Quilt auction!

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

The 2017 Anniversary Quilt

In early July 2017, dedicated quilters were 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.

Here’s a first look at the completed 50th Anniversary quilt. It is a Sun Valley Log Cabin design, measured at 100×100”.

The 50th Anniversary quilt is a Sun Valley Log Cabin; 100x100”.

The 50th Anniversary quilt is a Sun Valley Log Cabin; 100×100”.

 

 

 

You wouldn’t know…

  • People started working on the Anniversary Quilt in January 2017.
  • It was completed on June 26.
  • 15 women pieced it; 24 quilted it.
  • The quilting alone took 208 hours of effort.
  • It was a community effort of several Mennonite churches in the Greater Toronto area.
  • It combines two traditional patterns: Log cabin and Lone Star.

(end of 2017 Anniversary Quilt section).

New Quilts for 2017

Several quilts have arrived already, well in time for September 16, 2017. 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

More quilts for the 2017 auction arrived in early August.

This Pieced Crib Quilt is a Rail Fence design, measuring 36×48″.

Pieced Crib Quilt in a Rail Fence design: 36x48"

Pieced Crib Quilt in a Rail Fence design: 36×48″

Keep your eye on the prize! The Disappearing 9 Patch Crib Quilt, described as 50×63” and pieced.

Disappearing 9 Patch Crib Quilt (pieced): 50x63”

Disappearing 9 Patch Crib Quilt (pieced): 50×63”

Here is a Fence Rails Crib Quilt. It’s pieced, and has a striking blue border with reddish interior. The size is 47×58”.

Fence Rails Crib Quilt (pieced): 47x58”

Fence Rails Crib Quilt (pieced): 47×58”

This Noah’s Ark Crib Quilt is 40×54”. The centre is printed material, while the borders are pieced.

Noah’s Ark Crib Quilt: 40x54”. Printed material with pieced borders

Noah’s Ark Crib Quilt: 40×54”. Printed material with pieced borders

The next are lap quilts or wall hangings.

Perhaps the most striking colour and design for 2017, this Faceted Jewels pieced quilt measures 50×51”.

Faceted Jewels (pieced): 50x51”

Faceted Jewels (pieced): 50×51”

Who can solve this Dutchman’s Puzzle? Measured at 54×66”, it is pieced and machine quilted, with a flannel back.

Dutchman’s Puzzle: 54x66”. Pieced, machine quilted, flannel back

Dutchman’s Puzzle: 54×66”. Pieced, machine quilted, flannel back

This Kaleidoscope Star quilt is 49×64“; it’s pieced and machine quilted.

Kaleidoscope Star: 49x64 “. Pieced, machine quilted

Kaleidoscope Star: 49×64 “. Pieced, machine quilted

We’re back to childhood dreams.

Here is Puppy Tales, a 41×47” pieced quilt.

Puppy Tales (pieced): 41x47”

Puppy Tales (pieced): 41×47”

How about this adorable Teddy Basket? This 35×44.5” quilt has printed material.

Teddy Basket (printed material): 35x44.5”

Teddy Basket (printed material): 35×44.5”

Here is a pink Rocking Horse quilt. It measures 40×50”, and has printed material with a pieced border.

Rocking Horse: 40x50”. Printed material with pieced border

Rocking Horse: 40×50”. Printed material with pieced border

 

More quilt photographs arrived in my in-box just as I finished the above updates.

Here are Model Cars, 44” x 48” pieced.

Model Cars, pieced, 44x48”

Model Cars, pieced, 44×48”

This is Dream, Love, Sing. It’s 34.5” x 47.5”, made of printed material with pieced borders.

Dream, Love, Sing: 34.5x47.5”. Printed material with pieced borders

Dream, Love, Sing: 34.5×47.5”. Printed material with pieced borders

This pieced wallhanging is Colourwash Garden, a square 29×29”.

Colourwash Garden: 29x29”. Pieced wallhanging

Colourwash Garden: 29×29”. Pieced wallhanging

Birds on the Scraps is 43×53”. It is pieced, applique, machine quilted, and cotton batt.

Birds on the Scraps: 43x53”. Pieced, applique, Machine quilted, cotton batt

Birds on the Scraps: 43×53”. Pieced, applique, Machine quilted, cotton batt

We go outdoors to find Penguins at Play in a 35.5×41.5”, pieced, applique, flannel back quilt.

Penguins at Play: 35.5x41.5”. Pieced, applique, flannel back

Penguins at Play: 35.5×41.5”. Pieced, applique, flannel back

We are adding new photos on Aug. 14:

Here is a pieced Crib Quilt, 41×49”.

