Kincardine Sunset Quilters host ‘Bring It Home’ show

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Quilts and … more quilts!

‘Bring it Home’ was a quilting paradise for those who quilt and those who simply appreciate the time and skill that goes into creating quilts.

Held at the Davidson Centre on Friday and Saturday (June 15 & 16), the show hosted by the Kincardine Sunset Quilters’ Guild, featured over 200 quilts of every size and pattern imaginable.

There were also demonstrations to give quilters some handy tips and steps when it comes to creating

Elaine Gostick of the Shoreline Quilters gave advice on how to press on the diagonal among other handy tips

Japanese Quilt by Kathleen Dunn & Sarah Eveland

The Japanese Quilt was created for a daughter-in-law who likes the colour blue.

‘The Exotic 3-D Flower’
by Helena Hill was inspired in a Jackie Whyte workshop

‘The Placemat that Grew’ by Pat Blewett

Each quilt is unique in the hands of its creator.  ‘The Placemat that Grew’ for example, was constructed of 2,520 – 1 1/2inch squares that Blewett did while on a trip across the United Stated and that took her two years to complete.

Once a necessity to keep warm, many of today’s quilts are works of art to be admired.  The world’s largest quilt is the AIDS Memorial quilt that weighs approximately 56 tons and that was created more than 30 years ago.  Today, the quilt includes nearly 50,000 panels honouring almost 100,000 people who have died of AIDS.

‘Ellie’ by Fran Keating

 

 

From giant wall-hangings to the whimsical ‘Ellie’ the Elephant, there was something to delight every age and artistic taste.  ‘Ellie’ was created by Fran Keating with Mary Gunson and Martha Sol.