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.

The Quilts for the 2018 Quilt Auction at the Toronto Mennonite Festival

As we began to store the quilts for the quilt auction, held at high noon on Saturday September 15, 2018, we previewed some of them here.

The first quilt is a printed “Double Wedding Ring”, measuring 88″ x 104″.

Printed "Double Wedding Ring" quilt: 88" x 104"

Printed “Double Wedding Ring” quilt: 88″ x 104″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our second is a pieced 32″ x 42″ crib quilt, “Blue Ducks”.

Crib quilt, pieced: "Blue with Ducks"

Crib quilt, pieced: “Blue with Ducks”

 

 

The third is a full-size “Star” printed panel; 85″ x 102″ in size.

 

 

Quilt #4 is a used, pieced “Fan” quilt. It’s up for auction AS IS. It measures 72″ x 82″.

Used, pieced “Fan” quilt; for auction AS IS; 72" x 82"

Used, pieced “Fan” quilt; for auction AS IS; 72″ x 82″

Our fifth item is a large, blue or purple, pieced “Spin Star” quilt. It’s 99″ x 110″.

Large purple pieced "Spin Star" quilt; 99" x 110"

Large purple pieced “Spin Star” quilt; 99″ x 110″

Quilt number six is a tan and brown and blue pieced “Window Boxes” pattern, measuring 78″ x 93″.

Tan and brown pieced "Window Boxes" quilt; 78" x 93"

Tan and brown pieced “Window Boxes” quilt; 78″ x 93″

Tied Corduroy Comforters

Next we have a group of tied corduroy comforters. The first, in brown, gold, and cherry, measures 62″ x 80″.

Tied corduroy comforter in brown, gold, and cherry; 62" x 80"

Tied corduroy comforter in brown, gold, and cherry; 62″ x 80″

 

 

This comforter is brown and rust coloured; 64″ x 80″.

Tied corduroy comforter in brown and rust leaves. Size: 64" x 80"

Tied corduroy comforter in brown and rust leaves. Size: 64″ x 80″

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next comforter is 68″ x 82″, and multi-coloured.

Tied corduroy comforter in multiple colours; 68" x 82"

Tied corduroy comforter in multiple colours; 68″ x 82″

Our next tied corduroy comforter is 62″ x 78″, in red and blue. The back is hockey flannel.

Tied corduroy comforter in red and blue. The back is hockey flannel. Size: 62" x 78"

Tied corduroy comforter in red and blue. The back is hockey flannel. Size: 62″ x 78″

 

 

This 62″ x 80″ tied corduroy comforter is 62″ x 80″, in red, gold, and brown.

Tied corduroy comforter in red, gold, and brown, measuring 62" x 80"

Tied corduroy comforter in red, gold, and brown, measuring 62″ x 80″

“Streak of Lightning” is a tied corduroy comforter in blues and grays. It measures 66″ x 80″, and is my personal favourite in this group of comforters.

Tied corduroy comforter, "Streak of Lightning", in blues and grays. Size: 66" x 80"

Tied corduroy comforter, “Streak of Lightning”, in blues and grays. Size: 66″ x 80″

Item 13 is another tied corduroy comforter in black, brown, and “leaves”. Size: 62″ x 80″.

Tied corduroy comforter in black, brown, and "leaves". Size: 62" x 80"

Tied corduroy comforter in black, brown, and “leaves”. Size: 62″ x 80″

Quilt #14 is a tied corduroy comforter in gray and purple; size 62″ x 80″.

Tied corduroy comforter in gray and purple, measuring 62" x 80"

Tied corduroy comforter in gray and purple, measuring 62″ x 80″

Number 15 is another tied corduroy comforter. It’s 60″ x 80″. The front is grey and blue; it has a striped back.

Tied corduroy comforter in grey and blue, with a striped back, measuring 60" x 80"

Tied corduroy comforter in grey and blue, with a striped back, measuring 60″ x 80″

The final tied corduroy comforter (in this streak!) is a multicoloured cotton; 62″ x 74″.

