Sunday, 3 April 2011

Red Deer Quilt show

It had been a couple of years since I had been to the Red Deer quilt show, myself and the Quilting Canuck both had the day off, so road trip. We had planned on going in the morning but had to delay our departure to lunch time, so I decided that LM had to come with us too. We still thought we would be home by 7. How wrong we were.

The show seems to have grown in the last couple of years. I enjoy it being the first show of the year as at this time of year I am normally looking for a reason to get out of the city. LM napped on the way up, which meant she was ready to run when we got there, she is very active. I did still get to see the show and managed to spend more money than I had planned, so guess she wasn't so bad.

Here are a couple of quilts from the show. I like the barn animals, I think this is as LM likes making all the noises and this would be a fun quilt for a kids room.

I also really like these circle quilts, I have seen bigger version of both of these but I like how these show the technique in wall hanging size quilts.

I just love these tree quilts, would have liked to be able to get a closer look at them, but that wasn't to be.

This flower quilt was a kit at one of the vendors, and I think this, or something like it, is what I would like to make next for LM. She has lots of quilts for her crib so I was thinking more in line of a twin quilt for when she moves to a twin bed. This kit did not come in twin size and the only patterns they had were for the kits, so I will have to keep my eye out now I know what I want. DH even liked it.

My first purchase of the day was this nice charm pack, thinking this wasn't planned but it's small. I had been planning on picking up a couple of meter cuts to make mesh bags and I found three I liked and that was enough to get a free meter. So far so good; then we stopped for a snack and this bundle started calling to me. I have no idea what I am going to do with it, and I typically don't make quilts from the same line. But I had to have it and it was a good price. LOL. After that I picked up a couple of Canadian cross stich patterns which I think will make nice gifts for my family once I have them made up.

By the time this was done it was around 7, and it was time to find real food. Luckily, LM was ready to sit so we could enjoy supper before heading home. When we got back to Calgary it was snowing so were glad we spent the day out of the city, where we got to enjoy a bit of sun, some quilts and good company.



Andrea said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day - your little girl is certainly getting indoctrinated into quilting nice and early - lol ! The quilt you'd like to make for her is gorgeous - not too cutesy and will last her for years xxx

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures of the quilts. I have made the barn quilt - it was a lot of fun.

Wendy said...

Looks like a really fun show.