Sometimes a quilt will have lovely details that show the craft its maker put into it. Here are a few such details I saw at Quilt Canada.
A rocky island made with wool roving. The boards on the lighthouse are about a quarter inch wide. The flag on the door is a nice touch.
A town in the middle of a dust storm done with stitching.
Faces possibly painted and then stitched around.
A lovely appliqued ship. The half square triangles are tiny.
An old key caught behind organza.
Charming challenge fabric quilt that doesn’t have straight edges. I applaud the creative use of these somewhat challenging fabrics.
This post concludes my report of the 2016 Quilt Canada show. Today, July 1, is Canada Day, which I thought was fitting. The 2017 show will be held at the International Centre in Toronto, Canada, as well.
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Second best to being there is to seeing photos. Thanks! I second the praise for dust storm town, and the sailing ship was special as well. But all enjoyable.
Even better would be to pet the quilts, but that’s frowned on.
Reminds me of a quilt at a show several years ago: Sunbonnet Sue in black and white garment in a chain gang with the saying, “She touched a quilt.”
I love subversive Sunbonnet Sue quilts.
Best thing about going to quilt shows, getting face to face with glorious details like these. That must have been fun.
It helps to be in the company of a like minded quilter to share the discoveries with.
It’s fun to go to shows with someone who appreciates the intricacies.
These are wonderful and such a great variety of surfaces and techniques. Thanks again for sharing parts of the show.
This is a good idea, to showcase some of the details! Quilts can be so intricate and the special little things can be missed. That stitching to create the dust storm town is really amazing–ingenious!
If you quilt you look at quilts differently than a nonquilter – i.e., you look for techniques you can use in your own work. The dust storm town is now tucked away in my memory banks as a good way to suggest an idea without a lot of details.