I've been so busy working on end-of-the-school-year things that I forgot to show you some of the quilts at the recent Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park in Calgary. Can you believe that work and kids' stuff actually made me neglect to post quilt photos? I know, it's hard to believe, but sometimes real life interferes with my dream occupation (quilting, that is).
One of the exhibits that I found interesting were by our local long-arm quilters in the Calgary Longarm Quilters Group. One pattern, Avignon Picnic by Andrea Harris of Urban Quiltworks, was selected and each long-armer chose their own fabric and quilt motifs to complete it. It's a great pattern, available FREE at Moda Bakeshop, and it was really interesting to see the different interpretations. And the quilting! Lots of great inspiration for quilt designs in these quilts.
|Avignon Picnic by Andrea Harris|
|Detail of Avignon Picnic by Andrea Harris|
|Hodgepodge by Nancy Basserman|
|Picnic Critters by Bev Rinehart|
There were lots of other wonderful quilts in the park that day. Thankfully the weather cooperated so the majority of the quilts were on display outside, where I really think they shine. Here are a few more examples of quilty deliciousness.
|Salt Air Stripes by Joanne Middleton|
|Rug by Jennifer Peirson|
|Mirror Lake by Margaret Jessop|
|Anna & Popeye by Margaret Jessop|
|Remember the Time by Joleen Schneider|