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Monday, September 22, 2014

Busy Days and a Quilt Show

I've been absent from blogland for almost a week! Eeeeek!!! It's not that I haven't wanted to be blogging, I've just been "beyond busy". So much going on this time of year, with trying to get the garden harvested and put to rest, freezing tomatoes and squash, doing pickles, Guild and Choir start-up, preping for my upcoming classes, etc. etc. I finished my 12 day crock pickles last weekend, did my Lady Ashburnhams today, got a large batch of spaghetti sauce done today, and now I have an apple pie in the oven and apple jelly underway. We're watching our provincial election results tonight - it's a very very close race at this point. At least we're enjoying the wonderful aroma of baking apple pie as we watch the lead seesaw back and forth...
This past weekend was the annual quilt show and sale by the Kennebecasis Valley Quilters' Guild. This guild is to be commended for doing a show of such proportions every year! Mounting a show is a huge undertaking and this group does it annually! They put the rest of us to shame! Some years are better than others and this year was exceptional. There were many many exquisite examples of the talent that is found in this group. There is always lots to see- quilts, some judged and some for display only, workshop pieces, challenges, small items for sale, a Quilters' Walk fundraiser, and of course vendors, not to mention seeing quilting friends from around the province. It's always a fun day to visit the KV show.... Without further ado, here are some of the beautiful quilts we saw.... in random order...


"Expressions of Morris". Best of Show, winner of  Lorna Peacock Memorial Award
and CQA ribbons.
Made by Diana Reid, Quilted by Bloomfield Quilters, Owned by Patti Monkhouse

A closeup look at Diana's beautiful applique

Beautiful applique AND beautiful quilting!!

"Reminiscence" by Diana Reid and quilted by Bloomfield Quilters.
Winner of 2nd place, Group Hand Quilted category.

"Braided Magic" by Sandra Daigle.  Judge's Choice ribbon


"Coloured Whole  Cloth" by Alice Chancey  Winner of 2nd Place, Non Traditional category.  This was quilted as a whole cloth quilt on a longarm machine, then was coloured with coloured pencils, finally painted with fabric medium to set the colour.  An interesting process!

"The Owl and the Pussycat" by Judy LeClue. This quilt blew my mind! It is a Zentangle design, done in ink. I wonder how many hours were spent with pen in hand....?  Winner of Judge's Choice ribbon.
Edit: I just found out this piece also won Viewer's Choice for Small Quilts category!!



These two photos show you the fine detail in the Zentangle work. Judy always does amazing work, and once again, she does not disappoint!!

I'm more than frustrated with Blogger problems tonight. I am having trouble adding photos - they will not add in order, but all want to end up at the top of the post. Somewhat like the mess-up with election results tonight... Ahh technology! Gotta love it... NOT   So I'm calling it a night for now. I'll continue with more show photos in my next post.....

Piece!
Linda

"The best laid plans....

5 comments:

Lorette Cole said...

Beautiful quilts Linda! Wish I could have attended the show... I'll be better prepared next year! My you've been extra busy!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful quilts. Blogger has been giving me grief this morning as well.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The colored pencils quilt really is interesting...and gorgeous! I've been frustrated with anonymous. I had 27 this morning! Eeeeee! Enjoy your day my friend! Let's get a good book and read. haha! Hugs!

Pamela Gordon said...

The first two quilts are just gorgeous! Take care and I hope things slow down for you soon. ;-)

Anne said...

Busier in the garden than I for sure.. Mine is only a raised bed, 3 ft by 8 ft. lol Your quilts are very lovely!! :)

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