Sunday, October 25, 2015

Canmore and Nelson Quilt Shows

A few snippets from the two textile shows I attended, as a vendor, this month (Oct 2015).

 Canmore Quilt Show: 

I introduced my shibori folded, ice dyed fabrics at the Canmore show. Note them hanging on the pegboard.

Lynne Howard (right), McGown Rug Hooking Teacher and Supplier of Hand-dyed Wools, from Calgary was at the Canmore quilt show along with her twin sister Linda. The hand-dyed wool scarves they were wearing were very popular and several people came to my booth to purchase clay buttons to go with them. The clay buttons were from Blue Moon Pottery (Andrea Revoy, Creston, BC).
Didn't I tell you those buttons and scarves looked great together.

Another vendor, Keith Kepke from Creston was at the Canmore Quilt Show selling his meticulously crafted wooden quilting accessories.
The Canmore Quilter's Raffle Quilt

The Nelson Quilt Show:

Kootenay Quilters, Nelson, BC
Part of my booth in Nelson. I must make some more of the hand-dye painted panels featuring the feather weight singer sewing machine, such as the one in the wall hanging. I always get asked for them.
Dorothea Houseworth, was one of the 'Featured Quilters' at the Nelson Quilt Show. She so kindly brought in some of her grandfather's art work. It decorated every letter he sent from overseas. It was very moving to see the care he gave to his correspondence.

Janet Jone's was another of Nelson's 'Featured Quilters'. She had stamped additional designs onto the sashing of a quilt after it was sewn. It was very successful and she did this because the contrast was too great in that quilt and was detracting from the quilt as a whole. Janet you are brave and it worked!
Win Dinn's Colouring Book is popular with quilters too.  Check here for her new colouring book, 'Colour from the Centre'.
My, hand dye-painted squares ready for quilting or framing.  I needed more red maple trees, fish and bicycles as they were the most popular!
Thank you to all the quilters, quilter's friends, art appreciators, quilt show organizers and fellow vendors for making our time at the Nelson and Canmore quilt shows, this October, so rewarding. It keeps me painting.  


Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a wonderful series of photos from your recent markets, Eileen - love the colour pow and the variety of beautiful things for sale! Those textiles you did are AMAZING!

Laura Leeder said...

Eileen, your table display looks great! So much wonderful colour and pattern on display here. I, of course, am partial to all of your beautiful work. Thanks for giving us a glimpse of the shows you've been participating in.