Sunday, 2 November 2014

Czar Quilt Show

Last weekend I managed to get the whole family out of the house and we went to a nearby village called Czar here in Alberta. The quilters there were putting on a quilt show and I was determined to go because I missed it last year. This was the 14th year of the show and it is very well done. You can even order lunch while you're there! Fantastic! :) So here are some photos for you of the show. Loads of photos coming right up!

When we first came in there was a display of many antique sewing machines and of course that was the first thing I went to see. Here's a lovely old Singer treadle machine.

And there were machines lined up on top of antique quilts.

This card tells the history of this hand pieced and hand quilted hexagon quilt from the 1860s which was brought to Canada from the United States in 1901 (See photo below).


And this card tells about the quilt in the photo below from the 1930s. Those who love 30's reproduction fabrics will love this one!


Detail of the quilting on the gorgeous Christmas quilt below.

I couldn't get it all in the frame but it was just lovely. (Lighting is not so good either you really had to be there. But hopefully this gives and idea of it.)

I loved the embroidery on this one. The quilter used pictures from colouring books.

More embroidered houses from colouring books. Brilliant!

I found a Swoon quilt. The quilter's name is on the card in the photo below.


I am always fascinated by tumbling block quilts and I must sew one some day.

A selvage spider web quilt. Also fascinating to me.

Absolutely stunning. The quilter's name is on the card in the photo below.



Bargello quilts are very interesting to me too.

Another photo of the antique quilts and machines.

This quilts was just amazing to me. I found the card with the quilter's comments interesting as well (photo below.)


She said she had to be by herself with no interruptions to work on this. I don't doubt that! The thread used is also gorgeous.

Cute little display by the selvage quilt. The birdies have buttons for food.

Amazing quilt of the State birds and flowers. (And there's my husband in the lower right of the photo at the snack table.)

Closer shot of the quilt with the quilter's name on the card.

This little sewing machine was on the snack table. So sweet.

When we came into the village there were quilts all along the main street.

Blue jean quilt.

Even the post office had a quilt.

And there were some by the fire hall.

And at the beauty salon too.

Isn't this beautiful!? What a great little afternoon trip it was.
I have more photos that my husband took but I think I will have to do another post because this one is already so full of photos. I hope you enjoyed this little virtual tour (that only shows a small portion) of the Czar Quilt Show.

5 comments:

  1. Wonderful photos. I love that they took the time to set up displays next to the quilts. Each one seems to tell a story. I can't imagine how much time it must have taken. I also appreciate that you managed to get each quilter's name in. Our guild posts the names on the back of the quilt so the judges don't see who made them. It's nice to see how these quilters get credit for their work! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

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    1. Thank you Mary. Yes, I tried to get the names as I think that's important (being a Journalism Arts diploma holder). I really appreciate your comment. I couldn't email you back as you are 'no reply' so I hope you check back and see this message. Thank you for coming to see the quilt show photos. :)

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  2. Oh, thank you for taking us along to the quilt show, Anita! What fun and such wonderful quilts to admire. Of course those vintage machines are another attraction for me. Looks like a fun time!

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  3. Wow, this is brilliant. I love seeing all these amazing quilts - I'm particularly fond of the one that looks like a disappearing churn dash. Beautiful.

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  4. THANK YOU for sharing your tour of quilts>so neat!

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