Do give serious consideration to attending a Canadian quilt show. I just got back from Quilt Canada 2014 where I was amazed at the quality and variety of quilts shown at that juried show. And the organizers (the Canadian Quilters’ Association) included other shows at the same location so you could take in art quilts (Fibre Arts Network), modern quilts, feed sack quilts, and a local guild show as well. Oh, I forgot the exhibit of quilts made by the show’s judges, organizers, workshop teachers, and lecturers.
I can’t show you photos from the juried show as photography wasn’t allowed. I did find a site that lists show winners with photos. Even with the closeups you can’t really get a sense of the attention to detail in the quilts. However, I’ll be showing quilts from some of the other shows in upcoming posts. Here’s a photo of the garden at the B & B we stayed at. The rest of the garden covered over an acre.
The icing on the cake was a last minute trip to a local government office building to view a specially commissioned set of art quilts that highlight the natural wonders of the Niagara region. My friend and I would never have known about it if Nina Stahlschmidt, a feed sack quilt expert we chanced upon, hadn’t clued us in.