Monday, 30 May 2011

Gathering of the Guilds


Quilts in the Park.

Every year, Heritage Park in Calgary hosts a massive quilt show and gathering of the guilds. The number of guilds represented was disappointing - only about a dozen guild tables this year. But the weather was beautiful and quilts were hanging outside, in the heritage houses, and even in the jail! Here are some pics of what caught my eye:
Quilts hanging from the railing at the Wainwright Hotel
And more quilts on the veranda.
One Block Wonder - reminds me I have to finish mine.
Colourful stars - could I make this with some of my hand-dyed fabrics?
An idea for fabrics that don't want to be cut in small pieces?
In the barn - there were about a dozen with this pattern, lots of colour variations, but this was my favourite.
Cute owls
Center of this is an African Batik motif - I have a similar motif, so this will go in my idea bank.
Soft pastel baskets
Love this colour combination - there was a large group of similar quilts hanging together.
And this one - a brighter blue used here.
 There were over 450 quilts displayed and although I'd love to show you each and every one, it would be impossible. This is one event that if you want to see everything, you just have to be come yourself! Here are a couple of mini quilts that stood out from the crowd:
Log Cabin - for a sense of scale, the tag is about 6" square
Same pattern as my Canadian Fields quilt done in pinwheel blocks
And every quilt show has to have a 9-patch quilt! Love the red background on this one!
Piecefully yours,
--Ann

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