The first leg of our trip is to the Okonagan area for a couple days of simple R&R, and……for me to visit the Canadian Quilting Association National Juried Show exhibition at Penticton. We’re in one of our favorite campgrounds near Gallagher Lake, about a 1/2 hour drive from Penticton. And today my parents are going to come and spend the day with us here in the fresh air and sunshine.
But yesterday was the day to visit the Show, and what a show it was! The juried show was closed to photography, so I’m sorry I can’t show you any pictures, but I stand amazed at the imagination, creativity and skill of all of those entrants. Blogger friends Janet and Renata both had entries, and you can be sure I sought theirs out! Wow – and wow again! Hopefully they’ll be able to share their creations with you all on their blogs after the show is over – if they do, I’ll be sure to send you in their direction so you can take a look for yourselves at the wonderful quilts they made.
Besides the juried show, there was a Western Canada Fibre Arts display, an invitational show, a display of samples of 24 years of Trend-tex Challenge quilts (5 fabrics supplied in a kit with a theme and entries are auctioned for the benefit of CQA); this year’s theme is Sunshine and Vines, so apt for this area of BC. Quilts of Valor had a small display also.
So here are some pictures – just a small sampling, but I hope you enjoy the Show
First some of the invitational entries – how I wish there was a way to show you the textures and 3D effects
The Fibre Arts (aren’t all quilts fibre art?) seemed to feature the elements of wind, water, earth and fire
And the Challenge quilts:
Isn’t it amazing how the same 5 fabrics look so different when an artist starts using them!
Doesn’t that lake look too cold for swimming? Apparently the geese thought so. The sun hasn’t had enough time to warm up that mountain runoff yet.
Happy shows! Blessings, Peg