Modern Quilt Showcase 2018 – A Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Show

Modern Quilt Showcase 2018The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild recently held their second biennial show, Modern Quilt Showcase, at The Pipe Shop venue in North Vancouver, B.C.  The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is eight years old, with about 120 members, and is part of the worldwide modern quilting movement.

The quilts in Modern Quilt Showcase 2018 were colourful and innovative, utilizing many different stitching techniques, but perhaps most importantly, they represented the originality and self-expression of their creators.

What is a modern quilt?  Besides being fresh and non-traditional, this question is open to ongoing debate and discussion among quiltmakers.  From the VMQG website, and as demonstrated by the quilts shown in the gallery below, some of the characteristics of “modern quilts” are: Continue reading “Modern Quilt Showcase 2018 – A Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Show”

Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Oregon

From Moira …

“I was in Sisters, Oregon, for the Outdoor Quilt Show July 14.  It was very hot but worth the two hours walking around.  My husband even walked with me.

There were quilts from Campbell River and Comox on display.  They also did fabric postcards.  Special ones were auctioned and others sold for a set price.”

Continue reading “Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, Oregon”

“BeDazzled” – A Parksville Quilt Show

Quilting is alive and well on Vancouver Island, as I discovered on a recent visit to “BeDazzled,” a quilt show presented by the Parksville Quilt House Quilters’ Guild.

As I entered the venue, I could see right away that this was a really big show!  The guild has over 300 members and was registered in 1981 as the first guild on Vancouver Island.  It was interesting to learn that their early meetings were held in a “quilt house” built in a backyard, which led to the name of the guild. Continue reading ““BeDazzled” – A Parksville Quilt Show”

Quilts Bloom at the Lions Gate Quilters’ Guild Show

Lions Gate Quilters' Guild Show 2018Here are a few images from the Lions Gate Quilters’ Guild Show held recently at Capilano University in North Vancouver.  On the day I was there, there were many quilters in attendance, but also, as one visitor told me, people who just like to look at quilts!  A husband offered praise for his wife’s quilts, and I overheard people talking in awe about the talent and skill of the quiltmakers. Continue reading “Quilts Bloom at the Lions Gate Quilters’ Guild Show”

A Visit to Quilt Canada 2018

Quilters gathered in Vancouver today at the opening of Quilt Canada 2018, a national show organized by the Canadian Quilters’ Association.  The three-day event is in the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre and showcases the work of quiltmakers from across Canada.

Quilts ranged from traditional to modern in style, and represented a variety of themes and techniques, as you can see in the pictures below … Continue reading “A Visit to Quilt Canada 2018”

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation 2018

Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation 2018The Silk Purse Arts Centre in West Vancouver is currently exhibiting works by 26 talented fibre artists, who are sharing their interpretations of the cherry blossom.

Photographs of the art on display are not permitted, so you will have to imagine the many techniques and the variety of stitches that the artists have used to capture the delicate, ephemeral beauty of the blossoms in their fibre art. Continue reading “Cherry Blossoms: A Textile Translation 2018”

Desert Guilds Quilt Show 2018

From Moira …

Here are some pictures from the Desert Guilds Quilt Show which is a joint show by the Cactus Sew-Ables, Coachella Valley and Pass Patchers Quilt Guilds.  This was their 10th Biennial Quilt Show held in Palm Springs on March 2 and 3.

Desert Guilds Quilt Show 2018 ms 1_edited-1

Viewers Choice

The quilt above (Grandma’s Flower Garden) was hand pieced and took 1-1/2 years.

Continue reading “Desert Guilds Quilt Show 2018”

Thom Atkins – Bead Embellished Quilts

Many thanks to Moira S for sharing this story about her recent visit to a quilt guild in Southern California.

Thom Atkins ms 3“I attended the Coachella Valley Quilt Guild meeting on Saturday.

The speaker was Thom Atkins who did a wonderful talk on his beaded quilts which were truly works of art. Continue reading “Thom Atkins – Bead Embellished Quilts”

Quilts in Our Community – A Quilt Show by the Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild

The Sunshine Coast Quilters’ Guild presented a quilt show called “Quilts in Our Community” on June 17-18 in Sechelt, B.C.

From Moira … “It was a great show.  The planning and execution went very smoothly.  We had lots of volunteers and the members were very pleased with the results of their hard work.  We had a judge for our Challenge Quilts and we had three Viewer’s Choice awards.”

Sunshine Coast Quilters' Guild Show 2017

Sunshine Coast Quilters' Guild Show 2017

Moira with “Yellow Bits,” the raffle quilt.

Photos:  Moira