Speaking of quilts:
Quilts at the Creek", that I was lucky enough to go to. (Thanks, Mum!)
There were more than a hundred quilts strung up for display throughout the village. And no two were the same. If it hadn't been so freaking hot, it would have been my idea of heaven.
There were some incredibly intricate quilts, like this appliqued scenic quilt:
|"Trains and Seasons" by Joan Lester|
There were also some beautiful traditional designs like these:
|"Nine Patch Squared" by Shirley Dawson|
|"Civil War Fun" by Cock-a-Doodle Quilts|
|"Sister Stars" by Kay Phillips|
There were also some fairly simple designs that gave me hope that I might be able to make more than one quilt in my life time.
|"Primitive Logs" by Sandy Lindal|
|"Quilts of Valour Canada" by Pat Castonguay|
And I bought some raffle tickets to win a Janome Horizon 7700**... which would increase the chances of my making more than one quilt in my lifetime. I don't think I'll be going to the 2012 Waterloo Region Plowing Match (which actually looks more interesting than it sounds), but I'll be crossing my fingers from home.
*Also a lovely place to get married, in case you were wondering - my sister got married there, and it was beautiful.
**The reviews aren't awesome, but I'm sure it would be worth the ten dollars I spent on raffle tickets.