Friday, May 04, 2007

I am back from Alberta

I returned home late last night. It was nice to go and see family that I haven't seen for quite some time. Fortunately I had seen my Grandfather not that long ago. But I saw my Aunt Donna ( who is only 3 years older than me - and I never call her Aunt ) her two kids and also (Uncle) John and his two children. I hadn't seen them in 10 years. It was a nice funeral. Thank you so much to everyone who left such kind messages of condolences. I was away so I was not able to reply individually. All of your messages were greatly appreciated.

I think I need a bit of quilty content now. It has been awhile since I was able to get to any quilting.

I was recently at the Fraser Valley quilt show - as was Wendy and Norma. One day maybe the three of us will meet up in "real life" at some quilt show.

I had taken only a few pictures at the show because it was difficult to get good pictures. There were a number of Japanese inspired quilts that I really liked.

The quilts were hung on black curtain - so with this quilt it is difficult to see where the quilt ends and the curtain begins. I really liked this quilt for the use of the Japanese fabric. It is all appliqued on the black background fabric. Great idea.

Another quilt with the Japanese fabric on black. I took these pictures as inspiration for my collection of Japanese fabric. I hope to one day make a Japanese fabric quilt. For now -- I am just collecting fabric. I always need a reason to buy fabric!

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Another quilt from the show that I liked. Also a Japanese inspired quilt. See the theme here?


  1. Welcome back Pam. I am so sorry for your loss. Those quilts are all beautiful. I like Japanese inspired quilts too. The one at the top that looks like stained glass looks fabulous. Wow, applique! Great idea! I would have thought to applique bias strings, but I like this look, where the corners have an interesting shape.

  2. Welcome back, Pam. I missed you!

    I'll bet it was nice to see family even under such sad circumstances.

    Beautiful pictures of quilts.

  3. Welcome back Pam.

    I like very much Japanese quilts!!!
    Last year at ELBA PATCKWORK here in Italy I saw Yoko Saito working near her exposition and I've been admiring her hands working so quickly.
    It's been a wonderful and spectacular view.

    ciao ciao

  4. I love the "theme" you have going here. It is interesting that all of us have been to the same show but have taken away such different inspirations. That is one of the reasons that I enjoy this show so much. The variety of quilts is unparalleled anywhere else I have been. There is truly something for everyone! I hope that we all can meet in person some day too. Perhaps we should set a date and meet for lunch--waiting for the right quilt show might not produce a meeting. :)

  5. Sounds like the trip was good.
    It's nice to see someone else's pictures of the quilt show as it looks like a whole new show.

  6. I'm so sorry about your grandfather Pam.