Sunday, June 13, 2010

A trip to the Lions Gate Quilters' Guild Album of Quilts show

Autumn Dyes by Krista Hennebury

On Saturday, I spent a lovely afternoon in North Van at the Lions Gate Quilters' Guild show. After a little cell phone tag and some mistaken identities (apparently Sarah and I look quite similar in our avatars), three members of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild managed to find each other! I enjoyed meeting new quilting friends and viewing the 250 quilts on show with them.

It was exciting to chat about modern quilting and meet new people who were interested in the modern quilt guild I'm starting. I handed out flyers and recruited a few new members who want to come to our first meeting on Thursday the 17th!

I'll let the quilts speak for themselves. I've posted many more quilt pictures to my flickr account.

Friendly Beacon by R. Leslie Forbes
The clapboard siding details were breathtaking!

Nature's Floating Ice Sculpture by R. Leslie Forbes

Provence by Isabelle Jenkins
I loved this bike!

1930s Scrap Zigzag by Paula Bohan

What "cheerful" looks like by Anne Field
This was my favourite quilt from the show. What patience!

Sheer Insanity
This quilt was aptly named, the pieces were incredibly tiny and there were hundreds of them!

My haul from the members' boutique and vendors

Of course, I bought a few things at the show, I had to support the guild and vendors, right? I love my new potholder by Krista Hennebury! I also picked up some Heather Bailey (I'm thinking I'll use it to make a striped binding), Denyse Schmidt and Sandi Henderson fat quarters, a Lecien fat quarter with cute French writing ("bon journée!'), and a skirt pattern. Now I'll have to sign up for the next A-line Skirt class that Spool of Thread offers (their June class is sold out!).


  1. am very impressed by these collection of quilts!! such a beautiful and unique selection :) hope you had a great weekend.

  2. You're the quilting machine! Get on the're the quilting machine :) I love the bike quilt!

  3. those quilts are amazing! thanks for sharing.

  4. Hey, thanks for buying one of my potholders! So glad you enjoyed the show. It was a ton of work, but hugely gratifying to see so many appreciative visitors. See you Thursday.-K

  5. Anne Field's quilt is stunning! Love the design. Have a great day!

  6. these quilts are wonderful! thanks for sharing. so inspiring.

  7. I just noticed that you have a picture of my quilt up - the 1930s Zigzag. Thank you for the honour!



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