These are the last of the tops that we received at International Quilt Festival in Houston. Svetlana Sandimirova from Moscow, Russia sat and designed and sewed a top for our children Wednesday night of the quilt show. This is the third year straight that Svetlana has made a top at the quilt show. She was assisted this year by Rimma Bybina also of Moscow, Russia. Rimma has been coming to the Houston show for at least the last 4 years that I know of. In fact, on the Russian Quilters Association, I found a picture of the QBB booth back in 2008. http://www.quilters.ru/main/news_details.php?ID=2734 You have to scroll down quite a bit to see the booth. It helps to translate the page from Russian to English. (I use Google Chrome as my browser and it gives me a drop down option to automatically translate.) Svetlana is a very talented quilter. The first top below is by Svetlana
And, our second international quilter is Hong Ying Chang from Adelaide, Australia. Hong has also been making tops for QBB for at least the last 3 years, and it may be longer (before I was involved with QBB). Hong is also a very talented quilter and she does awesome things with the smallest scraps of fabric. Hong brought all these tops with her in her suitcases, and of course we sent some fabric back with her to make even more tops. The other 11 tops are by Hong.
A big thanks to both Svetlana and Hong and to all our other international quilters.