Sunday, August 7, 2011

Halton Quilt Show - Part three

This will be the last installment of the quilt show.

 I love solids and I love bright colours.

This one is so pretty and delicate looking.

This looks a bit complicated but it really isn't.

Another quilt with brown and blue but a log cabin this time. I like the curvy-ness.

Here's the write-up on the Winter Wonderland quilt. I have posted photos of this done in various colours. I love it when quilters make a pattern their own by using the colours they love.

I wonder how long this would have taken to make if it weren't paper pieced? Patience and a lot of work went into this.

Love the movement and colours in this fan quilt.

This is the border on the fan quilt.

Something a little different. 

The explanation on the quilt.

A close-up.

And yet another close-up.

Another wedding dress quilt.

Stars and triangles.

I do believe that this was made by a male member of the guild.

Sorry for this shot. There were just so many people there and I couldn't wait for all of them to get out of the way of my camera.

And now for something a bit different. The show had some extra quilts displayed. These were from the Canada Packers Quilt Collection. Their permanent home is in Milton, Ontario at the Country Heritage Park.

The Parliament Building in Ottawa.

Umbrella ladies.

A lovely Dresden Plate.

A Hawaiian style quilt.

The description.

All of the Canada Packers Quilts are hand quilted.

I have seen the collection before but I was surprised with this one. I don't remember ever seeing it before.

Not necessarily a typical pattern but certainly typical in colours - red and green on white. Click on the photo to see the gorgeous quilting.

Like I said, red, green and white. Wonderful quilting.

Well, there you have it. Another arm chair quilt show finished. I hope you all enjoyed it but there is nothing like viewing the real things. I urge you to go see one 'live' for yourself if you can. The admission is usually only 5 or 7 dollars and the shows are usually held in arenas, churches, schools or community centres. Quite often the members of the group putting on the show sell their own quilts, knitted items and other crafts at the members boutique and there are usually several quilt store vendors with their wares. Lots to see, great variety and very inspirational - whether or not you quilt.


  1. Stunning quilting! Impossible to choose a favourite quilt. The red and green with the quilted grapes is just superb. Those blocks almost seem to spin!

  2. I love going on your armchair quilt show tours. Such a great variety of beautiful pieces!

  3. I know that you know what I'm going to say.......LOVE the white one!!

  4. Fabulous show Dolores! That top one really caught my eye, LOVE the color and movement!

  5. Really beautiful quilts in the show. Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Another fun armchair tour - thank you Dolores. I always enjoy these!


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