This year was no exception, with lots of fabulous quilts. The following are photos of some that caught my eye:
The first one was made by my lovely friend, Deborah Louie. Called "Last Night's Leftovers", it won 1st prize in the New Traditions from Old Favourites Category. The quilting, as usual, was awesome, especially on that black border!
Here is Michelle Marvig with her "1850s Revisited" which won 2nd prize in the Commercially Machine Quilted Category. Quilted by Michele Turner... Congratulations!
Here is a stunning quilt by Catherine Butterworth, called "Sisterhood". Made of the Seven Sisters block, every diamond in the stars was "fussy cut" from a different fabric and each hexagon block was a different colour. As if that was not enough, Catherine appliqued 510 circles in the sashings. Amazing!
Here is a really beautiful hand appliqued and hand quilted Baltimore Album quilt by Margo Hardie called "Gorsuch Family Quilt c1840 Revisited". It won a 3rd place ribbon in the Professional Applique Category.
I took a photo of this one to show the lovely Michele Hill. It is called "Morning Glory" by Christine Snerling and is one of the designs from Michele's book "More William Morris Applique". It is really beautifully made.
This quilt was called "Big Blue" by Joanne Barraclough. It won a 1st place ribbon in the Traditional (Machine Quilted) Amateur Category. I thought it was really beautiful.
Of course hexagons are always among my favourites. This one was called "First Daughter's Quilt" by Deborah Laurie. It was inspired by an antique quilt featured in the book "Quilts of Virginia 1607 - 1899" (page 50). They are superb!
This quilt is by Rhonda Pearce of Post Office Patchwork. I always love her quilts using reproduction fabrics. This one is called "Civil War Journey". Love the applique and the churn dash block is one of my favourites too!
The last one was made by the lovely ladies at Epping Quilters Inc and is called "Dahlia Daze". It won a 2nd place ribbon in the Group/Collaborative Quilt Category. I enjoyed teaching the ladies one of my quilt designs earlier this year and I know they are working hard towards their own exhibition. Well done, ladies!
I hope you have enjoyed my mini tour of this year's Show! If you have time over the next three days, it is most worthwhile to visit.