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Quillting Information: The Ruby Jubilee Exhibit, Houston

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Quilting Information:  November 5, 2014

The Ruby Jubilee Exhibit, Houston

 

This is the International Quilt Festival’s 40th anniversary, so one is greeted with a huge central display called “Ruby Jubilee” made of red and white quilts of all sizes.  (Rubies = 40 years.)  Some hang in tiers from the center in a large, very well-lit circle that made the quilts glow.

Here’s a video from the front:

Here’s a view from a different angle.  See the Dear Jane quilt at the bottom center?

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Here’s a close-up–and somehow I did not get the maker’s name and cannot make an association from the show booklet.

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Within the Ruby Jubilee exhibit are separate exhibits.  Here’s “Rouge et Blanc” by Marie Baraer from the Quilts de Legende exhibit:

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And, a close-up.  The quilt was hand quilted.

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There were some spectacular miniature red and white quilts and, of course, red work.

Here are other angles:

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Written by louisaenright

November 5, 2014 at 11:54 am

Quilting Information: The International Quilt Festival, Houston

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Quilting Information:  November 5, 2014

The International Quilt Festival

Houston, Texas

October 28 to November 2, 2014

It’s overwhelming.

First, the building itself is at least two city blocks long and three stories high.

Here’s a little video taken as I am walking through the green park located in front of the Convention Center:

And here is a close-up taken just across the street from the Convention Center:

The Festival uses the WHOLE BUILDING.

There are over 1000 vendors.

There are 31 Special Exhibits, which includes the juried quilts.

There are demonstrations, lectures, quilt artists working in studios set up for them, and all sorts of classes.

There are quilts from all over the world here.

Over 60,000 people from all over the world will attend. 

Thanks heavens I have THREE whole days to see/experience it all as it is overwhelming.

Written by louisaenright

November 5, 2014 at 11:26 am