Our auctioneer and his quilt team on Sept. 15, 2018

Quilt auction!

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.

Log Cabin throw quilt, 58" x 72", with purple border (2019)

Log Cabin throw quilt, 58″ x 72″, with purple border (2019)

Second is a Kit Kat crib quilt, in shades of green, size 48″ x 57″. These cats may be sweeter than the candy bar.

Kit Kat crib quilt, 48" x 57", in shades of green

Kit Kat crib quilt, 48″ x 57″, in shades of green

Third, we present the Starry Colours crib quilt,  47″ x 59″.

Starry Colours crib quilt, 47" x 59", multi-hued

Starry Colours crib quilt, 47″ x 59″, multi-hued

Quilt #4 is Pieced crib quilt, 46″ x 59″, in turquoise and orange.

Pieced crib quilt, 46" x 59", in turquoise and orange

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.

pieced Nursery Rhymes crib quilt, 41" x 51.5", blue background

pieced Nursery Rhymes crib quilt, 41″ x 51.5″, 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.

Stripes Galour throw quilt, 62" x 71", in varied colours

Stripes Galour throw quilt, 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”.

pieced William Morris prints quilt, 52" x 70.5", in varied colours

pieced William Morris prints quilt, 52″ x 70.5″, in varied colours

This is an eclectic scrappy tied quilt, 63″ x 82″, multi-coloured with many patterns inside each square.

scrappy tied quilt, 63" x 82", multi-coloured

scrappy tied quilt, 63″ x 82″, multi-coloured

Here we have a printed panel, Tulip pattern quilt. It’s 86″ x 108.5″.

printed panel Tulip pattern quilt, 86" x 108.5"

printed panel Tulip pattern quilt, 86″ x 108.5″

This Irish chain pattern, measuring 38″ x 38″, can serve as a throw quilt or crib quilt.

Irish chain throw or crib quilt, 38" x 38", in burgundy

Irish chain throw or crib quilt, 38″ x 38″, in burgundy

Consider this Pieced Pinwheel Batiks quilt, nearly square at 62″ x 62.5″.

Pieced Pinwheel Batiks quilt, 62" x 62.5"

Pieced Pinwheel Batiks quilt, 62″ x 62.5″

Here is a square Twin Sports Quilt, 68″ x 68″.

Twin Sports quilt, 68" x 68"; tied and quilted

Twin Sports quilt, 68″ x 68″; tied and quilted

This Mid Winter Blue quilt is pieced. It is a square quilt, 102″ x 102″.

square Mid Winter Blue quilt, pieced; 102" x 102"

square Mid Winter Blue quilt, pieced; 102″ x 102″

Here is a pieced Boston Commons quilt, measuring 94″ x 106″. The colour scheme combines cream, blue, and rose hues.

pieced Boston Commons quilt, 94" x 106", in cream, blue, and rose

pieced Boston Commons quilt, 94″ x 106″, in cream, blue, and rose

This is a fine example of a pieced Vintage Friendship quilt. The size is 54″ x 72″.

pieced Vintage Friendship quilt, 54" x 72", multi-hued

pieced Vintage Friendship quilt, 54″ x 72″, multi-hued

May we present an Open Squares quilt in navy, coral, and floral tones. It measures 78″ x 92″.

Open Squares quilt, 78" x 92", in navy, coral, and floral

Open Squares quilt, 78″ x 92″, in navy, coral, and floral

Next is a rose and burgundy pieced Crib quilt, measuring 31″ x 41.5″.

Pieced Crib quilt, 31" x 41.5", rose and burgundy

Pieced Crib quilt, 31″ x 41.5″, rose and burgundy

Here we have a Disappearing Nine patch Pinwheel quilt, 72″ X 92″.

Disappearing Nine patch Pinwheel quilt, 72" X 92"

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.

Pieced Crib quilt, Foxes and Bees pattern, 36" x 43", machine quilted

Pieced Crib quilt, Foxes and Bees pattern, 36″ x 43″, 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.

Wholecloth quilt, 87" x 106", blue and White

Wholecloth quilt, 87″ x 106″, blue and White

This Flannel Crib quilt measures 44″ x 50″, with a Campfire Friends pattern.

Flannel Crib quilt, Campfire Friends pattern, 44" x 50"

Flannel Crib quilt, Campfire Friends pattern, 44″ x 50″

Here is a striking Appliqued Floral quilt, size 78″ x 95″, with a white background.

