Local Quilt Show-Part 3

Here are the last photos from the local Quilt Show. I hope that you

enjoy the show as much as I did.

This is a completed 365 Quilt, made by Mary. I was really

surprised by how heavy it was, that is without any stitching or

batting underneath it either. I quilted it for Mary and she

recommended using a flannel sheet for the batting. What a great

idea! It wasn’t too thick, like traditional batting but it would still

hold and show off the quilting beautifully.

Close up

Mary also chose a simple quilting design, called “Swirl” by Norma Sharp.

With all the prints in the quilt, the quilting doesn’t show up that much so

simple is better in this case.

Love the colors and the pattern of this one.

African prints

Who can resist the black and white zebra  print in this quilt?


I really like the colors and pattern of this wallhanging. I quilted one for a customer

last week so the pictures will be coming soon.

A close up of the dragonflies-beautiful!

From Deauville to Cape Cod

This one is mine. I finally finished it after 2 years. I had so much fun looking for all

the small embellishments to add to it. Alot of the embellishments were  earrings or

buttons. Funny where you can find stuff to put on a quilt.

What is one weird place or item that you have found or used on a quilt, that

wouldn’t normally be used for quilting?

Marlies’ Quilt

Marlies made this wallhanging in a class with Al Cote. I have mentioned his name

before. He lives in Niagara Falls and is a very talented quilt artist. If you ever get a

chance to take one of his classes, do it! I promise that you won’t be disappointed.

Cool wallhanging.

This one reminds me of an aboriginal design.

Wow! So much piecing in this one.

Christine’s Quilt

Christine made this beauty. Maple Leaves were added to it because it is her

ode to Canada’s 150th Birthday. What a great gift this would be.

There is alot of straight lines and pebbling on this quilt, along with maple leaves.

Linda made this quilt; she is very talented when it comes to designing her own

quilt patterns.

Hand Embroidery

I love all forms of stitching and I couldn’t pass up taking a shot of this. Such

patience in making this piece. Good thing we all have different interests or the

world would be a boring place.

Love the colors!

‘Hand Embroidery?

Again, alot of time and effort went into this piece.


This looks so exquisite.  Love, love, love it! The colors, the stitching, the way it

is being displayed.

A close up of the same flower.

More Canadiana quilts;  everyone was hard at work this year making something

to remember our country’s 150th Birthday.

Mary’s Quilt

Mary made this wallhanging to honor both her American heritage and her

Canadian family.She did a great job!

You have got to love the Mounties in uniform. For all those out there who are not

Canadian, “Mounties” is a term for one branch of our Police Force.

This is the tulip that was chosen for this year’s celebration of Canada’s

Birthday; can’t recall its name though. Anyone know its name?

Love the red and white colors.

Pictorial Quilt

This quilt depicts different geographical locations all over Canada.

Sun Bonnet Sue

Even Sun Bonnet Sue participated in  Canada’s 150th Birthday;  she travelled all over Canada.

Row by Row quilt of Canada.

Maple Leaf Quilt

Our beloved Maple Leaf; alot of them around this time of the year.

Canadian Quilt

I really love the colors and Canadian items in this quilt.

Several close ups of the blocks.

This beaver looks a little skinny to me.


I couldn’t pass up showing pictures of these hooked rugs. The colors and pictures

are so gorgeous.

More hooked rugs

So many talented people in this area.

More rugs

The top hooked rug, of the Boat, is stunning. It must have been a nightmare choosing those


Mary’s Elephant

Mary’s Elephant was stunning and won the “Best Wallhanging” at the Show.

I learned so much about elephants when I quilted this piece. Funny how quilting

can lead to something totally unrelated. So much fun to still be learning.

Close up

I hope you have a good week and check out

The Needle and Thread NEtwork.

Happy Belated Canadian Thanksgiving & Local Quilt Show-Part 2

Here are some more pictures from our local Quilt Show, which took place

about a month ago.

Once again, there are alot of photos so you may want to grab a beverage.

Modern Quilt

There were alot of modern quilts in the show this year.


I really like the colors of this quilt and the pattern as well.

What great colors in this one too.

