Monday, October 25, 2010

Last Show of 2010 and Thank You

October 23rd marked the last quilt show I'll be participating in this year. It was held in Chilliwack, BC and hosted by the Piecemakers Quilt Guild. This was my booth. Isn't it amazing how much can be squeezed into such a small space?
I had a few moments before the show started to check out the quilts on display. I'm in awe of quilters like Sandra Lounsbury who made this 60" x 97" "Gracie's Garden" quilt. Look at all those tiny pieces!!
I loved the bright colours and the composition of this paper-pieced quilt by Maureen Wood, entitled "Fourth of July".
Of course, quilts made with my favourite country colours and fabrics, always catch my eye. I loved this one made by Lisa van den Brink, called "Stairway to the Stars."
And this one called "String of Stars" made by Sharon Churchill.
Cynthia Long calls this her "Olympic Quilt" because it was finished during the Olympics. But it took her 3 years to make all the half-square triangles from scraps! Talk about a labour of love!
This 94" x 94" "Dear Jane" quilt made by Wendy Lyon has 5000 pieces!!
And this beautiful "Cathedral Windows" quilt was made by the Featured Quilter of the show, Dorothy Baker, soon to celebrate her 83rd birthday camping in South Africa! What an amazing and inspiring lady!
And last but not least, this quilt was made by Gail Whetter, using the selvages we usually throw away. What a fun idea!
Here's a close-up.
I'm always thrilled when I see one of my patterns on display. This scaled-down version of "House Sampler" was made by Cynthia Long. Great job!!
And Kathy Lang purchased my "Pumpkin-ful of Posies" kit and made up this little wallhanging.
So that was my Saturday.
On Sunday, three of us designers who hosted the Quilts at Tanglebank Gardens show in September, invited our wonderful volunteers to a Thank-you lunch at Dougal Walker's home.

After the main course, Dougal, Sue Jensen, and I served the dessert, yummy black forest cake.
Thank you, thank you, thank you! We absolutely could not have done the show without you!

1 comment:

  1. What wonderful quilts and love the hexagons.
    I am finishing a small lap sized, they are fun to make.