Monday, October 6, 2014

Mahone Bay quilt show

On Friday I set off with three other friends to the small quaint town of Mahone Bay , a 2.5 hr. drive at least . We did take a break on the way so it didn't seem that far and the fall colours were a delight to see . I was thrilled to attend this show , it had been many years since I had been there and I had only ever attended this show once before .  Another talented group of quilters , I won't keep you in suspense any longer here are some highlights from the show , too many quilts to get pictures of all of them .
As you entered the show the ladies were selling tickets on this log cabin quilt , always classic and always a joy to see .

These two were part of a challenge , the one on the left is titled " Under the sea" and on the right " Morning has broken"
                                                            A lovely beach scene ...
                                                            An art quilt.
                                                 I thought this one was rather fun .
I was a bit surprised to see this on display , it is a quilt by Laurie Swim , a well known art quilter .
                                          For the purple lovers , a very vibrant quilt.
                                                   I thought this was adorable .
                                                A very large brightly coloured quilt .
 A very pretty reproduction print quilt , such soft femine colours .
Now for a few art quilts , this was interesting .

 We studied this for a while to see if we could figure out how they did the circles , never did figure it out .
The colours in this quilt were a little stronger than is showing here , a modern art quilt .
                                    I beleive this one was paper pieced , great job !
                                                                Loved this one :-)
                                  And this one would have been nice to take home .
On the left some peonie roses which are pp and next to that is a beautiful tumbler quilt
                                                           a minature pineapple quilt .

                                          another modern art quilt
                                                       an interesting scrappy quilt .
                                              for the hexie lovers , this was gorgeous .
                             This was super interesting , didn;t get the history on the quilt but I loved it.
                                      poppies , this looks like a Pam Bono pattern .
                                                  Pinwheels in all their glory ...
                                                  who doesn't like a red and white quilt .
my favorite in the show , this is called The Highway Man , I just love it and voted on it for viewers choice.
                                                   another scrappy star quilt
                                                  a little challenge piece for the different seasons ,obviously winter
                                             This one was for dots , Mrs .Dotty
                                                   some star challenge blocks , I like the wish upon a star .
                                                  This challenge was for flowers , and here is the picture plant which was partly wool

No this is not Bill , they were having a pumpkin people display and this poor guy was out front of Suttle and Seawinds a lovely store that sells clothing as well as fabric . I did manage to spend a few dollars here . The piper and little people were also part of the pumpkin display , they had some incredibly cute characters around town , I may share a few more later on .
Well I think I have kept you long enough , hope you enjoyed the show .  Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day .
 hugs Sheila


  1. Some wonderful quilts, but the pumpkin guy is too cute.

  2. Thanks for sharing this show with us Sheila, as well as the Antigonish Show. I would have loved to get to either or both, but just a bit to far to travel... Looks like they were both awesome shows. Such talent here in the Maritimes!

  3. More beautiful quilts. Love those pumpkin people. Thanks for sharing this show too. Hugs,xx

  4. What a talented group of women!! Thanks for sharing, Sheila. I sure wish I could have attended!

  5. Thank you for more gorgeous quilt pics......what a talented bunch you are, way way over there on the far side of the known universe from here! Love the pumpkin people too, they are such fun.

  6. A wonderful display of quilts Sheila. Thank you for sharing your photos. Hugs.....

  7. Wow - I don't remember half of those quilts! BUT.....I picked The Highway Man for Viewer's Choice, too!!

  8. Thank you for sharing both shows with us - and a pleasure to see a show thru two quilters eyes (how cool that you and Lesley met up).

  9. Ooo, I loved the crow AND the cardinals!! The crow was exceptionally cool, though!

  10. What a wonderful show, so many amazing quilts. I love the one that was your favourite too and the winter one with the red birds!

  11. What an amazing display of fabulous quilts.......

  12. such beautiful quilts!
    thanks for taking us along..

  13. Thanks for the quilt show. I loved the man walking on the beach, Mrs Dotty was so funny and the red and white one was a real eye-catcher.

  14. I enjoyed my visit to the show with thanks for the pics. Gorgeous eye candy to drool over. :)

  15. Nothing ordinary about those quilts. Most of them are unique, as well as beautiful. What an interesting quilt show. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Another great collection of quilts Sheila, thank you. And I too love the Highwayman. xx

  17. Mais colchas! Duas exposições enormes! Todas são lindas! Eu adorei a de círculos mas gosto também das tradicionais.
    Obrigada por mostrar!
    Um abraço!

    More quilts! Two huge exhibition! All are beautiful! I loved the taste of circles but also traditional.
    Thank you for showing!

  18. So glad you enjoyed our quilt show! There are lots more pictures on our Guild blog at and on our Flickr pages.
    We'll be back again in 2016 for our 25th anniversary quilt show!

  19. It looks like a great show Sheila - thanks for sharing the photos.