Thursday, April 5, 2012

Quilt show - Part one

This past weekend I was lucky enough to get to one of the two quilt shows that were being put on. It was the smaller of the two but it still had a lot to offer. Kindred Hearts Quilters Guild's show was only on Friday and Saturday.

Judy, my quilting buddy and I have a method to our wandering. We do the walls on the outside first and then we view all the quilts that they have hanging. We start from one side and work our way to the other side. That way, we won't miss anything.

Deb, the maker of the quilt above is one of the blogs that I follow. That's how I found out about this show.
Her blog is Patchwork Sanity.

She's a hand quilter and I loved the quilting design on this quilt.

Stunning colour combination.

There were some mini quilts...

and more minis...

and then there were bags.

I really liked this patter with the little pockets on the side.

This tote was a really nice pattern too.

This is a Jinny Beyer pattern - and possibly a kit.

I didn't take a photo of the whole quilt because I couldn't really make out much of the detail of this whole cloth quilt. So, I just concentrated on showing the hand quilting.

Here's the little blurb on it. The lighting was not the greatest in the hall and that's one of the reasons that the quilts were more difficult to photograph.

This stack and whack quilt had a great border fabric. Of course, the pieces in the stars blocks are made from the border - but all cut up. Click on it to enlarge the photo and you will see that it is a Hallowe'en theme.

 This was a fun quilt that combined piecing and applique.

Love the simplicity of this and the bright colours that show up so well with the black background.

Believe it or not, this quilt was not striking when looking at it up close. It wasn't until I showed the whole quilt in my little camera that Judy and I realized what a nice quilt this one was. I'm pretty sure it was hand quilted too.

I think this triple panel was a kit.

Another fairly simple quilt but very striking in her colour placement.

This looks like it's two quilt blocks put together, but because of the colours used and the the fact that the blocks are turned, it all works together.

I will leave you with this cute little baby quilt. It was both hand and machine quilted and I think the pattern is from either Quiltmakers or Quilters Newsletter Magazine.

More tomorrow.


  1. I always enjoy joining you on your trips to quilt shows.

  2. Lovely to see a quilt show! Thanks for sharing your visit.

  3. All that work!
    So much patience!

  4. Lovely quilts...thanks for the tour...looking forward to seeing more.

  5. Hi Dolores,

    Thank you for showing us all the wonderful quilts, so much time and work has gone into each one.
    I really love the one with the snowman and children.

    Happy Easter

  6. Dolores, so sorry I missed you at the show was there most of the Sat. Thanks for coming you got some great pictures.
    Etobicoke show was good too, I met Dorothy Baker there first time at the show she recognized me from the blog...LOL


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