knitting Paradise

I belong to a wonderful knitting and crochet group called

Knitting Paradise.

I hope you will drop by and check us out. Shirley

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Quilt Project Auction

Here are a few pictures of quilts that are being displayed in the LaZboy store here in Calgary. The LaZboy stores across Canada are one of the main sponsors for 'The Quilt'. For the past 8 years we have had a display there prior to the auction of the quilts. I mentioned previously that I 'sat with the quilts' on Wednesday and managed to get a few pictures.
The winter scene is mine. If you look at the white quilt with the scalloped top it is all beautifully hand quilted. You should see the beautiful hand stitches.

There is also another landscape which is quite whimsical and pretty - I wrote the pattern name down but must have misplaced it. I hope you enjoy these beautiful quilts.
Proceeds from the auction will go to help Well Spring with their wonderful work.

We have a "Chinook Arch" in the sky today, so that means we are going to have warm
weather for the next few days. The Chinook wind is a warm, sometimes fairly strong, wind coming across the Rockies from British Columbia. Only the area around Calgary
gets the winds and they sure are welcome when it is bitterly cold. It some times warms up
20-30 degrees within an hour or two. It is just too bad it doesn't last, but at least it gives us a break!


Chris said...

I just talked about Chinook winds in my meteorology class last week! I may borrow your cloud photo for my lecture when I talk about them again in a coming chapter.
Chris in NJ

Shirley said...

Certainly Chris. It is very beautiful, especially at sunset -

I have seen hundreds of them and each one is lovely. Some have a slightly broken ridge at the top, but the best Chinooks are the ones with lines straight across. I will see if I can find some more and send them to you. Shirley

kerrykatiecakeskeb43 said...

Hi Shirley - I missed the quilts at LazyBoy again this year so really enjoyed having this little peek. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Hi Shirley

Thank you for sharing pictures of the quilts displayed in your local store. I have always wanted to make the quilt in the second picture.