Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Evening Art (Nocturne) very successful

The guild had more than 57 visitors come and try their hand at hand quilting last evening. Now this is what keeping the art of quilting alive is all about!
Members show the art of hand quilting in the large frames
grand-ma use to quilt her quilts.

Some are quick learners...with expert quilter member Clara
Our best supporter DH has a chat with member Nicole.
Young and old they want to try it..
Another of our expert quilters, member Linda is teaching the girls to hand quilt.
                    Dedicated members sew on the guild projects and show the visitors the art of quilting in progress.  

Grand-daughter Amy came to visit and is checking out a website where one of our member's bags and purses are sold.

 It was a fun evening. We met a lot of beautiful people who stopped by to support us, learn about who we are and enjoy a  light snack with us.  

                                            From hand quilting to machine quilting.
                              I machine quilted this lap quilt. The guild members makes these for our Cancer survivors in the community.
Hearts are appropriate for these projects
as our hearts go out to all survivors
who faced the dreadlful demon of cancer.

Does it pain you to crack open one of these beautifully rolled jelly roll? 
It breaks my heart even though I know it will look really good in the  project it is about to go into.  

It's done!
and it will be perfect sashing for my pinwheel blocks.
Happy Sewing!


  1. I also hate to open a jelly roll! :) They look so yummy all rolled up neatly. Your guild night looks like it was a huge success, and lots of fun! So cool to see hand quilting being taught. That is how I learned, on my grandma's old frame. (boards and clamps)

  2. What a lovely event. It looks like it was not only educational but productive.

  3. Ouch - sometimes it just hurts to open those pretty jelly rolls. LOL
    What a wonderful way to keep the art of quilting alive and "out there".
    I "heart" the 4 quilted hearts together. You make me smile and it appears that a lot of others were smiling that evening as well.
    Hugs to you Dear Joan.

  4. good stuff happening here. Go ahead and spread the jelly! :)

  5. Wonderful way to interest others!

  6. Really wonderful way to introduce hand quilting , I love to hand quilt , so relaxing . Your quilt for the cancer survivor is lovely as is the stitching you did on it .