The quilt auction raises a lot of money for Mennonite Central Committee, and showcases the remarkable skills of the quilters.
Quilts Destined for the 2019 Quilt Auction at the Toronto Mennonite Festival
Photos of the “class of 2019″ quilts are arriving thick and fast. Let’s start with just a few for July 17, and check back often!
The first quilt is a Log Cabin Throw quilt, measuring 58″ x 72”. It has a purple border.
Second is a Kit Kat crib quilt, in shades of green, size 48″ x 57″. These cats may be sweeter than the candy bar.
Third, we present the Starry Colours crib quilt, 47″ x 59″.
Quilt #4 is Pieced crib quilt, 46″ x 59″, in turquoise and orange.
Next we have a pieced Nursery Rhymes crib quilt, 41″ x 51.5″ in size, with a blue background.
“You want stripes? We got stripes! Earn your stripes…” with this Stripes Galour throw quilt. It’s 62″ x 71″, in varied colours.
Here is a 52″ x 70.5″ pieced William Morris prints quilt, in various colours. The title is “Much to do about William”.
This is an eclectic scrappy tied quilt, 63″ x 82″, multi-coloured with many patterns inside each square.
Here we have a printed panel, Tulip pattern quilt. It’s 86″ x 108.5″.
This Irish chain pattern, measuring 38″ x 38″, can serve as a throw quilt or crib quilt.
Consider this Pieced Pinwheel Batiks quilt, nearly square at 62″ x 62.5″.
Here is a square Twin Sports Quilt, 68″ x 68″.
This Mid Winter Blue quilt is pieced. It is a square quilt, 102″ x 102″.
Here is a pieced Boston Commons quilt, measuring 94″ x 106″. The colour scheme combines cream, blue, and rose hues.
This is a fine example of a pieced Vintage Friendship quilt. The size is 54″ x 72″.
May we present an Open Squares quilt in navy, coral, and floral tones. It measures 78″ x 92″.
Next is a rose and burgundy pieced Crib quilt, measuring 31″ x 41.5″.
Here we have a Disappearing Nine patch Pinwheel quilt, 72″ X 92″.
Here is a pieced crib quilt in a Foxes and Bees pattern, size 36″ x 43″. It is machine quilted.
Here is a Vintage Friendship Blocks patterned quilt, 80″ x 90″. It has mustard borders.
This pieced quilt has a Lace pattern, and measures 64″ x 80″.
This square quilt expresses a love for this country, in the Canada Anniversary pattern. The size is 80″ x 80″.
A few of our quilts are pre-owned, or “used”. One example is this Centennial Maple Leafs quilt, 72″ x 89″, in blue and white.
Some of us find the Wholecloth style quilt to be even more striking than many of the patterned quilts. This one is 87″ x 106″, in white with a hint of blue.
This Flannel Crib quilt measures 44″ x 50″, with a Campfire Friends pattern.
Here is a striking Appliqued Floral quilt, size 78″ x 95″, with a white background.
This is another used quilt, with a Girls and Gardens pattern. Measuring 71″ x 87.5″, it is appliqued, embroidered, and painted.
Here is a yellow and green Diamonds and Pinwheels quilt, 60″ x 80″ in size.
We don’t have the size of this Batik sampler quilt, with olive sashing.
Here is a Herring Bone quilt, size 84″ x 91″, in gray, white, and black. This quilt is a double-duty fund-raising effort, because the squares were sold at a charity auction and the money sent to MCC.
This Flannel Crib Panel quilt is called “A little Birdie Told Me”. The size is 41.5″ x 35″.
Here is a mainly mauve Crib quilt. It is a printed panel, measuring 52″ x 37″. The design is “It’s a Girl”.
The next item is a pieced Patchwork quilt, size 45″ x 61″. It has shades of blue and white.
This is a Wreath of Roses quilt, measuring 62″ x 82″. It is pieced and appliqued, mainly in pink and green colours.
