Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Quilts In The Gardens,2009

It started as an impulsive idea, hatched by one of our quilt guild members and some members of the local garden club.

"Let's have a quilt show in the gardens!"

And so we did. That was last year. It was a howling success. So, guess what we did again this year? Exactly! We had another.

The day was beautiful.

It started out misty, with a 20% chance of rain.

If it had rained there would have been chaos. Picture a gaggle of women, some of whom have not sprinted anywhere in a very long time, frantically grabbing more than a hundred quilts and sprinting for cover!

But the sun saved the day.

Hanging quilts in a garden setting is magical.

The curves and leaves of trees and bushes set off the lines and patterns and colours of the quilts to perfection.

This quilt was made by my friend N,of Pioneer Days fame, who also makes a mean cranberry coffee cake!

This year we had a boutique of hand crafted items, a Chinese auction, and a beautiful red work quilt to raffle, all of which raised about $1500.

But center stage were all the beautiful quilts, like this one, called "Nice Earrings!"

And this red work wall hanging of the twelve days of Christmas.

I love the folded edges that make the curves in this piece ---

And the eye popping colour in this one ---

There are three times as many more. But I have to go to bed! I guess you'll just have to come and see for yourself next year!


Anonymous said...

Oh I do love a giraffe!

What a fabulous environment to show the quilts. Well done to all of you.

Zanna said...

Gosh they are beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. Z xx

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Skillful stuff!

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful quilts Molly! Are you packing your bags yet???

Pauline said...

Wish I had the patience to quilt! Such beautiful handiwork - thanks for sharing.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Molly please, please, please will you ask where she got the Twelve Days of Christmas Redwork pattern? I'm in love. blessings, marlene

lesthook said...

Oh! Wonderful idea with the quilting ladies! I have leftover nursing panels from making purses.... And love the giraffe..the name of the quilt is perfect! All so pretty!

jkhenson said...

I love the quilts in the garden idea! I am amazed at all the quilting talents, too! :) Thank you for sharing photos!

Julie's Journey said...

I love those quilts especially the giraffe. Wish I could see next years efforts.