Thursday, January 10, 2019

It's All About Appliqué!

Well, one last visit to the incredible quilt exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, 2018—and I (Teri) am happy to say that the focus is on appliqué quilts. It appears as though appliqué is alive and well within the quilting universe! While I have rarely met a quilt I didn't like, there is something special about studying the spectacular detail  in an appliquéd piece. The intricacies of the art are a joy to behold, and the bodies of work in these exhibits were no exception. Such work involves great dedication and time, not to mention talent. I am in awe of the work these artists put into these exquisite quilts. Enjoy!

In the American Tradition, Appliquéd




Quilts: A World of Beauty, Appliqué category


Not only was the variety of techniques used in these quilts impressive, but I was thrilled to see so many Baltimore Album style quilts. As we replicate the work of our past stitching sisters, we stay connected to them and forge ahead to learn new needle skills. Appliqué is an art that can continually push the limits; the old is not gone, but it is made new—with plenty of room for brand new ideas and skills. It's all about the appliqué!


  1. What an awesome post!!!! And what awesome work - so much to absorb.

    1. Thank you! We are glad you were as inspired as we were by this fabulous collection of appliquéd quilts.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful work with us that otherwise I would not have been able to enjoy!

  3. Outstanding applique! Love seeing some fellow bloggers in there, like Teresa and Janet O. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful quilts! It's look great. Making such quilts is very time-consuming. Thanks for sharing these photos with us. Sometimes you can take some inspiration.

  5. Very informative article it is totally worth it for reading. I really appreciate your writing & describing skill.