Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Quilt Expo-couverte Saulnierville Nova Scotia July 25 to July 29 2016

Saturday, October 3, 2015


Summer has come and gone .. School is back on and the Guild members have been busy  getting things going for the next seasons. 

Last year we had gone into the elementary school in Meteghan and brought some squares for the students to hand sew.  

Here are photos of the kids sewing their blocks 

Members of the guild having a Quilting Bee, hand quilting the quilt. 
 here is the finished project
This quilt was made by the students of Stella Maris School Grades 4. 5 and 6. Assembled by members Charmène  and Paulette. Hand  quilted by the dedicated members of La Guilde Acadienne de Clare.Thank you to the members who came to the school once a week to teach the students and pass on the art of quilting to our young generation and future quilters. 
A fun and rewarding adventure !

As for me, I apologize to all of you, my followers  for being so  lapse in keeping my blog  up to date. On August 27th our family was faced with the worst declaration regarding  my husband's health, one can have . He was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. It is inoperable because it is in the right middle and lower main stem bronchi involving the trachea .We are presently in Halifax for 10 treatments of radiation which will be followed by aggressive chemo therapy. This is not at all what one predicts will happen in their family. It is not a nightmare because a nightmare you can wake up from it....  this beast  does not go away ... 
 Enjoy every moment to the fullest  . 
One day at a Time! 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Summer fun..

This is how I used to spend my summers
 My adventurous years... 

 I revve this machine .. no wind in my face and no bugs in my eyes... 

We just celebrated a full week of Acadian Pride in Clare and what a full week it was.
The University St Anne was buzzing with its alumni members as it celebrated its 125 anniversary .

We just returned from a week of relaxing in the beautiful province of PEI. 
This was the view we woke up to every morning from our cottage deck.. Pure serenity...

Two of our grand-daughters (Yvelle's daughters) had the opportunity to go to France with La Baie en Joie to dance for the Acadian festival there ..

Laurène is the fourth one on the left and  Ariane is the second to the last one you see on the right .The 7th in the picture 
What an honor!  

Next event on our calendar
August 23rd 1969 

And this handsome couple ... my son and his wife Monique announced they were having a second baby 
 a brother or sister to 

I am thinking it will be a bit of a challenge to share his "grand-papa" with the new sibling. 
Here they are sharing a story about boating on the lake at the cottage( not something Miguel is too fond of)  

and so the summer is rolling right along... I have enjoyed it so far being retired and all... 
Sewing continues. Tomorrow I am off to Par-en-Bas at the Patchworks Pals guild to teach a paper piecing workshop. 

Accompanying me are two of our guild members 
Clara and Christina . Fun fun..day looking forward to seeing everyone from Par-en-Bas.
The guild will resume its sewing session on September 2nd... 
lots on the to-do agenda.

Monday, August 3, 2015

and the show continues

here on my blog but closed for another year at 4:00 pm Friday after a very successful week!, .. 
Elaine Melanson's twin quilts 
 And purple takes the show with this Twin 
 Bright and turquoise would brighten any room with this twin 
 And Frozen was at the show

 This next one is very special... My sister-in-law, Melina, made it with her late husband's work shirts 
 Gilles Boudreau passed away at the young age of 49 of a brain tumor. He was a Shepard and his favorite shirts now comforts his family members. 

Can't have a show without John ...
 John Deere that is  
 Some of the many articles for sale at the Guild's store 
 This beauty by member Lennie 
 All of these are from Shanna of Komet Quilting 
 A mini by member Denise .. absolutely gorgeous
And we had to have non-other than  
 All these lap quilts are so inviting.... with a good book 
 member Marilyn and her dog tell a story 
 Appliqué some more by member Elise 
 The church is full and our visitors loved them all... 
These last two were my entries.. Spring Garden Bouquet and Family tree by Laundry Basket 

The show is all over for another year and I want to thank everyone who helped put on a fantastic display of works of art.. 

Thank you to the many guild members who volunteered many hours to set up, to greet the visitors and the close the show. 
A very special Merci! to members Denise and Simone for all the work they do with the Guild's shop... Our many hours of preparing projects for the sale paid off  and gratitude is extended to the members who helped run the shop all week 
And last but not least... Merci/ Thank you to the many friends who brought their wonderful quilts to the show to be displayed. without you there would be NO show!  

Now I would like to clarify something that was brought forth by quite a few visitors... 
"Why do we do not have a juried show"? 

I have always enjoyed making quilts and have no intentions of entering in any competition. I carry this sentiment into the Expo-Quilt Show at Sacré-Coeur church. All the quilts that were displayed in that  church all week deserve a ribbon of the highest standard. Everyone has a unique taste when it comes to quilts and that is what makes an interesting show and a very special work of art. Every quilt is special and will only be judged by the people who made them. The colors and patterns may not be to everyone's taste but the craftsmanship is unique to the individual and I saw nothing but perfectionism in all the quilts there this week.   

The show was very successful with an attendance of about 
200 or more visitors per day.  
   Thank you for coming to support us.
God Bless ♥ 

Friday, July 31, 2015

More Eye Candy from the French Shore

The show was a great success and you will see why from the photos I have below. We close this afternoon and in spite of the  fatigue we will miss the interconnection we have had all week with all our visitors at the show. Visitors from across the province, the country, the USA and Europe.  

The colors... 
These were very famous in the show with the younger generation especially made by my sister-in-law Melina
Pinwheels are always a specialty in a quilt 
Fall colors attracted many 
oh! and the appliqué
This one sooo eye catching... 
all kinds of little projects for sale!

I love the stars 
Machine quilting in this one was perfect for the pattern 
More appliqué... hand appliqué that is 
This one is machine appliqué
The butterflies... 
More of the fall colors 
Another story to tell with Kaaren's hand embroidery 
Bargello in vibrant colors 
The Log Cabin has stars! 
This one made by member Clara... all hand made
A quilt show without the Lone star would be missing something.. beautiful !
This one is a cutie .. perfect for a grand-daughter ! Member Clara's grand-daughter that is! 
More hand appliqué 
This is absolutely breath taking . 
Hand appliqué and hand quilted... BEAUTIFUL 
this one by member Lennie ... super beautiful .

 This is the closing day and more eye candy to follow...
A wonderful week!