Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Quilts at the Creek

Last Sunday, the four of us visited Black Creek Pioneer Village to see Quilts at the Creek. Quilts at the Creek is an annual quilt show put on by the York Heritage Quilters Guild and this year there were over 150 quilts featured. It was my first time attending the show and I really enjoyed myself (and Kivi and the kids had fun visiting the Village buildings and seeing the animals). I definitely want to enter a quilt in this show next year.

One of the highlights of the visit was meeting women from the Toronto Jewish Quilting Project. This group meets weekly to hand sew and quilt gifts to be donated to "people touched by cancer." I'm planning to attend the next meeting.

Here are some of my favorite quilts from the show. Enjoy!

Beyond the Blue Event Horizon by Helen Benninger

Sunny Days and Starry Nights by Jessica Speiker
Crochet Ladies by Helgard Koch. Yes, each of those ladies are crocheted and then sewn onto the blocks.
These six Bargello quilts (there is a seventh that didn't fit in the photo) were sewn by a stitching group. The neutral one is my favorite.
Dutch Oude II by Mary Elizabeth Kinch.  This quilt was AMAZING to see in person. Those hourglass blocks are tiny! But not as tiny as the blocks in the blue border.
 Can you believe these itsy-bitsy four patches? Wow!
 Star Flower by Lenore Workman won 2nd place at CQA in 2012. It's breathtaking.
Snack time! Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a family photo with everyone looking at the camera when your kids are 9 weeks old and 2 and a half?!


  1. And perfect weather. Really a class A outing.

  2. That sounds like a lovely time out!

  3. Great family photo!!! It looks like it was a great show. :-)