Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Happy Easter..

What have I been up to... or better still what has the Guild been up to....The Guild members submitted my Biography for Volunteer of the year and I was chosen. It is with great humility and gratitude that I accepted this award in our Capital city, Halifax. The most wonderful feeling was to represent my Municipality of Clare. This award has many finger prints on it, all of which are worthy of recognition because with only one person a guilde cannot be formed. I am very happy to be part of such a wonderful team as the one on La Guilde Acadienne de Clare.

We had a "bring your granddaughter/daughter/neice to sew" day Ariane ... my grand-daughter and her sister Laurène ... came to sew with grand-mère as well as their friend Sidney. They made a raggy pillow. The day was so rewarding to see the young and the not so young sew together. Now they want to became members of the guild. It was so much fun to see their enthusiasm.

We celebrated our first anniversary and the event was a great success. 6 guilds joined us for a quilting party and quilted on three of our quilts. Over 200 people came to visit and have lunch with us. The meal was the traditional Acadian dish, rappie pie and of course our celebration cake.
Now we prepare to journey to Halifax to Quilt Canada 2012 on May 31-June 1st . I have arranged to have a tour bus bring us for the two days. There was no problem filling the bus of 58 seats. I will have pictures for sure.

Happy Easter everyone...


  1. I am so unbelievably proud of you. The recognition is well deserved.
    Happy Easter, Joan :)
    Love, Karen

  2. Happy Easter, Joan, to you & all the members of your guild. What an outstanding success story!!
    Next thing you'll know is that the guild will have a extremely interested youth group. Thank you for all you do to promote interest & continue this favored craft. No one deserves the award more than you. Enjoy keeping caught up on my favorite blogs by following yours.
    Mary in Amherst.

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for you!

    Happy Easter!

  4. A huge Congratulations!! How wonderful for you!
    It is nice that you are passing on the tradition of quilting, and happy anniversary to your guild - another reason to be proud.