Quilt auction!

The quilt auction raises a lot of money for Mennonite Central Committee, and showcases the remarkable skills of the quilters.

New Quilts for 2017

As of July 2017, dedicated quilters are working on the special Anniversary Quilt. Here’s a picture of the unfinished quilt as shown during our Annual General Meeting a few months ago:

The Anniversary Quilt, unfinished, at the Toronto Mennonite Festival 2017 AGM.

The Anniversary Quilt, unfinished, at the Toronto Mennonite Festival 2017 AGM.

Several quilts have arrived already. First, here are three crib quilts:

First is the Pink Cats crib quilt. It’s 42×53 inches.

Pink Cats crib quilt, 42x53"

Pink Cats crib quilt, 42×53″

Next we have Neptune’s Garden, at 42½ by 65½ inches.

Neptune's Garden crib quilt, 42½x65½

Neptune’s Garden crib quilt, 42½x65½

The final crib quilt is called Sugar Roll Toys. This 35×43 inch crib quilt has a flannel back.

Sugar Roll Toys, crib quilt, 35x43", with flannel back

Sugar Roll Toys, crib quilt, 35×43″, with flannel back

These are full-size bed quilts.

This Forest Floor quilt is 89×100 inches.

Forest Floor quilt, 89×100 inches

Forest Floor quilt, 89×100 inches

The literary Yellow Brick Road quilt is 90×90 inches.

Yellow Brick Road quilt, 90×90 inches

Yellow Brick Road quilt, 90×90 inches

The colourful Candy Stripes quilt is 71×90 inches.

Candy Stripes quilt, 71×90 inches

Candy Stripes quilt, 71×90 inches

In a much cooler colour scheme, the First Frost quilt measures in at 60×80 inches.

First Frost quilt, 60x80 inches

First Frost quilt, 60×80 inches

This Garden of Hearts quilt is 76×80 inches.

Garden of Hearts quilt, 76x80 inches

Garden of Hearts quilt, 76×80 inches

Fans and Flowers, in darker hues, measures 70×89 inches.

Fans and Flowers quilt, 70x89 inches

Fans and Flowers quilt, 70×89 inches

This Disappearing Pinwheel quilt covers 69×91 inches.

Disappearing Pinwheel quilt, 69x91 inches

Disappearing Pinwheel quilt, 69×91 inches

This truly remarkable Queen Anne Star pattern is a whole cloth quilt made with one piece of fabric. The design is made with the quilting. It measures 88×108 inches.

Queen Anne Star quilt, 88x108 inches. This is a whole cloth quilt made with one piece of fabric, the design is made with the quilting.

Queen Anne Star whole cloth quilt, 88×108 inches.

A Broken Star patterned quilt returns for 2017. It’s 98×108 inches.

Broken Star quilt, 98x108 inches

Broken Star quilt, 98×108 inches

That’s how 2017 is shaping up for now.

 

Old news from 2016

We had posted photographs for over three dozen quilts for 2016!

The quilt auction begins at noon. Be sure to arrive early to preview the quilts in the pavilion. You can also register for the auction there. We post pictures of quilts to be auctioned each year here on our website. Please note that this does not represent the bidding order.

Quilts for the 2016 Toronto Mennonite Festival Quilt Auction

We began on July 13, 2016, with some baby quilts. As of September 5, we’ve posted 46 quilts, ranging from baby quilts to full-size. We’ve sourced a few vintage quilts or coverlets, but most were hand-made over the past year.

Let’s start with A New Baby: flannel, machine quilted, printed material. (33×40 inches).

2016 A New Baby quilt

2016 A New Baby flannel quilt

The second quilt is The Cat’s Meow – pieced and hand quilted. (41×55 inches).

2016 quilt, The Cats Meow

The Cats Meow

Third is International Animals – printed material with pieced borders. (41×51 inches)

International Animals quilt (2016), made of printed material with pieced boarders.

International Animals quilt (2016)

 

Quilt number four is a Disappearing Pinwheel quilt – pieced (44×60 inches).

Disappearing Pinwheel quilt (2016) - pieced (44x60 inches)

Disappearing Pinwheel quilt (2016)

The fifth quilt is Squares Around the Block – pieced & tied (42×51 inches).

Squares Around the Block quilt (2016) (42x51 inches)

Squares Around the Block quilt (2016) –

Sixth is a Log Cabin Star quilt  – pieced & quilted (46×47 inches).

