Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Our Show "Thoughts of Spring" was a resounding success! We have heard nothing but positive comments and much praise for the variety of pieces, the high quality and the wonderful job done by our hanging crew! We estimate we had around 600 visitors (not counting our own members) over the two days, including a busload from PEI. We were very pleased with the new venue and many commented on how bright and well lit it was. We were lucky to have the loan of beautiful brand new racks from the Woodstock Guild - we have struck a deal for our two Guilds to share our racks back and forth - helpful to both groups.
The Show Committee would like to express their sincere thanks to all FQG members involved in making our Show such a success. Thanks to all the entrants for sharing such a wonderful variety of quilts with the viewing public. To all who helped in many capacities - loaning "props", working a shift during the show, baking cookies, helping with transportation, and lastly the set up and take down crew who worked so hard, a huge heartfelt THANK YOU!! And of course we cannot forget the husbands, sons, partners and friends who helped with the setup and dismantling of the racks- we appreciate your help too! Many hands make light work and a Show certainly "brings us together" in our common love of "all things fiber"...
We are so fortunate to have such a varied membership with interests in so many styles and techniques- we had quilts from miniature to queen sized, quilts featuring cross-stitch, embroidery, Sashiko and crazy quilting. There were portraits, landscapes, strip pieced and scrap quilts, lap quilts, tablerunners, crib quilts, placemats and totebags. There were quilts with humour and art quilts. There were cats and a dog, moose, zebra and an egret. And lots of butterflies flitting around... There were stripes and batiks, pastels and brights, African and Oriental quilts. There were both hand-quilted and machine-quilted pieces. There was something for everyone to enjoy!
There will soon be a new Gallery of photos on our sidebar, with lots of photos from the Show. We'll let you know when it's up and running. I'm still editing and cropping... You can see some photos by clicking here and going back through several previous posts. In the meantime, there are a few more photos below for you to enjoy...


  1. The show was lovely , my sister-in-law came from Maine to go to the show with me & we both enjoyed it very much . All the quilts were lovely & we both had a hard time picking our favorites

  2. Congrats on a wonderful show! Love seeing the photos here.

  3. Really sorry I was unable to attend your show but I've certainly enjoyed seeing the pictures on Linda's blog. It's so easy to walk through a show and give little thought to all the behind the scene work. Give yourselves a well-deserved round of applause :)