Appliqued Floral quilt, 78" x 95", white background

Appliqued Floral quilt, 78″ x 95″, white background

This is another used quilt, with a Girls and Gardens pattern. Measuring 71″ x 87.5″, it is appliqued, embroidered, and painted.

used quilt, Girls and Gardens pattern, 71" x 87.5", appliqued, embroidered, and painted

used quilt, Girls and Gardens pattern, 71″ x 87.5″, appliqued, embroidered, and painted

Here is a yellow and green Diamonds and Pinwheels quilt, 60″ x 80″ in size.

Diamonds and Pinwheels quilt, 60" x 80", in yellow and green

Diamonds and Pinwheels quilt, 60″ x 80″, in yellow and green

We don’t have the size of this Batik sampler quilt, with olive sashing.

Batik sampler quilt, with olive sashing

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.

Herring Bone quilt, 84" x 91", in gray, white, and black

Herring Bone quilt, 84″ x 91″, in gray, white, and black

This Flannel Crib Panel quilt is called “A little Birdie Told Me”. The size is 41.5″ x 35″.

Flannel Crib Panel quilt, with "A Little Birdie Told Me" picture

Flannel Crib Panel quilt, with “A Little Birdie Told Me” picture

Here is a mainly mauve Crib quilt. It is a printed panel,  measuring 52″ x 37″. The design is “It’s a Girl”.

Crib Printed Panel quilt, 52" x 37", in mauve; with "It's a Girl" design

Crib Printed Panel quilt, 52″ x 37″, in mauve; with “It’s a Girl” design

The next item is a pieced Patchwork quilt, size 45″ x 61″. It has shades of blue and white.

pieced Patchwork quilt, size 45" x 61", shades of blue and white

pieced Patchwork quilt, size 45″ x 61″, 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.

Wreath of Roses quilt, 62" x 82"; pieced and appliqued, largely pink and green

Wreath of Roses quilt, 62″ x 82″; pieced and appliqued, largely pink and green

Here we have a printed Crib quilt with a blue border. The size is 44″ x 50″. The picture is “Tall and Small”.

printed Crib quilt, 44" x 50"; the picture is "Tall and Small”, with a blue border

printed Crib quilt, 44″ x 50″; the picture is “Tall and Small”, with a blue border

This white quilted Wholecloth quilt measures 86″ x 102″.

Quilted Wholecloth quilt, 86" x 102"; white

Quilted Wholecloth quilt, 86″ x 102″; white

Next up, a multi-colour pieced Pinwheel Variation quilt. It’s 66″ x 90.5″.

pieced Pinwheel Variation quilt, 66" x 90.5"; multi-coloured

pieced Pinwheel Variation quilt, 66″ x 90.5″; multi-coloured

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.

pieced Crib quilt, 43" x 44": a vintage look in orange, brown, and green

pieced Crib quilt, 43″ x 44″: a vintage look in orange, brown, and green

This pieced crib quilt is also a vintage look, 43″ x 44″, but in pale shades of beige, orange, and green.

pieced Crib quilt, 43" x 44": a vintage look in beige, orange, and green

pieced Crib quilt, 43″ x 44″: a vintage look in beige, orange, and green

Here is a pieced Crib quilt, 44″ x 44″, in bold orange, polkadot, and yellow.

pieced Crib quilt, 44" x 44": orange, polkadot, and yellow

pieced Crib quilt, 44″ x 44″: orange, polkadot, and yellow

This pieced Crib quilt’s vintage design is in pale pinks; it’s 42″ x 42″.

pieced Crib quilt, 42" x 42": vintage look in pale pinks

pieced Crib quilt, 42″ x 42″: vintage look in pale pinks

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.

printed Crib quilt, 38.5" x 51.5", titled "Mermaids in a Row"

printed Crib quilt, 38.5″ x 51.5″, titled “Mermaids in a Row”

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.

tied Comforter, 59" x 85", in blues and florals

tied Comforter, 59″ x 85″, in blues and florals

Here we have a 59″ x 71″ tied Comforter in a Nine Patch design, in blue and red.

tied Comforter, 59" x 71"; Nine Patch design in blue and red

tied Comforter, 59″ x 71″; Nine Patch design in blue and red

This tied Comforter measures 60″ x 87″. The Streak of Lightning design covers the spectrum.

