Quilt Canada is currently happening at the International
Center, In Toronto, this week. I was there yesterday,
volunteering for several hours. My buddy in crime, as we
manned the door, was Patti Carey. What fun we had
checking tickets. Because I took so many pictures of quilts,
I will be posting them within the next several weeks so
bear with me. Enjoy.
This modern quilt intrigued me. At first glance, you see a
guy wearing sunglasses but as you get up close to the quilt,
all the black colors are really circles. Each one is a different
size though. I thought it was pretty creative.
The Toronto Modern Quilt Guild was displaying some of
their modern quilts. This is a taste of what they have created.
Chains. The blue color is what caught my eye.
I like the layout of this quilt. Again, who comes
up with these ideas? I am learning that you have to be
brave and just create what you like, irregardless of what
I like the colors of this quilt too.
Again, the colors caught my eye. On closer inspection,
you will see that the fabrics are all raw edge applique.
Tracey Lawko created these hay bales. She is quite talented
in that she creates pictures by using only thread. It is
quite impressive to see up close and personal.
This quilt intrigued me. At first glance, you think that the
fabric is printed this way but it fact, all the shapes on this
quilt was cut and pasted there. All the stitching holds those
pieces in place. Again, how do people come up with these
ideas? It would take me a million years to even think
of such a thing.
I really love this quilt. The horse is comprised of different
colors of chessecloth that has been added to the tan background,
Even the tan rectangle, behind the horse, is one sheer piece of
fabric. There is alot of stitching on the horse but it is beautiful.
I liked the stitching on this traditional piece so I had to have
a picture of it.
This quilt is so full of color. I really do like the color and
the size draws me to it as well.
How could I pass up this cute little bear?
And puffins, I have a soft spot for them, especially
since I am from Nfld.
They are so cute.
More modern quilts. The quilting adds alot of
dimension to them as well.
Again, the color draws me in. And the piecing is pretty
cool as well.
I am beginning to like the color orange more and more.
I hope you enjoyed the pictures. There are more to come.
Also,note that if you click on each picture, the
picture will pop up larger. Good to know if you want to see
each quilt a little closer.
Before I forget, Kerry Burke’s quilt “Friends of Baltimore”
won “Excellence in Hand Applique.” Wow! It it truly a
work of art and love. I worked on it for her last summer,
so I am pretty happy about that as well.
Kerry’s “Friends of Baltimore.”
The winning quilt
Have a good week.