Thursday, September 22, 2011

Another quilt show

This time it's the Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show. My husband did ask, as we were on our way to the show, why I was going if we had so much to do around the house. I said that I hadn't been to a quilt show in a while and that this one was in the city - not an hour or two away. I usually only spend about an hour at a show so that wasn't too bad. I even got to chat with a couple of white glove ladies - one was a friend I hadn't seen in a while so it was nice to catch up and there was also a fellow blogger touring the show. My husband and I still had plenty of time to do stuff around the house because I like to attend quilt shows first thing in the morning when they open and it's not so crowded. Anyway, on with the show. Grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy.

These are in no particular order. I think I took a photo of this one because of all the colour. The black around each block sets them off nicely.

I noticed that there were several quilts with African themes.

This was cute - that's why I took a photo of it.

Wonderful colours.

Click on any of these photos to get a better view and hopefully, you can read the little blurb. This was made in memory of a dad using his linen hankies, ties and trousers.

Please excuse the lighting on some of these photos. While the venue was adequately lit, there were huge windows with lots of daylight pouring through - hence the shadows.

 Beautiful applique with lots and lots of hand applique. Click on the photo to see it up close.

My friend Penny made this and she is a hand quilter - no machines for her. Sorry for the blurriness. I was in a bit of a hurry because there were people in the way.

I don't know why I liked this quilt.

It was hand appliqued and hand quilted. I think it was these little birds that I liked. They were different from other appliqued birds I had seen in quilts.

Another colourful, scrappy quilt. Prints with solids.

This was an unusual quilt. At first one would think that the middle is a pieced block but if you look carefully, it is a printed fabric that looks pieced.

This one was made with snippets of fabric held together under netting.

Bamboo always seems peaceful. Great colours.

Stunning One Block Wonder quilt. It would have been nice to see the original fabric.

 Another One Block Wonder. Sorry for the blurry photo.

Another African-themed quilt.

Lots of lighthouses. This was machine quilted. I liked the way she added the rocks and trees into the sashing in the central part which made it seem as if they were all together in one place.

This was a fun quilt. I thought of making one of these but so far, it's only a thought. The thong parts are 3D.

Something different for a nine-patch - with elephant fabric.

A 3D pinwheel quilt.
A teen tiny Christmas quilt. 
I took this photo for my daughter. She likes Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Bill (or Fisherman Fred or whatever.)
Another applique quilt but this one is machine quilted.
And I leave you today with one of my favourites. It's little but I like it.
Part 2 tomorrow.


  1. I really want to come to your shows, lol! Those quilts are wonderful. I couldn't pick a favorite from this post. But that tulip quilt from your last post is AWESOME! I dearly love it!

  2. Oh Beautiful Delores:)
    They are all goegeous but the appliqué wins my heart eveytime.
    Thanks for sharing.

  3. Another great show Dolores - it's always fun to see them through your eyes.

  4. All lovelies there Dolores... some great inspiration!!! Thanks for sharing! 8-)

  5. Wow Dolores!

    I never cease to be amazed at how much time and effort these talented artisans put in to their work!
    Simply amazing!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Vikki xoxo

  6. Thank you Delores for posting your beautiful photos and great critique of the quilts displayed in our Yorkshire Rose Quilt Show 2011. We have only 88 members, but what a talented group are they!
    Coral Jewell Co Chair of Show

  7. Another delightful visit to a quilt show.


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