Pictures were not allowed at the National Juried Show so I can't share those quilts with you. But this is what greeted us in the foyer as we made our way towards the entrance. Gotta love that red and white!
Once I walked into the show, I ran out of adjectives within the first two minutes. I started with "amazing", "astounding", and "awesome" and essentially repeated those words and others just like it for the remainder of my visit to the show. If you visit the Quilt Canada 2012 blog here, you can see the list of winners. If you're a member of CQA, in the Fall you will receive a full color booklet including pictures of all the entries.
I did take a few pics of the quilts featured in the 24th annual Trend-Tex Quilter's Challenge. There were 78 quilts in total...so many fabulous quilts...I loved them all! The wall they were displayed on was a sea of pastels. The theme, "At Home In My Garden By The Sea" was alive and well in every little quilt I saw. The walls were overflowing...
|This was my favorite...so small, cute, and reminded me of summers past...|
I also had a fantastic time viewing the quilts of the Nova Scotia Miniature Challenge. Quilters from across Nova Scotia were challenged to make a quilt no larger than 80" in perimeter using "Seams Like Home" as the theme. Have a look at this little beauty... notice that beautiful sky of Kaffe Fassett!
This "amazing" miniature was designed and created by my new blog friend Linda who blogs at Scrapmaster. Linda and I have been following each other's blogs for awhile and arranged to meet at Quilt Canada. It was wonderful to share the afternoon with someone who has so much in common with me. We hit it off right away and quickly shared a picture in front of the challenge quilts. Linda is holding a Jane Austen miniature quilt...Jane went everywhere with Linda. Make sure you visit Linda's blog to read more about Jane and her travels and see the great pics Linda took while visiting Quilt Canada.
The miniature quilts were amazing...just like everything else I saw. A few of my favorites:
|Jane Austen in the foreground, Linda's quilt in the background!|
I guess you can tell I was pretty impressed with the talent at Quilt Canada 2012. I have a bit more to share with you from Quilt Canada but it will have to wait for another day.
Just a reminder that this Saturday is Christmas Quiltalong Day with the next part of the Festive Mystery quilt. For info, click the button on the sidebar.
And for those in the area, the Thistle Quilt Guild is hosting their 10th anniversary Quilt Show and Tea at the Westville Civic Auditorium on Saturday, June 9 from 10-4. Fellow Nova Scotian blogger Sheila at Sheila's Quilt World will have some of her quilted treasures there, so make sure you drop by!
Bye for now. It's a great day for sewing!