I am thrilled that "Framing Flourish" was juried into Tactile Architecture, a special exhibits of quilts inspired by architecture which will premier at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in November.
You've seen this quilt before, I posted about it here. I've been to Quilt Festival in Houston twice and both times my very favorite quilts were in the smaller special exhibits. There is something very inspiring about viewing a cohesive collection in a specific theme. The quilts in the World of Beauty portion of the show (that's the larger portion of the show with various categories like Pictoral, Large Applique, Small Art, etc), are also amazing! But, I think it's hard to totally appreciate them by browsing up and down row after row of quilts.
I was in Tactile Architecture in 2008 with my quilt "Construction: Concrete and Stone."These quilts have many similar elements and techniques and were inspired by similar visual experiences. I think they both look like "me" even though they are pretty different.
Jamie Fingal and Leslie Jenison have also announced that the Beneath the Surface exhibit will travel to Houston after it's premier at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach. MistyFuse has agreed to sponsor the exhibit in Houston. Hooray! Mistyfuse is a great product and the company has done so much to support art quilters.
So, I'll have two quilts in Houston this year. Now, it's time to start making travel plans. Are you going to be there? I can't wait to see you!