Quilt Show Impressions

I was busy all day with my booth but I went in early on Saturday morning to take a quick look at the show that I had helped set up. Quite a few quilts in the show had been quilted by me, and I tried to take pictures of the others, so I would have something to show that you haven’t seen here before. It was a great show, lots of amazing quilts. The only big quilt I had in the show was the finished sample of the Tuxedo Cats. Two blocks haven’t been published yet but here is a preview of what the finished quilt looks like.

Tuxedo Cats


My booth was right next to the entrance, and everybody had to pass me on their way to the hall with the big quilts. It started a little slow but around lunch time on Saturday things got very busy and stayed that way almost until the end of the show. Looking at the pictures of my booth, I realized that I have several patterns that I have been selling at shows but never uploaded to the website or even mentioned here on my blog. I will start working on that… we’ll see how that goes with the Christmas rush coming up. One gentleman was in awe of my Pansies pattern, he loved the colours and how realistic the flowers look, and after he had seen the show he came back to my booth because he wanted to vote for my Pansies as Best in Show 🙂 He was very disappointed when I told him he had to find another favourite quilt since my sample was not part of the actual show.

Encounters like this one make up for the negative parts. Somebody actually stole from me this time. Three patterns went missing and haven’t turned up. I also stopped someone trying to walk away with another three and made them pay for what they picked. It might have been an honest mistake but judging by their behaviour (which had made me watch them in the first place) I don’t think so. I usually just have one bin of patterns out for people to dig through, and that makes it easy to watch and pay attention to where the patterns go. This time I had three, apparently that was too much for the busy time. Next time I will be prepared and go back to just one bin.

But enough ranting, it was a great show, we had a lot of fun, and I enjoyed those two days very much. Here are a few impressions of the show, I hope you enjoy them as well.

Quilt Show 1


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Scrap Crazy

For this quilt, Beverly was determined to use up scraps and orphan blocks. The top is mostly organized and within a certain colour scheme, and she did a lot of crazy-quilt-style embroidery. But for the back she decided that anything would go… large and small scraps, pieced, appliquĂ©d and embroidered orphan blocks – whatever was at hand went into it. I had to laugh when she warned me before she pulled it out of her bag. Yes, it certainly was quite wild but at least she found a use for all these leftovers. I quilted it with the pantograph “Celtic Scroll”, this was definitely a quilt that didn’t need a lot of intricate quilting.

Scrap Crazy




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Animal Adventure

This adorable animal quilt was made by Beverly as a gift for her grandson. It has lots of embroidery and didn’t need much quilting, I just stitched around the blocks to stabilize everything and tried to stay away from the motifs. I couldn’t decide which details to show as they are all so cute, so there are lots of detail pictures today.

Animal Adventure




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Quilt Show 2018

As you can probably tell by the silence, the Christmas rush is in full swing, and I have no time for blogging. I have come to the conclusion that I will never find the time to post pictures from the quilt show but here are some videos instead. Our guild member Norma H. took pictures of everything and spent a lot of time turning them into videos and uploading them to Youtube. So grab a cup of coffee and enjoy! And thank you, Norma, for all the work you put into this.

Ich stecke hier bis ĂŒber beide Ohren im vorweihnachtlichen Quiltwahn und habe keine Zeit zum Bloggen. Ich bin daher zu dem Schluss gekommen, dass ich wohl nie Bilder von der Quilt Show posten werde, jedenfalls nicht in absehbarer Zeit. Stattdessen gibt es heute Videos. Eines unserer Mitglieder, Norma H., hat alles photographiert und dann viel Zeit investiert, aus den Bildern Videos zu erstellen und diese auf Youtube zu posten. Viel Spaß beim Besuchen der virtuellen Show, und vielen Dank an Norma fĂŒr die MĂŒhe, die sie sich gemacht hat.







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A Cabin Christmas

It’s never too early to start on your Christmas projects. Lori made this red and white winter quilt from a Bunny Hill Designs pattern. The log cabin blocks are made from a Jelly Roll, and the motifs in the other blocks are cut from a panel in the same fabric line, Winter Wonderland. Lori added embroidery to the panel prints and chose stars as the quilting design for her Cabin Christmas quilt. The back is cuddly red minky.

A Cabin Christmas

Es ist ja nie zu frĂŒh, um mit Weihnachtsprojekten anzufangen. Diesen winterlichen Quilt hat Lori nach einem Muster von Bunny Hill Designs genĂ€ht. Die Log Cabin Blöcke werden aus einer Jelly Roll zusammengesetzt, und die Motive in den anderen Blöcken aus einem Panel aus der gleichen Stoffserie, Winter Wonderland, geschnitten. Lori hat die gedruckten Motive mit rotem Garn nachgestickt und fĂŒr’s Quilten ein Sternenmuster gewĂ€hlt. Die RĂŒckseite ist flauschiger roter Minky.




