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close up, "Doggieminiums" by Pauline Salzman. 2013 Houston IQF, photo by Quilt Inspiration

Quilt Inspiration: Mt. Ruffmore and more: the quilts of Pauline Salzman

"Firecracker" by Virginia Greaves. 2013 Houston IQF. Close up photo by Quilt Inspiration: It's Raining Cats and Dogs: Part 1

Close up, My Blue Heeler "Rosie" by Laura Krasinski. 2013 Houston IQF, photo by Quilt Inspiration

close up, "Live Free" by Kathleen Everett (New York). 2013 Houston IQF. Photo by Quilt Inspiration.

close up, "Mendelssohn" by Franki Kohler. 2013 Houston IQF. Posted at Quilt Inspiration: It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Part 2

Close up: "Best Friend" by Barbara Yates Beasley. 2013 Houston IQF. Posted at Quilt Inspiration: It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Part 2

Close- up, "Snow Buddies" art quilt by Ruth Powers. This dog is a Komondor, a rare breed. Exhibited at the 2013 Houston IQF. Photo by Quilt Inspiration: It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Part 2

close up, " All Together" by Hiroko Miyama and Masanobu Miyama, Tokyo, Japan. 2013 Houston IQF, photo by Quilt Inspiration

"Forever Friends" by Jude Edling. 2013 Houston IQF, photo by Quilt Inspiration: It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Part 3

Close up, Sunday in the Park with Mittens by Nancy S. Brown. 2013 DVQG featured artist. Photo by Quilt Inspiration

Giraffes, 68 x 50, by Nancy S. Brown, 2013 DVQG featured artist. close up photo by Quilt Inspiration

Live Free by Kathleen Everett (Batavia, New York). 2013 Houston IQF. Photo by Quilt Inspiration.

Quilt Inspiration: Arizona Quilt Show Day 2 2013

Best Friend, 43 x 59", by Barbara Yates Beasley. 2013 Houston IQF. Posted at Quilt Inspiration: It's Raining Cats and Dogs - Part 2

Vintage hankie quilt. Look closely for inspiration.

close up showing thread painting: "Wind" by Masanobu Miyama (Japan). Superior Threads Master Award for Thread Artistry, 2013 Houston IQF. Photo by Quilt Inspiration

Illinois Album, 60 x 70", by Jane Sassaman. Winner of the Baby Lock Master Award for Innovative Artistry, 2013 Houston IQF, photo by Quilt Inspiration

"Mt. Ruffmore" by Pauline Salzman: -- World Quilt Show Florida 2012. Photo by jckirner, via Flickr