Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Perfect Timing

I had mail last evening... and just in time for something new to read and enjoy in this blustery winter weather,   
 Karen Neary's new book . 
It is full of beautiful projects and ideas .
Love it! ( J'aime beaucoup) 
 and what a surprise to see my runner published in it! 
I am so honored. 
The one next to mine is one of  member (of the Guild) Alisa Aymar  who has attended Karen's workshops.   

Speaking of Karen Neary, When she came to visit the guild she had given us one of her beautiful kits.
 and member Marnie (who loves paper piecing)  made it for us .

Great job Marnie!
( J'aime) 

I have started the new program in the guild. I call it Sewing Labs and the first session was a great success.  
Everyone is attentive to their project  which was a mug mat. 
The next time we have a Sewing Lab we will be doing a Valentine Project 
Round Valentine Topper by Barb Gaddy. 
Pattern available on Craftsy.com    

My Garden Sunflower Quilt is back from the quilter 
 Designed by Cheryl Benner
 Yes. it is that time of the year when I donate a quilt to our church in memory of my dad. 
 The quilting is perfect... by Marguerite Melanson 
A very cheerful quilt that would be perfect for a cottage quilt! Tickets will go on sale at
 Expo-Quilt Show 
Dates this year from July 27th to 31st 

 Hope everyone is warm and safe on this winter January evening!
It is always warm in a sewing room!  
Happy Sewing! 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Happy New Year

Wishing you all the best in the new year; good health, happiness in abundance and the time to devote to your quilting!    

Speaking of which I hope to do just that as I am 
 So the first thing on my new year's list of things I wish to do, is to finish all my UFO's . 
I also will be able to do more activities in the guild. Right away in January I am going to start a new program (every other week) within the guild to help those who are new to quilting . Us quilters have a lingo of our own and sometimes we forget people who are new to the art are not familiar with it. We will be looking at understanding the full usage of computer sewing machines which again can be a challenge for those who only ever sewed on their grand ma's sewing machines. And of course we will look at reading the patterns and sewing different techniques. 
So sewing and more sewing is the primary objective I have for my retirement!