I was shocked to see that the last post was written 19 days ago. Company visiting, end of season activities, finishing projects and packing up summer toys; time got away from me. Also, there hasn’t been much blog-worthy news to report until this past weekend.
On Saturday and Sunday I participated in the first ever Showcase of Modern Quilts, put on by the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild – VMQG. The showcase took place in The Pipe Shop at the Shipyards in North Vancouver and it was a huge success. There were 146 quilts on display, including the wall of mini quilts shown in the picture above. The venue was perfect as it had high ceilings, lots of natural light and old posts and beams – a great backdrop for the modern style of the quilts.
Over 750 people came through the show and they were blown away by the overall beauty of the room and the quality and diversity of the quilts. What a pleasure it was to be volunteering while listening to comments and answering questions. There were so many interesting observations by quilters and non-quilters.
I can’t say enough about the show’s organizing committee. As participants we were kept informed about what we needed to do and when we needed to do it. Clear, concise directions made it easy. As volunteers we had our schedules well in advance, we knew what our jobs would be and we were well taken care of while working.
As a new member of the VMQG I was hesitant about entering the showcase. But this is such a welcoming and talented group I decided to take the plunge, and I’m so glad that I did. It was an honour to be a part of this show and to be made to feel that my work was worthy of hanging alongside these amazing quilts.
Thanks and kudos to the amazing organizing committee and everyone else who had a role in putting on this show. You’ve set a very high bar!
Here are a few photos from the show. Click on any to enlarge and scroll through.
Thanks for reading and I’ll look forward to seeing you at the next showcase; rumours say 2018.