Quilt of the Day

The International Quilt Association’s (IQA) annual fall judged show, Quilts: A World of Beauty, premieres at International Quilt Festival/Houston each year and is one of the quilting world’s most prestigious competitions.

(For your viewing pleasure only, pattern not available.)

80" x 59"


by Nettie Smith and Linda Hibbert of Loveland, Colorado

Artist Statement:

This quilt started as a “kaleidostar.” Around the 4th of July, as the quilting was done, the fireworks then emerged. The addition of hot fixed crystals just added to the effect of the exploding night sky.”

Winner: Third Prize in Innovative Pieced

Award sponsored by Omnigrid

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Photo by Jim Lincoln