Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Quilt Walk

The LQS has a Quilt Walk and Antique Car show in Aug each year. I was helping them last weekend with hanging quilts and organizing them to return to it's owner....who would have thought there was so much to be done. The quilts are hung in the shop windows around Ladner Village and the streets are closed for the antique cars and vendors. This was my favourite picture, of course I've always loved this quilt but the flower shop has put all these lovely flowers outside and it just made the quilt even prettier. I like how you can see the reflection of the cars and the quilt almost looks like it floating.
Sorry about the reflection in this one, here's another of my "it's on the list" quilt to make someday.
Too much reflection on this quilt to really see it very well. You'll have to believe me that it's gorgeous.
This quilt was absolutely stunning and gigantic, it's done with nine patches and plain alternate blocks.
I don't know who made this car cover quilt....Oh Gosh there's so much to see on this quilt. And yes there is a car under all those lovely pieced blocks.
I wish I could have gotten this without the reflection....I tried, it just wasn't working. This quilt was done by a dear friend and I LOVE it!! She also won a ribbon for "Viewer's Choice" Well done Donna!!!
EDIT: I just 2 seconds ago talked to Jenny and my Midnight Garden quilt won 2nd place for "Viewers Choice"....woohoo. Oops sorry I didn't think to take pictures of my own quilts....I've seen them a million times....what a dummy...LOL. If you want to see it go here, its the first wool quilt in the post.
Cute puppy quilt, I believe this is a Buggy Barn pattern.
Quilted Bear is the local quilt shop that hosts the show each year. Jenny the shop owner does a tremendous amount of organizing to pull everything together and she does an excellent job. I think she's been organizing the Quilt Walk since she opened the store 7 years ago and then added the antique cars a few years ago. Gotta keep the guys happy too!!.
There she is!!! Isn't she sweet, that's Jenny owner of Quilted Bear. She has a talent for getting things done and has a wonderful staff of worker bees....they do a fantastic job behind the scenes.

Display inside the shop. Halloween is coming soon. Are you thinking pumpkins yet??? I sure am, I have a pumpkin quilt in mind to make soon.
More displays in the shop. That's it for today.
I have more pictures from yesterday's Jo's Little Women club to show, come back for that soon.

34 comments:

Lynn said...

what a great idea!!! We have an antique car show in our area in Oct, and I think that would be a great way to showcase quilts during it. I may have to pass this idea on to MY LQS!

Thanks for the pictures. They were gorgeous quilts! Were any yours?

Stephanie said...

My husband and I enjoy car show/quilt show combinations. Something for both of us! How terrific...thanks for sharing. And a quilt cover for a car...now that's unique.

Paula said...

I absolutely LOVE the blended nine patch quilt!!!! I'm green with envy. Do you know who made it???

Jackie said...

Congratulations on a win!! Your quilt is lovely! And your dear friend's is gorgeous too! It looked like a fun way to have a show and lots of eye candy. Was the Quilted Bear just featured in a quilting magazine? I might be mistaken, but I thought it was this one.

Carol said...

Congratulations on your win! What a wonderful quilt shop...thank you for the wonderful tour.

Mad about Craft said...

What beautiful quilts, many hours of hard work and worth every minute of it.

I love the quilt you want to make, just my colours.

Linda said...

That was pure eye candy - thanks so much for sharing those pics.

Libby said...

Looks like a really fun show . . . and a great way to get the Hubbys involved, too. Congrats on being a prize winner - your quilt is a beauty *s*

Knot Garden said...

Congratulations on winning a prize! I've been soaking up every detail of these gorgeous photos.

Carrie P. said...

Congratulations on your ribbon!!! What a nice surprise for you and your quilt is beautiful. It looks like the weather was beautiful for your quilt walk. All the quilts are fantastic. The pattern for the 9 patch is called A Blooming nine patch. I have made one and they are popular in the "South." (USA)

Lynn said...

What a fantastic post! Thanks so much for sharing these wonderful quilts. I can't decide which is my favorite. Is the car quilt - quilted? Whoever made it must love their car. A great idea cars and quilts - something for everyone. And good for you - your wool quilt deserved the prize

Quilt Hollow said...