Tied corduroy comforter in multicoloured cotton, measuring 62" x 74"

Tied corduroy comforter in multicoloured cotton, measuring 62″ x 74″

Used Quilts are available “As Is”

Next we have another used, diamond-pieced, multi-colour quilt. It measures 78″ x 80″. Like our other quilts, it is available “as is”.

Used, diamond-pieced, multi-colour quilt; size 78" x 80"

Used, diamond-pieced, multi-colour quilt; size 78″ x 80″

Quilt #18 was also pre-owned, and is auctioned “as is”. It’s an appliqued quilt with maple leaves, measuring 76″ x 84″.

Used, appliqued maple leaves; size 76" x 84". 'AS IS'

Used, appliqued maple leaves; size 76″ x 84″. ‘AS IS’

Here is a pair of whole cloth quilts, both measure 62” x 94”. These vintage quilts were made in the mid-1950’s in Orillia Township, in Simcoe County. Both quilts have been gently used and are in good shape. Buyer will have the choice of taking one or both.

The second picture shows the center quilting design. Again, please note these are used are up for auction AS IS.

A pair of vintage whole-cloth quilts, made in the 1950s. They are used, and for sale "As-Is". Both are 62" x 94"

A pair of vintage whole-cloth quilts, made in the 1950s. They are used, and for sale “As-Is”. Both are 62″ x 94″

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Detail of the quilting on one of the vintage whole-cloth quilts. Used and as-is.

Detail of the quilting on one of the vintage whole-cloth quilts. Used and as-is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s it for the “used quilts” section.

Crib Quilts

We’re starting a group of crib quilts, but #19 is large for this category: 60″ x 70″. This large crib quilt is a “Sweet Petunia” design.

Large crib quilt, in a "Sweet Petunia" design; measuring 60" x 70"

Large crib quilt, in a “Sweet Petunia” design; measuring 60″ x 70″

This pieced crib quilt’s design is “Flags and Ships”. It measures 47.5″ x 59″.

Pieced crib quilt. The design is "Flags and Ships". The size is 47.5" x 59"

Pieced crib quilt. The design is “Flags and Ships”. The size is 47.5″ x 59″

Quilt #21 is another crib quilt, called “Heart of Canada”. It’s 45.5″ x 52″.

Crib quilt called "Heart of Canada". The size is 45.5" x 52"

Crib quilt called “Heart of Canada”. The size is 45.5″ x 52″

Here is a “Crib of Many Colours” crib quilt, sized 43″ x 50″.

"Crib of Many Colours" crib quilt; size 43" x 50"

“Crib of Many Colours” crib quilt; size 43″ x 50″

This crib quilt has a “Streaks Of Lightning” design. It’s 52″ x 60″,

Crib quilt in "Streaks Of Lightning" design, measuring 52" x 60"

Crib quilt in “Streaks Of Lightning” design, measuring 52″ x 60″

Rounding out this selection of crib quilts is a “Sunshine Baby” design, which is 42″ x 53″.

Crib quilt in “Sunshine Baby” motif; size 42" x 53"

Crib quilt in “Sunshine Baby” motif; size 42″ x 53″

On August 27, we added three more crib quilts. The first is a hand quilted “Jungle” design made of printed material. It measures  30″ x 43″.

Hand quilted, printed material crib quilt in Jungle" design; size 30" x 43"

Hand quilted, printed material crib quilt in Jungle” design; size 30″ x 43″

This “Hoot, Hoot Hurray” crib quilt is 36″ x 51″. It’s also hand quilted and made of printed material.

Hand quilted, printed material, "Hoot, Hoot Hurray" crib quilt measuring 36" x 51"

Hand quilted, printed material, “Hoot, Hoot Hurray” crib quilt measuring 36″ x 51″

This machine quilted “Artic Playground” crib quilt is made of prewashed cotton batting and printed material. The size is 34″ x 37″.

"Artic Playground" crib quilt, made of machine quilted, prewashed cotton batting and printed material; size34" x 37"

“Artic Playground” crib quilt, made of machine quilted, prewashed cotton batting and printed material; size34″ x 37″

We added a few more child-oriented quilts on September 5.

This friendly Teddy and Friends design measures 44″ x 34″. It’s a printed material with pieced border.

