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.

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74-1/2" x 75"

New York Jazz

by Patricia Mayer and Karen Watts of Houston, Texas

Artist Statement:

Just as jazz plays different riffs on a main melody, so this quilt plays with the New York Beauty block. With changing colors and shapes, it displays variations on the traditional quilt’s theme.”

Winner: First Place in Traditional Pieced

Award sponsored by From Marti Michell

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Photo by Jim Lincoln