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Chilliwack Quilters Guild Quilt Show 2017

My friend who wanted to help me with my booth at the quilt show this year unfortunately became sick two days before the show, so I didn’t really have much time to look at the quilts. But I did a quick tour and took pictures before the doors opened, and there were lots of really great entries. I always feel very inspired after visiting a quilt show and I want to make half of the projects that I saw and don’t even know where to start. I put the pictures together in several collages, there were just too many. And there is also a lovely video on YouTube, thank you very much to Linda B. for making it available.

 


Meine Freundin, die mir eigentlich an meinem Stand bei der Quilt Show helfen wollte, ist leider zwei Tage vorher krank geworden, so dass ich allein war und keine Zeit hatte, mir die Quilts in der Show in Ruhe anzusehen. Ich bin aber kurz durchgelaufen, bevor die TĂŒren geöffnet wurden und habe Bilder gemacht. Es waren tolle Quilts dabei, und wie immer bin ich nach so einer Show sehr inspiriert, möchte mindestens die HĂ€lfte der Projekte auch nĂ€hen und weiß gar nicht, wo ich anfangen soll. Die Bilder habe ich wieder in Collagen zusammengefasst, es waren einfach zuviele. Und ein Video existiert auch, ich habe es hier eingefĂŒgt mit Dank an Linda B. fĂŒr die Arbeit, die sie sich damit gemacht hat.




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Gossip in the Garden

Cynthia wanted to learn needleturn appliquĂ© and chose this charming pattern called “Gossip in the Garden” to practice her new skill. This project required not only lots of hand appliquĂ© but also involved embroidery and English paper piecing. I personally believe that quilting makes the quilt and like to quilt my own projects to death. But of course not everybody shares this opinion, and sometimes less is more. For this quilt we chose the “Custom Quilting Light” approach. I quilted around the shapes and loosely filled the background with a few swirls and daisies. The pieced blocks were cross hatched, and the outer border was filled with a simple free motion paisley design.

Gossip in the Garden

Cynthia wollte gern Needleturn AppliquĂ© lernen, und als Übungsprojekt hat sie sich dieses Muster ausgesucht, “Gossip in the Garden”. Sie hat die Blöcke mit der Hand appliziert und bestickt, und ein paar Hexagons vervollstĂ€ndigen das Gesamtbild. Ich persönlich bin ja der Meinung, je mehr ein Quilt gequiltet ist, um so besser, aber mir ist schon klar, dass das nicht jeder so sieht und weniger manchmal mehr ist. Cynthia wĂŒnschte sich fĂŒr ihren Quilt “Custom Quilting Light”. Die Applikationen habe ich umrandet und dann den Hintergrund mit ein paar Kringeln und BlĂŒmchen gefĂŒllt. FĂŒr die gepatchten Blöcke boten sich diagonale Linien an, und der Ă€ußere Rand erhielt ein simples Free Motion Paisley Muster.


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Splendid Sampler

This adorable quilt called the “Splendid Sampler” was made by Lynne. It has a little bit of everything – piecing, appliquĂ©, hexagons, embroidery. I took lots of pictures of all the cute blocks and had a hard time deciding which ones to post, so there will be quite a few today. The pantograph Lynne chose for her project is called “Fleur de Swirl”.

Splendid Sampler 1

Dieser Quilt heißt “Splendid Sampler” und wurde von Lynne genĂ€ht. Es ist von allem etwas dabei – Patchwork, Applikationen, Hexagons, Stickerei. Ich habe jede Menge Bilder von den Blöcken gemacht, und es fiel mir sehr schwer zu entscheiden, welche ich hier posten soll, daher gibt es heute noch mehr Bilder als sonst. Das Pantograph Muster, das Lynne fĂŒr ihren Quilt gewĂ€hlt hat, heißt “Fleur de Swirl”.




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Patchwork Nation – Quilt Show in Langley

Yes, I know, I am late… I am very late. The show in Langley was a month ago. But I didn’t have time to look through all the pictures before, so better late than never. There were lots of wonderful quilts, and I came home with many ideas. The challenge theme was to create a small wall hanging picturing what Canada means to the quilter. One of the entries showed a Mountie playing hockey, and while we were looking at it,  the real officer who had been the model for the quilt, showed up and let us take his picture with the quilt. Great fun!


