Sunday 11 June 2017

Quaker Quilt Guild Quilt Show 2017 is a wrap

After an exhausting 3 days my small guild (30 members) pulled off an incredible show. A lot of time and work goes into a successful show, once the doors opened to the public it soon became apparent that it was well worth the effort put forth by everyone.
The weather was perfect, we had people from various places in the province including Barrie, Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and our local area.

A glimpse of what we had on display follows, this is a non-judged show. We display our quilts in a church on the museum site.

quilts in the early morning light 

 The quilts are draped over the pews. This is a view from the front of the church.

from the back of the church
All the glorious colour of the quilts greeted people as they entered the church.

right side and the wall hangings 
We hung the wall hangings on a line along both sides of the church.

left side

a couple of my quilts 

We had some vintage quilts included this year.

this is just a few of the vintage quilts

this one was hand pieced by Edna Carroll there are 1200 HST's in this beauty

For Canada's 150th we had a display with all the provinces and territories, from coast to coast to coast. This was the guild challenge and was called 'A Road Runs Through'. 

3 territories and one province

7 more provinces
I did Manitoba. The dimensions of the road on the sides of mine were 2 1/2'' wide on the left and 3 1/4'' wide on the right.


Some of the smaller pieces are displayed on dividers.

the watercolour, swoon mini, bluebird and Spring Whimsy are mine.

the leaves are placemats by Joyce Houghton

a nice collection of wall hangings

This is just a small sampling of the many quilts on display. We may be a small guild but as you can see in the photos above we don't lack in talent. 



  1. It looks like a beautiful show and I really love the coordination on the "A Road Runs Through" mini quilt theme for the territories. Lovely!

  2. I'm sorry I couldn't have come to see this quilt show. It looks amazing for such a small guild. I love that the quilts are hanging so neatly on the pews and the ones hanging in the window. Beautiful.

  3. The road runs through was a great idea . Isn't it amazing how modern those vintage quilts look?

  4. Forgot to add. You all did really well

  5. Looks like you had an amazing turn up of quilts. They are all so beautiful displayed in the church.

  6. What a lovely display. I'm sorry I missed it this year. I've always enjoyed the times I've been there. Congratulations to you and your guild.

    1. I am replying here as you are a no-reply blogger. Thanks Katie sorry you missed the show.

  7. The display is so pretty, draped over the pews in that way. It looks like a great show!

  8. You know what struck me the most? The stained glass windows that frame ALL that glorious colour on the pews is like the cherry on top of the cupcake! Such talent indeed, and no small amount of it yours. :-)


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