Melissa Dessent submits her finished art quilt to the Houston Quilt Show.

Melissa’s Houston Quilt Show Project

“I know we don’t really do quilts up here, but can I put my blouses aside and finish up the details on an art quilt I’ve been working on in my own time for my entry into the Houston Quilt Show in November?”

Upper left corner of Melissa Dessent's submission to the Houston Quilt Show. Tarot print backing with a skeleton appliqué .
Slipstitching…

Folks, the answer to that is almost always yes – creativity takes many forms and we are happy to help you show off yours, even though we’d disagree with the idea that quilting is a good place to start a comprehensive set of sewing skills.

Upper left corner of Melissa Dessent's submission to the Houston Quilt Show. Tarot print backing with a skeleton appliqué .
Backing & binding…

 

Upper left corner of Melissa Dessent's submission to the Houston Quilt Show. Tarot print backing with a skeleton appliqué .
Upper left corner detail…

Melissa Dessent had been working on her own on a modern quilt that represents what we are all worried about.  She titled it “Crying for Our Future” and submitted it to the Houston Quilt Show.  It was accepted and will be traveling the United States as part of their touring exhibition for the next two years.

Upper left corner of Melissa Dessent's submission to the Houston Quilt Show. Tarot print backing with a skeleton appliqué .
Melissa Dessent shows off her art quilt submission to the Houston Quilt Show.

The Houston Quilt Show itself is 8 November 2018.  You can find more information about it here.

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