Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Symphony of Spring 2015 Show

Symphony of Spring is now behind us. What a wonderful show it was! There was so much variety in the entries; there was something for everyone as they say! All comments from our 550+ visitors were favourable. We are so lucky to have so many talented and creative gals in our guild. A good number of the entries were original works. It certainly was a show we can all be proud of!
Thank you to all members who put pieces in the show- without you there would be no show, simple as that! And thanks to all of you who visited, worked a shift, contributed cookies, and spread the word about the show to all your family, friends and neighbours.
A huge thanks goes to the hanging committee for their labours; quilts were hung, then moved around until all were showcased at their best. Although there was not space to hang every piece "full out" it is hoped you felt your pieces were displayed well. It is always a challenge to find the right spot for every quilt.
Gwenda M and Barb P blew us away with their spring decorations.Gwenda came up with the idea of songbirds to go with our "Symphony of Spring" title and she outdid herself with the birds, birdhouses and thread nests. Barb took it a step further and made 20 teeny tiny quilts to hang out of the birdhouse "entrances." After all it's been a cold spring and those mama birds have to keep their babies warm! Many visitors enjoyed and commented on these extra touches.
Lastly a big thanks to all who worked on the organizing committee. What a great bunch to work with! Tired as we were by the end, we all worked so well together. (I certainly enjoyed every minute of it as I'm sure we all did!)
So - on to some photos. I still have many to edit and once that's done, I'll create a "show photo gallery" which you'll be able to access on the sidebar to the right. To hold you until then, here is a quick recap....

Right from the time you entered the building, there were beautiful quilts to see... this was a lovely grouping in the foyer.

There really was "something for everyone"... from tablerunners....
Guilded Vine by Sandi MacMillan
Berry Blues by Barbara Cross

to "wildlife"...
Tiger by Marg Wood

Swan by Gwenda Mattinson

to portraits.
The Corey Boys by Trudy Corey

From machine embroidered
Old MacDonald Had a Farm by Jane Gunn
to hand embroidered,
Love Me, Love My Cat by Sandi MacMillan

Legacy to Family by Barb Perry

and from machine pieced
Will Your Anchor Hold? by Mary Brown

to hand pieced.....
My Flower Garden by Barb Perry

There was lovely hand applique
Robert's Garden by Alice Kirkpatrick

`and wool applique.
Imperial Blooms by Ann VanWart

There were pastel quilts,
Cozy Cottage Quilt by Joan Cowan
 brightly coloured quilts,
Flight Plan by Cathy White
monochromatic quilts,
Too Many Triangles by Margaret Keddy
and quilts of intense colour.
Jean's Colours by Jean Street
There were quilts with interesting stories behind them.
A Crow Came to my Window by Susan Dobson
The New Brunswick Telephone Company by Helen Steadman

There was wearable art...
Spring Beckons by Kathy Tidswell
and wall art quilts.
Slightly Deco by LaVerne McCallum Deakin

There were quilts of all shapes and sizes, quilts of all colours and styles....  As I said, something for everyone! There were also Challenge quilts and quilts by new guild members and these will be featured in my next post. Stay tuned!

If you are wondering who won the Viewers' Choice Awards, that will be announced at our May meeting. I will post the winners here after May 19th, so stay tuned for that too!


  1. Beautiful Linda. Thanks for posting.

  2. Wonderful quilts.......wish I could have been there, but it's a very long way!

  3. Beautiful quilts . Sorry i missed it