The Quilt Show at Neilson Park

if you have no plans for tomorrow and need something to do on a rainy day head over to Neilson Park….you won’t be disappointed

I haven’t done any quilting in years but I always like to see what people are up to in the quilting world. Not only were there great quilts to look at and buy but there were vendors in one room selling everything you would ever need to start your own quilt. In another room the Quilters Guild at Neilson Park were selling ready made items and selling off some surplus supplies for all kinds of crafters and artists. I bought buttons, laces, ends of fabric and numerous other things that I’m going to include in some of my collages.


The highlight of the show of course is the wonderful selection of quilts on display throughout the entire centre.


The show was well attended today and we met people who came all the way from Sudbury, North Bay, St. Catharines and Waterdown to attend the show. It is open again on Saturday from 10:00 till 5:00. You can enjoy some coffee, tea and sweet treats in the café and even try your luck at the raffle table.

I’m a Fan of……Art Galleries

….thanks to Jez for hosting I’m a fan of……

I love to browse through art galleries for a variety of reasons. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon or even just an hour or less. It informs me on what is happening in the world, the values of other cultures and the diversity of art itself. I don’t always love everything I see but I can appreciate what the artist went through to make their art. The one comment I despise from other people who think that a piece of art is unworthy to hang in a gallery is….”I could do that”. The problem is that they didn’t do that and never will.

The big art gallery in Toronto is the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) and I love going there but I also enjoy going to smaller galleries like the Dignam Gallery at WAAC, the Assembly Hall Gallery and all the smaller and larger galleries we visited on our trips in Europe.

The galleries below are: The Louvre in Paris – first two photos. The Musée de Beaux-Arts in Tours, France – photos 3, 4 and 5. The Museum of Contemporary Art in Tours, France – photos 6,7 and 8. The Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art in London, England – photos 9, 10 and 11. The Barbican Art Gallery in London, England – photos 12, 13 and 14. The Tate Modern in London, England – photos 15m 16 and 17. The Dignam Art Gallery at WAAC in Toronto – photos 18, 19, 20 and 21 and Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke – photos 22, 23 and 24 . The Assembly Hall Gallery in Toronto – photos 25, 26 and 27.

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Thursday Trios – From Chimneys to Easter Bunnies

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Three vessels at Neilson Park Creative Centre

A Photo a Week Challenge – Atmospheric

…thanks to Nancy Merrill for hosting A Photo a Week Challenge

A cool overcast day. A great day to spend indoors and enjoy a quilting show in Orangeville.


I Guess I Didn’t Win

….but just being able to admire all the beautiful work made me a winner

What am I talking about? Well a week ago I went to Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke (close to where I live) to take in the annual quilting show. At one end of the hall there was a table of prizes consisting of quilted items that had been donated by the members of the quilters’ guild. I purchased 10 tickets and chose where I wanted my tickets to go. Seeing that I haven’t received a phone call I can only assume that none of my tickets were pulled. Oh well, it doesn’t matter because I went there to see the beautiful hand and machine quilted blankets, coverlets, table runners and wall hangings. Here are a few selections that I managed to photograph.


March Square – Celebrating Canada’s 150th

,,,,,thanks to Becky B for hosting March Square

Some of the quilts at Friday’s quilting show at Neilson Park Creative Centre clearly had been made to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. This was the centre of a larger quilt and I’m wishing I had taken a photo of the entire piece.

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