Cynthia and I made our annual pilgrimage to the International Quilt Show. This event attracts 10’s of thousands of visitors from all over the country…maybe even the world. I don’t know that I would travel far to attend myself, but since it is held here in Houston it’s an easy drive to and from for an opportunity to shop for some unique fabric and see the quilts that are on display. Many of the quilts have signs on them that say “No Photography.” On top of that, I have not found a consistent way to make photos of quilts interesting.

Of note this year were two rock and roll quilts, one of John Lennon and another of The Rolling Stones.

I made the comment that “yes, indeed, the rock and roll generation is now old enough to quilt” which earned me the shushing of a lifetime by group of women viewing the display…

Also on display was the Pittsburgh Friendship Quilt which is made up of 32,000 hand signed 2.25-inch fabric squares. Very interesting to look at, both close up and at a distance.

Cynthia emerges from the “Quilt Matrix” …

2009 International Quilt Show
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  • October 19, 2009 at 6:47 am

    So fun meeting you and Cynthia Saturday! Yes, I wish there was a way to take better shots of the quilts. The beauty of them is the detail, piecing and quilting. And if we could just get pictures of some of the antique quilts! Some of them are amazing!!

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