Ja, ich weiß, ich bin spĂ€t dran… sehr spĂ€t sogar, denn die Quilt Show in Langley ist schon wieder einen Monat her. Aber ich hatte einfach keine Zeit, mich durch die ganzen Photos zu wĂŒhlen, daher zeige ich sie heute erst. Besser spĂ€t als nie. Es gab jede Menge tolle Quilts zu sehen, und ich habe viele Anregungen mitgenommen. Es gab auch eine Challenge, und passend zu Kanadas 150. Geburtstag in diesem Jahr sollte auf einem kleinen Wandbehang dargestellt werden, welche Bedeutung Kanada fĂŒr die Quilterin hat. Auf einem Wandbehang war ein hockeyspielender Mountie dargestellt (Mountie ist eine umgangssprachliche Bezeichnung fĂŒr einen kanadischen Polizisten; die Polizei heißt hier RCMP, das steht fĂŒr Royal Canadian Mounted Police), und als wir uns diesen gerade ansahen, tauchte plötzlich der Polizist auf, der dafĂŒr Modell gestanden hatte, und ließ sich von uns mit dem Wandbehang photographieren.


 



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Rabbits Haven

Kris made this adorable quilt as a gift using a pattern by Rabbits Haven. The colours are very soft and pretty, and the embroidery is just wonderful. I am probably not patient enough to even attempt something like this. We decided to leave the embroidered blocks unquilted, I just stitched around them in the ditch. The background is filled with free motion flowers and loops.

Rabbits Haven

Diesen sĂŒĂŸen Quilt hat Kris nach einem Pattern von Rabbits Haven genĂ€ht. Die Farben sind zart und pastellig, und die Stickerei ist makellos. Ich wĂ€re wahrscheinlich viel zu ungeduldig, um so ein Projekt ĂŒberhaupt anzufangen. Wir entschieden, die gestickten Blöcke ungequiltet zu lassen, ich habe nur im Nahtschatten rundherum gequiltet. Den Hintergrund habe ich mit Free Motion BlĂŒmchen und Loops gefĂŒllt.


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PieceMaking in the Valley Quilt Show

Every year in October, one of the two quilting guilds in Chilliwack hosts a quilt show. This year it was the Chilliwack Piecemakers Quilting Guild. I only joined in September and didn’t have a quilt in the show but I helped with some last minute organizational stuff like checking in the show quilts yesterday. We were busy outside Chilliwack all weekend but I found some time this morning to go and actually look at the quilts. There were lots of wonderful quilts in the show this year, and I didn’t even try to decide which one was my favourite.


Im Oktober organisiert immer eine der beiden Quiltgilden in Chillwack eine Quiltshow. In diesem Jahr war es die Chilliwack Piecemakers Quilting Guild, das ist die Abendgilde, der ich erst im September beigetreten bin. Daher hatte ich diesmal keinen Quilt in der Show, aber ich habe zumindest bei der Organisation geholfen, z.B. war ich gestern morgen damit beschĂ€ftigt, die vielen Quilts fĂŒr die Show in Empfang zu nehmen und zu organisieren. Da wir aber mal wieder das ganze Wochenende unterwegs waren, hatte ich nicht viel Zeit, mich dort zu engagieren, aber heute morgen hatte ich dann doch Gelegenheit, mir die Show tatsĂ€chlich anzusehen.  In diesem Jahr waren so viele Quilts in der Show, die mir gut gefielen, dass ich nicht mal versucht habe zu entscheiden, welcher mir am allerbesten gefĂ€llt.

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Quilt Show in Harrison Mills

Every year in October we drive to Harrison Mills for the quilt show at the Community Hall. Today the weather was bad, it was raining all day, so spending some time looking at quilts seemed like a good idea. The hall is quite small which makes it difficult to take pictures. Lots of them are only partials or taken from an angle but they give a good impression of all the beautiful work in the show. We enjoyed it very much and are looking forward to coming back next year.

Jedes Jahr im Oktober fahren wir nach Harrison Mills zur Quilt Show in der Community Hall. Heute war das Wetter schlecht, es hat den ganzen Tag gegossen, da war der Besuch einer Quilt Show genau richtig. Die Halle ist ziemlich klein, was das Photographieren recht schwierig machte, daher sind die Quilts oft nicht komplett zu sehen oder schrĂ€g von der Seite aufgenommen. Man bekommt aber trotzdem einen guten Eindruck von den Arbeiten der Damen. Wir hatten viel Spaß und freuen uns schon auf das nĂ€chste Jahr.

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