Thursday, 24 May 2012

Festival of Quilts - 2012 - R U going to be there?

It's that time of year again!  Heritage Park hosts the Festival of Quilts - hundreds of quilts will be on display at the park - it's a wonderful venue.  Doesn't look like Mother Nature is going to cooperate . . . but what can you do?  I'm sure the organizers always have a plan "B"  . . . .

"Hundreds of stunning, handmade quilts of all shapes, sizes and techniques from across Alberta and Western Canada will adorn the Park, both inside and out. This year's Festival will include familiar displays and events such as the Wearable Art Competition and Creative Kids' Challenge as well as three new special displays: a patriotic and festive Red and White Quilts display, Art Quilts and Hooked Rugs. Whether you are an enthusiastic quilter or simply enjoy viewing the beautiful work, there is something exciting for everyone at the Festival of Quilts"

Addies Quilt Kit

If you're going to the FOQ, stop by the APQS booth and see ManQuilter (aka Matt Sparrow of Sparrow Studioz) . . . and have a stop and shop at Addie's Creative Fabrics booth.  You'll find this little quilt on display - with kits available.  Little House Creations quilted the cute lap quilt using Daisies Galore panto, Glide thread.  It's a great kit to have on hand for that quick and easy quilting project - and don't you just love the fabrics!
Daisies Galore panto - close up

Backing - Daisies Galore is right!!!

Tomorrow, I'll be taking a workshop to make the Prairie Sky Quilt designed by Joanne Middleton (see the FOQ brochure at the link above)  - mine will look nothing like the display one as far as the color way goes because I couldn't justify buying new fabric - I just raided my stash!  (barely made a dent in it - if you know what I mean!)  Maybe next year I'll enter something in the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts . . . . I know that's what I said last year, but you know how it is . . .  ;)

I'll post pictures from the Festival of Quilts next week - if you have some time to spare this weekend, head to Heritage Park - it's a very quilty pleasure!!


Crazy Creek Creations said...

Love this little quilt Bev and the quilting is perfect. I'll be at Heritage Park Saturday - in the morning sitting at the Victoria Quilts table selling raffle tickets and taking donations and in the afternoon spending time with my girlfriends looking at the wonderful quilts. The weather man this morning said sunshine - Yah! Hope to see you there!

Judiquilts said...

Beverly, I enjoy your blog with all things quilty and a bit of Canadian life and scenery thrown in, so I've nominated you for a Liebler Award!

Little House Creations said...

Judi thanks so much!

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