I attended the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild quilt show last weekend. The name of their show was, Patchwork Nation and featured many Canadian themed quilts. Since today is Canada’s 150th birthday it seems appropriate to feature some of the quilts from that show.
The challenge quilts were fabulous! Every quilter had to use the colour red in their project and one other colour that was drawn at random from a paper bag. You can see the mandatory colours that were used in each quilt on a piece of paper next to each quilt.
There was also a bed turning which featured quilts from Canada over the last 150 years. This quilt was from our Centennial in 1967 and featured the symbol of Canada’s Centennial in the border. 1967 was also the year that Montreal hosted EXPO.
This vintage quilt was from 1967 and featured the crests and flowers from each province. The designs were drawn on fabric and then coloured with liquid embroidery. I remember the tubes of Artex paint that my mother used to have. :) This is another Canadian Centennial quilt that was painted with Artex. This quilt won first prize at the PNE in Vancouver in 1967.