La Guilde Acadienne de Clare

La Guilde Acadienne de Clare
Design by Kim Delh

Monday, July 6, 2015

Wonderful trip on the Bay

A perfect day for travelling on water.. so we headed out for a day trip to the Islands ... Freeport and Brier Islands 

Hubby and Father Pierre 

The blue of the water could not get any bluer 
My friend Jacqueline admires this beauty. and the lunch. 
Oh ma!  Yummy! 

The food is soooo good at Levina's. Fresh from its back door... Digby scallops, haddock, fresh baked biscuits and the pies and tarts...Oh la la ! 
Of course the beautiful company... and a welcomed  visitor,  
 Sister Marie-Paul visiting from Bathurst NB
I love this quote placed right at the end of the last Island... inspiring for all the ship captains who read this. 

And a finish..... 
I contemplated how I was going to quilt this and did some free motion on it only to take it all out because it was just not what this quilt needed, so in the end...  
I quilted it in the ditch... in all the little strips and 
it gave it the perfect effect  keeping the beautiful design as a focal point. 
I love Cindi's little quilts from A Very Special Collection 

July is here and it is time for the Bertie's Year ...July block.. 
I am enjoying the wool appliqué a lot... 

Speaking of which, a friend of mine, Claudette, made me this gift of a beautiful Primitive Gathering pattern 
"Summer Blooms"  
Summer Blooms
which I adore 
and look forward to making this quilt.. this winter.  

 And now for the next few weeks quilting will be minimum as I will be focusing on the 
Expo-Quilt show preparations being held July 27th to 31. The quilts will be registered on Sunday July 26th from 1:00 to 5:00 so if anyone wishes to put their beautiful art work in the Expo.. you are more than welcome to bring your quilts at the 
 Sacré-Coeur Saulnierville NS Church .  

FYI... Acadian Security cameras will be installed in the church 
on July 25th 
for the whole week the quilts are on display.     

Monday, June 29, 2015

A few finishes and a sale

There was mad race to finish this quilt so we could put away the frames 
 with determination and co-operation 
 it did get done 
 Beautiful front and back with the lovely hand quilting that went into this project  
 Clara on our last evening has the pedal to the metal and gets the binding machine sewn. Member Anna is going to sew it by hand and the SOLD sign goes on it.  

Now onto my recent project 
Scrap Happy Diamond little quilt 

my strips are ready and all are Kansas Troubles scraps. 

This is a foundation piecing project  
 Lots of little strips 
There is the diamond within the triangle 
and here is one of the four squares. 
all together .....makes a cute little quilt. 
 ..... with Kansas Troubles scraps .......
ready to be sandwiched and machine quilted by Moi .  

Friday, June 26, 2015

closing event with a flare......

but first here is another Karen Neary finish 
Member Christina's  Diamond's Are A Girl's Best Friend
And her bargerllo table runner.   

These are beautifully done and to think it is her first year quilting. 

and so the guild closed its doors for the July and August months and as predicted we went out with a bang. 
The Thimot sisters  

Members  Nicole and Janice

and the other sister member Carmen organized a fantastic and I must say "decadent" array of foods ..  
 Heating up ... in anticipation for 
 Oh yes..the chocolate fountain... wow!  
 and everyone is ready to indulge.....
in this  "sinful", the other term for decadent.... menu the 3 sisters prepared for us.  

On that same line we then have member Elaine who explains to us the next activity that will take place the rest of the evening..  
"Strip Poker" 
 Yes you read it right but ... no no the game is 
to play with 2½ " strips 
 and we get ready 
 Member Anna checks out her loot! 
 Member Charmène racks up a pot... 
 and lo and behold I even win a pot... but not for long 
 Game strategy is discussed 
 Member  Clara puts in her ante 
 and there is member Charmène racks it up again ..... 
my stash is getting low and sure enough the next round  my strips are all gone... 
 and the strips keep on being passed around
 in the end our Junior member Marie-Claude(center) won most of the strips. This is the gal who at the beginning was appalled that her grand-mother Clara was going to play strip poker and did not want to hear about it. She caught on early in the game what was at  stake and that it was not that "Sinful" ; joined in only to end up a winner and happy as she is making a "hexie" project.

 A wonderful evening was had by all and we went home with a bit of nostalgia at the thought we were going away for two months.

If you recall in an early post I mentioned Beth from Mrs Puglsey Emporium had given us a beautiful sewing basket? 

Well we all wrote our names for  a chance to win it  and 

Member  Yvette  
  was the lucky winner...
Merci! Beth from all of us and especially member Yvette ! 

And now we prepare for the 

 If any of my readers in this area or neighboring areas would like to put their quilts on display for the quilt show  please feel free to drop them at the Saulnierville Parish church civic # 9650 on the main highway on July 26  between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm . You will need to pick them up 
after 4:00 pm on July 31st . 
For those who will be coming for the first time I look forward to meeting you and for those who are returning ..can't wait to see you

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Perfect sewing day

With the thunder moving away from this area and the rain creating a peaceful melody I go off to the sewing room to plug in the machine and in no time I am lost in HSTs.   

 Words To Live By .. all done :) 
Designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings..
How to quilt it is the dilemma now.. machine? hand? 
Stay tuned.  

Did I get enough of the half square triangles???.. nooo 
This is the next project on my to-do-list... By Laundry Basket. Pattern has been shipped. 

Here is another beautiful gem... Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend from Karen Neary's workshop.  
This one by member Charmène 

Things are winding down at the guild for the summer . We only have two more sewing days. This last Wednesday we gathered to sew articles for our shop to sell at the  quilt show.  
What a successful day... everyone happy to be together and enjoying the friendships that have been formed over the past four years at La Guilde Acadienne de Clare.
NS Towelette are a hot item 
 among our visitors 
 The large quilt is almost all done and will be for sale at
 the Expo-Couverte 
We cannot make enough of  these little Acadian  purses. 
So we should be all set for July .. 
 Lorna makes beautiful fabric Baskets 
 Denise makes Acadian Trivets 
 Simone makes NS Tartan clutches 
 Anna is in the production line for the little purses  
 Susanne is sewing with Acadian fabric 
 This gang is busy making Owl Pot Holders 
 Bernadette cuts and packages fabric squares
Glenda and Charmène are busy sewing the towelettes 
And Elise and Deanna setting the machines for the perfect stitch...   
Fun! Fun! Fun!

Happy Sewing :)