Teddy and Friends made of printed material with a pieced border; size 44" x 34"

Teddy and Friends made of printed material with a pieced border; size 44″ x 34″

This Giraffe Family design measures 40″ x 49″. It’s also made of printed material with a pieced border.

This Kisses crib quilt measures 44″ x 61″

This "Kisses" crib quilt is 44" x 61"

This “Kisses” crib quilt is 44″ x 61″

This Two by Two design show’s Noah’s Ark in a 40″ x 53″ crib quilt.

Two by Two crib quilt, size 40" x 53"

Two by Two crib quilt, size 40″ x 53″

“Dogs and Cats in the Window Box” is a long and appropriate name for this 39″ x 48″ crib quilt.

Dogs and Cats abound in Window Boxes in this 39" x 48" crib quilt

Dogs and Cats abound in Window Boxes in this 39″ x 48″ crib quilt

Is this really the end of the crib quilts? Who can say?

Wall Hangings or Crib Quilts: You Decide

You could always choose to hang a quilt on the wall rather than using it on a bed. These small and nearly square quilts are especially suited to be wall hangings, but you could use them on cribs instead… or in other seasons!

But let’s just call them “wall hangings” for now.

This wall hanging is a 51″ x 52″  “Angled Log Cabin” design.

Wall Hanging or Crib Quilt in “Angled Log Cabin” design, measuring 51" x 52"

Wall Hanging or Crib Quilt in “Angled Log Cabin” design, measuring 51″ x 52″

This “Corner Stones” wall hanging also measures 51″ x 52″.

Wall Hanging or Crib Quilt in “Corner Stones” design, measuring 51" x 52"

Wall Hanging or Crib Quilt in “Corner Stones” design, measuring 51″ x 52″

Added on Sept. 6: a Batik Pineapple wall hanging; not measured.

Batik Pineapple wall hanging; not measured.

Batik Pineapple wall hanging; not measured.

Will there be more wall hangings?

 

More quilts posted on August 20th

This blue Broken Star on a pale background measures 98″ x 107″.

Broken Star design, size 98" x 107"

Broken Star design, size 98″ x 107″

This square Falling Leaves pattern is a full 100″ x 100″.

A square Falling Leaves design, measuring 100" x 100"

A square Falling Leaves design, measuring 100″ x 100″

Here’s an Uneven 4-Patch design, size 86″ x 102″.

Blue quilts in an Uneven 4-Patch design; size 86" x 102"

Blue quilts in an Uneven 4-Patch design; size 86″ x 102″

This quilt’s title is Trip Around the World. It measures 82″ x 102″.

Trip Around the World quilt in blue; 82" x 102"

Trip Around the World quilt in blue; 82″ x 102″

This is a Tree of Hope and Reconciliation quilt; it’s 82″ x 84″.

Brown and red quilt: Tree of Hope and Reconciliation; size 82" x 84"

Brown and red quilt: Tree of Hope and Reconciliation; size 82″ x 84″

Here’s a Vintage 9 Patch design, size 62″ x 71″.

Vintage 9 Patch design, size 62" x 71"

Vintage 9 Patch design, size 62″ x 71″

This is a quilted Scrappy Stripes design, measuring 63″ x 70″.

Quilted Scrappy Stripes design, measuring 63" x 70"

Quilted Scrappy Stripes design, measuring 63″ x 70″

Next we have a hand embroidered, whole cloth quilt in an “Embroidered Basket” design. It measures 80″ x 92″ .

Whole cloth, hand embroidered "Embroidered Basket" design; size 80" x 92"

Whole cloth, hand embroidered “Embroidered Basket” design; size 80″ x 92″

This design is Harmony Retreat. The quilt is 62″ x 84″.

Harmony Retreat quilt, measuring 62" x 84"

Harmony Retreat quilt, measuring 62″ x 84″

Here is a pieced applique quilt in a “Sunny Dresden” pattern; the size is 84″ x 102″.

Pieced applique quilt in "Sunny Dresden" design; 84" x 102"

Pieced applique quilt in “Sunny Dresden” design; 84″ x 102″

We added more quilts on August 27, including two Brazilian Butterflies. Both are pieced, applique, cotton batting, and machine quilted. The first is 59″ x 58″; the second, 59″ x 59″.

