Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The Saskatoon Quilter's Guild Show 2011

Mom, Lynne, and I sure enjoyed the quilt show. We went Friday night and my idea had been to just peruse the market area and go again on Saturday to see the quilts on display. Well, since Mom was still going strong, we did a quick run through the displays on Friday night and closed the place down. There were so many!

I kind of wish I'd gone back on Saturday to take more time looking at quilts but I didn't. My loss. I didn't enjoy them as much as I could have. It was a lot to take in at once.

Here are just a few of the many beautiful quilts. I didn't get good photos of some others that were favourites.

This poppy quilt by Dorothy Thomson is freakin' amazing!! It's entirely made up of teeny-tiny squares! It's basically a needle point design done with tiny square snippets of fabric. AMAZING! Dorothy was the featured quilter and she was on hand to talk about her many, MANY quilts that were on display. Apparently she grew up around Lacadena. I don't know her maiden name and didn't get an opportunity to speak with her so I'm still curious since Lacadena is a hop-skip from our farm ... and by hop skip I mean it takes no more than 5 minutes to get there.

This yoyo quilt is another one by Dorothy Thomson. My own stash of yoyo's is sitting at about 600. I'm half way there. This gives you some idea of what mine will look like.

I love this yellow and white quilt. Very fresh. The colour combination may be simple but the pattern itself isn't quite so. Molly Jordan made this quilt and named it, "Rolling Waves".

This quilt interests me not just because it's cheery and bright but because I have a jelly roll of this very fabric waiting for some inspiration. I can't make this with a jelly roll (the strips are too narrow), but I like seeing how the fabrics works together. This quilt is titled, "Summer Lattice" and was made by Patti Erikson-Reynolds.

It was a fabulous show and so well done thanks to a large number of volunteers. Thank you, quilters! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
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1 comment:

  1. Lovely photos of beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing!


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