Sunday, August 12, 2012

Crawford’s Farm Quilt Show 2012…

Picture sunshine, meadows and fields, woods and shade, throw in a bubbling brook and a sweet little pond and tons of gorgeous quilts and you have found HEAVEN…or as we call it here on Vancouver Island, Crawford’s Quilt Show!  Sharing heaven with your quilting buddies made this year even more special for me!  I went with Claire and her sister, Doreen and Sandy…a new beginning quilter!  The day before the show, I would have said how can a perfect Quilt Show get any BETTER…well..apparently it CAN!

Enough of the TALK…the proof is in the pudding!  Pour yourself a coffee and get a tissue…you need to be prepared to DROOL!

Meet Anne Crawford, the lady behind this Quilt Show…and one of the NICEST quilters that you would EVER want to meet!  What a dynamo…imagine the preparation that has to happen to get this show off the ground!!  Makes me want to take a nap just thinking about it!! 

All the quilters on Vancouver Island THANK YOU, Anne!!


Feast your eyes on this…no this is NOT Anne’s Laundry!!  This is just one of the many fields of quilts!!


And left of the same tree…over and around into the woods!!  See..told you SEW.. HEAVEN!


Now I of course CAN’T show you every quilt but I can give you a sampling…which may take me a few days…:o)

Let’s start with the Winding Way…I love Winding Way quilts and this one is gorgeous…batiks and all!!  I love the way this quilter put the dark circle off to one side…your eye is just naturally drawn to that one spot!  Very clever!


Yup, beautiful work…


You will see several of these Granny Square Quilts…NOW the story was…(and I don’t know if this is true but you know how Quilters like to talk…:)..Nine quilters got together to make these quilts…they pooled their fabrics and off they went…putting their own spin on things!  So this is Quilt number one…

P1190532 This is taking me longer than I thought…so you just wander and I will look over your shoulder…


Quilt number 2…




This one’s for Sandy…it was one of her favourite’s…note the chisel shape…

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Don’t you love a scrappy quilt…and it doesn’t get any scrappier than this!!

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Number 4…


At first we thought this Christmas Quilt was made up of diamond blocks but it was made of equilateral triangles…very effective and a great way to use up those little bits of Christmas left-overs!


Very effective and loved the corner blocks…and borders!


Ahhh…another scrappy marvel…love it!

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Number 5…


Number 6…


I thought this one was VERY sweet…and very teeny!  All together… “Awwwwwwwww!”


More tomorrow…I don’t want to overload you all at once!!  The best is yet to come…I promise! 

Have a Sunny Sunday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. WOW!!! Look forward to tomorrow.

    :) Carolyn

  2. The brown and tan quilt speaks to me. Very graphic but simple sewing with those strips and squares.

  3. How fun! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Cheery wave from Bev


  4. Love all the different borders on the Granny quilts. How can it possibly get any better!!

  5. What a gorgeous day to spend in the woods viewing beautiful quilts. I really loved seeing the Granny square quilts. The last one with the bunny and chicks is so cute. Can hardly wait to see what else the talented quilters did.

  6. Thank you for taking the photos, the quilt are lovely and what a great setting. Can't wait for more.

  7. Makes me want to get out those granny squares again. Thanks for sharing so far. What could be better than the scrappiness you've already shown???

  8. Beautiful quilts...thanks for sharing!

  9. Fabulous venue for a colourful garden of quilts. I hope the food was good too.

  10. Wonderful quilt show, lots of beautiful piecing.


  11. How fun would that be to see all those beautiful quilts hanging all together! Thanks for sharing!:) Can't wait to see the rest!