Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tis the season!

A lot of places have Christmas in July events and being a Christmas (fanatic) admirer/lover it sparked my desire to make a Christmas project. A "This and That" pattern
"Holly Daze" in Wrapped in Paisley by Kansas Troubles

It is also the season which brings on our Quilt Show in Saulnierville and as in previous shows the quilts are absolutely gorgeous. Over 200 quilts were registered which is an indication the Acadians still keep the art of quilting alive. Some of the quilts on display....

First and foremost "The Acadienne" by Kelly Guy!
The quilt show is an activity which takes place during our Acadienne Festival ... what a beautiful quilt and an honor to have it on display at the quilt show. Kelly Merci!
Pattern for the Acadienne quilt can be purchased at Cotton Charm Quilt Shop Inc.
This one all hand made and one of many beauties..! Made by Jeannette Comeau And another one...by Jeannette Christmas Place mats made by my friend Suzette Saulnier Stained Glass Flowers by Debra HowardThis one by Marguerite Sullivan Absolutely stunning....

And some have my signature on it . Like this Quilt -along we made in the Charming Girls Quilt Club with Kelly.

And as a lover of appliquésthis is gorgeous, "Fancy Park"

I set up some quilting frames so that the visitors could experience hand quilting. Men were encouraged to sit and try this technique. Here we have a visitor originally from Germany. Our Parish Priest, Father Hyacinthe Allagebe, c.j.m. originally from Africa was willing to lend a hand at quilting our little quilt. After inspection by experienced quilters he did pass the quilting test. His stitches were small and even.

This quilt show, one quilter was missed dearly, my mother-in-law, but displaying her last quilts projects brought warm memories of our quilting discussions we often had.

This quilt is fantastic and is getting lots of comments. It was made for one of La Guild Acadienne member. Gisèle Doucet, by international cross stitchers. All the blocks are messages of HOPE in support for Gis while her husband was terminally ill and still holds strong support after his passing.

We are going into our fourth day of the show and it has been wonderful to meet so many people who came to admire the art of quilting.

~! I cannot begin to mention by name all the the people who have come forward to volunteer their time to make it the success it has been so far. To them "God speed" and MERCI BEAUCOUP!


  1. I'm glad that the quilt show is going so well. It's always nice to show others the fruits of one's labours.

  2. Sounds like a wonderful show! Love the photograph of the quilts in the church! Sure wish I could pop over and see the show!

  3. STUNNING! What beautiful quilts!

  4. I love your little Christmas project and how I wish I could see all those quilts in person - they are just stunning!

  5. All of the quilts are beautiful and the picture in the church is gorgeous! What a great place to have the show.