Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mint Condition - for Okotoks Quilt Stroll

I was recently honored to be asked to quilt a piece which will be featured in the upcoming Quilt Stroll in Okotoks, AB.

This is an annual event, in which they close down the old main street of town (Elizabeth/Railway Streets) and drape quilts from all the store fronts and line the streets with classic cars. There's live music and food trucks and general merriment. It's a Sunday afternoon delightfully spent. This year's Quilt Stroll and Show & Shine is set for August 14, 10am-4pm.

This quilt will be a sort-of centerpiece for the quilt stroll. Every year the show organizer, Linda @ Rumpled Quilt Skinsdesigns a quilt to commemorate the event. Then her quilt shop makes kits and challenges everyone to make this quilt to hang at the next year's show. This is the ninth year for Quilt Stroll, and this pattern is called "Mint Condition" - which I think is pretty clever, considering the quilt stroll is in conjunction with a classic car show. This quilt was pieced by Robyn Lessoway. It will be professionally photographed and printed up with the pattern, and my quilting will be on it! I will be published!

All quilting was free-motion, hand-guided on a longarm quilting machine.