Here we have a printed Crib quilt with a blue border. The size is 44″ x 50″. The picture is “Tall and Small”.
This white quilted Wholecloth quilt measures 86″ x 102″.
Next up, a multi-colour pieced Pinwheel Variation quilt. It’s 66″ x 90.5″.
On Aug. 25, we resumed updating this page with additional quilts. Let’s start small, with crib quilts. The first is a pieced Crib quilt, measuring 43″ x 44″. It is a vintage look in vibrant orange, bold brown, and pale green.
This pieced crib quilt is also a vintage look, 43″ x 44″, but in pale shades of beige, orange, and green.
Here is a pieced Crib quilt, 44″ x 44″, in bold orange, polkadot, and yellow.
This pieced Crib quilt’s vintage design is in pale pinks; it’s 42″ x 42″.
This printed Crib quilt measures 38.5″ x 51.5″. The title is “Mermaids in a Row”. The colour scheme includes the blue sea with a pink border.
We end this sequence of crib quilts with this pieced and tied Crib quilt. The size is 42″ x 42″, and the title is “Yellow Stars”
This full-size used vintage appliqued quilt measures 63″ x 76″. It’s titled “Boys and Girls”. This used quilt is “sold as is”.
Now for something completely different but very practical! This vintage hand-loomed Wool Blanket is 64″ x 84″. It is striped beige, red, and blue.
Let’s switch from quilts and blankets to full-size tied comforters. This tied Comforter is 59″ x 85″, in blue and floral colours.
Here we have a 59″ x 71″ tied Comforter in a Nine Patch design, in blue and red.
This tied Comforter measures 60″ x 87″. The Streak of Lightning design covers the spectrum.
We shift the colour scheme with this tied Comforter. It is 61.5″ x 77″ of Pieced Ninepatch Strips design in green, pink, and beige, with a bold green border.
Here is a tied Comforter, size 59.5″ x 82.5″. The design is “Modern Prints”.
The next tied Comforter measures 58.5″ x 77″. The design is “Summer Fun”.
We finish this section with a large tied and pieced Comforter. The size is 60″ x 79″; the colour scheme features yellow with blue highlights.
This tied and pieced Crib Quilt, measuring 42″ x 42″, also uses a yellow and blue colour scheme.
Next is a used vintage quilt, in an Appliqued Butterflies design. It’s 73″ x 86″, and is up for auction “as is”.
This pieced Crib Animal Parade, size 46″ x 62″, is an Animal Parade design.
Next we have a pair of vintage hand-loomed wook blankets. This Checkerboard design blanket measures 73″ x 81″.
This vintage hand-loomed beign Wool blanket, size 72″ x 81″, dates back to 1904.
Here is another used quilt, to be auctioned “as is”. It is a vintage appliqued Boys and Girls quilt, size 63″ x 76″.
We don’t have a description yet for this quilt.
Here is a vintage Appliqued quilt, size 73″ x 86″. This Butterfly design quilt is used and will be auctioned “as is”
More quilts to come!
Preview of 4 Quilts for the 2019 Quilt Auction at the Toronto Mennonite Festival
Let’s share pictures of the four quilts we previewed at our Annual General Meeting in April 2019. These, and many more, will be up for auction this September.
To keep you in high suspense, let’s just call them “Quilt 1” through “Quilt 4”.
Fine detail of Quilt 4 at the 2019 AGM:
Remember to join us in September at Black Creek Pioneer Village in Toronto: always the 3rd Saturday of September.
Just moved: the 2018 Quilts just moved into a link below
We plan to move the pictures and descriptions of the 2018 quilts to this link: Quilts of 2018.
Remember the 2017 Quilt Auction?
In 2017, dedicated quilters created the special Anniversary Quilt. To revisit the quilts we promoted last year, just click on this Quilts of 2017 link.
The Toronto Mennonite Festival returns on Saturday September 21, 2019
See you at Black Creek Pioneer Village on Saturday September 21, 2019!