Log Cabin Star quilt (2016) (46x47 inches)

Log Cabin Star quilt (2016)

The seventh quilt is an Underwater Sea quilt – printed material with pieced borders, and quilted. (34×47 inches). Hmmm, it seems we’re back to living creatures.

Underwater Sea quilt (2016) (34x47 inches)

Underwater Sea quilt – printed with pieced borders, quilted (34×47 inches)

Eighth, we have a Jungle Tree with Animals quilt – printed material with pieced border, and quilted. (42×49 inches).

Jungle Tree with Animals quilt - printed material with pieced border, quilted (42x49 inches)

Jungle Tree with Animals quilt. (42×49 inches)

Quilt number nine is simply a pieced Quilted Patchwork. (41×46 inches).

Quilted Patchwork quilt - pieced (41x46 inches)

Quilted Patchwork quilt (41×46 inches)

Number ten is a Pink Babies quilt – printed material, pieced borders, quilted. (34×49 inches).

Pink Babies quilt - printed material, pieced borders, quilted. (34x49 inches)

Pink Babies quilt (34×49 inches)

Jungle Toy Animals quilt is number eleven – printed material, pieced border, quilted. (42×50 inches).

Jungle Toy Animals quilt - printed material, pieced border, quilted. (42x50 inches)

Jungle Toy Animals (42×50 inches)

Let’s round out the first dozen with a Pinwheel Party quilt – pieced, quilted. (49×56 inches).

Pinwheel Party quilt - pieced, quilted. (49x56 inches)

Pinwheel Party quilt (49×56 inches)

Lucky number 13 is this Crayon Bright Animals quilt – pieced, machine quilted, cotton batting. (40×55 inches).

Crayon Bright Animals - pieced, machine quilted, cotton batting. (40x55 inches)

Crayon Bright Animals. (40×55 inches)

This Songbirds Wallhanging is the fourteenth item in the list. It is made of printed material, quilted, has a hanging sleeve. (42½ x34½ inches). Watch for a double sized quilt, that coordinates with this, which has yet to be photographed and posted.

Songbirds Wallhanging - printed material, quilted, has a hanging sleeve. (42.5 x34.5 inches)

Songbirds Wallhanging. (42.5 x34.5 inches)

Quilt fifteen is Once Upon a Time – printed material and pieced, flannel, quilted. (43×42½ inches).

Once Upon a Time - printed material and pieced, flannel, quilted. (43x42.5 inches)

Once Upon a Time. (43×42.5 inches)

 

The sixteenth quilt is Friendly Forest – printed material, pieced borders. (44×43 inches).

Friendly Forest quilt - printed material, pieced borders. (44x43 inches)

Friendly Forest quilt. (44×43 inches)

Quilt number 17 is Alphabet Panel, with a mysterious provenance. (35×41 inches)

Alphabet Panel. (35x41 inches).

Alphabet Panel. (35×41 inches).

The Applique Bunny quilt refused to stand still for measurements; in fact, number eighteeen refused to comment to the media.

Applique Bunny quilt. No other information.

Applique Bunny quilt.

Quilt nineteen is a Disappearing 9 patch quilt, suitable to be either a wall hanging or a crib quilt. (52×52 inches).

Disappearing 9 patch quilt. Wall hanging or crib quilt. (52x52 inches).

Disappearing 9 patch quilt. (52×52 inches).

Quilts twenty through twenty-five are close relatives: Corduroy Tied. (All six are 60×80 inches).

Corduroy Tied quilt #1. (60x80 inches).

Corduroy Tied quilt #1. (60×80″).

Corduroy Tied quilt #2. (60x80 inches).

Corduroy Tied quilt #2. (60×80″).

Corduroy Tied quilt #5. (60x80 inches).

Corduroy Tied quilt #5. (60×80″).

Corduroy Tied quilt #3. (60x80 inches).

Corduroy Tied quilt #3. (60×80″).

Corduroy Tied quilt #4 (2016). (60x80").

Corduroy Tied quilt #4. (60×80″).

Corduroy Tied quilt #6. (60x80 inches).

Corduroy Tied quilt #6. (60×80″).

Quilt number twenty-six is a Burgundy and Purple Lattice quilt, measuring 82×98 inches.

Burgundy and Purple Lattice quilt. (82x98 inches).

Burgundy and Purple Lattice quilt. (82×98″).

This Log Cabin quilt, number twenty-seven for the 2016 auction, stretches the measuring tape to 90×102 inches.

Log Cabin quilt. (90x102 inches).

Log Cabin quilt. (90×102″).

On August 22, we posted three more quilts. Number 28 is a Rows Squared quilt measuring 97×102 inches.

