Saturday, March 27, 2010

Arm chair quilt show Part 1

This weekend, the Etobicoke Quilters' Guild held their quilt show and I was there this morning before the crowds got to be too much. Here's a few of the quilts that I saw so sit back and enjoy. As you might have guessed from the title of this post, I will break the quilts up so we all don't get overwhelmed.
This didn't show up as bright as I had hoped. It was in the hall with lots of natural light and I don't think the flash was on. It is a fairly simple pattern but the colours are really nice - especially the blue strips in between.

A simple quilt using batiks.

I didn't take a close look at this so I don't know if it is hand or machine quilted but it is pretty.

You don't often see these colours together and I found this quilt refreshing.

This quilt just popped.

What a great black and white quilt.

Another black and white quilt - called "Wherever." This was made by a mom for her son's 23rd birthday. She hopes that it will always be with him "wherever" he goes. He is in training to be an RCMP officer and they get stationed in some far off spots sometimes.

This was an exercise in taking a photo and translating it using diamond shapes (at least I think that's what I read.) The title is "Lazy days on the Magnetawan River."
Maple Leaf Forever. This was hung in the hall opposite the first one I showed and it really is much more vibrant than the photo shows. Maybe I should have use a flash.
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The last one for today is called Burgundy Tents. What a fun quilt.


  1. Theu're all so lovely, I especially like the Maple Leaf Forever. Thank you for the tour, I look forward to seeing more.


  2. Hi Dolores,

    These quilts are all amazing and what a treat it must be to go and see all the beautiful work.
    Many thanks for showing us your photos.

    Happy weekend

  3. Those are wonderful! I especially like the first one, and the Maple Leaf quilt. How fun - can't wait to see more!

  4. These quilts are lovely Dolores.Looking forward to seeing the rest.

  5. The quilts are stunning -- thank you for sharing your photographs. Hard to pick a favourite from those, but I think I'm leaning towards the blue and red drunkard's path variation.

  6. Some very inspirational quilts! WOW!

  7. I wasn't able to get out to the show, lovely quilts .... many thanks for sharing!

  8. Thanks for sharing the photos Dolores. I wasn't able to get to the show. The quilts are wonderful.

  9. I love the maple leaf forever quilt. Is there a pattern available?
    Thanks for sharing your awesome work.

  10. I love the maple leaf forever quilt. Is there a pattern available?

  11. That Maple Leaf quilt is fantastic. Got a friend who wants to start working on one and I just loved the colors.

  12. Thank you for posting these lovely projects. Would you share information about the pattern for the Maple Leaf quilt? I would love to have the pattern.

  13. Thanks for showing these. Where might I find the Maple Leak quilt pattern?

  14. I love your quilts. I especially love the Maple Leaf Forever. I would love your pattern if you are willing to send it. My email is
    Thank you for making such a stunning quilt (s).


    Jan Hebert

  15. These quilts are very pretty...I love them all....just found you and I w be following you


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