Thursday, December 31, 2009

International Plowing Match

In September, 2010, the International Plowing Match will take place in Central Elgin, on property owned by the St. Thomas airport. A tent city will be erected on the site and thousands of people from all over will descend on the area to take in the plowing competitions, displays, food and events. One large tent will be dedicated to quilting. I plan on entering a few quilts into the competition which will take place on May 28th and 29th at the Southwold Keystone Complex in Shedden. I still have a while to meet the deadline for the quilt competition, however, the deadline for the block competition is today!

I have had the kit to make the block since May 2009 and have been thinking about what I might do with the fabrics provided for months now. This morning, I finally took the material out and made my block. We had to use at least 4 of the 5 fabrics provided and we were not allowed to add any other fabrics. These blocks will be made up into quilts which will be on display at the Plowing Match. If you happen to go to the quilt tent and see the quilts, you can look for my block:
For more information about the International Plowing Match and the Quilt Competitions, please go to


  1. I'm going to mark the date on my calendar.

  2. Guess what?!?
    You are the winner of the draw on my blog...congratulations!
    Email me your address and I'll get it in the mail to you tomorrow!

  3. Nice block Gail! That turned out really nice. Did you see the pics of my block?

  4. I love your block! simple but bold design!

  5. Great use of those fabrics! I love your block. Good luck in the competition.