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The Central Alberta Quilters Guild held its annual show in Red Deer April 5-6, attracting quilters and art lovers from across the province. This year’s theme — Challenge Yourself-Inspire Others — recognized the Canada Winters Games that were held in the city earlier in the year. Show entrants were asked to select their favourite quilt, which proved to be an extremely challenging task, considering the 220 pieces of stitched art that were entered. | Maria Johnson photos

The Central Alberta Quilters Guild held its annual show in Red Deer April 5-6, attracting quilters and art lovers from across the province.

This year’s theme — Challenge Yourself-Inspire Others — recognized the Canada Winters Games that were held in the city earlier in the year.

Show entrants were asked to select their favourite quilt, which proved to be an extremely challenging task, considering the 220 pieces of stitched art that were entered. | Maria Johnson photos

The challenge of Shimmering Triangles by Linda Olson was in the placement of the fabrics in order to achieve the shimmering effect. | Maria Johnson photo

Participants were provided with an amount of gold and red fabric (two of the three Canada Winter Games colours) and required to use 50 percent of each in their project, as can be seen in Let The Games Begin by Anita Spicer.  | Maria Johnson photo

Daisy Chain was entered by Marie Barkley. | Maria Johnson photo

Wanda Grisak, a Calgary quilter, admires Monty Miner Moose by Roxanne Miner. | Maria Johnson photo

Birdsville by Pat Frayn was primarily hand stitched. | Maria Johnson photo

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