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MQG QuiltCon 2017 in Savannah Georgia

What a fun few days I have had! I spent 5 days at the Modern Quilt Guild’s quilt show, QuiltCon, held this year in Savannah Georgia. I saw lots of amazing quilts, great vendors, and took some fun classes. Here is what I got done in my classes:

Crazy Eights with Amy Friend, from her book Intentional Piecing 


This is a stunning quilt, and all through the use of various sizes of stripes in your fabric. Can’t wait to continue working with this one!

West Chester by Heather Jones, from her book Quilt Local


This was also a fun way to spend a day.. and I got 2 letters done. Yeah! (Not sure why the background looks blue-ish on the Y, it is not like that in real life).

Bunny by Violet Craft from House of Hoppington

The third class I took was a half-day class with Violet Craft, paper-piecing the bunny from her full pattern. This will take a while to complete- the pieces are TINY! But the bunny is so cute, I think that will be motivation enough to work on this soon. Maybe not the whole quilt though, unless I fall in love with her technique for paper piecing. Photos below are not my bunny.. I only pieced the ears in class!


Here is a link to Flickr with some quilts from the show- charity quilts, show winners, and just quilts I really liked. I have missed quite a few, but just put that down to being overwhelmed!

My friend Jeannie Jenkins won second place in the Traditional Made Modern category..  here is her stunning quilt! dsc04185

And finally, here are some photos from a challenge I was thinking of joining.. but didn’t! The photo of a building was the inspiration, and I love all the quilts that were inspired by it.

A Little Colour in My Life

I’ve been working on some more subdued quilts lately, and craved some COLOUR! The York Heritage Quilters Guild is having its UFO challenge, and I am using all the extra blocks I had cut out for the Border Creek Station challenge run two years ago at Quilts at the Creek. Here is the quilt I made then…



Here are the blocks paired up and ready to make HSTs.. I thought I had a lot more blocks than I was able to find, so I will have to do more digging in my stash to make it the size I want! Most of the fabrics are from Kaffe Fassett- I can never get enough of his luscious colours.

and some of the blocks I have pieced together:

Needs to be done for our May meeting, so add it to the list of things to work on NOW!


A few of my Favourite Things

I am one of the organizers for Quilts at the Creek… a truly wonderful outdoor quilt show held every year at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto. And here is a link to photos I took at the show. This is the first view you had this year as you entered..

start2Here are some of MY quilts from the show – but not all! The rest I am saving for future blog posts… so stay tuned. (click on images for close-ups!)


And here are two really talented quilters whose work blew me away:

AnaPaula Brasil

Rebecca Burnett

Some other quilts I loved: made by friends, scrappy quilts, applique, and more:

And last but DEFINITELY not least, some of my favourites by Kathy Doughty of Material Obsession, who gave 5 days of workshops, as well as a trunk show. Fabulous!KD1KD2

Quilt Show Inspiration

I attended a quilt show in Wellington, Ontario (The Prince Edward County Quilt Show) with friends yesterday. Lots of quilts, and a range of styles and techniques. Here are a few of my personal favourites.. click on the first photo to see larger scale, and as a slide show).

I was most impressed with the work of one quilter, Bill Stearman. The first 4 photos are his quilts, though he had a number more on display that I also loved. We have met many times in the past year and a half in the quilting world. He has only been quilting for two years, but is an adventurous, creative quilter with a modern bent who knows his way around colour. His quilts are inspired by moments in his personal life, and events around him, adding another layer to his designs. And he is so much FUN- he will go far.