Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Monday, July 25, 2011

Lots going on!

I booked three weeks vacation and now I am wondering if it will be enough to do everything I hope to do.

It started Sunday with a celebration of Acadian Day in Grand-Pré N.S. ( This is a historical park depicting the deportation of the Acadians from their land). Our Parish " Sacred Heart in Saulnierville was honored this year at a special mass on this significant day . The honor comes to those who promote and demonstrate the Acadian culture in its entirety.

Gerald and I were honored to serve mass in our Acadian costumes. The cross Gerald was carrying was made by our son-in-law Timmy for the Grand-Pré Historical Park in 2004 when we celebrated "Congrès Mondial Acadien" ( Acadian World Congress)

I am also finding time to sew...
I made this bed runner for La Guilde Acadienne de Clare to sell at the Quilt Show and the pillow to match. It is made in the "Folk Art" by Buggy Barn for Henry Glass

Speaking of the Quilt Show ...Everything is ready for next week and there is evidence that it will be a big show. I am looking forward to working with everyone who has so kindly come forward to volunteer their time to work at the show. I am certain we will all benefit from viewing these beautiful projects and be inspired to "Sew" all winter.

Speaking of the colder seasons... I am looking so forward to attending Karen's workshop . in October during the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst N.S.

Karen says there are still a few empty spots for her workshop and you can register by e-mailing her directly.

She has a beautiful piece on on her site which inpires me to get into the Free Motion mode. I tell you if I ever get to do anyting close to Karen's work of art there will be no more quilting in the ditch here.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer and for those who are fortunate enough to have a vacation .. always play safe and enjoy:)


  1. You are too kind, Joan and you do everything so well I just know you will be quilting circles around all of us once you get going.
    Even though I have no Acadian heritage, I had a small part in the 2004 Congrès Mondial Acadien as I had a quilt display at the visitor kiosk set up especially for the groups coming to Beaubassin. It was a wonderful homecoming for many folks, some who had never visited the land of their Acadian roots. I made a quilt based on the Acadian flag and invited visitors to sit and add stitches. It surprised me how many men were keen to participate. You and Gerald look very at home in your Acadian costumes, and your sanctuary is beautiful. I wish you a wonderful turnout for your show.

  2. I LOVE THAT PICTURE OF THE TWO OF YOU! And what a pretty bed runner. We have lots to chat about...giggle!

    Big Hugs,

  3. Hopefully a group of us from the Cape Sable Island will be able to attend next week. I enjoy your blog and look forward to seeing your quilts "in person"

  4. Oh my - that piece by Karen is awesome! I would love to be able to create something that beautiful. Your bed runner and pillow are very nice - a great idea for a fundraiser. Glad you're having a great summer.