Pieced Crib Quilt 41x49”

Pieced Crib Quilt 41×49”

This Nite-Nite Quilt is pieced. It is a double size, measuring 68×74”.

Nite-Nite Quilt, pieced, double size at 68x74”

Nite-Nite Quilt, pieced, double size at 68×74”

This pieced quilt with multi-coloured patches is 82×98”.

Pieced quilt 82x98”, multi-coloured patches

Pieced quilt 82×98”, multi-coloured patches

Here is a tied Corduroy comforter. We have eight corduroy items in different sizes and colours.

Tied Corduroy comforter; we have several in varying sizes and colours

Tied Corduroy comforter; we have several in varying sizes and colours

This is the second Tied Corduroy comforter.

Tied Corduroy comforter #2.

Tied Corduroy comforter #2.

 

This is the third Tied Corduroy comforter.

Third Tied Corduroy comforter

Third Tied Corduroy comforter

This is the fourth Tied Corduroy comforter.

Tied Corduroy comforter #4

Tied Corduroy comforter #4

This is the fifth Tied Corduroy comforter.

Tied Corduroy comforter #5

Tied Corduroy comforter #5

This is the sixth Tied Corduroy comforter.

Tied Corduroy comforter #6

Tied Corduroy comforter #6

This is the seventh Tied Corduroy comforter.

Tied Corduroy comforter #7

Tied Corduroy comforter #7

This is the eighth Tied Corduroy comforter.

Tied Corduroy comforter #8

Tied Corduroy comforter #8

 

 

Let’s return to crib  quilts, starting with Jungle Animals. It is 41×49”: printed material, pieced border.

Jungle Animals crib quilt. 41x49”: printed material, pieced border

Jungle Animals crib quilt. 41×49”: printed material, pieced border

The next crib quilt is Underwater World. This is 36×46”, printed material, with a pieced border.

Underwater World crib quilt. 36x46”; printed material, pieced border

Underwater World crib quilt. 36×46”; printed material, pieced border

The Ships Ahoy crib quilt measures 42×49”. It also is made of printed material, with a pieced border.

Ships Ahoy crib quilt; 42x49”, printed material, pieced border

Ships Ahoy crib quilt; 42×49”, printed material, pieced border

 

The next crib quilt is On Safari. It is 43×50”, of printed material, with a pieced border.

On Safari crib quilt. 43x50”, printed material, pieced border

On Safari crib quilt. 43×50”, printed material, pieced border

It’s a Girl! Well, really this is another crib quilt. It is 38×50”, printed material, pieced border.

Its a Girl crib quilt; 38x50”, printed material, pieced border

Its a Girl crib quilt; 38×50”, printed material, pieced border

 

The A New Baby crib quilt measures 35.5×40”. Like the othes, it is of printed material, with pieced borders. However, this is flannel, machine quilted, and cotton batt.

A New Baby crib quilt. 35.5x40”, printed material, pieced borders, flannel, Machine quilted, cotton batt

A New Baby crib quilt. 35.5×40”, printed material, pieced borders, flannel, Machine quilted, cotton batt

This Sweet Safari crib quilt measures 41×51”. It is printed material with a pieced border.

Sweet Safari crib quilt; 41x51”, printed material with pieced border

Sweet Safari crib quilt; 41×51”, printed material with pieced border

Let’s get out of the crib to admire this Vintage 9 Patch set on point. It is 69×82”, and pieced. Note that the word “vintage” means “a new vintage top, quilted in 2016”.

Vintage 9 Patch set on point. 69x82”, pieced

Vintage 9 Patch set on point. 69×82”, pieced

 

We uploaded more pictures on August 27, 2017.

Here is a Tied Comforter, made of t-shirt material, pieced and tied. It is 58×83”.

Tied Comforter: t-shirt material, 58x83”, pieced and tied

Tied Comforter: t-shirt material, 58×83”, pieced and tied

The next is a Red and Rust Corduroy Comforter, which measures 68×82”. It is pieced and tied.

Red and Rust Corduroy Comforter, 68x82”, pieced and tied

Red and Rust Corduroy Comforter, 68×82”, pieced and tied

 

 

We follow that with a somewhat similar Beige and Brown Corduroy Comforter, 64×81”. It is also pieced and tied.

Beige and Brown Corduroy Comforter, 64x81”, pieced and tied.

Beige and Brown Corduroy Comforter, 64×81”, pieced and tied.

Here is a mauve Irish Chain quilt. It measures 88×96”.

mauve Irish chain, 88x96”

mauve Irish chain, 88×96”

Next is an Amish Churn Dash, measuring 92×101”.