Loved your post today! I must admit cars and quilts is an awesome show. I'm not so sure I would put all that work into a car cover....but what a grand idea for the show! Congrats on your win as well! Well done!! I've spent several hours this afternoon stitching wool down for TWO Jo Morton Whirlgig quilts. Both identical, and only one will be mentioned or shown on blog as I'm using the other for a Christmas present for friend who does see the blog.

Ginger Patches said...

Congratulations!! How exciting, it is such a beautiful quilt I can see why it was a viewer favorite! Love all the quilts, but that car cover quilt...wow, I never would have thought to make my car a quilt, too funny :)

Guðrún said...

Congratulations!!! The ninepatch is great, I love the pattern.

Linda said...

Thanks so much fot the offer of help on the needle punch - I appreiiate that! It seems straight forward so hopefully once I actually pick a pattern and sit and pay attention, I think I'll be able to pick it up.

Thanks again!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

Congratulations!! Now you know how partial I am to wool, so I like yours best :o) But your friends quilt turned out beautiful! This was a great series of pictures/quilts. Would have loved to see them in person.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your award! The quilt walk looks wonderful..now why can't they have something like that around here!

Sweet P said...

Congrats on winning! What a great idea to combine a quilt walk with antique cars. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

KyQuiltlady said...

I just love your wool quilts! The morning glories look so real. I have never done any wool but going to try. Very interesting blog. Our guild is going to have a Quilt Walk. Thanks for sharing all the pictures of the pretty quilts.

Judy said...

Whoo-Hoo on the quilt win! Love that rail type halloween quilt and the tub of wool near the bottom too!

Your friends quilt is fantastic and I love the vase of candy corn flowers near the bottom! Very cute idea!

Karol-Ann said...

Oh what wonderful quilts!! And well done on your deserved win!!!

Quilt Nut said...

fabulous pictures. Quilted Bear is such a great shop

congrats on the win!

Floss said...

Thanks for sharing these, I just love the car cover, but don't think I will make one.

Pam said...

It looks like such a great event Wendy! You will have to send me a reminder for next year - it looks like it would be a fun outing for both Jim and I. Great post - and congrats on your views choice award.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Yahoo Missy - congrats on winning for your quilt - it's a stunner and you know how I feel about wool. That is some wonderful eye candy that you shared with us - what a fun day of quilts and cars for the guys. To many quilts to make - so little time, it's almost overwhelming isn't it.

Hugs - karen

Lurline's Place said...

Congratulations - these are the best surprises! Gorgeous quilt Walk.
Hugs - Lurline.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your win, I can see why it got a ribbon. I love the first quilt you showed,also the one your friend made. Any chace of telling us who they are made by (designer)?

Mary said...

I love your Jo Morton quilt. I have a question. Do the "ladies" stitchery patterns come separate? I went to the website but couldn't find them separate. I have a dear friend turning 60 in Febr. and would love to make her the Blcok #6 for a special gift but don't want to spend $60 to get all the patterns. Thanks for your help! Mary

Carrie P. said...

Dear Wendy,
I was wondering if you could find out the name of the quilt that is in the last picture of your quilt walk. It has the 4 blocks of applique birds. I wrote to the shop but have not gotten an answer. thanks, Carrie P.

Carole said...

WOOOOOOOWHOOOOOOOO! Well congratulations! I'm happy dancing for you! When can we expect to see a picture of your winning quilt? Thanks for sharing pictures of the show. Lovely quilts!

Karen said...

Wow! Great pictures of the quilts. I love the bird quilt in the last picture. I have never seen a pattern for it.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Lots of fun, lots to see. The nine patch is a huge favorite though. Isn't that something else! But some many of these are stunning. Who can choose!

*karendianne./ Living Life at LeeHaven

Lyn said...

Hi Wendy, thank you for your post, it was wonderful to see all the different quilts. Congratulations on winning the award for your quilt, well done. Regards Lyn

Susan C said...

I found this site by accident and it looks like it has a lot of interesting tidbits. Unfortunately, the webpage background color overpowers the text and my just beginning to age eyes couldn't read it.
Also, where is this show, in case we happen to be near by on our travels?