A few quilts at Quilt Canada really stood out to me for their conception and execution.
Zentiles by Judith LeClue is a tribute to zentangles with finely drawn black lines everywhere. Each pair of tiles is different.
I have messed around with zentangles enough to know that it’s difficult to draw this degree of detail on fabric.
And, this was quilted on a domestic machine.
Carmen Huggins made Steampunk Julye for her daughter. Despite the comment I overheard that it had too much black, I think it’s great. The gears are indeed metal.
I love the dots in each white square.
I’ll finish with three other quilts that appealed to me for their experimentation.
Spiraling Spectrum is a clever color study and a shout out to June Barnes’ 3D fabric work.
Plaid Reflections by Maggie Vanderweit shows how value changes make a piece. I would have been happy to go with the fabric on the right, but it really needs that lighter bit on the left for contrast.
From The World To Canada is composed of hundreds of cloth labels. While others have used this conceit, I thought this quilt was well done.
Terry Aske, who won two ribbons at the show, has posted photos from the show, so you can see some additional entries on her blog.