Houston Quilt Show photos: picasaweb.google.com/marne.parry/HoustonQuiltShow#
As is the case, no doubt, with everyone who was in attendance, this is one amazing presentation. Not only is it HUGE (and we're talking about 1400+ quilts here) there were hundreds (I didn't actually count) of vendors selling everything (and we do mean everything) you could ever want or need, plus a few things more. I met people from Germany, Singapore, Venezuela, Great Britain, Australia, Japan and the Netherlands. I just didn't meet some of the others who were also there from around the globe.
So what did we notice? This was the year of the borders and bindings - they were unique and very different. You will see in a few of my photos where I tried to capture that - they were wavy, shaped, pieced. There were minute (as in tiny) borders - usually of a different color which really set off the quilt center. There was piping around the edge of the quilt - almost imitating rick rack. Buttons. Interesting. It seemed to me that there were far fewer art quilts - although there was still that category with some amazing entrants, but many pieced, more traditional quilts. As usual there were a number of quilts that we were not allowed to photograph - so good luck.