Tuesday, November 5, 2013


I had always wanted to go to the International Quilt Festival in Houston, but it never seemed to work out, but THIS YEAR, I decided to make it happen.  I signed up for a bus (same day) trip for this weekend. I left the house about 5:45 AM and got home at 9:15 PM.  We arrived at the convention center about 10:10 AM and had until 4:00 PM to see everything.  

I got the pink bag along with my ticket and a show pin along with the price I paid for the bus ride.  The first few pictures are the things I bought from vendors.  

Some fabrics from Primitive Gatherings.

A Buggy Barn Calendar, new quilting gloves and a pattern.

Thera-Glove (support hose for your hands).  Maybe these will help with the tingling and numbness.
OK.  Now on to the quilts!  First of all, the "BEST OF SHOW" Quilt.  I don't know if you can read the description in the picture under the quilt, but it was based on a picture taken at the Dallas Arboretum last December.  We saw this boat when we went there with some friends!

I hope you enjoy seeing some of the quilts that I liked best.  I didn't always take a picture of the description because I couldn't always get a good view of it.  Sorry about that.

Universal Ties

The 16-patches were bought in an antique shop and I love how  this was put together.

A Petite Heirloom

The original baby quilt
I really liked this old baby quilt and the reproduction of it above.  It is the kind of thing that is fun to do.  \

I will post more amazing quilt pictures tomorrow.  


Lesley said...

Thank you for the great show and tell!

Janet O. said...

How exciting to be able to go, Ruth! Good for you, for making it happen! I love seeing the quilts, and especially the one made from the vintage 16 patch blocks!

Doniene said...

How wonderful!!! I really need to plan a time to go!!! The quilts are lovely - thanks loads for sharing!! We have such similar tastes!! Wow love that purchases!!!


Beth said...

Great pictures. Looks like you had some fun at the vendors too. A couple of my friends and I always head straight for Primitive Gatherings at a show. On one occassion it was the only booth I went to ( I had already worked the show all day so my feet hurt, but still...

Me and My Stitches said...

What fun! Looks like you hit the Primitive Gatherings booth! Love the quilts - thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

Wow that must have been so great to go to Market, Its my dream to go one day. Beautiful photos.

Grit said...

Great pictures. I was there also and it was so fantastic.
Greetings Grit

---"Love" said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful quilts! Glad you got to go, but I'd bet you had to rush to see it all! Big place, isn't it? ---"Love"

Lori said...

I love the quilts!! Thanks for sharing them.

a good yarn said...

What a wonderful treat to visit this show with its quilts of the highest standard. Fabulous!

Barb said...

looks like you had fun!
thanks for sharing the quilts!