Quilt Market round-up: 10 favourite finds

Quilt Market favourite quilts

The exhibition area of Quilt Market is a treat that Today’s Quilter always enjoys after all the hard work is finished. By this time, we’re usually tired and just getting over the jetlag while anticipating fresh jetlag on the way home! However, the quilts are a true tonic for weariness and elicit such a strong emotional response that we’d gladly spend another week just walking through this unique result of passion, creativity and skill. We’ve put together this gallery tour to show you a few of our favourites if you couldn’t make it to Houston to see this year’s show. Feast your eyes on these amazingly intricate designs…

Our top 10 picks from the Quilt Market exhibition quilts

Here are just 10 of the dozens of stunning quilts we saw and enjoyed… we wish we could feature more here but we could just write this post forever if we tried!

Quilt Market The Twisted Sister

1. The Twisted Sister

  • By: Margaret Solomon Gun, Gorham, Maine USA
  • Techniques: Hand and machine piecing; hand and machine applique; hand embellishment
  • Design source: Original

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Sampler Quilt - Yoko Saito

2. Sampler quilt

  • By: Yoko Saito, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-Ken, Japan
  • Techniques: Hand pieced and quilted; machine quilted
  • Design source: 55 traditional quilt blocks

Fantastic Quilt Market quilt

3. Fantastic!

  • By: Junko Fujiwara, Narashino, Chiba, Japan
  • Techniques: Hand Applique and embroidery; trapunto
  • Design source: The Baltimore Album Quilt Tradition by Nancy E. David

Roses quilt market

4. Roses

  • By: Rhonda Dort, Houston, Texas USA
  • Techniques: Machine pieced and quilted
  • Design source: Kaleidoscope diamonds forming the star pattern; an adaptation of a Stack-n-Whack pattern by Bethany S. Reynolds

Mariners Compass Quilt Market

5. Mariner’s Compass

  • By: Yoko Saito, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-Ken, Japan
  • Techniques: Hand appliqued and quilted, machine pieced
  • Design source: Mariner’s Compass and Ohio Star

Lone Star with Broderie Perse

6. Lone Star with Broderie Perse

  • By: Anonymous amateur artist ca 1820
  • Techniques: Hand pieced and quilted, Broderie Perse
  • Design source: Lone Star

Dear William with a Twist

7. Dear William with a Twist

  • By: Alice Sadeghpour, quilted by Mary Jo Yackley, Houston, Texas USA
  • Techniques: Hand appliqued; machine pieced and quilted
  • Design source: William Morris fabric line

Roseville Album Quilt

8. Roseville Album Quilt

  • By: Cynthia Collier, League City, Texas USA
  • Techniques: Hand appliqued and quilted, Broderie Perse
  • Design Source: Roseville Album pattern by Kim McLean

Strippy Four Patch quilt

9. Strippy Four Patch

  • By: Zvia Strahilevitz-Klein, Kochav Yair, Israel
  • Techniques: Machine pieced and quilted
  • Design source: Four Patch blocks in Quilts from the Civil War by Barbara Brackman

I Love Lucy quilt

10. I Love Lucy

  • By: Pam Thomas, quilted by Jeff Prince, Jenks, Oklahoma USA
  • Techniques: Hand pieced appliqued; machine quilted
  • Design source: Lucy Boston’s Patchwork of the Crosses