There are great vendor tents as well.
The Calgary Longarm Quilters decided to enter a group entry this year, 14 longarm quilters decided to take part. There were 16 quilts completed that were all 64x80, using the Avignon Picnic pattern (we extended the pattern by one row). Fabrics and quilting of each longarmers choice.
It was really neat to see them all together, and how different the same pattern could be.
And below Colleen Hunter's Taylor's Quilt. The Calgary in the name of our group is not too strict...Colleen lives about 1 1/2 hrs north of Calgary.
Below is Janet Madeyski's quilt, I didn't get the name of it. I like looking at it, because she used some of the designs I had considered and drew out for my son to choose from, so now I can see how they also look great.
Carol Weland's Courage and Character. A lovely edge to edge design.
Janet Madeyski had two quilts displayed...I liked seeing Rainbow Chains also, because I had considered a multicoloured but controlled quilt as well. I had also considered quilting the chains with just straight lines...I think Janet and I must have similar tastes.
And those black dots you can see on Janet's and Jo's quilts are the little bugs I was talking about earlier.
The next quilt is Nancy Basserman's Hodgepodge. Nancy said she had a lot of fun quilting this one, and it shows. She quilted so many different things on this quilt.
Chris Tessier's A Walk Around the Block
Donna Leuw's Black and White and Red. I love this colour combination. It's hard to tell in the photo, Donna used an edge to edge graphic design.
Andrea Harris's Avignon Picnic. Andrea is the original pattern designer. It was nice to use a Calgary designer's quilt pattern. Andrea had a lot of fun quilting this one too, lots of designs, and she left the colored blocks unquilted, just stitching in the ditch around them. Andrea has more pictures on her Urban Quiltworks blog and more pictures of the Heritage Park display as well here
Charmaine Walker's A Touch of Gold. Swirls, pebbles, diamonds and a leafy vine!
Jane Goddard's Love is in the Air. Jane used a pantograph called Modern Maze #1. It looks great on this quilt!
Picnic in the Rockies