Rows Squared quilt with white background. (97x102 inches)

Rows Squared quilt. (97×102 inches)

Quilt 29 is a striped pieced hand-quilted diamonds quilt. (80×98 inches).

Striped pieced diamonds, hand-quilted quilt with green border. (80x98 inches).

Striped pieced diamonds, hand-quilted quilt. (80×98 inches).

Quilt number thirty is a hand-quilted Cottage quilt (72×104 inches).

Hand-quilted Cottage quilt with blue background. (72x104 inches).

Hand-quilted Cottage quilt. (72×104 inches).

You may have noticed we’ve been showing off bed quilts. Number thirty-one is a Dragonfly Autumn bed quilt (66×86 inches).

Dragonfly Autumn bed quilt (2016). (66x86 inches).

Dragonfly Autumn bed quilt (66×86 inches).

Quilt 32 is a Daisy pattern, made of printed material. (81×89 inches).

Quilt of printed material in a daisy design. (81x89 inches).

Printed material, daisy design quilt. (81×89 inches).

This Hearts Squared quilt is appliqué and pieced. (78×88 inches).

Hearts Squared, applique and pieced, quilt. (78x88 inches).

Hearts Squared, applique and pieced quilt. (78×88 inches).

Quilt thirty-four is an Attic Window of printed material center, with pieced borders. (70×90 inches).

Attic Window printed material center quilt with pieced borders. (2016). (70x90 inches).

Attic Window printed material center quilt with pieced borders. (70×90 inches).

Number 35 is a Nine Patch and Rails quilt. (71×98 inches).

Nine Patch and Rails quilt. (2016). (71x98 inches).

Nine Patch and Rails quilt. (2016). (71×98 inches).

Quilt thirty-six is a blue Tied Patchwork with quilted borders). (73×102 inches).

Tied Patchwork with quilted borders quilt. (2016). (73x102 inches).

Tied Patchwork with quilted borders quilt. (2016). (73×102 inches).

This Dresden Plate Squared, pieced and appliquéed, vintage blocks quilt is 82×98 inches.

Dresden Plate Squared, pieced and appliqued, vintage blocks quilt. (2016). (82x98 inches).

Dresden Plate Squared, pieced and appliqued, vintage blocks quilt. (2016). (82×98 inches).

Quilt thirty-eight is an Autumn Starburst quilt. (76×89 inches).

Autumn Starburst quilt. (76x89 inches).

Autumn Starburst quilt. (76×89 inches).

Number 39 is a Lemonye Star vintage blocks quilt set in solid sashing. (95×82 inches).

Lemonye Star vintage blocks quilt set in solid sashing. (95x82 inches).

Lemonye Star vintage blocks quilt set in solid sashing. (95×82 inches).

Lucky number forty is a Turning Twenty quilt with sashing. (The colour did not photograph well: it is black and white, not black and grey). (86×98 inches).

Turning Twenty quilt with sashing. (It really is black and white, not black and grey). (86x98 inches).

Turning Twenty quilt with sashing. (It really is black and white, not black and grey). (86×98 inches).

Here is a Log Cabin quilt with a barn raising setting. (76×96 inches).

Log Cabin quilt with a barn raising setting. (76x96 inches).

Log Cabin quilt with a barn raising setting. (76×96 inches).

Quilt forty-two is an Aztec Sunset quilt. (79×82 inches).

Aztec Sunset quilt. (79x82 inches).

Aztec Sunset quilt. (79×82 inches).

Quilt #43 is a cross stitched Oak Leaf Medallions quilt. (84×98 inches).

Oak Leaf Medallions, cross stitch quilt. (2016) (84x98 inches)

Oak Leaf Medallions, cross stitch quilt. (2016) (84×98 inches)

It takes two pictures to tell the story of Leaves and Lace, a vintage hand knitted coverlet, made with cotton thread, probably from the 1920’s or 30’s.  (78×84 inches, plus the fringe). First is the hand-held view:

First view of Leaves and Lace, vintage hand knitted coverlet, made with cotton thread, probably from the 1920’s - 30's. (78x84 inches, plus the fringe).

First view of Leaves and Lace, vintage hand knitted coverlet, made with cotton thread, probably from the 1920’s – 30’s. (78×84 inches, plus the fringe).

Then we have the Leaves and Lace coverlet hard at work, ready for bedtime.

Second view of Leaves and Lace.

Second view of Leaves and Lace.