A Baby Quilt

A part of this baby quilt is cut off because the lighting is off


This quilt is very interesting in its piecing and quilting.

All of the quilting is done by hand. The owner did a great job.

Cool colors.


This quilt just yells “fun” to me. What do you think?

A close up of the vans.

A great kid’s quilt

I really like the embellishments on this quilt.

The penguin has lots of hair.

The lama has a really cool texture to it.

More animals and birds.

The Bird Quilt

Another Modern Quilt

A Block Quilt

A sampler quilt. Below is a close up of the blocks.

A classy looking quilt.

Red Quilt

This one reminds me of all the Canadian Quilts I have seen this year.


Interesting piecing

Isn’t it amazing how one block can look so different, depending on the colors used.

A Bargello Heart Quilt. I have never tried one of these.

Blue and White Quilt

This one looks so complicated.

Maybe not so complicated now?

An Embroidered Quilt;  looks very classy to me. It won Viewers Choice Award.

Christy was a very happy quilter.

A close up of the embroidery and the quilting. Rose quilted it; she is a very

talented longarmer in the area too.

The quilting looks like lace to me.

The backing shows another tale of the same story.

Another colorful quilt.

I like the soft pastel colors of this quilt.

And I love all the colors in this one too. There are more quilts to come

from the same Quilt Show. Have a great week and check out

The Needle and Thread Network.

A Local Quilt Show-Part 1

Several weeks back, there was a local quilt show. I took lots of pictures for you

and will show them in the next couple of weeks. Here are some photos of

the quilts. Be pre-warned though, there are alot of pictures. You may want

to grab a coffee or tea. Enjoy the show!

Love the colors of this one.

This was an interesting quilt. I like the colors but wait until

you see the quilting.

Lots of feathers all over the quilt.

I am unsure if this is stitching or embroidery. Whatever it is, it is quite


Again, I am unsure of what type of stitching this is but I do like it.

Love the feathered star.

Helen’s quilt

This is Helen’s fabric selvage quilt.

I love the close up;  it helps you to be able to actually see the quilt up close and


Mary’s quilt

Mary hand pieced this top . It is quite complicated and it took Mary a long time

to complete. Well done Mary.

Modern quilt

I really like the colors of this one and the quilting is interesting too.

A close up of the quilting.

This one reminds me of McKenna Ryan.

The Cardinals are really nice. I really like this block.

I like this quilt too. An interesting lay out as well.

The sunflowers

The sunflower block is really nice. Do you see the dragonfly next to the sunflower?

Modern quilt

Again, the colors are striking.

Sampler quilt

Modern quilt

Interesting modern quilt.

Another sampler?

This one yells out for you to notice it. I like the idea of using up more selvages

and scraps.

Another modern quilt. Lots of variations and modern quilts this year.

Pieced quilt

Interesting interwoven design.

Last but not least, a scrappy quilt.

I hope you enjoyed the show. Lots more to come next week as well.

Linking up to Needle and Thread Network.

Quilt Show-part 2

Here are the remaining pictures from the local Quilt Show from

several weeks ago.


As you can see, the lighting wasn’t the greatest for taking photos.


Nice colors in this one.


I love the wonky squares.


Alot of piecing.

I can’t imagine the time it took to merely

piece this baby.


Not quite sure the name of this one.

I have never seen this pattern or design before.

Quite intricate and interesting though.


Cool stars.


Helen made this beauty. All the embroidered blocks are hand

done. She found this panel and decided to complete it.


When Helen brought me this quilt, I thought that the

embroidery had been done by machine; she is that



Mary made this quilt to celebrate the year

that she had been married. She included some

things that had been happening during that time.

Quite ingenious if you ask me.


I like the pattern on this quilt top.


Again, beautiful piecing and the colors

are great.


I like the blue and red in this one.


Phyllis made this wallhanging. She did a great  job. It seems

that no matter what she creates, it is very accurate and

beautiful. She is a very talented quilter.


Look at all those small pieces.


And it is hand quilted as well.


Shirley’s Quilt

Shirley made this cute wallhanging. She always has

the most unique quilts.


I love the beautiful colors and the leaves.


Glenda’s wallhanging

Glenda creates the most interesting pieces. This

one is no exception.