tied Comforter, 60" x 87"; Streak of Lightning design

tied Comforter, 60″ x 87″; Streak of Lightning design

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.

tied Comforter, 61.5" x 77"; Pieced Ninepatch Strips design in green, pink, and beige

tied Comforter, 61.5″ x 77″; Pieced Ninepatch Strips design in green, pink, and beige

Here is a tied Comforter, size 59.5″ x 82.5″. The design is “Modern Prints”.

tied Comforter, 59.5" x 82.5", Modern Prints design

tied Comforter, 59.5″ x 82.5″, Modern Prints design

The next tied Comforter measures 58.5″ x 77″. The design is “Summer Fun”.

tied Comforter, 58.5" x 77", Summer Fun design

tied Comforter, 58.5″ x 77″, Summer Fun design

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.

tied and pieced Comforter, 60" x 79", yellow and blue

tied and pieced Comforter, 60″ x 79″, yellow and blue

This tied and pieced Crib Quilt, measuring 42″ x 42″, also uses a yellow and blue colour scheme.

tied and pieced Crib Quilt, 42" x 42", in yellow and blue

tied and pieced Crib Quilt, 42″ x 42″, in yellow and blue

Next is a used vintage quilt, in an Appliqued Butterflies design. It’s 73″ x 86″, and is up for auction “as is”.

vintage quilt with Appliqued Butterflies, 73" x 86", used (as is), with white background and green borders

vintage quilt with Appliqued Butterflies, 73″ x 86″, used (as is), with white background and green borders

This pieced Crib Animal Parade, size 46″ x 62″, is an Animal Parade design.

Pieced Crib Animal Parade, size 46" x 62", in an Animal Parade design

Pieced Crib Animal Parade, size 46″ x 62″, in an Animal Parade design

Next we have a pair of vintage hand-loomed wook blankets. This Checkerboard design blanket measures 73″ x 81″.

Hand-loomed Wool blanket, 73" x 81", in a Vintage Checkerboard design

Hand-loomed Wool blanket, 73″ x 81″, in a Vintage Checkerboard design

This vintage hand-loomed beign Wool blanket, size 72″ x 81″, dates back to 1904.

Vintage hand-loomed Wool blanket, beige, 72" x 81", dated 1904

Vintage hand-loomed Wool blanket, beige, 72″ x 81″, dated 1904

Here is another used quilt, to be auctioned “as is”. It is a vintage appliqued Boys and Girls quilt, size 63″ x 76″.

vintage appliqued Boys and Girls quilt, 63" x 76", used (auctioned as is)

vintage appliqued Boys and Girls quilt, 63″ x 76″, used (auctioned as is)

We don’t have a description yet for this quilt.

No description yet for this blue-bordered quilt. Code 62/2523.

No description yet for this blue-bordered quilt. Code 62/2523.

Here is a vintage Appliqued quilt, size 73″ x 86″. This Butterfly design quilt is used and will be  auctioned “as is”

vintage Appliqued quilt, 73" x 86", Butterfly design, used (auctioned as is)

vintage Appliqued quilt, 73″ x 86″, Butterfly design, used (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”.

Quilt 1:

Quilt 1 at the 2019 AGM

Quilt 1 at the 2019 AGM

Quilt 2:

Quilt 2 at the 2019 AGM

Quilt 2 at the 2019 AGM

Quilt 3:

Quilt 3 at the 2019 AGM

Quilt 3 at the 2019 AGM

Quilt 4:

Quilt 4 at the 2019 AGM

Quilt 4 at the 2019 AGM

Fine detail of Quilt 4 at the 2019 AGM:

Fine Detail of Quilt 4

Fine Detail of Quilt 4

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!

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4 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
  2. Karen dueck

    I have a machine quilted piece. Previously owned in excellent condition. How can I donate? Would it be possible to drop it off at Kent St or New Hamburg thriftshop? We live on Georgian bay but could get it there.

    Reply
    1. dehaandirectory

      Yes, please, bag it and bring it to 50 Kent (in Kitchener), with a note “ATTN Fred Redekop (MCC), for Toronto Mennonite Festival”.
      We’d like to have it by the end of August, if possible.
      If you can send an e-mail to torontomennonitefestival@gmail.com , perhaps with a photo of the quilt, on the day you bring it to 50 Kent… then I can also contact Fred and be sure he knows.
      Thanks so much; each quilt helps!
      /Mike DeHaan.

      Reply

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