Monday, August 21, 2017

Updates, Fall Classes and Happy News...

How can it be the latter part of August already! Acckkkk! The summer is passing much too quickly. Before we know it we'll all be together again at our September meeting! I hope you've enjoyed this wonderful summer we've been having. Such lovely weather! The lawns and gardens are suffering from lack of rain, but otherwise, it's been beautiful. It's hard to find time to spend indoors sewing when that sun is shining!

Have you done any quilting-related travel? If you're looking for an easy day trip, you might want to visit the Kings County Museum in Hampton to see the restored 1864 Confederation Quilt. This spectacular crazy quilt was made from remnants of the gowns worn to the Charlottetown Conference balls. (There are approximately 2 dozen other quilts  on display as well.)  It's there until Sept. 2 so you still have time. Museum hours are 9-4:30 every Tues., Wed., Fri. and Sat. and12:30-8pm on Thursdays.

As always there is a list on the sidebar of upcoming quilt shows and events. Check it often so you don't miss out!

As your thoughts turn to fall, here are some learning opportunities you may wish to look into:


The NB College of Craft and Design has some fall courses which you may find of interest: Natural Dyeing with Plants and Weaving, among others. More info here.

  The10th Annual Nova Scotia Fibre Festival takes place in Amherst NS Oct. 10-14. With classes and workshops in quilting, knitting rughooking and more, four quilt shows plus a trunk show, a rug show, displays, vendors, Zonta Bazaar and more - there's something for everyone. Kathy Tidswell and Linda Hubbard are both teaching classes - registration is now open and classes are filling quickly. Don't wait too long if you're interested in signing up for a class or two.  Click here for more info. Brochures will be available at our September meeting or you can pick one up now at your local quilt shop, yarn shop or Fabricville.

Karen Henry is doing four workshops for  Marco Polo Quilters' Guild of Saint John, October 24-28, and spaces are still available:

Tuesday Oct. 24 - Pictorial Quilts for Beginners
Wednesday Oct. 25 - Jay Walkin'
Thursday Oct. 26, 6-9pm - Trunk Show and Reception
Friday Oct. 27 - Delightful Dragonflies
Saturday Oct. 28 - Pet Portraits
Contact Carolyn Wishart for more info. 506-652-7385 or carrie(at)bellaliant(dot)net

Linda Hubbard is teaching several "Machine Quilting 101" classes locally this fall, on Saturday Oct. 21 and Thursday October 26. A delicious lunch will be provided (included in class fee). Contact Linda at 455-1825 or lindakhubbard(at)gmail(dot)com

So.... have you done lots of sewing this summer? Created lots of scraps?  If you just can't wait for our September meeting and our awesome Show and Tell, here's a chance to view some spectacular Scrap Quilts. Maybe you'll get some ideas for using up your own scraps... Click here, here and here. 

Let's end with an update of happy news....In this post I told you of the Journeys Through Art group and their bridge quilts which were accepted into the AQS Show in Grand Rapids MI. Local quilter Sandi MacMillan is part of this group. I'm thrilled to tell you this group won FIRST PRIZE!!! Number ONE out of 14 group entries! Congrats! You can see the bridge quilts by clicking here.

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