Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Thursday, October 31, 2013

No snow but ....

there are lots of snowmen and snowWOMEN
These I made for daughter Yvelle 

 All different 
 Ready for the Christmas table
 Some come in "three's" 
Design is machine embroidered .

and now for the big revelation! I did it... I finished a project using the feather free motion quilting lesson I learnt in Karen Neary's class..  
I am now more comfortable taking on Free motion feather quilting. Of course practice is essential and I am devoting a few hours daily to practice this. 
Thanks again Karen!

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Show and Tell ....Karen's workshop projects

 Another successful and fun trip to the Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst N.S.  
and a wonderful workshop with Karen Neary
2013 is my fifth year to attend so I thought it would be fun to roll out the previous projects.

2009 First workshop for me and my sister Simone. Diamonds are a Girl's Best friend. We mastered the art of sewing "Y" seams. 

2010 "Meadow Song"  learnt new tricks to machine appliqué.

2011.. "Free motion for the Absolute Terrified".. With Karen's calm demeanor we got rid of the fear of free motion.   
2012.. "Round About" ... mastering the  art of paper piecing. 
Karen's workshop this year 2013 .... Feather Quilting  ♥
And so the gang is ready.... 
 Confident we will succeed with Karen's teaching. 
 Member  of the Guild, Alisa masters the art of feathering in no time. 
 Participant from PEI. 
  Helen from Harbor Bouchie. 
 Sister Simone.
 Participant from Amherst.
( Check out Karen's blog for more eye candy on the workshop ) 
I am in the midst of completing my workshop project on 
Feather Quilting which I will post later . 

 Can't forget all the fun we had at Pugsley's Emporium  on Friday evening! Beautiful show and tell! Met new quilters and the fabric! wow! 
We shopped til we dropped :) 
What a gorgeous quilt shop. 
Believe me it is worth the 5 hour drive. The choice of fabric , the décor and the most important of all the friendly service. Not to forget the warm hugs! 
"Doesn't get better than that" 
Speaking of kindness, we went home with gifts for the guild. 
I cannot explain the gratitude I feel when people reach out to support " La Guilde Acadienne de Clare" and to have that support from people away from our community is simply heart warming to say the least.   
Karen sends this kit for the Junior program,
her design " Charm School". 
and another kit for the guild itself . 
Karen's  "Maritime Beauty" 

and then Mrs P's, who just opened her store, sends this 
Fat Quarter Bundle 
 the "Crossroads" line by Jan Patek♥ 

 Sister Simone made these cute 
 Thread catchers for our sale at the Christmas Tea.
 I bet when I bring these to the meeting there won't be any left for the sale. I have a feeling they will sell like hot cakes right away to the members. But she was kind enough to show us how to make them so that will be a good project to work on .   

Oh and this one is 

And while I was away... 
hubby was attending the annual golf banquet and was awarded a trophy for a "Hole in One" he made this summer. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sew Christmas

Around this time of the year with the cool air and the coziness of the long evenings,  I find myself browsing through  Christmas quilt books and magazines.
Sometimes just the pictures in my head materialize into a project, as is the case with this table runner.    

 Machine appliquéd poinsettias  

 Another simple one, machine embroidered  

This wall hanging of the Nativity I made for a silent auction at a fund raiser  
for my late Brother-in-law's Foundation 
Gilles Boudreau and Friends Cancer Help Fund.

 The guild had the privilege of having 
Suzanne from It's Sew Time come do a workshop on Saturday.  What a fun day we all had. The project was 
a Cathedral Window Table runner 
And she brought  

all kinds of gorgeous fabric from her shop for us to choose. "Shopping at home; does not get better than this"  
Suzanne  had a wonderful assistant, Christine  to teach the  class  
Here she is passing on her instructions to my sister, Simone.

And here is 
 my finished version of the Cathedral Window table runner ! 

I love the star around
                                      the Cathedral Window.
Next week-end is off to Amherst for the Fibre Arts Festival and the Karen Neary workshop on "Free Motion Feathers Workshop". My friend, Elaine and Sister Simone enjoy the time spent together at this event and this year there is an added bonus with the  new quilt shop in town Mrs Pugsley's Emporium 
 Beth, the owner has a "Show and Tell"  planned for Friday evening. What a way to get the quilters together! 
Happy sewing...