Every year members of the online QuiltArt group create fabulous tiaras and model them at International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX. Each artist gets a chance to strut/dance across the stage, wave to the crowd, and describe their tiara. There is no humility and nothing is too preposterous to try if they think it will garner them enough votes to win. These are this year's 3 winners on the right, along with the festival director, Karey Bresenhan, on the left.
Also making its debut at quilt festival was the new journal quilt book. I am thrilled to have 5 journal quilts in the book. The book is available from Quilting Arts. It's about an inch thick, and the photography and journal quilt stories are wonderful.