Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Kawartha Quiltmakers' Guild Quilt Show - Part one

These are some of the photos I took at the Kawartha Quiltmaker's Guild quilt show on Saturday, April 16th. It was a rainy, cold day but that didn't stop quilters from attending the show. I went with my quilt buddy Judy who lives about a half hour away from Peterborough, Ontario, where the show was held. We took the whole day and believe it or not, neither one of us bought anything although we did check out what all the vendors had brought. I think that's a first for us but we just didn't see anything that really said 'buy me, buy me.'

These first three photos were by the featured quilter Bev Longford.

You can see her colour palette.

Cute pattern.

I want to make one of these one day. It's a Piece O' Cake pattern in the book "Once Upon a Season." I got the book on sale when I was in California - one of the few things I really wanted.

This is a full-sized quilt with many, many little Dresden Plates. I can't remember what the size of the block was.

A gorgeous stain glass quilt.


Another bargello.

 A nice log cabin variation.

French Braid quilt.

Another braid quilt.

Just goes to show what you can do with orphan blocks.

A wonderful, delicate quilt in pastels.

A great scrap quilt. My friend Judy really liked the two-block pattern.

Another wonderful scrap quilt.

I always seem to take a photo of this quilt (the one in the back.) It is so versatile and I have one too. It's all put together and basted in a bag waiting for me to hand quilt but smaller projects have taken over for the time being.

Another scrap quilt but it just goes to show you that you can use all bright, vibrant fabrics too.

I leave you today with this cute little Easter quilt. What a fun quilt to make. Anyone know the pattern because it seems like it could be a commercial one?

Update: I did a little searching on my own and found that this pattern is called "Garden Hoppin'" and it's from Prairie Grove Peddler


  1. Great quilt show! Love all the scrappy quilts. Thanks for posting.

  2. Thank you Dolores! I missed that show so it's nice to see it through your eyes. I have to look for the book you mentioned because I really want that beautiful flower quilt!

  3. Hi Dolores,

    You get to see so many wonderful Quilt exhibitions.
    Love them all, are they for sale or is it a competition?


  4. WOW!! What a show!! Canadian Quilters are awesome!! Such talent!!

  5. Gorgeous quilts! I love the butterflies...

  6. I loved looking at all these quilts!

  7. Thank you so much for posting your photos of the quilt show. My mother belonged to the Quilter's Guild that met in Lindsay.


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