Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Way back in January I joined a group project proposed by Tommy. She picked a picture, cut it into 16 pieces and sent each participant a section to interpret. The only restriction was size. So off we went with wide open creativity. After sending our sections back to Tommy, she joined them together and then sent in an application for the Houston International Quilt Festival. And today we got our acceptance notification.  

Congratulations! Your entry, To Market, To Market, has been selected as a finalist to be exhibited at the 2011 International Quilt Festival/Houston in the annual IQA fall Judged Show, Quilts: A World of Beauty.  This year’s jury had the difficult task of narrowing a field of 652 entries to 380 finalists. We genuinely appreciate their diligent efforts.

My Section
I have only dreamed about a quilt show entry, figuring it was not even a remote possibility. But dreams can come true and this is really exciting even if I was only 1/16 of the total effort.  Thank you Tommy for your great idea. And thank you everyone else who made this a success.

Original Picture

Group Composition


ellen gets crafty said...

What an honor!! Your corner is beautiful and adds so much to the quilt. Congrats!

tracy_a said...

Congratulations, Irene! What a cool project!

Sharon said...

Wow is right! What a fascinating idea and execution!

Miki Willa said...

I know you posted this a while ago, but I just found it. I really love this. I have wanted to try my hand at this kind of cooperative piece. Congratulations on getting it accepted in the show.