Ouvrages d'une Acadienne

Ouvrages d'une Acadienne
Expo-Couverte Quilt Show

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Another successful event.

The 2015 Christmas tea 

 event is passé and I am happy to report is was a success again this year. It is such a pleasure to see everyone come together to make the event the success that is has been all the five years we have been doing it. The warm and friendly atmosphere makes the members of the community come back year after year. 
 Merci is a small word to express the gratitude I have for all the hours the members put  in, in planning this and preparing the decorations, the food, the lotteries and the sewing of projects to be sold in our store.
Sewing on these projects is fun as we all get to cheer each other on.

Member Paulette  
initiated the project ..  Owl Potholders 
Here is member Charmène working away at the "Owls" 
Member Dorothy adding the finishing touches and 
member Clara analyzing her last stitches... 
Thank You to everyone!

As I mentioned November is a busy month for everyone and in the family we have the birthday of our oldest daughter 

and I was able to complete her quilt   
 Under the Stars by Rabbit Factory 
 I machine quilted it with a primitive design  
and the snowmen I made with wool appliqué. 
Yvelle loved her little quilt and I enjoyed making it. 

TA ta for now... One day at A Time! 

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

November brings on preparations

The Guild is in full preparation mode.
Members are busy with their Christmas projects and member Lorna has become the Elf who oversees these preparations with the Wednesday Labs. The November project is this beautiful   
 Crazy Quilting Christmas stocking. ..This one is Lorna's sample 
 So beautiful with the Victorian style  
...the lace, the braid and the decorative stitching in gold . So beautiful. I am looking forward to seeing all the ones that will come out of the workshop.

And the Guild has more preparations: 
The annual Christmas Tea, 
  on November 15th and these preparation are in full mode. 
The baskets are filling up for our "Baking Supplies" Lottery
Each member is asked to bring an article of baking they choose from a  huge grocery list . 
The lucky winner will have everything  needed for the Christmas baking . 
(Last year my sister Simone won it and believe me it was put to good use as she loves to bake) 
My duty is the provide the door prize so this year I made 
...this little Christmas cushion.

Like the poster indicates it is a fun day and we look forward to serving you while chatting about quilting. 

 Since 2011 the spirit of quitting has been alive in our little corner of Nova Scotia. This was the mandate, I aimed for when I asked if anyone was interested in joining me to quilt. It feels so good to be able to share with others the fun of quilting and to belong to an association which promotes this. La Guilde Acadienne de Clare with its one hundred members has become a big family of quilters . Here in Canada we can expand our family on a National level  by joining the         
I am very excited to inform my fellow Provincial quilters that I have accepted to become the Nova Scotia  representative of the CQA .
.. and its goal is to keep the quilting alive, which has been my goal since 2011.  
Happy Quilting !