DSC02730Fiesta! was the theme of the 2014 Capital of Texas QuiltFest. This show was sponsored by The Austin Area Quilt Guild and held last weekend at the Palmer Events Center. These first two quilts were on display at the entrance to the hall: the spectacular Raffle Quilt above (no, I did not win) and the Best of Show below.

DSC02705 Over the Edge – Joseph Stroman, Vicki Ibison

I don’t know much about quilting, but I love the bright colors and intricate patterns. Plus quilts are fun to photograph. Here’s a few of my favorites from this show—not necessarily the ones that won awards—but quilts that were colorful, unique, or just fun to look at!


Visions of Fairy Tales Danced in my Head – Margery O. Hedges (I heard this quilt was also expected to win the Viewer’s Choice award at the close of the show.)


Luv’n Texas – Mona Corbett, Judy Hipple, Martha Tsihlas


Gypsy Siam – Margaret Smith


Austin – Past and Present – Kathryn Griffin, BJ Cormier


Scoop It Up – Alice Peper, Sandi Hirsh


Illumination – Joseph Stroman, Glenna Iwami


Good Job, Lois – Quiltaholics Bee


Crazy About Lace – Holly Thompson


Dance of the Butterflies – Betty Dunn

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