While we were back in Canada in July, I got the chance to attend to a quilt show in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan with two friends. They have a lovely old park, and beside the library they had hung quilts on lines between the huge old trees.
We parked a couple of blocks away, and had to pass by a little antique shop with the darlingest cane-seat rocker outside. I would have loved to buy it, but of course, we don’t have a house in Canada to put it in, and I didn’t think it would fit in my suitcase. They had some neat things inside as well – including this sign… I think every woman should have one.It was a lovely sunny day – a bit breezy though, so it wasn’t always easy to get a photo of the whole quilt.
One lady does a lot of sun printing. She sells the paint in her shop – and was giving people a chance to try it out… alas, all her samples were taken when I got there. It looked like fun. You just spread the paint on fabric, then put objects (like leaves) on top and weight them down.
There was not a lot of custom quilting in evidence – it looked rather like someone with a long arm has been busy doing pantograms. Many had been quilted on home machines as well. Very nice work though. This one is about the best example of custom quilting – very good local design as well.
There were four shops with booths set up as well – three from Moose Jaw, and one from Kindersley. Here is Brenda seeing what goodies she can find.When we left, we did visit one of the local shops and bought a bit more fabric and notions. I succumbed to these two books as well, as they looked really intriguing – and my only other option would be to order from Amazon and pay postage. I especially like the ideas for woven backgrounds.
It was a great day out with the two good quilting friends who got me hooked and forgot to mention that quilting is an addiction. Thanks, Brenda and Hope.