Friday, October 21, 2011

Off to Moncton You Should Go!!

I am just home this evening from Moncton where I thoroughly enjoyed a visit to the Greater Moncton Guild's 25th Anniversary Show. These girls have outdone themselves! What a lovely show- well worth the trip to Moncton, I assure you. It's going to be a lovely weekend, weather-wise. Why not take a little road trip and take in the Show? It's open Saturday from 10-5 and Sunday from 12-4, and can be found at the Lion's Club at  55 Mark Avenue. If you know where the Fabric Cupboard is just off Collishaw, well Mark Ave. is just a block away, running off Collishaw, almost through to Mountain Road.
Here are a few photos to tempt you.... You can see more photos on my personal blog herehere here and
1st place winner Art Quilt and Best in Show, "Fundy Mermaid" by Nancy Elaschuk
Detail of "Fundy Mermaid"

Winner of Judge's Choice, Whole Cloth quilt by Carolyn Mitton
1st Place winner, Guild Challenge. "Beacon of Light" by Nancy Elaschuk
"Happy Hallowe'en" by Joanne Bourque
1st Place, Large Pieced. "Ocean View"  by Bridget Daly
1st Place Small Applique. "Butterfly Ballet" by Kim Larracy

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

September Meeting and Upcoming Workshop

 Sue with double prizewinner  "Baltimore Bunnies"
Our first meeting is behind us, and it's really starting to feel like Fall. Thanks so much to Sue McEachern of Kennebecasis Valley QG for sharing many of her beautiful quilts with us for the September program. Sue does wonderful applique and her hand-quilting is exceptional. Tiny even stitches had us all admiring her prize-winning work. Here are a few photos of several of Sue's quilts, for those of you who missed the meeting. Next month's meeting will have us in "stations" to learn about curved piecing. It's bound to be a great program and I'm sure we'll all pick up some tips and perhaps "new to us" techniques.

Sue showing us some hand quilting tips
Detail of Baltimore Bunnies

Thanks to all those who brought projects to share with us during September's Show and Tell. I don't always catch the names of each quilt, and sometimes I'm not even sure of the makers, so if there is no name and/or title under your work in our Show and Tell Gallery, please get in touch and supply me with the info. Thanks . Our gallery is now set up so that the most recent Show and Tell items will be added at the top, so you won't have to scroll to the bottom.

There are still spots available in our upcoming workshop on October 22. Former FQG member Cathy Hachey will be teaching Connecting Hearts. Don't be intimidated by the small pieces - there are no matching seams and this can be easily done with strip piecing, chain piecing and a flip and sew method using a grid. Get in touch with Jean Ketch of the Workshop Committee if you'd like to join us for this fun-filled class. It looks like a great project and I'm sure Cathy will have lots of tips for us.