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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What a Lovely Day for a Quilt Show

Heritage Park in Calgary puts on a huge quilt show every May.  They have, usually, over 800 quilts.  Some are draped over beds and couches in the old houses, but many are displayed outside - weather permitting.  There are many years when weather does not permit.

Their quilt show was last weekend.  The Monday before, I checked the weather.  Rain!  Yikes!  I continued to watch the forecast, and it changed frequently from rain, to cloudy, to downpour, to partial sun.  Thursday and Friday, it rained buckets, and I wasn't holding out much hope.  Saturday wasn't bad, though - just a few sprinkles.  I went to see the show on Sunday, and it was glorious!

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Sunshine, blue sky and the perfect temperature for walking around.

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Look at that sky!  These are the vendor and special exhibit tents, with some of the outdoor quilts under canopies to the right.

I entered a quilt in the show for the first time - my Stars Around the Garden quilt.  Here I am with the quilt.

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Do I look maybe the teeniest bit excited?

Here you can see it (behind the pregnant lady) with one of the old houses in the background.

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This is a non-judged show, but I did get a little ribbon for being a first time exhibitor.

I won't put all my photos in here, as it would really bog down the old blog.  But, if you want to take a look at all 80, you can go to my flickr page.

5 comments:

Heather said...

oh wow. Thnks for the link to your flickers photos. next time I visi Calgary, I must visit Heritage Park even if there is n't a quilt show at the time. your quilt is lovely.

Linda said...

Thanks for posting all the heritage park pictures. I went to the park on Saturday, and most of the quilts were inside, so I loved seeing them hanging on a beautiful day!

I completed my Freckles quilt as well and have had it on the bed. Yours is just lovely.

Peg said...

We left the Calgary area, just as the rain started! So happy to be out of that - but sad to have had to miss the quilt show! Love your quilt, what a beauty!

Photos by Wilma said...

Wow, what a lot of beautiful quilts!! Too bad I missed it... perhaps next year.
Congratulations on your entry! LOVE your quilt!!
Wilma

Joanie's Quilts said...

Your quilt is beautiful! Congrats for entering it in the show! I love red and stars! The applique medallion is awesome too!