Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Dufferin Piecemakers Quilt Show - Part 1

This took place Oct. 23-24th but I now have a bit of time to show you the gorgeous quilts. Grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy.

These are the fabrics used in the challenge quilts - The following four quilts were part of the challenge.

Obviously a winner - in the pieced category.

This one had that really nice 3-D effect that I like so much. (It's sideways because blogger won't co-operate but it still looks OK)

Believe it or not, this one is sideways too - but don't tell anyone.

This one was just so darn cute - a winner in the applique category,no doubt. I would love to know if it's a commercial pattern or someone's imagination.

A novel way to use up all manner of neck wear - and labels.
 A nice old-fashioned fan quilt. 

A close-up of the quilting.

A great colour combination and one you don't find often.

A wonderful quilt. Great use of just two blocks.
Lovely, muted colours. Kind of makes you not notice that it's a sampler.

Winding ways - heavily quilted.

A great scrap quilt - also heavily quilted.
This landscape is of the Three Sisters which are clearly visible from Canmore, Alberta.

A nice little piece - hand quilted.

A memento of a trip.

And, not to be out-done, a memento of a trip to New Zealand - using fabrics purchased there.

One of my all-time favourite quilts. Simplicity.
A cute, quick baby quilt.
 And, for my daughter Laila, Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill/Jim.

Also, in redwork.

I leave you today with this one. Does anyone know if this is a commercial pattern and if so, who the designer is?
Stay tuned for part two - tomorrow.

16 comments:

  1. Such impressive quilts! I especially like how three different people made such different quilts with the fabrics. What a great challenge! I would like to join one like that one day.
    Well, I won't say how much I love all the other ones in their own special ways!

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  2. Thanks Dolores, the quilts are wonderful!

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  3. I made sure I had my white gloves on this time Dolores and had a really good look.... :-)xxx
    Great aren't they !

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  4. I enjoyed seeing these quilts very much.

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  5. Hi Dolores,

    You have some wonderful Quilt Shows over there and thanks for sharing all your photographs with us.
    I really enjoyed seeing them all, especially loved the little birds and tie and bowtie quilts.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  6. Love to see Canadian made quilts! Thanks for sharing. I love your blog heading too!

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  7. WOW! There are some absolutely fabulous pieces you have shared with us. Another great thing about quilt blogs. When we can't get to the show....the show comes to us
    Thanks!

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  8. Thank you Dolores! It's always fun to 'see' a quilt show through your eyes. I'm with you on the little birds - so cute and such personalities.

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  9. DAZZLED!!Wow what talent there! AND Patience- pays off big time so beautiful and fun.

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  10. My gosh you have some talented quilters in Canada - these are really, really wonderful! That bird quilt caught my eye too, I'd love to know if it's a commercial pattern. I'm so amazed at all of these!

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  11. That are beautiful quilts, thank you for sharing this with us. I love to look at pitcures of quilts

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  12. Seeing all the pictures of quilt shows has changed my way of looking at quilt patterns. It is good to see masterpieces too! Still I don't want to be intimidated by them; the ladies who made them have been learning a lot longer than I have.

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  13. WoW! Wow!
    Yes, What wonderful quilts!
    The show must have been a huge success!
    Wish I could fly it here to my gallery!

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  14. hey, nice to find your blog.

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  15. I love the first quilt and the one with the birds, but they are all great.

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  16. Loved seeing all the quilts .... thanks for sharing!

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