Inspiration at this year's Fibre Festival and Quilt Show

>> Wednesday, October 26, 2016

vintage handquilted quilt quilt show bed quilt

My little town's Fibre Festival was wonderful this year. So many amazing vendors to enjoy and a quilt show too! The Carver King's were in town too and carved a beautiful bench of our town's mill and landscape - millscape?

This was my favourite quilt at the show. I read the quilt's tag but forgot to take a photo. I remember it was a quilt made for one of the daughters in a household - another of the quilts was also at the show. The handstitching and modern arrangement cuaght my eye - plus the vintage colours!

closeup handquilted butterflies handquilted vintage quilt

This photo shows the appliqued flowers and the butterflies quilted into the background. Can you see them? Love the handquilting - the texture from use is so wonderful!

I also attended a very enjoyable lecture by Mary Pal. She was a wonderful speaker with such a humorous and positive talk on her path as an art quilter. She specializes in sculpting with cheesecloth - especially portraits like these! Really - go SEE!

Mary Pal's facebook page

Mary Pal's website

I'm sorry to say that I didn't take her workshop because I hadn't heard of her work before - lesson learned! Try out something you don't know just because - just to see - just to learn.

fabric and markers addition to stash

I added a few more pieces to my stash. See that green! Still going with it - following my gut and trusting that something will be created with this green soon. Found the fabric markers at a vendor - tried them out at Quilt Canada last summer and liked them. They don't bleed as much as other markers I've tried. The coloured pencils have watercolour pencils, brights and metallics! Too fun :) The panel in the background I might use with Pat Sloan's new book and challenge (book has arrived!)

quilting license plate and pink eraser microphone

I also picked up another fabric licence plate - I think I have four now? And the pink microphone is an eraser and pencil sharpener (that I can't figure out how to empty!) I've been supply teaching too and there was a book fair selling these cute things. My husband was disappointed I didn't bring him home a black one!

cats on chairs and in baskets

I'm away from my space this week visiting with my mom. Never fear, the cats have it all under control! No quilting going on here, some handstitching, but I do have a tutorial up at QUILTsocial this week.

quilted table runner patchwork utensils

A fun, easy runner with patchwork utensils! It would work on a buffet table over Thanksgiving or any time you want to feature eating in your entertaining ;)

The first post is here and sets you up with the fabric requirements for the week.

I hope you are enjoying soaking up the colourful inspiration of fall!

With Joy,

Sarah V.


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