Oh my! Every year, we would see the banners, hear the hype, and think “That’s not a weekend to go to Heritage Park”. But, now that we’ve been bitten by the quilting bug, Biggest Little and I had booked with hubby our day for just her and I to go explore and take in all the quilts. We were not disappointed.
We purchased our tickets ahead of time at a local quilting shop, Along Came Quilting, and we were on our way. First stop was straight to the vendor’s market. I was hoping to find some pre-cuts and it did not disappoint. Wow. So many different patterns, kits, notions, and fabric to be found. I highly recommend hitting it up early as popular things will sell out quickly.
There was also a tent with displays by local quilting groups/guilds. I wish I had spent more time there, as now I’m looking for a local guild to join.
For those who have never been, Heritage Park is Calgary’s historic park. It’s filled with so many historical displays and staff dressed in character to ‘old times’. The quilts were set up along the front yards, fences, inside the homes on display, and hung from the downtown buildings. Beautiful doesn’t even begin to cover it. If you ever have the chance, totally go see this. Here are some photos.