Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Rose of Sharon

I did not only shop on our trip to PEI
 I had brought my hand quilting basket  and did

 Block #3 hand appliqué

for my Rose of Sharon
How many more to go???
Oh! but I am not complaining as I had decided this was a long term project.

As mentioned in my previous post it is time  to get ready for the return to the Guild meetings.
When we broke off for the summer months I gave the members a challenge to make a snowball block during the summer and we will gather them all to make a quilt for the "Blanket of Love " for the Mental Health Unit at the Yarmouth Hospital .
Here are my blocks:
I choose machine embroidery and it gave me the fever to make a full size quilt with blocks machine embroidered.
We will have a parade of all the blocks made by the members and I will have pictures. I look forward to seeing the quilt all put together.
Happy Labour day and enjoy the long week-end!
More time to sew:)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Whew it is Hot!

But we must plan for the fall.
The guild will reconvene on September the 5th and our first all day workshop will be on the 15th, so I made these;

This pattern is called Table Topper Spinner and it is made using the 10º Wedge ruler

 The first one is made with Batiks but as not everyone is fond of Batiks I made this one

with Buggy Barn fabric for samples of the project we will be making at the workshop.

This summer heat makes it perfect for sitting at the sewing machine. There is no way we can enjoy the outdoors. The pool water was 98º.. not good for cooling off!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

On V A C A T I O N

A very trustworthy driver...
Credentials:  he was a Drivers' Ed teacher for 25 years 
Cross over to Prince Edward Island
A must have, while on the Island... Cows Ice Cream
The air conditioning sign was also very inviting!

And now I begin my trip to "Quilters Heaven"

Before we left Gerald sat down and mapped out all the quilts shops  available  on our route.
What a guy!
His favourite saying "I married a quilter"
First stop..

The Quilt Gallery in   O"Leary PEI
On to the Fabric Outlet 
  The Quilting  B &More. I am certain everyone has a shop they favor... This is the one I would put on my list of favourite.  

What beautiful projects.!

Ideas galore for new projects.. so many to choose from...
Some of my shopping bags...
with quilt fabric, notions and patterns.
Our trip was fun and Gerald did get to read a whole book while waiting for me in the quilt shops.
Back home sweet home  and off to the sewing room ...ah!!! which project will I do first???

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Another successful show....and a special visit

Our show was a great success thanks in part to the guild members who  volunteered their time all week. Thanks to the hundreds of visitors who came to see the display in our little Acadian corner. The excitement was built up all week and on Friday a very special  guest drove the 6 hour drive to visit the show. Karen Neary and hubby. Soooooo good to see them both. I just wish we would have had more time. Oh well October will soon be here for her workshop "Roundabout" to which  I am registered.
Now on to the show :
     This was a favourite of the younger generation Made by Aurore
 Made by member of the guild Claudette.
 Made by guild member, Denise.
 This was the quilt I donated for the lottery.Made in the Garden Party by Blackbird an Andover pattern.
 This quilt in mint condition is 125 years old
 Another guild member Blanche made this one
 This is another popular one of the younger quilters made by Aimee another member
 Member Jeannette made this one,
 Rayna made this one .. machine embroidery.
 One of my creations... a Kim Diehl for Buggy Barn.
 My sister Simone, member of the guild made this one.. I must say it is one of my favourite .. because I made it also.
 Member Elaine made this one...
 Member Alice made this one
Another of my sister's, Simone.The hand quilting in this quilt is absolutely gorgeous

And the venue is perfect... under surveillance by GOD...