The quilt show was wonderful and inspiring as it always is. There were well over 200 items in it. It always amazes me that a rural area like ours can come up with so many new quilts every year. There are some master quilters in this area including some who have written books and one who is a finalist for applique in that $100,000 quilt challenge magazine. The good thing about the show (especially for a beginner like me) is that anyone can enter and they don't judge the work. I was also very imrpessed with the way it was hung. They managed to put quilts that complimented each other together, making both look better.
Try to focus on the quilt and not on the horrible picture of me. I always hate pictures of myself and this one is no exception. I got a lot of comments about the chickens and many quilters were curious about how they were done.
I love the colors in this quilt by my friend, Jen.
This one really captures Northern Canada at it's most romantic.
This one was inspired by the design on the t-shirt hung on the right side of the quilt.
This one was done by their featured quilter and she used all her own hand-dyes.
The butterflies managed to hold their own even though the quilt is quite small.
I didn't win the bag challenge but I was fine with that because the winning bags were absolutely wonderful. It is interesting to see what different people do with the same bits of fabric.