Saturday, March 14, 2015

Ottawa Quilt Show

Camp Tuckabatchee has a quilt show every 2 years.  This is the quilt show I went to 2 years ago, and got to be part of the 'Treadle Races' (it's the 2nd quilt show in that post).  This is a fun quilt show in a little town.  They didn't have the treadle races this year, since the lady who owns most of the vintage machines, had a family crisis 48 hours before the show started.  It was funny, as I was buying our tickets, I mentioned the treadle races from the last show.  The lady at the desk remembered me participating.  2 other ladies with this show, also remembered me participating.  I don't know if I'm famous or infamous!  They also remembered that I'd posted about their show on my blog.

I'll show the quilts first, then I'll show the fun things I bought while I was there.  All the Hexie quilts were part of their challenge quilts.  Lots of fun hexies.

by Tara Sheets


by Sue Koppenhoefer (Challenge quilt)


Carol Mitchell (Challenge quilt)


Carol Mitchell


Marianne Perino
 About this time, a lady stopped hubby.  She was looking for 'roses' on the back of programs.  Hubby had one on his program.  He got a free Fat Quarter.  Nice hubby let me pick.
hubby's 'rose' program and free fat quarter (mine now)

by Mary Wakeley (Challenge quilt)


by Carol Mitchell


by Karen Holverson (Challenge quilt)


by Sue Koppenhoefer

by Marcia Obman Gray


by Melanie Weller


by Robin Rapp


by Carol Mitchell


by Tana Sheets


this is the label for the quilt above

by Robin Rapp


by Marianne Perino (Challenge quilt)

by Cathy Glover (Challenge quilt)


by Sue Koppenhoefer
 I liked the story with this quilt.

by Carole Wenzel and Carol Walgenbach

Carole and Carol cut and hand sewed the pieces together, and hand quilted it. We would sit at the quilt frame and quilt, sometimes we would talk, sometimes we just quilted without talking.  We simply enjoyed quilting together.

At the back of the venue, the ladies who ran the show had some fun activities they called 'Stitch and Stay'.  These were two of the activities.

You could make a Fabric Postcard (kit was free).
 


Or, you could learn English Paper Piecing.  Remember, their challenge quilts were all Hexies this time.  I didn't have enough time to stay, or, I would have participated in these.  

by Sue Koppenhoefer

by Carol Mitchell (Challenge quilt)
 I couldn't resist a Bunny quilt, since I'm working on my own guild challenge block.

by Melanie Weller and Tana Sheets


by Tana Sheets

 This is a table runner.
by Sue Koppenhoefer
 This quilt was quilted by the lady (Wendy Yates), who just quilted my Rectangle Island quilt.

by Tana Sheets

This next quilt was quilted by the lady who quilted my son's Graduation quilt, and another graduation quilt for my niece.
by Marcia Obman Gray
 This lady made this quilt so that she could use up some flannels.  She didn't have a pattern.

by Robin Rapp


by Robin Rapp


by Marcia Obman Gray


by Deanna Johnson


by Mary Wakeley


by Mary Wakeley
This was made using tiny strips.  They finished about 1/4" wide.
by Mary Wakeley


Where the treadle races would have taken place, and quilts by the featured quilter, Mary Wakeley

by Mary Wakeley
 Of course, when I see treadles, I have to include some of them.  This is a Howe treadle.  Howe treadles were some of the first treadles sold.  Howe won the copyright for a sewing machine (he did NOT invent the first machine, he was just the first to get a copyright for one).

Howe treadle

foot pedal for the Howe treadle

Wilson treadle

notice the 'feet' for the foot pedal

by featured quilter (shown) Mary Wakeley
 Just a cute display of vintage linens


by Mary Wakeley
 This was started by a lady with cancer.  It was finished by Mary Wakeley.  The squares are about 1/4".

by Mary Wakeley


by Marianne Perino

 This is the raffle quilt.  Yes, I bought tickets (but I've never one a quilt before).


 One of the best parts of this quilt show is the members booth.  Members donate items to be sold, to help cover the costs of the show, etc.  I LOVE this part.  I was GOOD!  I only came home with the following items.  I could have come home with quilt tops, and lots more fabrics, and tons of books/magazines.
a sewing machine bag (only $10)

some stencils and quilt magazines

almost 14 yards of fabric

a huge bag of hexies, some are already basted, all are fused

24 large double 9 patch blocks, with lots of 'extra's in the bag

47 blocks, in different color/fabrics.  Some of these are hand stitched

 On the way home, we stopped in Morris, IL, at The Fabric Center.  I needed some background fabric for more Bunny blocks.
fabrics for background for bunny blocks

 Now to decide which fabric to use for the background.  Your suggestions are appreciated, please.

We're off to the Wild Game dinner at church.  Have a great weekend!





12 comments:

  1. Love the eye candy, thanks for posting all of the photos. I know how LONG that takes! and it is appreciated.
    FYI, the treadle shown is a Wilson, not a Wheeler & Wilson. Two totally separate companies. I have a Wilson similar to this one in my own collection. It may even be the same model. I've dated mine to between 1871 and 1874.

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  2. Lots of beautiful quilts there, thanks. I can't help with the background color, I like the light because it looks more like spring, but the darker really makes the bunny pop and it reminds of a basket.

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  3. Great pictures! Great quilts. And I loved the stories. It's always fun to attend quilt shows.

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  4. Thanks for sharing - some gorgeous quilts and lots of inspiration! Looks like it was a fun time. I like both greens - I do think the darker adds a little dimension and would add more contrast. Good Luck! ~Jeanne

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  5. Thank you for sharing such a gorgeous quilt show with us.

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  6. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  7. Looks like you had fun!! Thanks for the pics too! As far as the fabric goes, I was going to say the left one, but then I thought that the right one would be neat because neon-ish colors are "in" now. You could have a lot of fun w/the colors for the face. Choices! Choices!! Good luck! ;)

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  8. Even without the race, It looks like a fun show. Now, howcould you pass up the fabric teapots?!

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  9. It looks like it was a wonderful quilt show. Thanks for the pictures.

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  10. Thanks for taking us to the quilt show. I missed my favorite CA show already. Haven't heard of any around here yet.
    Love the fabrics you bought at the show (and the one your hubby got for free). That's my favorite feature of shows, too. I usually buy cute home made things I want to figure out how to make.
    Hugs

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  11. What a boat load of quilt photos! All so wonderful! The treadle races sound fun! Wish you could have participated! Wonderful goodies that came home with you as well! Love the Tie quilt!

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  12. Oh thank you for sharing the gorgeous pictures. Looks like you had a wonderful times and love the goodies you acquired.

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