Yesterday I spent the day at the International Ploughing Match. It was a very special experience and this morning I received an email and these great photos from Margaret Kennedy, who has graciously let me post them here .
Following are Margaret’s comments and photos:
“It was a glorious day at the IPM, the sky filled with clouds that would delight any rug hooker. Cold, windy yes. We needed lots of layers, even gloves, but we were not deterred.
Here are some photos of the day starting with dignitaries including Premier Kathleen Wynne and Andrea Horvath speaking.
Lots of school children arrived and were given special attention by Cheri and Marie.
And of course we would be lost sheep without exact instructions from our devoted leaders, Linda Wilson and Diane Audia.
Isabel’s IPM (International Ploughing Match) rug won praises that would reach the heavens.”
The rest of the photos were taken by Margaret, but the comments are mine.
The Traditional Hooked Rug sales booth was full of wonderful items to purchase.
The Barn Project was on full display.
Margaret said that four photos towards the end are of Louis Gervais’ work who is a wet felter, and I hope these are the right photos.
Margaret sent a photo of one quilt entitled roughly, ‘Heading Home’.
Tomorrow I’ll post some of the photos I took. They’re not nearly as good as Margaret’s, but will show the immense tent we were in,(one of dozens) more of the quilts and some of the grounds.
The Ploughing Match is on until Saturday (Sept 20th) so if you’re in the vicinity of Ivy Ontario there are hundreds of acres to explore .