I think this is called ‘Chinese Coins.”


A very nice wallhanging.


Lynn’s quilt was chosen for the Raffle Draw. The lucky lady

who won it, is sending it to a charity in Nova Scotia. What

a generous and kind lady.


Phyllis is not only a talented quilter but also an embroiderer,

knitter, crocheter, and in the near future, spinner. It seems

that whatever she touches, turns to gold.


Here is an embroidery that she created.


I love all forms of stitching, not just quilting.


Phyllis created this miniature book. I think that she said

it took her 4-6 months to create. There are so many

small stitches, of all sorts in this book.


This is the front of the miniature book; it is quite cute.


Sun Bonnet Sue; she is strolling through the seasons.


Can you see the sheep in this quilt? You have

got to check out what they are wearing.


Lots of flowers and funky women.


A strip quilt.

Again, the colors are inviting.


My husband is Irish so this reminds me of him.


A stripy landscape wallhanging.


A hexagon wallhanging; reminds me of flowers.


Quite an inventive way to create flying birds.

Hope you enjoyed the show. I hope I made sense as

my brain is on sleep mode right now. Have a

great week.

A Quick Hello…

This will be a quick hello as I am literally running out the

door, trying to prep for an upcoming local Quilt Show

this weekend. Who says that a quilter’s life is dull and



Before I leave you, I want to show you one quilt that I

finished last week. Joyce made this beauty and it was

huge!! She says that she always makes big quilts and why



It was a block of the month, if I remember correctly.

She chose a light blue polyester thread for the top and

the backing. The panto chosen was “Happy Times.”


Isn’t the border interesting? I am really beginning to

love pieced borders. It is actually made up of blocks that

are sewn together. I had to take a few glances and guesses

at it to try and figure out how it was sewn together.

Quilters are also pretty clever too.


The backing

The backing was a beautiful dark blue color and it reminded me

of the sky and stars.

Have a good weekend and I will have tons of photos for you for

next week.

A big mistake…

Last week was busy, as I prepared to participate in our local

Quilt Show, The Simcoe County Rug & Quilt Show. Due to

this happening, I missed posting last week. Now, I am catching up.

However, I did meet a few  people who are telling me that

they can’t see the pictures I have posted online. I really am

not that computer savy but I did figure out what was wrong.

A few weeks ago, I decided to delete most of the pictures in my

blog library.

This cyber housekeeping caused all the pictures on my blog to

also disappear. A big mistake indeed. Now, I have to go back

and upload 2 year’s worth of pictures and post them again on

my blog. So, I apologize for these technical difficulties and I

will try to correct this as soon as possible. Please be patient

with me as I do.

Here are some pictures of Shirley’s Barn Quilt. I totally love

this quilt.


There are 9 blocks made up of different raw edge appliqued barns.

It was interesting in that some of the barns already have a

little bit of stitching on them.


This is my favorite barn of the 9. How can you not love a plaid

barn?   Each block also has different fabric used for the

background too. Shirley mentioned that this was a BOM quilt that

she picked up several years ago.


Because the barns are raw edge applique,

Shirley wanted an overall meandering stitch on the quilt.

She also didn’t want any color on the top of the quilt because

it would distract from the barns. What color would you choose



So, we decided to use a clear monofilament thread. It is

the size of one strand of hair so it is pretty fine. It usually comes

in two colors, clear and brown, for darker colors.


On the back of the quilt, I used a green polyester thread

to match the backing.


The clear monofilament almost disappears on the top and

it blends nicely with whatever color it is being stitched onto.


I love the wheel on the side of this barn too.


A pink barn-how is that for style?


The outer border of this quilt is made up of a wonky Log

Cabin. It adds a taste of whimsical to the quilt. Well

done Shirley!!

Have a great week.





IPM Quilt Show-Part 2





As promised, here are some more pictures of the IPM Quilt Show from

several weeks ago.  There are alot of pictures so sit back, relax and enjoy the show.


This is a great spring applique quilt.


Don’t you just love the colors and the binding between the blocks?


Hexies are all the rage right now, so this quilt is very hip.


