Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Quiltsy Members Shine at 2009 International Quilt Market & Festival

Three Quiltsy members, Terry Aske Art Quilts, Canton Village Quilt Works and Warm 'n Fuzzies have had their work on display this week at the grandmomma of all quilt gatherings, the International Quilt Market and Festival in Houston, Texas.

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the International Quilt Market trade show. It's where businesses that buy and sell in the creative sewing fields come together to order all the wonderful goodies. New fabric lines and gadgets are premiered here, ideas planted, teachers educated and designers, publishers, manufacturers, fabric store owners and others mix and mingle for an explosion of new creativity. The 2009 Quilt Market closed yesterday and the Quilt Festival is about to kickoff tomorrow for five exciting days.

Tiffany (aka warmnfuzzies) was recently approached by designer Sandi Henderson about showcasing Sandi's newest fabric line Meadow Sweet in a pair of cathedral window pillows that Tiffany is known for. The completed pillows were part of Sandi's booth at Quilt Market and helped generate sales and excitement for the new line. "It was such a thrill to be one of the first people to see, touch and work with brand new fabric, not even on the market yet," said Tiffany.

Jackie of Canton Village Quilt Works had a quilt of hers on display in the Moda Fabric Bake Shop booth during Market.  What an honor!  (Jackie, if you link us to a picture, we'd like to include it here).


This year is also the 35th anniversary of the International Quilt Festival, sometimes referred to as the "World's Fair of Quilts." As the world’s largest annual quilt show, sale, and quiltmaking academy, attending this show at least once is on just about every quilter's 'bucket list.' Attendees come from all over the world to see more than 1,500 quilts, dolls, and pieces of fabric art in this Best-of-the-Best show. Last year, the International Quilt Festival drew a total of 52,542 attendees, making it one of the largest conventions in Houston.

Terry Aske has not one, but TWO of her quilts hanging in this year's International Quilt Festival. Both her 'Zig Zag' quilt and 'Marble Tiles' quilt have been traveling North America as part of a special exhibit called 'O Canada.' This exhibit features quilts showcasing Canadian's special love of quilting that runs much deeper than just the desire to keep warm!


Congratulations to these super-talented ladies! It's wonderful for their skills to be recognized at such a world class level.

Can't make it to this year's Festival? Beginning October 15, the official webcast of the 2009 International Quilt Festival/Houston will be live! See scores of quilts and garments that will be featured at the show, as well as photos taken on the show floor and in the classrooms and updated daily. And shortly after - vidcasts! If you can't make it to Festival or want to relive your experience there, Quilt Festival@Home is your free online ticket to the excitement!
Click HERE for more information.

15 comments:

Pam S. Cole said...

Wow! Great news to hear--congratulations Tiffany and Terry!
Thanks for sharing the post/pictures. I have never been able to go--maybe some day!

ilena said...

Thanks for sharing this wonderful experience with us ~ big congrats to Tiffany & Terry, VERY impressive!

The Quilted House said...

Thanks for sharing this! What wonderful honors for both Tiffany & Terry! Beautiful work!!

Originals by Lauren said...

so exciting to see Tiffany's pillow covers.
sounds like you had a great time.

Aviva/sieberdesigns said...

Great article. Thank you for sharing!

Ellen said...

I haven't been a very good Quiltsy member, but I'm so excited to hear about Tiffany and Terry! AND, I'll be at the convention, so I'll be on the look out!

kimbuktu said...

So much fun to see this article, congrats to Warm and Terry, how exciting!

Jackie said...

I saw both of their works at Quilt Market! They were great. I also had a quilt that I had quilted in the Moda Bake Shop booth. Of course, took lots of pics. it is a fun thing. Congrats to Terry and Tiffany!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

Wow! Fantastic! Congrats to both of you- what an honor!

magpieknits said...

Big congratulations to Tiffany, Terry and Jackie for being a part of this big event. What an honor.

Julie Antinucci said...

Tiffany and Terry--I can't imagine how excited you are. I'm so happy for you! And a huge thank you to whim for providing so much detail this year about market. It was ALMOST as good as being there. maybe next time!

fabricartist21 said...

I love the chairs in the top pic. I also love going to the Houston quilt Festival but won't be there this year.

Terry said...

Whim, thanks so much for looking out for my quilts at the show, taking pics and posting them. It is a real thrill to see them in the exhibit even if I couldn't see them in person.

FabricsNQuilts said...

Congratulations to Tiffany & Terry! I can't imagine how exciting this has to be for you!

The pillow look so nice in the booth!

QuiltFinger said...

Congratulations, Terry, Warm, and Canton!!