The first of two 59" x 58", pieced, applique, cotton batting, machine quilted "Brazilian Butterflies" design

The first of two 59″ x 58″, pieced, applique, cotton batting, machine quilted “Brazilian Butterflies” design

The second pieced, applique, cotton batting, machine quilted "Brazilian Butterflies" design is a 59" x 59" square

The second pieced, applique, cotton batting, machine quilted “Brazilian Butterflies” design is a 59″ x 59″ square

 

 

 

More quilts will be on display soon.

This small 34″ x 37″ quilt is an “Amish Style Churn Dash” design.

A small, 34" x 37", quilt in "Amish Style Churn Dash" design

A small, 34″ x 37″, quilt in “Amish Style Churn Dash” design

This 84″ x 98″ is a “Tiles” design.

84" x 98" quilt in Tiles design

84″ x 98″ quilt in Tiles design

This quilt, in the popular “Log Cabin” design, measures 84″ x 98″.

Log Cabin quilt, measuring 84" x 98"

Log Cabin quilt, measuring 84″ x 98″

Be sure to tell your guests that they’re admiring a “Disappearing Pinwheel Shoofly”. It’s 71″ x 93″. (Corrected the size on Sept. 5… sorry).

Disappearing Pinwheel Shoofly quilt, size 71" x 93"

Disappearing Pinwheel Shoofly quilt, size 71″ x 93″

Here is a Green/Print Patchwork quilt, size 78″ x 97″.

Green/Print Patchwork quilt, size 78" x 97"

Green/Print Patchwork quilt, size 78″ x 97″

How deeply can we embed designs? This Square in a Square quilt is 82″ x 98″.

Square-in-a-Square quilt design, measuring 82" x 98"

Square-in-a-Square quilt design, measuring 82″ x 98″

 

This is a basic Pinwheel quilt, but still quite colourful. The size is 86″ x 112″.

Pinwheel quilt measuring 86" x 112"

Pinwheel quilt measuring 86″ x 112″

The name, “Sampler Quilt”, doesn’t do justice to the quality and artistry of this machine-quilted 44″ x 57″ item. It’s made of an 80/20 cotton/poly batting.

This Sampler Quilt is 44" x 57". It's machine quilted, of 80/20 cotton/poly batting

This Sampler Quilt is 44″ x 57″. It’s machine quilted, of 80/20 cotton/poly batting

This Map of the World design is machine quilted of printed material, with a hanging sleeve. The filling is probably a cotton/poly batt. Size is 41″ x 35″.

Map of the World quilt, size 41" x 35", made of printed material, hanging sleeve, machine quilted, probably cotton/poly batt

Map of the World quilt, size 41″ x 35″, made of printed material, hanging sleeve, machine quilted, probably cotton/poly batt

This red-hued Christmas Throw is a pieced quilt, size 50″ x 50″.

A pieced Christmas Throw quilt, size 50" x 50" square

A pieced Christmas Throw quilt, size 50″ x 50″ square

Here is a tied comforter, as a printed panel, named “Cats”. The size is 60″ x 80″.

A tied comforter, printed panel, named "Cats"; size 60" x 80"

A tied comforter, printed panel, named “Cats”; size 60″ x 80″

This is another tied comforter, in a Log Cabin design. measuring 59″ x 75″.

Tied Log Cabin comforter. measuring 59" x 75"

Tied Log Cabin comforter. measuring 59″ x 75″

 

This “Trip Around The World” tied comforter is 61″ x 82″.

“Trip Around The World” tied comforter, size 61" x 82"

“Trip Around The World” tied comforter, size 61″ x 82″

Continuing with tied comforters, this “Gold and Yellows” design measures 60″ x 80″.

Tied Comforter in Gold and Yellows; size 60" x 80"

Tied Comforter in Gold and Yellows; size 60″ x 80″

Tied comforter; Rail Fence Variation design; size 58″ x 80″

Tied comforter; Rail Fence Variation design; size 58" x 80"

Tied comforter; Rail Fence Variation design; size 58″ x 80″

Would you say this pieced and tied comforter is mauve? We’re sure the size is 58″ x 78″.

