhibit entitled "Layered and Stitched: 50 Years of Innovative Art." These are some of my favorite works.

The following quilts are all from the "In the American Tradition" exhibit.

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November 24, 2019
IQF Rising Star 2019 from Tales of a Stitcher

People say to me, “You’re everywhere! You’ve just taken off!” And I think to myself. Yes. This is true. After 20 years of dedicated focus at my sewing machine a few people out there know who I am. Thank you.


I am eternally grateful for all of the recognition my work has gotten in the last few years, BUT this did not happen over night.


The truth is that most “stars” work for a very long time before anything happens.


Hence, when I was invited to be a Rising Star at the 2019 International Quilt Festival in Houston ...

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November 17, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Houston 2 from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

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November 3, 2019
Sunday Quilt Inspiration: Houston from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

What a week! It really began on Wednesday, in a way. Richard had a doctor's appointment for plantar fasciitis. We were loading the grandies into the truck when Meme accidentally stepped on the hitch that was lying on the floor of the truck. It slipped out onto the top of my foot. I've been in a boot since, mostly to protect the foot while traipsing around at the Houston Quilt Show.

Houston began early the next morning. We arrived an hour late because traffic in Lake Charles was crazy slow. The delay may have been a good thing ...

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September 17, 2018
Back Yard Beauty from Splendiferous

Back Yard Beauty
36 x 36"
Hand dyed (by artist) cotton sateen, hand painted commercial black fabric, cotton thread
fused applique, extensive thread work, machine quilted
To be exhibited at International Quilt Festival, Houston 2018, as part of the Power of Women exhibit.
Step-by-step progress photos at this previous post.

Also on exhibit in the show as part of the Hands All Around special exhibit:

Dizzy Miss Lizzy
52 x 54", cotton fabrics, machine pieced and quilted

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