I've arrived on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia after spending four days with the Edmonton and District Quilters' Guild at their Festival of Quilts. On my way here I paid a visit to Daphne Greig on Vancouver Island. The photos I took at Butchart Gardens will have to wait for another day as I am just starting to process my photos from Edmonton.
When I arrived in Edmonton I had the honour judging this little show of challenge quilts. Called "The Prairie Rose Challenge", each participant had to use a piece of fabric from my first Northcott collection and make a 12" x 12" on the theme of "Home". I chose "Into the Sun" by Kathy Logan de Chavez for first prize because of the Van Gogh feeling it gave me.
"A Tight Knit Community" by Kim Caskey was another favorite,
as was Shirley Hamilton's "Earth: Home of my Homes".
It was really difficult making my choices from so many fantastic and creative works. There was a total of four walls of challenge quilts.