Pieced and Tied comforter measuring 58" x 78"

Pieced and Tied comforter measuring 58″ x 78″

We know this is a multi-coloured tied comforter, and that it’s 62″ x 77″ in size.

Multi-coloured Tied Comforter, size 62" x 77"

Multi-coloured Tied Comforter, size 62″ x 77″

Here is a striking use of black, in this corduroy tied comforter, with a plaid back. It measures 60″ x 80″.

Corduroy tied comforter, plaid back; measuring 60" x 80"

Corduroy tied comforter, plaid back; measuring 60″ x 80″

This is a log cabin design in a barn raising setting. The size is 88″ x 107″.

Log cabin, barn raising setting, size 88" x 107"

Log cabin, barn raising setting, size 88″ x 107″

Now for something new: a Modern Square quilt; size 90 1/4″ square.

Modern Square quilt; size 90 1/4" square

Modern Square quilt; size 90 1/4″ square

Next up is a blue Mosaic Patchwork quilt, measuring 76″ x 113″.

Blue Mosaic Patchwork quilt, measuring 76" x 113"

Blue Mosaic Patchwork quilt, measuring 76″ x 113″

This is a smaller 9 Patch quilt on white, measuring 50″ x 82″.

9 Patch quilt on white, measuring 50" x 82"

9 Patch quilt on white, measuring 50″ x 82″

This corduroy comforter is 60″ x 80″.

60" x 80" Corduroy Comforter

60″ x 80″ Corduroy Comforter

Use this as a throw or as wall hanging. This quilt has a Japanese theme, “Ladies of the Morning”.  The size is 44″ x 62.5″. It is reversible to show another pieced backing.

Reversible throw or wall hanging with Japanese theme, called "Ladies of the Morning". Size 44" x 62.5"

Reversible throw or wall hanging with Japanese theme, called “Ladies of the Morning”. Size 44″ x 62.5″

This is the reverse side of the above Japanese wall hanging or throw.

Reverse side of the Japanese wall hanging or throw

Reverse side of the Japanese wall hanging or throw

This Split Rail Fence pieced quilt’s colours are rust and orange/brown. It measures 60″ x 80″.

Split Rail Fence pieced quilt in rust and orange/brown, measuring 60" x 80"

Split Rail Fence pieced quilt in rust and orange/brown, measuring 60″ x 80″

This Sky at Night quilt, in vivid blue tones, gets my vote for “most restful”. It measures 60″ x 61″.

Sky at Night design in vivid blue tones, measuring 60" x 61"

Sky at Night design in vivid blue tones, measuring 60″ x 61″

This Disappearing 9 Patch design graces a  79″ x 101″ quilt.

Disappearing 9 Patch quilt, measuring 79" x 101"

Disappearing 9 Patch quilt, measuring 79″ x 101″

Here’s a different technique: appliqué. Enjoy these Appliqued Roses in size 94″ x 106″.

Appliqued Roses; size 94" x 106"

Appliqued Roses; size 94″ x 106″

A few more quilts squeaked in before the event… these are posted on Friday night, Sept. 14, 2018:

This square wall hanging, “Pineapple Design”, has 534 pieces. That’s the record for this year, as far as I’ve heard. It’s a square, 43″ x 43″.

Wall hanging, "Pineapple Design", with 534 pieces. Square 43" x 43"

Wall hanging, “Pineapple Design”, with 534 pieces. Square 43″ x 43″

The next quilt is a Modern Squares design. Each individual square was “sponsored” for the MCC “For the Children” fund; now the completed quilt is up for auction.

Modern Squares quilt for the 2018 Toronto Mennonite Festival's quilt auction at Black Creek Pioneer Village

Modern Squares quilt for the 2018 Toronto Mennonite Festival’s quilt auction at Black Creek Pioneer Village

The very final quilt is machine quilted in a Red Barns design. It’s “hot off the press”… well, hot off the needles because it was just finished late this week. Just in time for the Toronto Mennonite Festival’s quilt auction on Sat. Sept. 15 at high noon.

This "Red Barns" design is machine quilted

This “Red Barns” design is machine quilted

That’s truly it for this page for 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 15, 2018

See you at Black Creek Pioneer Village on Saturday September 15, 2018!

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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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