Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Crawford’s Quilt Show…the Grand Finale!

The sun is still shining down on the Crawford’s Farm Quilt Show…How about you?  Are getting tired of wandering around?  Are you up for one more go round?

Glynis wasn’t the only one with wool at the show(see yesterday)…yes, WOOL is slowly coming to our little valley!! 

Joan got an ‘A+’ for her gorgeous little Robin Strawberries Mat (a Bonnie Sullivan design)…doesn’t it look sweet flying amongst the branches?


And here’s Delore’s adorable Pumpkin Mat (Primitive Gatherings)!  Loved seeing these at the show!


And what little girl wouldn’t LOVE this kitty quilt…DANG cute!


I love these scrappy quilts that are pulled together with one focal colour!  Very pretty!


And here’s Joan’s scrappy quilt…all made with scraps from her stash.  Don’t you love the way she has cut off the corners for added interest!

P1190568 And here’s a picture of the ‘girls’,(to the left.. Claire, sister Doreen and Sandy)…having a last look at ‘Folk Art Bloom’ off in the distance!


I thought this quilt was sweet…a simple four patch quilt kicked up a notch with the addition of the square, beige, very soft corduroy blocks! 


We all loved this appliquéd masterpiece! (a Pat Sloan design)  Very nice!


I have ADDED this little quilt to my “Bucket List”!  I’m going to have to live to be at least 150 years old, to get everything done…but only if I STOP adding things to this list!


I’m always in awe of the Drunkard’s Path…and this one was no exception!  Lovely…especially with the sunlight filtering through it!  Looked almost angelic…


This one left me speechless…well…almost speechless!! haha


Are you feeling dizzy yet?!  WOW!!  Incredible!


You might remember this quilt from our Heritage meeting…but it is definitely worthy of another look!!  LOVE this quilt!!


You can never have too many chickens and roosters around the house…right, Quilt Sue?  This one is expertly hand appliquéd!P1190584 P1190585

THIS one took my breath away!!  (Which isn’t a good thing when you NEED to live to be 150!) Magnificent!  Loved the colours, the Dresden plates, the on point borders…and the QUILTING!!


Let me give you a closer look….


Closer yet…ahhhh now we’re talkin’!


Oh what the heck…put your nose right up to it!  See what I mean!  Stunning!!


Makes you want to get out those fabric sandwiches and start practicing your FMQ, doesn’t it?…well…almost…


So many lovely quilts…beckoning you on…


:> Sweet…


and scrappy!!  I NEED to make this one!!  Make that 151 years old!

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And this one is already on my Bucket List…spectacular!!

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All hand quilted by a master stitcher!


Now isn’t that a great quilt to end the show?  Yup, the Crawford Quilt Show gets better and better with each passing year!!  But alas, we will have to wait TWO years for the next show…but don’t despair!  Nanaimo will be having their show next year at about this time…and WE will definitely be going!!

Of course ‘the girls’ and I had to stop for lunch on the way home.   We went to the River Walk Cafe for authentic First Nation Cuisine, located on the banks of the Cowichan River.  This is called Tea for one…crab cake, clam strips, bannock, candied salmon, salmon pate, a spicy dip, fresh fruit and blackberry scone with blackberry jam…plus a berry delicious iced tea! Delish!  I wish I had taken pictures of the patio overlooking the Cowichan River (gorgeous!!)…but we were too busy chowing down and talking quilts…it’s what quilters do best!


Hope you enjoyed the Crawfords’ Quilt Show as much as we did…nahhhh… not possible!

Have a terrific Tuesday and Happy Quilting!~P


  1. Thanks Sweet P,
    Loved seeing all the eye candy; oh yes, and the delicious food. Am so inspired I'm off to start cutting my homespun plaids for the cover quilt on Fall Primitive Quilts magazine. Just 101 here in Tulare later this afternoon...whew. You know the cotton crop is thriving!

  2. Great show and setting. Lots of inspiration there! Thanks for taking us along.

  3. This is a fantastic show of quilts. Is this a one day show? What a lot of work but worth the effort. I get the same reaction when someone mentions my blog.

  4. Thank you for sharing these are beautiful quilts really very talented quilters
    Hugs Janice

  5. You should have had hundreds of comments to this blog. I loved it all and the little triangle quilt>>>omg! Thanks for all of it and the time it takes to download too.

  6. Thanks for sharing the pics and inspiration :)

  7. Thanks for sharing! Quilt shows are so much fun. I just can't make my husband understand how exciting they are! hehe Hopefully my mom and I will be going to one in a couple weeks.

  8. Thank You for the show. What lovely quilts. These posts, that you have put up, will be something I will go back to a drull over (look at) again.

  9. Thank you for the wonderful show of quilts!!! Love the kitty quilt, so unique!

    :) Carolyn

  10. Thank you for sharing all the wonderful quilts. Love the Buggy Barn applique quilt. Awesome! Off to Bozeman, MT Saturday to Quilting in the Country's outdoor show. It's always great too. See more about it here: http://www.quiltinginthecountry.com/qicshow.html

  11. Wonderful showing of quilts. Sad that it only happens every two years. I have the same quilt on my Bucket list. Thanks for showing us the pretty quilts and tempting us to add to our Bucket lists. I have to get back on the UFO Chant- NO MORE NEW Projects...

  12. Lots of wonderful quilts and designs, I can see you had a great time at the show.


  13. Thank you for posting pictures. I was hoping to go but ended up going out to Ucluelet and Tofino for a visit to the coast instead. I was also just reading about tea at the River Walk Cafe today in a magazine. Sounds like it is definitely worth a drive out to the Cowichan Valley.
    Sharon (in Victoria)

  14. Paulette, you did a wonderful job of promoting the quilt show and hopefully there will be a lot more quilts there in two years time as it is such a beautiful setting. I remember you promoting in last year as well.
    You are very kind to say such nice things about my quilts , I think we have very similiar tastes in quilts. Good luck with the Folk Art Blooms, it was fun to do.

  15. Wow, thanks for sharing! Lots of eye candy there!

  16. awesome pics, beautiful quilts!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  17. Always love a quilt show. How was the candied salmon> Never heard of it.

  18. This is a wonderful show of quilts!
    Thank you