The Drawl

What Would a Houston Quilt Look Like?

In honor of the 44th International Quilt Festival coming to town in November, we submit our own plans for an H-Town quilt we swear we’re going to sew one day (after learning to sew).

By Morgan Kinney October 22, 2018 Published in the November 2018 issue of Houstonia Magazine

Come November 8, 55,000 enthusiasts from dozens of countries will descend upon the George R. Brown Convention Center for the 44th International Quilt Festival—the largest event of its kind in the country—to admire the artful bedspreads on display, submit their own blankets, and compete for thousands in cash prizes. To mark the occasion, Houstonia hereby submits its own plans for a humble sampler quilt, a classic genre that pieces together a variety of colors and images in a manner that perfectly reflects Mutt City’s hodgepodge identity.

Image: Amy Kinkead 

The festival runs November 8–11. For information, visit 

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