Every year, thousands of quilters and quilt lovers descend on Houston, Texas for the International Quilt Festival and Quilt Market. This year, Quilt Festival is from November 2-5, 2023.
Many attendees’ favorite part of their annual trip is seeing the Festival Judged Show presented by Quilts, Inc.
The quilt show winners have been announced and I wanted to show you. They are jaw-droppingly gorgeous! You will also want to see:
- 31 Animal Quilts from the 2023 Houston Quilt Show that You will Swoon Over
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Here are the quilts that won Best in Show and Master Awards, in order of my personal favorites…
Monkeys in My Hair—(Evie) – The Handi Quilter Best of Show Award
Monkeys in My Hair – (Evie) by Deborah Hyde of West Bloomfield, Michigan won the Hand-Quilter Best in Show Award. It is 41” x 48”. I simply cannot wait to see this quilt in person. Just looking at the photo I can see so many interesting details!
Fullness – The Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry
Fullness By Yoshiyuki Ishizaki of Ashiya City, Hyogo, Japan won the Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry. It is 82” x 67”.
Filigree Calligraphy – The Gammill Master Award for Machine Artistry
Filigree Calligraphy by Janet Stone of Overland Park, Kansas won the Gammill Master Award for Machine Artistry. It is 41” x 48”.
Those Darn Boys – The Janome Master Award for Innovative Artistry
Those Darn Boys by Judy Crotts of Long Beach, California won the Janome Master Award for Innovative Artistry. It is 35” x 47”.
Summer Shower – The Innova Master Award for Contemporary Artistry
Summer Shower by Akiko Matsumura of Iida City, Nagano, Japan won the Innova Master Award for Contemporary Artistry. It is 76” x 77”.
Beauty in the Broken – The Grace Company Master Award for Traditional Artistry
Beauty in the Broken by Kathy K. Wylie of Whitby, Ontario, Canada won the Grace Company Master Award for Traditional Artistry. It is 71” x 71”.
Don’t Miss the Festival Show Floor
Besides the world-class quilt show, Quilt Festival invites you to see over 270+ exhibitors with 600+ shopping booths with quilts, fabrics, patterns, sewing machines, tools, books, and more! It is so totally different from the quilt show.
Both the Judged Quilt Show and the showroom floor will take you DAYS to walk through, and you will still feel like you need more time. Quilt Festival also includes more than 275 classes, lectures, and events with 85+ teachers.
Visit the Quilt Festival page on the Quilts, Inc. website for complete information about dates, classes, and how to get tickets.
See you there!
P.S. Have you ever thought about entering a quilt show? Read why I entered a judged quilt show earlier this year, and you should too!
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