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Premieres at the International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas 

Repurposing used materials is one of the most effective solutions there is to deal with today's environmentally devastating waste issues. Fiber art also has a rich tradition of incorporating elements that would otherwise be discarded by turning them into compelling compositions.  

Juror: Katie Pasquini Masopust 

For over 30 years, Katie Pasquini Masopust has produced high quality contemporary art quilts that have been collected by a broad range of admirers. From her early beginnings as a painter dabbling in traditional quilt making, her work has evolved from structured Mandalas and mind-blowing dimensional pieces to very painterly landscapes executed with the finest fabrics and most creative stitching techniques.

When not in residence at her studio in California she travels the world, presenting her contemporary quilting theories and techniques to classes not only in North America, but in Europe, the Far East, Australia and New Zealand.

A prolific author, Katie shares her enthusiasm for the art of creative quilting through her numerous books, classes, and now as Executive Director of Alegre Retreat held at Gateway Canyons Resort in Colorado — a destination resort for quilting enthusiasts and fiber artists. 


International Quilt Festival, Houston Texas: October 31 - November 3, 2019


Selected Artists

Susan Avishai (Canada) - She Shows You Where to Look Among the Garbage and the Flowers (white)
Kathleen Bagioni (Connecticut, USA) - the Gyre
Karen M Balos (California, USA) - Thank You Holly
Sara Bradshaw (Tennessee, USA) - Ties That Bind
Laurie Bucher (California, USA) - Planet Earth
Betty Busby (New Mexico, USA) - Down the Garden Path
Janice Chiaffredo (Georgia, USA) - Final Frenzy
Shin-hee Chin (Kansas, USA) - Grace
Silke Cliatt (Georgia, USA) - Transition
Yael David-Cohen  (United Kingdom) - Mirrors 1
Rachael Dorr (New York, USA) - Wedding Dress Study 2
Heidi Drahota (Germany) - The Beautiful Appearance
Bodil Gardner (Denmark) - Mother Earth
Barbara Oliver Hartman (Texas, USA) - Out My Front Door
Paula M Jolly (Canada) - Outfit No Longer Available
Patricia Kennedy-Zafred (Pennsylvania, USA) - American Portraits: A Dying Breed
Barbara D Kibbe (California, USA) - Past as Prelude
Sherry Davis Kleinman (California, USA) - Barn Quilt Screen Style
Pat Kroth (Wisconsin, USA) - Networth
Carol Larson (California, USA) - Keeping Up Appearances 4
Lorie McCown (Virginia, USA) - The seven sisters and their ghosts
Diane Melms (Alaska, USA) - Made to Measure
Susan M Mogan (Alabama, USA) - Coming Apart at the Seams: America 2019
Karen Ponischil (North Carolina, USA) - Polyethylene Iris
Beth and Trevor Reid (Australia) - Moody Blues
Martha E Ressler (Pennsylvania, USA) - Cast Away Gems
Barbara J Schneider (Illinois, USA) - Out of the Blue
Roxanne Schwartz (California, USA) - Untied
Susan L Selby (Canada) - Riparian Autumn
Stephanie Shore (Massachusetts, USA) - Obscured meaning
Carolyn I Skei (Texas, USA) - Tulips in Moonlight
Linda Syverson Guild (Maryland, USA) - Points of Entrée
Phyllis Tarrant (North Carolina, USA) - A Quilt for My Old Age
Laura Wasilowski (Illinois, USA) - Painting the Town #1
Libby Williamson (California, USA) - Clan of Misfits

*** Artists were notified via email on 04/23