Thursday, June 20, 2019

Quilt Canada Show

     A group of quilt guilds in NYS got together for a road trip to Ottawa, Canada for Quilt Canada. We had 90 quilters on 2 buses for a 3 day trip. The show was at the EY Center next to the Ottawa Airport as was our hotel. The center is big and modern, but the lighting for quilts was horrible. I could only see some of the quilts' colors if I took a photo on my phone which lit up the quilt a bit. There were lots of vendors, not a lot of bolted fabrics. 
     At the Wonderfil thread booth, I met a quilter who was their educational rep named Teri Cherne. When I got home, I realized she is quite well known and did an episode on The Quilt Show in 2017. She is a three time cancer survivor and has quite a story. She has to be one of the most helpful and genuine people I have ever met. Everytime I thought of a question, I went back to the booth for an answer or explanation. I bought a lot of Wonderfil threads. I learned so much.
    First, my purchases. How can this little bit be close to two hundred dollars?
      This quilt was at the entrance to the show. My show photos are not great because I had to use my phone. I did not want to carry my big camera the whole time.

This wonderful bargello was in the Elna booth, so I couldn't get the whole shot.

2 strip landscape quilts, both lovely

These two tree quilts were so dark at the show, that my phone camera filled in light so they could be seen well.

     Having a hard time getting my photos off the phone, so I will post this for now, more to come.


Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks like there were some great quilts at that show.

Debbie said...

Sounds like a good trip. Love those thread painted trees. Very intense work. Lots of great goodies. My phone did an update and I couldn't get photos uploaded recently. So check your settings maybe.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Linda, I'm glad that you liked the show. I agree that the lighting left a lot to be desired. Did you get a chance to take any classes or attend lectures?

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Sounds like a fun time!! And that first landscape quilt really draws your eye! Hope you had a blast!