Amish Churn Dash, 92x101”

Amish Churn Dash, 92×101”

Are you feeling blue? These Camels and Elephants from Goa quilt should cheer you up! It measures 80×83”. It’s made from whole cloth, with the design printed on.

Camels and Elephants from Goa, 80x83”, whole cloth, design printed on

Camels and Elephants from Goa, 80×83”, whole cloth, design printed on

Here is a versatile Pieced Crib Quilt or Junior Quilt. 57×75”.

Pieced Crib or Junior, 57” x75”

Pieced Crib or Junior, 57” x75”

This quilt has an amazingly colourful border for the Pieced Crib Quilt Sailboats design. It’s 49×53”.

Pieced Crib Quilt Sailboats, 49x53”

Pieced Crib Quilt Sailboats, 49×53”

 

This is Carries Choice, a pieced crib quilt, measuring 47×64”.

59_Carries Choice_1225 crib pieced 47x64”

59_Carries Choice_1225 crib pieced 47×64”

another three to add.

This design is called Sunshine and Shadow. It is 70×80”, and also is pieced.

60_Sunshine and Shadow_8313, 70x80”, pieced

60_Sunshine and Shadow_8313, 70×80”, pieced

Embroidered Lilies is 82×86”, pieced, and embroidered (just as the name implies!).

61_Embroidered Lilies_8315, 82x86”, pieced, embroidered

61_Embroidered Lilies_8315, 82×86”, pieced, embroidered

 

The sixty-second quilt in the 2017 auction is Trip around the World, a pieced quilt measuring 82×102”.

62_Trip around the World_8316, 82x102”, pieced

62_Trip around the World_8316, 82×102”, pieced

 

Used quilts

The following quilts have been used.

This Bow Tie design covers 64×70”. It’s up for auction “as is”: it’s well used but with some worn areas.

63_Bow Tie_8326, 64x70”, as is, well used with some worn areas

63_Bow Tie_8326, 64×70”, as is, well used with some worn areas

This Strip Quilt is 70×88”. It has seen very light usage, if any, and looks “like new”. The pattern is an all over zig zag quilting design.

64_Strip Quilt_8328, 70x88”, very light usage if any, like new, all over zig zag quilting design

64_Strip Quilt_8328, 70×88”, very light usage if any, like new, all over zig zag quilting design

 

Here is a used Tied Blue Sateen Comforter, with print. It’s 88×96”. Yes, it is used, and is missing some ties. The thick batting may possibly be wool. This comforter has never been washed.

Tied Blue Sateen Comforter, with print. 88x96”. Used, missing some ties. The thick batting might be wool. This comforter has never been washed.

Tied Blue Sateen Comforter, with print. 88×96”. Used, missing some ties. The thick batting might be wool. This comforter has never been washed.

Here is another odd name: a Green and White Drunkards Path. 64×70”. Used, and as is.

Green and White Drunkards Path. 64x70”. Used, and as is.

Green and White Drunkards Path. 64×70”. Used, and as is.

Such an appropriate name: Red Whole Cloth. 70×78”. Used but looks new, It has Baptist fan quilting on the sides with diamonds through the center. It has a light weight flannel back.

Red Whole Cloth. 70x78”. Used but looks new, It has Baptist fan quilting on the sides with diamonds through the center. It has a light weight flannel back.

Red Whole Cloth. 70×78”. Used but looks new, It has Baptist fan quilting on the sides with diamonds through the center. It has a light weight flannel back.

 

The next two used quilts are probably from a weaver in Jordan Station, Ontario. The first is a Red and Cream Hand-Woven Blanket, Measuring 65×70”, it is gently used.

68_Red and Cream Hand-Woven Blanket_8321. 65x70”, gently used.

68_Red and Cream Hand-Woven Blanket_8321. 65×70”, gently used.

 

The second is a used red, black, and yellow plaid woven blanket, measuring 74×88”. We will auction it “used and as is”, with a couple of mended areas and some holes.

Red, black and yellow plaid woven blanket. 74x88”. "Used and as is, with a couple of mended areas and some holes".

Red, black and yellow plaid woven blanket. 74×88”. “Used and as is, with a couple of mended areas and some holes”.

See you at Black Creek Pioneer Village on Saturday September 16!

 

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.

A Few Quilts from 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

We must skip a few, or we’ll never get to the bottom of the page.

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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″).

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

vintage Triple Irish Chain. (67x79 inches).

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

Here is a “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 (2016) at noon!

One more quilt may have been on its way in 2016.

Always 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.

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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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