Thursday, October 15, 2009

MARKET HUNGRY?

This is a small version of Houston International Quilt Market looking down onto the floor.
This is a larger scale of the vendors looking down onto the show floor.
There is always a WONDERFUL display of quilts. Some old, some new, some for show and some for competition. You wouldn't believe all talent and time invested in these works of ART!
There was a display on loan depicting trees. All the quilt hangings were the same on both sides. They were hung from a branch of the particular tree the quilt represented. There were some really intricate ones, and some more plain.
In the quilt display area was a HUGE Indigo of China display with many old pieces of died indigo and very detailed description of how it was made and used. VERY interesting. It was amazing to stand back and just see how much time it took to hang and display all the pieces...not counting all the hours and YEARS it took to make some of the projects. In the section of antique quilts, was a Grandmother's Flower Garden that was hand pieced. The octagon pieces were less than 1" and the surrounding pieces in-between the octagons were half the size of your little fingernail.....I got really emotional just looking at it and thinking about all the years it took to piece the top and then quilt it.....I felt very thankful for people's talents and said a silent prayer thanking God for all our talents and gifts~~~~there you go, a small taste of market!

6 comments:

Sherri said...

Always market hungry here! Lucky you...you got to go and see all of that wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing these pictures and thoughts!

Beth said...

I love shopping for clothes, even if it's not for me!! Buying stock for my shop is such a fun "job" too! You can say that I am market hungry. Ihampers.co.uk

Allie said...

WOW. Lucky you getting to go! Thank you for sharing these pics, that first quilt is simply amazing.

SewCalGal said...

Amazing. Thanks for sharing. Someday I hope to be able to attend this great show.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Letterpress said...

When I was in China, I went over to a little Mom/Pop indigo factory (it was listed in my dye book) and bought quite a few pieces. . . which are still in stash format and not in made format. I do worry about the dyes running, but when you have something special, usually you just wait to use it up.

Thanks for Houston photos!

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