This past weekend Calgary hosted the 19th Annual Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park. This two day event features hundreds of quilts on display, a tent full of vendors, demonstrations, and the like. Heritage Park’s quaint character buildings provided an appropriately interesting backdrop to showcase the beautiful quilts.
My lovely friend Krista attended the festival with me – you will be pleased to hear she is a new quilter herself ;) she is currently making her first quilt – a cozy, flannel baby quilt.
One thing I found rather odd about the festival was that many of the modern quilts were being displayed in the basement. They were draped over vintage car to create quite an interesting display…. but in my opinion, the basement is the basement. I would have never even seen them if I hadn’t been talking to a woman representing the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild
This is just a sampling of the many quilts on display – If you ever visit Calgary in late May, try aligning your trip with this weekend – it’s definitely worth a look!