Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Friday, May 25, 2012

Thinking of the "Fall"

Summer is not here yet and I am thinking  of the fall, because that takes me to the Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst Nova Scotia and a workshop with Karen Neary  Check her blog to see the beautiful project she has lined up for her workshop on October 13th.

Speaking of workshops...
On June 22 and 23 La Guilde will have a week-end retreat  with teacher Dorinda McCully .
Friday the project is the Celtic Pillow and on Saturday machine quilting. The workshop was full before I could blink. It filled up so fast I almost forgot to put my name in. 

On April 11th we were informed our application for a grant with the Government of Canada's  New Horizon's for seniors program was approved. We were granted a significant sum to start the program "Les Piqueuses de l'Avenir" ( a kid's quilting program)in our elementary schools.
The guilde members are all excited and hopefully we will have everything in place for the fall!

But for now let's enjoy the spring and summer. Here 's hoping it will be a good one!  

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Fun Projects

I have been enjoying making new projects  
 Aprons are a favourite of my sister Simone, so in anticipation of her visit I made her  this one
 Then I found this pattern which is a different version of the Four Corners Apron  I made a while back . I had some Wiscasset fabric left over from a large quilt I am working on, and the 2½ strips worked perfectly. I am trying to use up the leftovers as soon as possible as my bins are getting full.  
More leftovers from a  Bali pop made this purse with a Bali Bits and Bites Pattern by Cool Cat Designs

Activities at the Guild are still going strong. We had applied for a government grant to start a program (to teach the students the art of quilting) in our elementary schools and we were awarded the full amount we asked for. Elaine and I have been shopping for supplies (15 sewing machines have been ordered ) and hopefully everything will be in place for the opening of the school year in the fall. 

Today was "Bring your daughter/ grand-daughter/ niece/ or significant youth" to sew.  
 They all made this cute bag
 with instructor Paulette Comeau.... and had FUN!
This is a quilt made by Vicky one of our members and hand quilted by members. We will have it on sale at  the Quilt Show in August . In the picture, are most mature members Cerita and Blanche who love to share their hand quilting talents with the younger quilters.   

We are getting ready to go to Quilt Canada 2012 in Halifax on May 31 for an overnight stay. 58 members will be travelling on a Tour Bus. What fun that will be!!!! I will have pictures.

So....  never a dull moment here is this corner. 
Happy Victoria Day... and enjoy the long week-end in Canada.   

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What have I been doing?

Enjoying being a grandmother:
                                                             Émilie, grand-mère  and Miguel

I did a bit of sewing. This Hello Kitty quilt for Miss Émilie

in the chenille technique

 Leibster Award

I have been honoured with a Leibster Award by Linda at:
Thank You Linda

Liebster is a German word meaning "dearest" or "favourite"and I am suppose to pick 5 blogs that are my favourite but I have to say all of the blogs I follow are deserving of this award and Linda @  http://bumbleknit.blogspot.ca/ is definitely one of my favourite so right  back to you Linda

At the Guild we have been busy preparing for the new program,
" Les Piqueuses de L'avenir" for quilting with our students in elementary schools.
We are also getting ready for Quilt Canada 2012 in Halifax. Our tour bus is full and all is booked. What fun!

And we finished one Ribbon Quilt for the Cancer Society
and working on two more .