Monday, March 17, 2008

Dallas Quilt Show

I had an excellent time at the Dallas Quilt Show on Friday. There were lots of Texas-themed quilts (not a surprise).

Here is my very favorite. It's called "Baskets Full of Texas" by Ann Cardon. I believe she designed it herself.
Each basket has a different Texas wildflower. Several of them have button embellishments and other three dimensional elements like this Bluebonnet.

A big Texas flag...
by Judy VanWinkle.

This is not necessarily a Texas quilt, but it compliments these other selections. The faint flag in the sky is very patriotic.
This quilt is by Sharon Schlotzhauer.

A quilt full of Texas stuff.
This one is by Margaret Reed. I really must buy some cowboy boots.
Alexandra Henry designed this quilt of various state birds and our national bird in the center.
The Texas state bird is the mockingbird. I don't know much about birds, but if I did, I would point it out to you.

Another big Texas flag. This one is by Jan Morrison.
Would you be surprised if I told you that my kids say a pledge to the Texas flag at school every morning? Right after the pledge of allegiance? They do.
More pictures tomorrow -- art quilts, quilts by my friends and smiling faces!


momma helen said...

Really? You don't have cowboy boot? I'm surprised! They'd work perfectly with your style.

I'm thinking purple alligator skin...


Laura said...

Thanks for the tour of the Dallas show!