Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Upcoming Events to note...

Since our meeting, we have received notice of several events we should draw your attention to:

The first is a Quilt Show being held in Hampton NB on Oct. 10, 2009 from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. It is being held at the Hampton Senior Resource Center on DeMille Court. There will be quilts, antique quilts, demos of quilting by seniors, cro-hooking, spinning, rug-hooking and swedish weaving. Admission is $6.00 which includes lunch, and tea or coffee. Further info can be obtained by calling Anna Young at 832-5056. Please note this is not a guild show but a show by local seniors.

The second event takes place on Oct. 17 in Fredericton at the Charlotte Street Arts Centre, 732 Charlotte St. It is the Tammachat Natural Textiles Fair Trade Gift Show and Sale. Support sustainable communities and rural women with your purchase of fairly traded gifts: eco-fashions for you and your home- silks and cottons hand-woven and naturally dyed by women artisans of Thailand and Laos. At 1p.m., there will be a free slideshow/talk titled "Social Fabric" which will introduce you to some of the highly skilled artisans and how they create these special textiles. . For more info go to or call 1-902-624-0427.

We also have received info on two Retreats being held in Nova Scotia. The Ocean Waves Quilt Society of Cape Breton is holding "Retreat at the Keltic" May 21-23, 2010 at Keltic Lodge, Ingonish, Cape Breton. Spaces are available. Teachers will be Hilary Rice of NL, Deb Plestid, Susan Tilsley Manley and Anne Morrell Robinson, all of NS. Contact Linda Hubbard at for more info or to have a brochure/registration form emailed to you.

The Northumberland Quilters' Guild of Pictou NS are planning a weekend Retreat at Liscombe Lodge for Oct. 15-17. 2010. After Nov.1, 2009, they will open it up to non-members. There is a choice of a one day Intermediate Sampler class, taught by Martha Davidson of Moncton, or 3 half day classes : a design and color challenge, a mystery quilt or a French Braid table runner. Again, further info or brochure available from Linda Hubbard.


  1. What a great resource! Wonderful way to keep in touch with other quilters. And mostly, Linda the pics of your flowers in today's blog are stunning! LB

  2. Great recap of all kinds of things happening in NB and NS.

  3. All the maritime news in one easy to find place. Thanks Linda

  4. A great source of information . Are there any quiltshows coming up here in the city ?

  5. Marlene - no Fredericton Quilt Shows that I know of, this fall. FQG has a Challenge and resulting show coming up next year, but dates are not confirmed yet. Be assured it will be posted here, as soon as we have dates and venue confirmed.

  6. Thanks for letting me know Linda , I thought that was the case as I hadnt seen anything posted anywhere