Be Someone

Machine Quilting | Mixed Technique Best of Show
Title
Be Someone
Submission Description
Group quilt designed, pieced and quilted by members of the Houston Modern Quilt Guild
Dimensions
82 x 61
Quiltmaker(s) and Credit
Alice Sadeghpour, Barbara Averill, Cathy Winters, Ginny Crosthwait, Jamie Siel, Kristi Telljohann, Machelle DeRon, Marisa Wilhelmi, Sabina Cook, Suzanne Caflisch, Tricia Young, Tina Johnson, Katie Grosskopf, Janet Cassiani, Jane Powell, Vasudha Govindan, Rosemarie Waiand, Anne Lowry, Rebecca Denham, Laura Bryant, Jenn Saxena and Pam Biswas of Harris County. Cristina Curtis of Chambers County, Jennifer Lyons of Grimes County, Christine Schmelebeck of Orange County, Lynn Frostman, Michaela Lim, Sally Keller, Tita Vickrey, and Elizabeth Miceli of Fort Bend County.

Thanks goes to the following: Anonymous “Be Someone” graffiti artist, Shannon Brinkley for the use of her Houston skyline design, Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the use of their logo, Urban Threads for their Night Owl and Stitchin Safari embroidery designs, Embroidery Library for the Double Run embroidery design and Apex Embroidery for their font designs. All other blocks are original designs of the quilter.
Artist Statement
As you drive into downtown Houston from the north, train tracks cross over I-45. On the side of the steel support beam used to be graffitied the phrase "Be Someone". This simple phrase was the basis for the design of the quilt. Words and images that define Houston were utilized to showcase some of the best Houston has to offer, emphasizing how individuals chose to "Be Someone" and create the great city known as Houston.
Additional Ribbons Awarded
Best of Division - Machine Quilted - Mixed Technique
Judge's Choice
Blue ribbon