Saturday, May 26, 2012

Quesnel Quilt Show - Part One

Quesnel, British Columbia held a quilt show on Mother's Day weekend. I would like to thank the ladies of the Quesnel Quilters Guild for taking the time do this on their special day and I would also like to thank my daughter Laila who did the chauffeuring and made it a relaxing, enjoyable day.

Just outside the venue, the guild displayed their banner.

Smaller quilts were well displayed with the space that they had.

I think the ladies did a great job with their display.

 I plan on making this quilt even though I am not a fan of hexagons. This one is not your grandmother's English paper pieced hexagon though. It is a log cabin hexagon. The pattern is in a Fons and Porter magazine "Easy Quilts - Scrap Quilts Fall 2011" and was featured on their TV show. There are actually two strips of fabric that surround the middle hexagon and I don't understand why the original, and this one, is only made with one fabric. I saw the quilt made with two different fabrics that surrounded the middle hexagon and it was gorgeous. The original is called Feedsack Flowers and is designed and made by Betsy DeFazio.

Some of the quilts were hung high and this one was hung right as you walked in the door. The ladies were very nice and didn't mind photos being taken at all. One member even suggested going up the stairs to take better shots.

 There were several of these little mini quilts with clever sayings but this is the only one I managed to take a photo of. You can click on the photo to make it bigger but it says, "A quilt on the bed is worth two in the head." It looks like there are jelly beans attached to it in a little plastic bag and I don't know the significance of it.

I do like the subtle colours in this quilt. The outer pieced edge is well done to blend into the border.

I had to take a photo of this. It is a Wheel of Mystery pattern but because of the fabrics that the quilter chose, she called it Fox in the Hen House. My daughter liked it since she has chickens of her own.

While the aisles were narrow, the crowds at the quilt show weren't so bad and a photo of the whole quilt could be taken. The skylights interfered with the lighting, though. Some of my photos are blurry because of the glare. This Dresden plate was an interesting quilt. It seems that the older patterns are becoming popular again - made modern by the settings and the fabrics.

 I found this to be an interesting little quilt. Definitely a unique use of colour and fabrics - in this case, batiks. The pattern is by Sharon Schamber.

The background fabrics are a mixture of soft colours which make the stars stand out.

The machine quilting in white adds a lot of interest to this quilt. I think it tones down the stark black.

Cute little quilt of bird houses. Just goes to show you what you can do with one block pattern and lots of colourful scraps.

I don't know why I am drawn to fish quilts. Perhaps it's because my son-in-law used to fish a lot. This Dave Moore pattern is a Yelloweye Rockfish.

I first saw one of Lisa Moore's patterns, such as this one, Hungry for Halibut, while I was visiting my daughter in California. It's nice to see them done up. I think they are striking.

 This pattern is called Orca again by Lisa/Dave Moore, and the quilter has named the quilt Whale's Play.

This pattern, Leaves Quilt, is a Canadian one and you can get it at The company is based in Surrey, BC. I think it would have looked better if it was displayed width-wise.

Black and white with colour. A fun sort of quilt.

Scraps anyone? Set off with white, any colour will do.

 This was a wall hanging size and might have looked really nice as a big quilt on a bed. I think it's paper-pieced but I didn't really study it up close.

I have more photos to share but I will leave you today with this striking quilt. Great use of ombre fabric.


  1. Great quilt show Dolores.. Hard to pick a fave...Was it in Toronto?
    I was in St Jacobs over the week-end to see the quilt show there and to visit the Silos and shop! :) Always spend too much..:) :) :)!
    The fibre art show in the Silos was fabulous. they had a lot of Andreah Graham's work for sale.
    Couldn't really wrap my head around the wool things as it was so hot outside!

  2. I'm always happy when I see you putting up another quilt show...almost as much fun as being there in person!

  3. love the Orca one.... it is so striking ..... the Haida type of art is so beautiful ....


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