The SMQG’s 1st Annual Showcase – June 2015

Our Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild is so excited to have presented our first ever showcase. We called it a “showcase” instead of a “show” because it wasn’t juried and there were no prizes or categories, etc. We also had some great vendors, a concession, and members sold some of their handiwork, contributing all profits to the guild. And people really came! We are so happy with how it went!

Here are some photos from the event … lots and lots of photos!

Our fearless leaders, Jaclyn and Carly, brought a van full of quilts organized and ready to hang.

Most of us were on hand for a group photo before the doors opened. Thanks to those who made our banner! This is the first time we’ve used it. Lisa finished stitching it the night before the show. We all contributed blocks to it and various members did the brunt of the work. Nicole, in the front sitting on the floor, is our guild’s event planner and she did so much work to make this happen!

SMQG Banner

Tarra was in charge of our concession. We all brought baking. She made her own dress. Of course.

I think over 250 people came! This table has lots of so nice handmade things on it for sale.

Fabric spotting at the show! Matching! This plus quilt was made by Heather who doesn’t even know this non-guild-member who visited the show! Cool!

This is the charity quilt made collectively by our members as part of the QuiltCon 2015 charity quilt challenge.

Charity quilt

Sheila with 3 of her quilts. You can see more of her quilts at her blog, Stitched by Sheila.

Patti with her giant plus quilt and and her half-square-rectangle quilt. She had several beautiful minis on display, too. Watch for the beautiful paper-pieced lion at the bottom of this blog post. To see more of Patti’s work, including beautiful bags, check out her blog at Retired to Quilt.

Darla with one of her quilts.

Darla and quilt cropped

Tarra with her raspberry kisses quilt. The back with the stars and the kids catching fireflies is beautiful, too.

Kim and one of her quilts in the show. Look for her oh, so cute “clean and dirty underpants” mini in the photos further down.

Kim and quilt 2 cropped

Kathryn and her first ever quilt! Quite an undertaking for a first project!

Stephanie with her modern lone star quilt.

Stephanie and quilt

One of Sonya’s. The back of it is gorgeous, too! Sonya also made her own dress. Of course.

One of Jaclyn’s. She had several in the show.

One of Kelly’s. Rich and warm Kaffe stripes.

Kelly and quilt

Bev had many quilts in the show but was unable to attend.

A coupe of Lisa’s many beauties. The first one is a Modern Alphabet using Tula Pink fabrics and the 2nd is flying geese made with Anna Maria Horner fabrics with lots of negative space for her to practice her longarm quilting techniques on.

Carly, the master of improv, had several quilts in the show. Do you recognize the representation of Star Trek uniforms in the 3rd one? The 4th one below is a Punisher quilt made especially for a brother-in-law. And below that is Carly’s take on the spider web quilt, including a little spider stitched into the quilt. See more of Carly’s quilts and check out some of her excellent tutorials at her blog, Citric Sugar.

Carly and quilt cropped

Heather had a few quilts in the show. You can see more of her quilts at her blog, Peace.Love.Quilt.

Heather and plus quilt

The blue and orange improv quilt below was made by Carly. Beside it is a colourful one made by Jaclyn.

We have a lot of nerds in our guild (said most affectionately). Star Trek and Star Wars are  represented in the two quilts below. Come to think of it, everyone in our guild is probably a bit nerdy!

This bargello quilt was made by Nicole.

Nicole and quilt cropped

You can see my two circle baby quilts at the bottom of the photo below.

Jaclyn made the quilts at the top left and bottom right of the photo below. The rest were made by Bev (I think).

And look at all the mini quilts and postcards in the 3 photos below. These are all made by guild members.

We had several vendor booths.

I hope you enjoyed a peek at the show! Thanks to those of you who came in person!

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