Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Saturday, January 26, 2013

A special event ..

and very productive evening at the guild.
One of our members Blanche,  turned 80 and

the policy of the guild is that at the young age of 80 members are awarded a lifetime membership, Blanche is the first one to receive it and we honored her with a

 "pot luck" dessert  and a working evening
 Members  worked on our charity quilts. The guild makes lap quilts for cancer survivors and the mental health unit at the local hospital in Yarmouth. 

  I guess that extra jolt of sugar from all the beautiful desserts gave everyone a burst  of energy because
 Seven  quilts were made in the span of 3 hours... 
I wonder if that is a record breaker?

So what  am I up to? It has been bitter cold all week and there is nothing more soothing than a spicy smell coming from the oven in a warm kitchen. You know after Christmas is over and the taste of that delicious fruitcake is but a memory;

what to do with the left over fruits...    

How about fruit cake cookies?
Yummy! a favourite of hubby!

What about my sewing? 
I received my block of the month

from "Keepsake Quilting". The appliqués are pre-cut and fused .. ..what would my grand-ma say? She sewed all her quilts by hand and there were no pre-cuts! 
And here is....

 my first block..

I decided to do a table ensemble with a four season theme  
  The centre has a 4- season wheel embroidered  then at  
 each end there is an embroidered design of the season which is interchangeable.



                                             and winter

Tomorrow we celebrate Grand-daughter's 24th birthday

They grow so fast! 
It is so great to be part of their lives' journey.
She has an exciting career as a Social Worker, just brand new in the workforce. 

Happy Sunday everyone!     


  1. I watched a video on You Tube where Edyta Sitar was demonstrating the fused blocks that you can purchase the parts for. I think it is a good way for someone like me who does not purchase batiks to end up with a beautiful batik quilt.

  2. Happy Birthday to Blanche! A friend of mine received the same BOM kit recently, it's beautiful. Are you hand appliquéing or machine?

  3. Happy Days to both! Your table ensemble is beautiful, Joan. What a wonderful idea to make it interchangeable.
    I hope one day, when hubby has one of his business trips to Canada, I'll pop along with him and meet you. You're such an inspiration to me.

  4. Wow! All the images are looking fantastic especially the last one is awesome.

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