Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Show and Tell ....Karen's workshop projects

 Another successful and fun trip to the Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst N.S.  
and a wonderful workshop with Karen Neary
2013 is my fifth year to attend so I thought it would be fun to roll out the previous projects.

2009 First workshop for me and my sister Simone. Diamonds are a Girl's Best friend. We mastered the art of sewing "Y" seams. 

2010 "Meadow Song"  learnt new tricks to machine appliqué.

2011.. "Free motion for the Absolute Terrified".. With Karen's calm demeanor we got rid of the fear of free motion.   
2012.. "Round About" ... mastering the  art of paper piecing. 
Karen's workshop this year 2013 .... Feather Quilting  ♥
And so the gang is ready.... 
 Confident we will succeed with Karen's teaching. 
 Member  of the Guild, Alisa masters the art of feathering in no time. 
 Participant from PEI. 
  Helen from Harbor Bouchie. 
 Sister Simone.
 Participant from Amherst.
( Check out Karen's blog for more eye candy on the workshop ) 
I am in the midst of completing my workshop project on 
Feather Quilting which I will post later . 

 Can't forget all the fun we had at Pugsley's Emporium  on Friday evening! Beautiful show and tell! Met new quilters and the fabric! wow! 
We shopped til we dropped :) 
What a gorgeous quilt shop. 
Believe me it is worth the 5 hour drive. The choice of fabric , the décor and the most important of all the friendly service. Not to forget the warm hugs! 
"Doesn't get better than that" 
Speaking of kindness, we went home with gifts for the guild. 
I cannot explain the gratitude I feel when people reach out to support " La Guilde Acadienne de Clare" and to have that support from people away from our community is simply heart warming to say the least.   
Karen sends this kit for the Junior program,
her design " Charm School". 
and another kit for the guild itself . 
Karen's  "Maritime Beauty" 

and then Mrs P's, who just opened her store, sends this 
Fat Quarter Bundle 
 the "Crossroads" line by Jan Patek♥ 

 Sister Simone made these cute 
 Thread catchers for our sale at the Christmas Tea.
 I bet when I bring these to the meeting there won't be any left for the sale. I have a feeling they will sell like hot cakes right away to the members. But she was kind enough to show us how to make them so that will be a good project to work on .   

Oh and this one is 

And while I was away... 
hubby was attending the annual golf banquet and was awarded a trophy for a "Hole in One" he made this summer. 


  1. I didn't get the chance to say hello to you...darn. But I had a great time and did get to spend a few minutes with Karen at Mrs. P's. . I think I will just have to take a class next year. What gorgeous gifts you received for the guild. Very nice! Can't wait to see your feather project.

  2. Looks like you had a great time Joan. Wish we could have been there this year, but I've been a bit busy. Did you get the notification about my shop opening?