Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quilt Show (very photo heavy)

I have been MIA for a week.   It was for good reason.   There were 4 of us commandeering a quilt show.    We had a new venue for it, a brand new committee and we were waiting for Ground Zero quilt to come to Canada.    This was our feature quilt, made by Lois Jarvis, in remembrance of 9/11.  It had 4 days to get from Wisconsin to my very little and remote town in Canada.

I didn't sleep for a week.   Literally.   7 days and no sleep.   The quilt came.   I slept.

Then our quilt show took place.   And it came with such success, it was surreal.   People came from everywhere.  They were waiting for the show to open.   They flooded the place on the first day.   There was not one negative comment.  Not one.

And you know what?  I had fun.    The guild I belong to is incredible.   These women work.   You asked them to do something, and it was done.   That's it.   I have realized that my generation can really learn from the older one.   We don't give our word like these people do, we don't start and more importantly finish a task that is assigned to us.   We don't know how to work like that generation.   I admire them.  

I better get to the pictures before I tick any young people off=)    Here is the deal.  I do know who made these quilts.   We allow photos at our show, so I have no problem putting them on my blog.   But, I am careful about putting names on my blog, and I did not ask any of them if I could put their names on, so please know I am not purposely not giving credit to those whose quilts I show, but rather just being respectful.   Whew, after that big blurb, if you are still with me, here are the photos of our quilt show.
This quilt was my all time favourite.   Okay, there wasn't really alot of art quilts there.   But I just loved this one.   And I didn't even tell the maker of it.   




















And this was our feature quilt.  Ground Zero by Lois Jarvis.   It had over 600 faces of the victims who were killed in 9/11.  We had a guest book at the table in front as well as Ms. Jarvis' story of why she made the quilt.   Very few walked away without being choked up.  

15 comments:

Jan said...

Wow, oh wow. What a great show. I can see all the hard work that went into your successful show. Happy for you.

Dana Gaffney said...

Beautiful, thank you. That Ground Zero quilt is amazing, I'd love to see close ups or even better the real thing.

jlk said...

Looks like a great show! The Ground Zero quilt looks just beautiful. I'm sure it was very moving.

Brooke said...

Stunning!!! Job well done! Thanks for sharing all the great quilt photos too!!

Diane said...

Lovely show, you should be very proud. Sorry I couldn't make it as I really was hoping to make it up there.Next time for sure.

Jewel said...

Very cool!

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing the show, it was terrific and I especially loved seeing the Ground Zero quilt , I had heard about it but not seen it , sure would like to see it a little closer .

Kristen said...

Congratulations on your wonderful show! What beautiful quilts..and get some sleep! :)

Linda said...

Thanks Jackie for you terrific leadership, and especially for thinking about and getting the Ground Zero quilt for us.It all went very well! Your committee.

Judy Martin said...

Jackie, you did not disappoint.

I was NOT able to be on Manitoulin the weekend of the quilt show and was upset to have missed it - but was hoping that you would have a few photos on your blog.

Of course, they are nothing like seeing and smelling and being in awe of the size of and not touching but wanting to the real things.

Excellent work.
Very proud to know you and please accept my warm congratulations to yourself and to all the committee for what I'm sure was a job well done.

SarahVee said...

Your favourite quilt was mine too! I have a 'thing' for row quilts:) It was a fabulous show. So glad we got to meet up!

Rolanda said...

The quiltshow was wonderful and it was so much fun working with you. Everything came together in the end. Thanks for your organization and your hard work.

Miss McD said...

I visited the show THREE times that weekend! I have a full photo album for inspiration and admiration. It was amazing, and all my visitors from out of town agreed. I was excited to see a couple of my quilts on your blog... even if one was upside down. ;-) See you soon, Jackie. Thanks to you and the organizing team. :-) :-) :-)

Mama Pea said...

very cool

Gloria said...

Where can you find the puppy quilt pattern? I would love to purchase the pattern but I do not know the name of the pattern and have not been able to find it on the internet searches.