There was an auction too for quilt blocks painted on wood.  These

can be used on the outside of barns, large buildings or wherever you

want to mount them.


A nice variety of blocks.


And different sizes as well.


This one looks like a baby block.


Wow!  All the piecing and borders on this quilt, make it quite



Can you believe that all the colorful strips on this quilt are made up

of the salvages  from the edges of fabric?  What a great recycling idea.


I would name this quilt “Truly Canadian.”


I love the owl in the middle of this quilt.


Celtic blocks anyone?


Not quite sure of the name of this quilt.  The funky

flowers are alot of fun.


Close up of the applique quilt.  Carl Schueller quilted this one.


A rag flannel quilt.  I am sure that it is really warm.


I have never seen a rag flannel quilt like this before.


Modern quilt, anyone? Modern quilts are really beginning to

grow on me.


Another beautiful hand appliqued quilt. There are alot of hand

applique quilters in this area.  Each one does beautiful work too.


Neat colors in this quilt.


The small blocks that are being echoed in this quilt is



I love fall colors and a neat idea to place the motif in the middle of

the star block.


I love this Christmas wallhanging.  Next time, I will have to take pictures

of the label so that I will know who the designer of the quilt is.


Don’t you just love the detail in this block? And the list of names is cute too.


More detail.  The embroidery on the circle is cute too.




The candy cane border is very eye catching and effective.


Who can resist cats?


This is a Buggy Barn pattern.  I love the whiskers on the cat.  I think

that they are made from wool.


Another nice pieced wallhanging.


More applique.


Don’t you just love the feathers around the block?


Another Canadian themed quilt.




This is another one of the 5 IPM Quilts that are being raffled off. Rose Bell quilted this

one.  She is a great longarmer in the area here.

Hope you liked all the pictures.  There are more to come.

I am linking up to Needle and Thread Network,  Freshly PIeced and Amy’s Quilt

Blogger’s Festival. You can see lots of quilts and vote on your favorite as well.

Have a great week and I will see you next week.

A Quilt Show-Part 1

This past weekend, there was a Quilt Show in Midhurst, Ontario.  Usually I have a booth

there and this year was no exception.

My booth at the Quilt Show

My booth at the Quilt Show

The lighting is bad so I do apologize for that.

There were alot of applique quilts this year but I will make you wait until next week

to see those.  There are too many photos to show you all of them right now.

The Art Quilts were pretty amazing too!

Linda's Art Quilt

Linda’s Art Quilt

This cute little guy was made by Linda.



And this little guy is so sweet.  I think the owner took a class with David Taylor.  This

is the outcome of all that work.

Cottage wall art.

Cottage wall art.

Isn’t it amazing what a person can capture in fabric?


This wallhanging is pretty cool.  I can’t remember the designer but

there is alot of hand embroidery in it.  Seems that hand embroidery is becoming

popular in the  quilting world too.

Mckena Ryan

Mckena Ryan

I am guessing that Mckena Ryan is the designer of this pattern.  It suits the

style of the piece.

Peggy's Cove

Peggy’s Cove

I love this  piece-“Peggy’s Cove.”  It reminds me of home-especially since I did grow up in Nfld.

Grace Errea style quilt

Grace Errea style quilt

This quilt was made using the pattern and technique used by Grace Errea.  I saw her on the

Quilt Show and want to try out her technique for making an Art Quilt.



Are these poppies?  I should have read the little note with the quilt but

being in a rush makes  you miss out on some details sometimes.

Jack In The Pulpit

Jack In The Pulpit

This one has an interesting name indeed.

What is living by a Great Lake without seagulls to annoy you?



This is my favorite wall hanging/Art Quilt out of the whole show.  I love the

fun that the creator threw in with all the 3D embellishments on the bottom of

the piece.  There is even a fishing lure  and a seashell  included in the piece.

Fishing lure

Fishing lure





And last, but not least, here is a photo of my quilt that was chosen to be auctioned

off by SACA. Made me feel pretty honored that they purchased a quilt that I made.

Auction Quilt made my me.

Auction Quilt made my me.

It even hung nicely-pretty flat and not many ripples at all.

That’s all for now but I promise more photos next week.

Have a great week.