Monday, October 18, 2010

Nairn Quilt Show Report

Last Friday, 3 quilty friends and I went to the quilt show in  Nairn. The show was organized by a group of volunteers from the area who are organizing a big show next May with some quilts and quilters from the Netherlands. There will be a quilt show, classes, vendors, etc. at that show. The show this past weekend featured quilts, both old and new, made by people from Middlesex county. The quilt above was one in a series based on the four seasons. There was lots of thread painting using fancy stitches from the maker's sewing machine on these wall hangings to add details like trees, bushes, etc.

This quilt was made from ribbons that this family had won at their local fall fair over the years. They had won a lot of ribbons!

This beautiful taupe and red applique quilt was one of my favourites. Here is a close up of one of the blocks.

Another one of my favourites, this wall hanging was paper pieced.
This blue and neutrals scrappy quilt has me inspired to do something like this from my stash. Speaking of stash, despite an inspiring vendors' mall, I only purchased two fat quarters and some foundations for a scrappy pineapple wall hanging at the show. We had a delicious lunch in the tea room --homemade soup and tea biscuits, apples, pie, cookies...wonderful!  Here is a quilt from the Netherlands, displayed near the door of the church to entice people to come back for the Netherlands quilt show in May 2011. I will be there, will you?

Check back soon for a post about the workshop I attended on Saturday.


  1. I would love to go! You'll have to remind us closer to the actual show date!

  2. Wonderful quilts - thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi,I have not commented before but I do read your blog regularly. That scrappy quilt is actually the quilt on the cover of Carrie Nelson's latest book 'Miss Rosie's Spice of Life Quilts'. Also love the Netherlands quilt, so much work though. Your Christmas quilt is looking lovely.