Quilt forty-five is an Antique Crazy Patch and Lemoyne Star quilt, with embroidered seams but no batting. (71×72 inches).

Antique Crazy Patch and Lemoyne Star quilt, with embroidered seams but no batting. (2016). (71x72 inches)

Antique Crazy Patch and Lemoyne Star quilt, with embroidered seams but no batting. (2016). (71×72 inches)

Quilt #46 is a vintage Tumbling Block Center  with added borders. (85×102 inches).

Vintage Tumbling Block Center with added borders. (2016). (85x102 inches).

Vintage Tumbling Block Center with added borders. (2016). (85×102 inches).

Quilt #47 is a Variation Ninepatch. (60×71 inches).

Variation Ninepatch. (2016). (60x71 inches).

Variation Ninepatch. (60×71 inches).

Quilt #48 is a vintage Triple Irish Chain. (67×79 inches).

vintage Triple Irish Chain. (67x79 inches).

vintage Triple Irish Chain. (67×79 inches).

Quilt #49 is a vintage, but never used, Pieced Crazy Star. (82×83 inches).

vintage but never used Pieced Crazy Star. (82x83 inches).

vintage but never used Pieced Crazy Star. (82×83 inches).

 

Quilt #50 is a Garden Lattice. (97×82 inches).

Garden Lattice. (97x82 inches).

Garden Lattice. (97×82 inches).

Quilt #51 is a Log Cabin. (88×101 inches).

Log Cabin. (88x101 inches).

Log Cabin. (88×101 inches).

 

Quilt #52 is a Fraktur Forest. (56×77 inches). To my knowledge, it’s the only example of this type in the 2016 quilt auction.

Fraktur Forest. (56x77 inches).

Fraktur Forest. (56×77 inches).

Quilt #53 is described as “hand quilted whole cloth”. (45×60 inches).

hand quilted whole cloth. (45x60 inches).

hand quilted whole cloth. (45×60 inches).

We definitely have a full set for the quilt auction on Saturday Sept. 17 at noon!

Are We Finished with 2016? Nearly!

One more quilt may be on its way. Check our web site for more news; and “like” our Toronto Mennonite Festival page on Facebook for announcements (usually through the summer and up until the event at Black Creek Pioneer Village).

Let’s Review a Few Quilts from the 2015 Quilt Auction

The first quilt posted in 2015 was a brown-on-white Broken Star Quilt (99″x106″).

Broken Star Quilt (2015. 99x106)

Broken Star Quilt (2015. 99×106)

 

 

 

…The Blue Plate Special was the sixth quilt. (92″x116″).

Blue Plate Special Quilt (2015. 92x116)

Blue Plate Special Quilt (2015. 92×116)

 

…Quilt #14 displayed Owls pieced with felt appliqué Quilt (35″x41″).

Owls pieced with felt applique Quilt (2015. 35x41)

Owls pieced with felt applique Quilt (2015. 35×41)

 

…Quilt #21 was a Strawberry Shortcake Quilt (printed material) (42″x50″). There’s a pot of strawberries at the end of the rainbow!

Strawberry Shortcake Quilt (printed material) (2015. 42x50)

Strawberry Shortcake Quilt (printed material) (2015. 42×50)

 

…Finally, quilt #35 was an antique T Square Pattern, auctioned in “as-is” condition. ( 68″x70″).

antique T Square Pattern quilt (2015. 68x70)

antique T Square Pattern quilt (2015. 68×70)

We had not shown all the baby crib quilts for auction in 2015.

Looking back at some of the quilts auctioned at the Toronto Mennonite Festival in 2014

Here are some of the quilts we auctioned in 2014: naturally Thomas the Train Engine led the way!

Q2014_01_Thomas_Train_IMG_1680-1

Is this abstract pattern of blue diagonals equally eye-catching?
Q2014_07_Blue_Diagonals_DSCN0177

What about three-dimensional green and yellow cubes?
Q2014_05_Cubes_6_Green_Yellow_DSCN0162

Let’s compare two Noah’s Ark quilts:
Q2014_31_Noah_Ark_DSCN0185 and Q2014_20_Noah_Ark_IMG_1699.

Sometimes a monotone quilt is best for displaying the stitching:
Q2014_34_Patterns_in_Mono_Grey_DSCN0152

These are just some of the quilts auctioned at the Toronto Mennonite Festival in 2014.

2 thoughts on “Quilt auction!

  1. Erin

    Please give the date telling when you will be posting pictures of the quilts to be auctioned off. Also, dimensions of each quilt would be helpful. Thank you.

    Reply

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