This weekend was the Annual Harrison Mills Quilt Show. This is a small quilt show that is heavily supported by local quilters and quilt admirers.
Sit back and enjoy the variety of quilts and incredible talent showcased this weekend.
Since my sewing machine is still in the shop, I was free to attend the Fraser Valley Quilters’ Guild biennial quilt show, called Quiltafair, last Friday.
This was a cute flower arrangement on the registration desk. See the cute “button” flowers.
The guild had sponsored the traditional quilt challenge and an additional challenge that you don’t see at every show–a pin cushion challenge. I had a hard time voting for my favorite pin cushion.
I have seen this quilt pattern several times before. However, this is the first time I have seen it made up as an “I Spy”. What a great idea.
One of the features of this show was the Hungarian Canadian quilt display. “In 2006, Iren Szabo and Sue Dobray initiated a Hungarian/Canadian quilt exchange. All participants created a twelve inch quilt block – the Hungarian blocks were sent to Canada to be matched up with a Canadian participant who in turn sent their blocks to Hungary. All participants added 4 1/2″ around their exchange block or brought the size up to 21″ and that piece was returned to the original block creator to increase the size to an approximately 45″ quilt top. All quilts (21 Hungarian and 21 Canadian) were finished by the original block creator and the completed Canadian quilts were sent back to Hungary to join the Hungarian quilts…this collection of 42 quilts was displayed in the capital city of Budapest in November 2006. This is the first time they have been hung as a group show in Canada” (taken from the FVQG’s show brochure) The next 5 pictures are some of those fabulous quilts.
This is the last group of photos from our guild’s recent quilt show. Many members are waiting to see their quilts on line so I have posted many more pictures than I normally do after a quilt show. I hope you enjoyed the show! This is our We Care donation quilt display. Guild members make quilts for the We Care Program throughout the year and then these quilts are donated to community service agencies, hospitals, and care homes for distribution to members of the community in need of comfort.