Friday, October 26, 2012

Going to IQA Houston!

I am very excited to be going back to IQA Houston on Halloween. This is the first time in years that I have been to this Mecca for quilters, the largest conference, festival, market for Houston every year - between 30,000 to 60,000 quilters and quilt lovers will be there.

I elected to go this year because I have artwork in three exhibitions. One piece will be in the new exhibition: Seasonal Palette. The artwork in this exhibition has not be exhibited or shown before, so that will be exciting to see the work and how it is displayed.

SAQA has an auction of 12" x 12" art quilts donated by 144 members including a piece of my artwork.

And the other exhibition is of artwork by the 19 quilt artists selected for a book by Martha Seilman. I am thrilled to be one of the 19 featured artists in the book. Many of us will be at IQA to discuss our artwork, autograph books, and generally have lots of fun!

The Natural World
at International Quilt Festival
Houston, Texas
October 31 - November 4, 2012  

Nancy G Cook Mockingbird’s Larder
This exhibit features a lavish collection of art quilts, all focused on the natural world.  A corresponding book, Art Quilt Portfolio: The Natural World contains in-depth interviews with 19 top artists who specialize in the natural world, showing multiple artworks by each one along with nearly 90 additional gallery images.


  1. Renewed congratulations -- have fun! Don't forget to stock up on water for the long walks around the exhibits! :-)

  2. Nancy I am going to Houston too, for the first time. I will be sure to look for your work. I have a photograph in the Eye of the Quilter exhibit, maybe you will have time to see it. I am also flying on Halloween form GSP, maybe we will run into each other over the weekend.

    1. Robin, Congratulations on getting into the Eye of the Quilter. That is always a great exhibit.

      I am flying out of GSP also. Leave at 2:50. What time do you leave?
      I will be close to the SAQA booth. Look me up if you have a chance.

  3. Thanks, the water is really important. Hope I can find some Gatorade as well. That really helps me.

  4. how wonderful for you to have all of these pieces being exhibited!

    enjoy Houston -- it's on my "maybe someday" list

    travel safely!!