Quilt Show Houston 2010

The International Quilt Show is going on in Houston today and this weekend.  Here is a LINK to more information about location, times and tickets.  I have heard it is an amazing show, so I am going to try to make it over there sometime this weekend.  Here is a LINK to an article from the Houston Chronicle previewing the show.  Here is a clip from the article, describing three of the major exhibits.

Bob Ruggiero, a 14-year veteran of the show and director of publications and public information for Quilts Inc., offers some suggestions:

First, make a beeline for the exhibit titled Baltimore Album Review II.

"They are the more traditional quilts," Ruggiero says, "and we'll have the godmother of this art form, Elly Sienkiewicz, here at the show. All of the quilts in the exhibit she made or collected."

"They are the more traditional quilts," Ruggiero says, "and we'll have the godmother of this art form, Elly Sienkiewicz, here at the show. All of the quilts in the exhibit she made or collected."

Another marquee exhibit, Ruggiero says, is the Festival Gallery of Quilt Art. "These are very modern," he says. "These are the quilts people look at and say, 'I can't believe that's a quilt. It looks like a painting.' "

The third exhibit space is devoted to quilts with patriotic themes. Ruggiero says all of them come from Cindy Rennels of Cindy's Antique Quilts in Clinton, Okla., and they're being shown en masse for the first time.