Sunday, September 12, 2010

Quilts at Tanglebank Gardens 2010

The second Saturday in September and time for another Quilts at Tanglebank Gardens Show! On Friday, we were busy setting up all the grids and tents.
I dunno, maybe this tent would look better here?
Even hard-working designers need to take a break once in awhile.
After a week of rain and nervously checking the weather forecast every few minutes,
Saturday morning dawned clear and warm.
Cars began arriving before 10 am.
We wouldn't be able to do the show without the help of our many amazing volunteers.
Donna and Leona were our greeters.
Quilts were hanging throughout the beautiful garden. The show is intended to display the works of Canadian quilt designers.
This year, Pippa Moore, who lives on Vancouver Island, was able to join us.
Her passion is designing quilts with African themes and training African women to sew.
You can view more of her work on her website,
Here are some of her gorgeous quilts.
More quilts were hanging in the post-and-beam building,
beside Tanglebank's gift shop,
and on the north lawn. The boutique had ready-made items for sale.
And the Steveston Cookie Company were selling yummy treats. Volunteers Allan, Penny, and Teresa
take a well-deserved lunch break. Robin and Teresa managed the tea-room.
And Penny worked all day at the cash register.This year we offered free demos.
Dougal Walker of The Freckles Collection (
demonstrated stitchery techniques and needle-turn applique.
Sue Jensen of Quilted Escapes (
demonstrated ink and shaving cream techniques.
Pippa Moore of Kitambaa Designs demonstrated how to piece a zig-zag
and "beads on a string".And I talked about the quilts in my book, Country Comforts.
Time for the 3:30 prize draw.
Look at all the tickets for the gift baskets!
Sonja did the honours.
And the first winner is....(drum roll, please!)...
J. Livingston!
The other winners are:
Joanna Kim
Bev Dunphy
L. Thompson
Kris Foulds
Stewart Lauis
Many, many thanks to all of you who joined us at the show,
our wonderful, amazing, hard-working volunteers,
and to Arnold and Brenda, owners of beautiful Tanglebank Gardens!
We couldn't have done it without all of you!


  1. What a wonderful show and beautiful quilts.
    Love the idea of an outdoor show, and the perfect day for it.


  2. Cheryl, it was such a great event! And yep, you sure lucked out on the weather!
    (Are you planning an open house at your place again? I miss them...)
    On that note, I'd love to pop by sometime to have a look through your wool, you were almost sold out by the time I got to the garden sale.
    Have a great time away... you've earned it for sure!