Quilts of Valour at Quilts at the Creek

The Quilts at the Creek show at Black Creek Pioneer Village this weekend was great!  The weather couldn’t have been better and to see the quilts hanging outdoors, blowing the in breeze was fabulous!ImageImage

The boutique was a success…here’s a photo that shows some of the items I put in for sale.  The black, white and rainbow quilt hanging in the back is mine (I’ll post a blog entry about that later), as well the Christmas Tree Wall Hanging in the front, and you can see some of my framed pieces on the table in the middle beside a box of my greeting cards and postcards.  I’m pleased that a number of pieces sold!Image

Here’s a photo of my Country Plaids quilt at the show:Image

“Autumn Explosion” (I guess I should blog about that one soon – I finished it in May!) was hung indoors, and I didn’t get a picture of it.  In the Quilts of Valour area, two of my quilts were hanging:ImageThe blue and white one is “Canadian Valour”, from a pattern by Pat Lore on the Quilts of Valour website.  I also made the brown and gold one and it seemed to attract quilt a bit of attention.  I “manned” the Quilts of Valour table on Saturday afternoon and visitors were very interested in the project.  Many took pamphlets and indicated that they would like to support the cause.  We talked to an ex-forces member who had served in Kosovo who was very appreciative of the project (and wished that there was such a project when he served).

I also volunteered at the boutique on Saturday and on Sunday demonstrated machine quilting.  It was such fun to sit outside with my machine, beside the hand quilters, showing “then” and “now”.

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About jmStitching

A love of stitching has been inherited from my mother and grandmother. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t have at least a couple of stitching projects underway. Whether it’s by hand or machine, there are always new projects I’d like to try or fibres I’d like to experiment with…and a few projects waiting to be finished!
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8 Responses to Quilts of Valour at Quilts at the Creek

  1. Joanne girardin says:

    Canadian valour….very good idea. How do I get info.

  2. jmStitching says:

    The pattern for “Canadian Valour” was on the Quilts of Valour website:
    http://www.quiltsofvalour.ca/quilt-patterns.php
    At the moment, although the page shows this quilt, the pattern that it links to is a different one. Perhaps you could contact QoV to see if the “Canadian Valour pattern is still available. There is contact information on the site.

  3. Kathy mcknight says:

    I love the denim Quilt. Is there a pattern Someplace? We are in Missouri at the missouri Star fabric stores and would love to buy the material to make one. Thanks

  4. jmStitching says:

    The pattern for the denim quilt was found in the January/February issue of “Quilt-it…Today” magazine. Here’s a link to the magazine’s website:
    http://www.quiltittoday.com/issues/2.shtml
    I think they had some back issues of the magazine available……..
    Reply

  5. Dana johnston says:

    I have made this quilt before and want to make it again for my daughters wedding using her old jeans I have saved. I have lost the pattern! Have the cover and opened and the instructions are lost. This link to quilt it today is not working. Any other ideas where to get the pattern?

    • Carrie says:

      Did you ever find this pattern? If anyone has the name or one I can buy I’d appreciate it, hoping to make a memory quilt from my dad’s shirts and this would be perfect. Thanks in advance 🙂

  6. Pingback: 8 Denim Quilt Patterns – Quilting

  7. Shanny Khoo says:

    Hello! Lovely quilts! I especially love your Country Plaids quilt. May I know where to get the pattern? Thank you!

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