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Quilt Festival Happenings

October 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Stitch in Time Fashion Show Luncheon

Do you design and/or create wearables? Enter your garment(s) for the Stitch in Time Fashion Show Luncheon at Quilt Festival in Houston!

Plan to model your garment (or have a friend or other participant model it for you) and give attendees the opportunity to see it up close and personal, and to learn more about the pattern, fabrics, techniques, etc. used to create it. This fun even will take place on Friday, Nov. 5, from Noon-2:00 p.m.

Please fill out the entry form below and deliver it, along with your garment, to the Education Office (Room 340AB) by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 4.

We hope you’ll join us to show off your fabulous fashion creations, enjoy a delicious lunch, and vote for your favorite garment!



Pet Postcard Project

Quilt Festival’s We are thrilled to announce that Friends for Life, Houston’s fastest growing no-kill animal adoption and rescue organization, will be the beneficiary shelter for Quilt Festival’s Pet Postcard Project! I personally admire this organization tremendously for the work and outreach they do, and it is where I adopted my dog, Clarence.

For this fall’s International Quilt Festival/Houston, we are launching our first of three Festival Pet Projects, and we are inviting YOU for this fall’s show to make fabric postcards that will sell for $20 each to benefit Friends for Life.

Take the Pet Postcard Pledge!

Would you be willing to make and donate a one-of-a-kind fabric postcard? I am hoping we get at least 500 fabric postcards, and if they all sell, that is $10,000! And wouldn’t it be fantastic if we got even more?

We encourage animal-themed fabric postcards but we certainly welcome and would appreciate other themes as well, such as abstracts, landscapes, floral pieces, etc. The point is to raise as much funds as we can!

If you are interested in making a fabric postcard (or two or three or more), here are the requirements:

  • Each fabric postcard must be 4″ x 6″ and can have either a horizontal or vertical orientation. They should be stitched (hand or machine) and consist of a front, batting (or interfacing), and a back. As these postcards will not be going through the mail, it is OK if they are in excess of 1/8″ in thickness. So if you want to heavily embellish your postcard(s), go for it!
  • You are not limited to making just one fabric postcard. Create as many fabric postcards as you like.
  • On the back side of the fabric postcard, please sign your name and title your postcard. (Contact information is optional.)
  • These postcards are due at the Quilts, Inc. office no later than Tuesday, October 23rd. Please note: this is a received-by date.
  • You can mail as many fabric postcards as you would like, but please place them in a padded envelope. This way they will stay in pristine condition to be displayed at Festival. Please mail them to:
    • Festival Pet Project
      Attn: Pokey Bolton
      7660 Woodway Suite 550
      Houston, TX 77063



Stitched – A Quilting Documentary at MFAH

April 24, 2011 Leave a comment

Description from the MFAH website:

“Stitched is a fun-filled documentary capturing the enormity of the quilting world with more than 21 million quilters in the U.S. alone. The film follows three quilters racing to complete their entries for the largest quilt show in the nation – the International Quilt Festival held in Houston, Texas. In an industry filled with quilting superstars who have developed a following by teaching their craft, the Houston show draws more than 50,000 quilters including three controversial artists. Quilting legend Caryl Bryer Fallert was the first to win a major prize for her quilt made with a sewing machine. She mentored Hollis Chatelain who caused a stir when she won an award for a painted quilt. And Hollis mentored Randall Cook who sparked controversy with his quilt of a male nude. In this documentary, these quilters create their pieces to compete in the 2010 quilt show. Behind every stitch, there is a story of friendship, art and passion.”

Show times:

  • Wed, Jun 1 @ 7:00 PM
  • Thu, Jun 2 @ 7:00 PM

The film’s website:

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