Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Saturday, March 26, 2011

New project...

It is cold enough today to put anyone in the Christmas spirit but that is not why I choose this project. A tree skirt... made with my left over Glacé by 3 Sisters...
It is that time of the year when I prepare projects to donate to the Church Bazaar so I made a promise to myself, I will make one every week so I do not get bogged down with UFO's at the last minute.

I have already started planning for the Quilt Show in August, but before that event La Guilde Acadienne will be hosting a "Tea" on May 15th for our first Fundraiser. The girls in charge Suzette and Kathy have everything ready and well under control! I will have lots of pictures!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Lots happening

Mystery block of the month #9 I love these. I decided I am going to make them into placemats instead of a quilt. It will make for an interesting dinner table conversation at Christmas .

The Tri-County Women's Centre had a special event's banquet to honor 7 women who made extensive contributions to their community on International Women's day

and Gerald's mom was one of the recipients. She was writer and a historian who will live on in the Acadian communities not just here in Nova Scotia but across the Nation.

Gerald was asked and honored to receive his mom's award. His acceptance speach was very touching.. Commencing with "What would Mama say?" (Her spirit was felt in the room. )

As I said; lots happening... I am sewing on my Garden Party quilt and also making a few projects for the church bazaar this summer.

I was very excited to be invited to special event in my community by "La Société Acadienne de Clare" where they honored a new society in the community....."La Guilde Acadienne de Clare " .

I did take some time off and Gerald and I went away to just relax.... NO cooking and nothing on the agenda!

Now it is back to work and a full agenda again... But sewing is always on the top of the list!♥♥

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Project all done...

I love this pattern from Karen Neary which you can purchase here I want to make this again because I think I will make my placemats a little smaller. I did not measure my table before so now I know it is a bit small for this set.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

The guild is growing....

Wow! It has been a while since I updated my blog.....but time and events have been constantly moving...

I was away on business to our beautiful capital city, Ottawa, last week and there was a bit of unpredictability in the weather, but my flights did not get cancelled or delayed.

The exciting news is La Guilde Acadienne de Clare is growing.
Here is our youngest member , Danielle, proud as can be after finishing her very first quilt... This is one of the objectives of the guild; passing on the skill of quilting to our younger generation so we can keep the art of quilting alive!
outgrew our meeting place and had to move to a larger facility. We now meet at my church parish hall, and our new home has ample space.

Our Sewing day for the members was this Saturday.. and two of our members...
Nora and Alisa did a wonderful job teaching the class.
The project they choose for us to work on... "Whack and Stack" or "Kaleidoscope

Alisa's quilt is gorgeous and
Nora brought two of her beauties for us to drool over....

everyone was excited about working on their project we hardly had time for lunch...
But it is always fun to eat lunch together..Space is not lacking and everyone had a good time ...

Our teachers had us make a "mug mat" so we all went home pleased with our day..
Here is mine....When I first watched Nora and Alisa demonstrate the block I was certain it was a pattern I would not do a big quilt with; but now I think differently.. It is fun to make and so exciting to see it come together ...There may be a "Whack and Stack" quilt in my future.