Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Busy times? Oh yea!

But a fun busy.
Going back to July it started with the Tufts Family reunion which was a great success. The count for members of the family in attendance was 118. 

Then I move on to the quilt show. This is the yearly quilt show at the Sacred-Heart Church in Saulnierville, NS. 

The church was radiant with its array of colors .
What a fun week!
Over 200 quilts were registered and all of them deserved a blue ribbon. Someone asked me why we did not have judges to judge the quilts, my answer,"they are all deserving of the highest award".

Here is some eye candy of that event.

This gorgeous beauty was all hand made!  

All hand appliqued and hand quilted.. Absolutely gorgeous    
Another hand appliqué and hand quilted. Couldn't help but drool...

Here you see the hand quilting.. absolutely gorgeous.
This next one is a very special project  

made by my grand-daughter Laurène. This was her first quilt
made at the age of 12  and she was proud to display it but so was grand-mère. 

Next, I move on to... v a c a t i o n
The whole family went to PEI (Prince Edward Island)   
Here we have all the girls on a" girls night out"  ..
dinner and the play .. Anne of Green Gables

and here we are in the sand dunes of PEI

I took time to attend a workshop while on the Island at
 the Quilting B and More. A beautiful quilt shop  

where I made this bag ..
I also worked on my mystery quilt while at the cottage and it is coming along quite well . I can only post that one in March . It is a project of the guild, which will resume its meetings September 4 . Wow! how time flies. When we closed the doors in June it seemed like eternity before we were to meet again and here it is already in two weeks . The quild will extend its meeting hours, this year.  Every other Wednesday we will meet from 1:00 pm ( insread of 6:30pm) to 9:00 pm. There are lots of activites planned for this coming sewing season and I am looking forward  to getting the show on the road. Seeing all the members will be soooo exciting!   
It is nice to go on vacation but I enjoy coming home and I went right to town with the first on my agenda, my BOM.  
Here is block #4

I am really into bags
 I made this one from  fabric I bought from
 Mrs Pugsley's Emporium. http://mrspsamherst.blogspot.ca
and grand-daughter Laurène was the recipient of it as it is her favorite colors. 
I am having computer problems and I have all my photos on that computer which will not allow me to write anything on my blog`s post :( grrrrrr 
 I managed to get this post done on hubby`s computer but I would have lots more eye candy on the other one. Oh well at least I am back on the blogging scene. I have been able to keep up with most of the blogs I follow and I get the feeling I was not the only one busy this summer. It was nice to meet followers of my blog at the quilt show and hopefully I will be more dedicated to posting now that I am getting back to a routine, It is back to work for me Monday and after 3 weeks off I can say I could get use to staying at home. I have a date in mind for retirement and I think it will be OK. :)      


  1. Last summer my girlfriend and her husband were in Nova Scotia and she was lucky to see your quilt show. She said it was fabulous! I'm so glad you posted photos for us. I agree with you on the awards. Everyone deserves a ribbon.
    Good to have you back blogging. I've missed you.

  2. You are having an amazing summer Joan. I hope that next year I will make it to your show.

  3. Sounds like you've had a busy summer. So sorry that I wasn't able to make it to the show! I hear it was wonderful!

  4. I have never been to a quilt show where the quilts were draped on the pews but have seen pictures. How pretty it all looks. I made a 50th anniversary quilt for my husband's parents quite some time ago. My mother-in-law put it in a local quilt show that was held in a church. She said they were displayed on pews, etc. The one I had made was displayed on some carpeted steps going to the stage.