Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Central Alberta Quilters' Guild Quilt Show 2013

Hi everyone:

This past week-end I loaded up the van Zoocrew and headed north to Red Deer with some guild buddies for the 22nd annual Central Alberta Quilters' Guild quilt show. I always enjoy this show, both for the wonderful quilts that are entered in the competition and for the many vendors (did you know that I love to quilt shop?). Great quilts, a variety of vendors and good company - what more could you ask for? Okay, a little chocolate should be involved as well, but the muffins that Lee of Lala's Lovelys brought more than made up for the lack of chocolate (thanks, my buddy, Lee!).

We drove out of the fog and snow in Calgary and arrived in Red Deer ready to party shop.  After visiting a few vendors, it was time for lunch (shopping takes time, you know!). After lunch, we finished with the vendor section and then had time to admire the lovely quilts on display. 

I usually take my camera to photograph the quilts, however I decided to use my iPhone 5 this time. I think the photographs came out fairly well, although a few were a bit blurry - I was probably a bit shaky as my blood sugar was down due to the lack of chocolate. I'm including a few of them here for you to enjoy.
Reminiscence by Chris Sisson, Red Deet
Lee and Peggy inspecting Grandmother's Flower Garden by Evelyne Fairbrother, Red Deer
Line Segments by Orlanda Brown, Blackfalds
Celebration!! by Sue Carton, Red Deer
Sue was one of the featured quilters at the show
Tulip Star by Frauke Vanderkooi, Red Deer
Frauke was one of the featured quilters at the show
Klatschmohn by Frauke Vanderkooi, Red Deer
Frauke was one of the featured quilters at the show
Winter Silence by Cathie MacDonald, Rocky Mountain House
Viewing these amazing quilts inspired me to purchase fabric, patterns and thread so I could create my own masterpieces. Okay, I actually just saw lots of quilty things that I wanted to buy - and I did! Here's what I came home with.
Charm squares, jelly rolls, batiks, thread and fabric, oh my!
A close-up so you can better see what I bought
Actually bought 2 of these cute journals/notebooks -
one for me and one for my daughter, they were just so cute!
Now to start working on that masterpiece - and find some room to store all my purchases!


Peggy said...

Sounds like a great show, and fun had by all!

Lee D said...

It was an awesome day and I am so glad I went. thanks again Kim for driving.

Andrea said...

Hi Kim, stopping by from Lee's blog. Love all the shots from the quilt show. Looks like you came out with some good loot!