Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Summer Quilt Shows...

It's been a while since we've had an "armchair tour" to a Quilt Show. So sit back and get comfy... click here for a tour of the recent AQS Quilt Show and Contest in Knoxville TN. You will be able to view all the Award winners, plus there is a video at the bottom if you scroll down. (You'll even see one Canadian Winner! Congrats to Joyce O'Connell of Ontario.)

Speaking of Shows, remember there is a listing of summer Shows in our vicinity on the sidebar at right. The next ones coming up are the Maine State Show in Augusta, and the following weekend, much closer to home a nice little Show and Tea in Cambridge Narrows. "Stories Behind the Quilts", held in the Cambridge Narrows United Church, is just one event during the Life at the Lakes weekend. A full schedule of events offers something for everyone: Art Show and Sale, Wine-tastings, Herb Garden walk, Lavender and Hops Farm tour, Antique car show, Garden Tours, Corn Boil, Horseshoes and Games, and more!!

If you would like a little weekend getaway, why not head down to "the Narrows"? If you enjoy camping, the MicMac Tent and Trailer Park is the most accessible (488-2511), and the Cambridge Narrows Campgrounds and Bed and Breakfast is also nearby (488-2000).

For a complete listing of all the "Life and the Lakes" events, click here to download this PDF complete with times, locations, descriptive details and a map.  

Sunday, July 10, 2011

In the Gleaner today!

Remember this picture?.  Seems so long ago. You may have seen it in the Daily Gleaner this past Saturday. 
The original picture was taken in the month of February as we were getting close to putting the final quilting stitches on the Raffle Quilt for the Stan Cassidy Foundation.  The quilt will be at the DECH cafeteria  this week at lunchtime.  July 11-13 and 15th.  I hope you don't have to visit the hospital this week, but if you do, why not drop by to see it.    

Thursday, July 7, 2011

This Weekend

What a beautiful summer day we're having. The warm weather has FINALLY arrived. Just a few bits of info for you. Firstly there is a Quilt Show happening this weekend - I have added the dates to the list on the sidebar. It is the bi-annual show of the Quoddy QG in St. Andrews. It is being held in the Anglican Church sanctuary (rather than the usual Church hall location). You can get a sneak peek of some of the winners by clicking here on Gail Fearon's blog. The Show continues tomorrow and Saturday. I believe the show times are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For those of you who were familiar with Jeanne Huntley, "The Bernina Lady" from Berwick NS, you will be saddened to hear of her passing on Sunday July 3. There will be no visitation or funeral but a celebration of her life will be held this Sunday July 10 at the Fire Hall in Berwick NS from 2-4pm. Donations in Jeanne's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of one's choice. Condolences may be sent to the family C/O Serenity Lindsay Funeral Home, 192 Commercial Street, Berwick, NS B0P 1E0 or by visiting online at