QUILT SHOW EYE CANDY FOR YOU!

This quilt was made by Matt Wheeler : Colourful Geometrics

This quilt was made by Matt Wheeler : Colourful Geometrics

One of our local Janome dealers, THE QUILTED BEAR in Ladner, BC, puts on a unique kind of quilt show each year in August. It is held on a Sunday together with a vintage car show…..keeps the men busy while we look at quilts (although I am pleased to see more men becoming quilters and winning prizes too!)

I dont have a name for the quilt maker as this was hanging outside a building and did not have a Ladner Quilt Walk label on it.

I dont have a name for the quilt maker as this was hanging outside a building and did not have a Ladner Quilt Walk label on it.

I spent several enjoyable hours a few weeks back looking at quilts which are displayed inside the windows of many stores in this quaint little town just south of the Fraser River in Vancouver, BC.  It was a brilliant sunny day so it was difficult to get good quality pics with the reflections on the glass. But I tried!

Looks like a stack whack to me. Made by

Stack  and whack pinwheels.  Made by Bonnie Knoblauch

And  close up of the quilting:

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Lots of reflection on this window which is a pity as I was interested in this one. First saw it a couple of months ago at The Saskatchewan Stitchers Conference. Dianna Janssen will be teaching it there next year. It is called The Gypsys Wife. This one was made by: Ursula Von Hertzberg

Lots of reflection on this window which is a pity as I was interested in this one. First saw it a couple of months ago at The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference. Dianne Janssen will be teaching it there next year. It is called The Gypsys Wife. This one was made by: Ursula Von Hertzberg

I really liked this quilt and so wnated to include it even though I either did not record the name of the quilter or there was no name on it. Sorry about that. Anyone know? and I will add the name in.

I really liked this quilt and so wanted to include it even though I either did not record the name of the quilter or there was no name on it. Sorry about that. Anyone know? and I will add the name in.

Again, aplogies for the window reflection. I have always liked lone stars. Made one once the hard way. I have a Quilt Smart and a Quilt in a day kit to do the easier way but......you guessed it remains in my stash due to time constraints. This Lone star quilt was made by

Again, apologies for the window reflection. I have always liked lone stars. Made one once the hard way. I have a Quilt Smart and a Quilt in a day kit to do the easier way but……you guessed it remains in my stash due to time constraints. This Lone star quilt was made by Pam Eyre.  She called her quilt Inner Aqua Radiance.

There was also a display of Quilt of Valour in the local United Church. We have featured Quilts of Valour in previous posts – check out this link to find our more about this great organization which makes quilts for returning and injured Canadian Forces personnel. Here are a couple of the many quilts that were displayed:

Hanging outside the entrance to the United church and the Quilts of Valour display

Hanging outside the entrance to the United church and the Quilts of Valour display

Take inspiration from these very Canadian themes......next year is, as you know, Canadas 150th anniversary of Confederation an we will be seeing a lot more quilts similar to this and umpteen challenges, quilt exhibits and more along these lines......Have you got some Canadian memory quilts planned? Even though it is a brag, I have one made already and another 2 in the planning stage!

Take inspiration from these very Canadian themes……next year is, as you know, Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation and we will be seeing a lot more quilts similar to this and umpteen challenges, quilt exhibits and more along these lines right across our beautiful country next year……Have you got some Canadian memory quilts planned? Even though it is a brag, I have one made (except for the sleeve & binding) already and another 2 in the planning stage!

And this entire Ladner Quilt Walk would not have been possible without the Quilted Bear quilt shop situated right in the historic part of Ladner. Thank you to Carol & all her helpers for putting on this delightful summer show every year.

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Don’t you just love a good quilt show? I sure do and have been to quite a few this summer. Looking forward to seeing you at a Sewing or Quilt show this Fall. 

 

 

About lizafrica

I work in the Education Dept at Janome & Elna, Canada and LOVE to sew. I have been employed full time in the sewing and quilting industry for almost 30 years so I bring a wealth of sewing knowledge & expertise to this blog. I enjoy all forms of sewing from quilting to sewing garments to machine embroidery and software. Pretty much everything in my life is seen through the eyes of a passionate sewer! I am constantly on the look out for fun, innovative and inspiring ideas to share with you all on this blog. I also love to read, knit , travel and spend time with my family and friends.
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One Response to QUILT SHOW EYE CANDY FOR YOU!

  1. Valora Hammond says:

    Hi there is that one that appears to be floating stitched on s sheer fabric. Really like taking traditional and adding a twist.
    Valora.

    Sent from my iPhone

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