Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Ready for a quilt show ?

Good morning from a very Wet Nova Scotia , lots of rain today which we are thankful for as things had become very dry and a ban had been in place for any fires or even hiking in the woods . This should help in many ways and I know the farmers will be very happy .
 Sorry it has taken me a while to get back to share a few photos of the quilt show . I have had the pleasure of visiting the quilt show in Saulnierville Nova Scotia , just incredible and I also recently visited a beautiful show in Port Hastings in a sweet little church so I will share those another day .

 This is the church where the event took place in the French community of Saulnierville , it is massive .
A view down the isle , as you can see there are a lot of pews and each had two quilts in many different colours and styles .

This crazy quilt hung in the entry just above my head so a little difficult to get a decent photo but it was quite lovely .
 A fan quilt all hand quilted , something that really impressed me about this show was the number of hand quilted quilts and they were such tiny perfect stitches , wow .
A simple design that I quite liked .
Another example of fine hand quilting .
A cathedral window quilt which was mesmerizing .
Gorgeous ,
                                 This quilt was made in memory of the Priest in the photo .
 I thought this was stunning . 

                                          This cutie just spoke to my soul, just adorable .
                                      For you hexie lovers , just look at that quilting .
                                          Pretty log cabin , again with nice hand quilting .

                                         How about the quilting on this beauty !
                                                          This one speaks for itself

Do you recognize this little baby in the center ? This gorgeous quilt won viewers choice in the CQA when the show took place in Halifax a few years back . Can someone help me out with the artist name , her first name is Carol and she created these three quilts , the fox , the baby and the antique car , amazing work . She was present at the show doing thread painting which I thoroughly enjoyed watching .
Opps I cut off her head but you can see she was creating a little postcard size scene and had several on the table that she had created .

Don't you just love this churn dash quilt made by Darlene of a Needle Pulling Thread .
Maybe I should end this for now , it is getting picture heavy and I don't want blogger to start acting up so I shall share more later , hope you enjoy this part of the show .
 Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day , it is a great day here for sewing for sure .
 hugs Sheila


  1. I love the windmill quilt in your header. All the quilts are nice in your header. The pastel bom is so pretty and transcends the banality that boms can have. Partly that is the color scheme and partly the quilting. Your house quilt is charming and I especially like the 9 patch quilt where you used different techniques in the different blocks.

  2. It looks like a wonderful show Sheila; thank you for sharing the photos - and the commentary - I look forward to the next installment!

  3. This is so beautiful... I would love to see quilts live... So many amazing works!! 😊

  4. This is so beautiful... I would love to see quilts live... So many amazing works!! 😊

  5. Such pretties! I'd have liked to see the thread painting demo! Glad you had a nice time. I'll bet it was very inspiring! XO

  6. Thanks for sharing, Sheila. Lucky you to get to the show. I think the artist is Carol Swinden. Her work is amazing.

  7. I loved seeing the quilts draped over the pews. Sounds like a great show.

  8. Beautiful quilts. Looks like it was a fabulous show. The hexie quilt shot look a little like a clowns face to me. :) lol. Hugs,xx

  9. That you for sharing, what a beautiful show, love the building it was in too. The hand quilting is stunning on some of those quilts. Love the quilt with the washing on the line. Loved them all really!!!

  10. so lovely to see all the quilts.... each one so lovely and unique

  11. So glad to hear you are getting rain, I know it's been a very dry summer in parts of Cana this year. Thank you for taking us to the quilt show, it was very enjoyable!

  12. What a show. It's nice to see so much hand quilting and some traditional blocks.

  13. Fabulous quilts. The variation of the pinwheel setting is rather unique - love it. And the churn dash in different block sizes is right up my alley.

  14. Such beautiful quilts! That is one show I'd like to attend some year. Thanks for taking us along.

  15. I hope to get to this show some year as well. Thanks for sharing. And Linda is correct, it is Carol Swinden.

  16. What a fabulous show! Thanks so much for sharing all the quilts with us. I agree...they were stunning and to see so many hand quilted was a treat!

  17. Wow, what a great show. All those gorgeous quilts....

  18. Thanks for the tour. It looks like an amazing show. I saw Carol's winning quilt at the CQA/ACC show in Halifax (2012). It's incredible, in person.

  19. Thanks for the tour of the quilt show, they all look so pretty over the pews.
    Very inspiring!
    Hope your mum is recovering well.

  20. Such a brilliant collection and always lovely to see hand quilting. xx

  21. I can not say anything. I'm simply wonderful!
    Thanks for showing!