Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dufferin Piecemakers Quilt Show Part 2

I'm so glad you all enjoyed yesterday's installment. I have enjoyed going to quilt shows for years and have always taken many photos. They are so inspiring. These days it's a lot easier with a digital camera - and my husband likes it too since it doesn't cost to develop them.

At first glance, I didn't think of photographing this one but I looked again. I have that pattern of the horse in the middle. It's called Spring Storm by Toni Whitney and put out by the Bigfork Bay Cotton Company. The wall quilt is 24.5" X 27" and, like a lot of quilters I know, this person decided to make a bigger quilt. The ladies I quilt with do not put their quilts on the wall, they prefer making bed sized quilts.

This was obviously a workshop.

I have a couple more photos of these but I won't post them. I am always fascinated by the way colour works with the design.

There were many quilts displayed - over 300 and some were wall hangings. I am always drawn to solids and to wall hangings.

Another wall hanging. You could probably do a study using these two floral quilts. Size, colour, border use...

Some machine quilting. Oh, I guess I forgot to take a photo of the whole quilt - sorry.

Stained glass effect. I do like stained glass and stained glass quilts. 

I took this so that you can all compare it to...

this one. Same pattern, different fabrics and a different placement of the four outer suns.

More colour.

I love the simplicity of the design and the elements.

Another pastel quilt but here, the motifs are based on Inuit designs.

It's not often you see yellow used as a background in a quilt. Usually it's white or off white.

Click on this to see the detail.

Click on this one too. Not many people make fan quilts these days. This quilter used the border fabric and fussy cut the blades of the fan. A wonderful quilt.

A great setting for the lowly nine patch. I really like this setting.

Just goes to show you that you don't need a lot of templates to make a quilt. One template and some printed fabric.

Another nine patch - with clamshell quilting.

While I was photographing this, another quilter said it was marvellous. Just two fabrics went into the making of this but it is so effective.

One of the cute baby quilts.

I leave you today with this baby quilt. The quilter just wanted to use up some of her stash.

More quilts tomorrow...


  1. Thanks again Dolores, I look forward to tomorrow's installment!

  2. Wow - this show must have been such a treat to visit! Too many nice ones to comment on, so I'll just have to say I like them ALL!!!

  3. I'm always drawn to the simple 9 patch...or even less patch!

  4. And again you treat use with some beautiful quilts. Sometimes it gives me to much inspiration, I want to make it all. I have to live forever

  5. Thank you for sharing this show!!!

  6. Wow! What fantastic quilts these are! I'm sure you enjoyed looking at all the quilts in this show! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Hi Dolores,

    There really are some very talented people out there.
    Thanks again for showing us more of the wonderful quilts and yes, it is great to have a digital camera and not have the costly film and developing costs.


  8. WoW! Awesome photos of quilts you've shared here Dolores!!! Thanks for all that eye candy!! Yum! 8-)

  9. What an amazing show and ...what a ton of work goes into quilting.....


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