The Canadian Quilt Show was held in Toronto last week. If you
missed it, you missed a really good show. I have tons of pictures so
you may want to grab a cup of coffee, tea, or other beverage. Because
there are so many photos, I may stretch this over 2-3 weeks.
Wow!! Look at all that piecing! Gorgeous! There were so many great
quilts that it was hard to choose which one I liked the best.
I didn’t take pictures of all the names of the people who won ribbons, I need
to work on this for next year. I love the colors in this quilt.
There were lots of modern quilts at the Show this year.
Kelly Corfe quilted this beauty. I think it is an design by Laundry Basket
A close up of the quilting. How can I not include the quilting and texture,
done by a longarmer?
Another Judy Niemeyer design. The quilting is incredible on this one.
The colored areas is thread buildup. The quilter used a variegated
thread and it resulted in all this color and texture.
This quilt is quite unique. All the pieces are made from selvages.Can
you believe it?
What a cool idea.
Terry created this modern quilt. She seems to be very talented, as she keeps
winning every year.
The owner of this quilt used a dress and it seems it paid off too. Interesting
Elizabeth Dillinger is another talented Canadian quilter. She
quilted a very colorful wholecloth quilt and her efforts were
rewarded with a ribbon.
A close up of her work.
I don’t remember seeing the sailboat in this quilt but there it is.
I really love the stitching underneath of it. So simple yet effective.
Again, I didn’t notice the swirl around the flying geese but
it is quite effective as well.
The owner of this quilt is from Brazil. She did a beautiful job
with this quilt.
Here is the back of the same quilt. One thing I did notice about
this show, alot of the quilts here were in the recent Spring
Paducah Show, in Kentucky. I guess if you are making a
show quilt, you might as well enter it into as many
shows as you can.
The owner of this wholecloth quilt is also from Brazil. It also won a
coveted ribbon as well.
This is an entirely different quilt from the one above. IT didn’t win a ribbon
but it is well done and executed.
I love the colors in this quilt. Again, this one didn’t place in
Paducah but it did here. Quilt Shows are funny that way; it all
depends on the perspective of the judges.
I love the fabric and colors here. It looks like there is some
fabric painting going on too.
The Aspen Trees below is quite striking . Pictures never do the
quilts justice. The quilts look so much better in person and
More trees and color.
You have got to love the Adirondack Chairs. I want to
go sit and have a snooze.
The name of this piece was called “The Secret Garden.” I think that
there is alot of thread painting in this one.
I have a thing for sunflowers and this one is gorgeous too.
I really love the center of this piece. I think it is made out of wool.
This piece also won and award. Lots of people loved the cat in it.
I love, love the colors in this piece. Velvet was used for the rich and
A close up of the boats. It looks like the creator had alot of fun
with this one.
Carol Seely created this piece. It is 3 dimensional and had me trying to figure
out how she created this. It is fascinating up close.
You can see a little of how she made this. Again, I can’t imagine the time and
patience for all that small intricate work.
This piece actually looks like a real tree!
Moss growing on the tree itself.
IT seems that any subject can be used for art.
I love the guy in this piece.
This was the first piece I saw in the show. I was in for quite a Show.I
hope you enjoyed these photos from the Show. There are lots more
to come next week.
On a more humble note, I managed to quilt up a storm last week.
Huronia Drapes had me quilt up this huge piece of gorgeous fabric
The store is making a king size coverlet for the customer. And the fabric
is beautiful!! All those flowers are embroidered.
You can see here how high the roll was under my machine when I was
finished. I thought that I may not be able to have room to complete it.
It was 100 inches by 200 inches. Glad that one is done.
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