Who doesn't love a quilt show? The North Texas Quilt Festival, a multi guild show held during the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Arlington, Texas, is always a lot of fun.
Hands down, my favorite part of the show was the SAQA Global Exhibition, Dusk to Dawn. This exhibit debuted at Houston International Quilt Festival several years ago and has been traveling the world since. I was lucky enough to see it in Houston, and it was wonderful seeing it again. Jaye Dodds, our local SAQA Texas rep, was there to ensure that people knew about SAQA.
It is hand quilted with perle cotton:
I love a good bullseye quilt. Circles are so pleasingly graphic. This is "Beans and Rice", pieced by Linn Jencopale and quilted by Darlene Ward:
By the way, I am giving both the quilter's and piecer's name for each quilt because the NTQF gives equal credit to both. If you piece a quilt and have someone else quilt it, you must enter it in a two person category. As a former longarm quilter, I applaud that.
This is "La Dolce Vita", pieced by Amy Archambeau and quilted by Becky Griffith: