I was so happy to hear that the CQA's Quilt Canada 2015 was going to be in Lethbridge, Alberta as this is a quick couple of hour drive south for me from Calgary. I managed to convince my hubby to come along with me (it was nice to have him driving so I'd be fresh for the show) for the day and to stay overnight to make it more of a holiday (isn't every day at a quilt show a holiday?).
The event was held at the University of Lethbridge and it was another perfect quilt show day. This was an indoor show featuring a juried show as well as special exhibits, such as the Trend Tex challenge, "Blowing in the Wind" (view all of the entries here) and SAQA exhibit. While we weren't allowed to take photos of the juried show, I did manage to get photos of the public displays.
While there I picked up a few (more) things from vendors. My hubby is such a sweetie - and a perfect quilter's husband - as he gives me carte blanche to purchase items when I'm at a show. I think it's safer for him than to try to rein me in :)
He's an engineer, so fabric isn't really exciting for him, but technology is. While waiting for me to do some shopping at one of the vendors' booths, he was sitting by the EuroSteam Iron booth. After watching them demonstrate the iron numbers times, he thought that I should take a look at it. While I've seen these irons displayed at various quilt and trade shows, I've never really stopped to take a closer look as I wasn't in the market for a new iron. This time I was and Gary encouraged me to check it out. End result: I have a new EuroSteam iron and I love it! Even better, the show special was $100 off the regular retail price!
I'll give you a complete review in a future blogpost, but I can tell you that having a quality iron makes such a difference when quilting.
But back to the quilt show... below are just a small sampling of the quilts that were on display. I think I was spending more time chatting with fellow quilters and vendors than taking photos that day. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did when at the show.
The name of the show was "Blown Away", appropriate as Lethbridge is know as the windy city in Alberta. Several of the pieces reflected the theme of this year's show.