Wednesday, April 22, 2009

All the news.......

I know, I haven't blogged for days......what can I say! April is not an easy month for me but I've saved up a bunch of stuff to share.

First of all, while Nancy and I were busy at the Mississauga Quilt Show on Saturday, the elves (Barb and Laurissa) did the last three mitred corners on "Metro Goes Au Natural" and voila - the quilt top is completed and it is nothing less than stunning if I do say so myself and I do!
Meanwhile back at the show on Sunday - this is a picture of our booth! We were very lucky to have a skylight above us which gave us great lighting and showed everything off well. We were also right next to the Tea Room.......
Got a great picture of Barb parting with some cash at the Quilter's Palette booth. What can I say - we are quilters, we see fabric and patterns and we shop! Luckily we all have different tastes and personalities so we all carry different things.....it's so much more fun that way.
Of course, not to be out done, Barb got a picture of me shopping at Dye-Version.....I bought some thread! .....which you may soon see in the store!!!!
Finally, we are all done shopping so we are now selling to pay for all the stuff we bought.....not sure what Nancy is doing here but it looks like she's pointing out the wonderful kits we had at the show!
Now back to the good stuff! The Award winning quilt below was done by Darlene Jenah. It just so happens that Laurissa is working on the same quilt and we will most likely be offering it as a class in the Fall. Gorgeous isn't it! I believe it is a combination of paper-piecing, piecing and applique......
Kudos to Linda Ward for this stunning Award winning quilt.
Barb took most of the Sunday pictures and fell deeply for this beautiful lily pond. I don't know who the quilter was - so if someone knows please tell us so we can give them credit.....
Who doesn't love bears! This quilt is also stunning and an Award winner. Unfortunately again I don't have the name of the quilter......
As always the Quilt Show was a huge inspiration so we packed up Sunday afternoon and went back to the store with all kinds of new ideas. This weekend we will be at the Halton Quilter's Guild Show, www.quiltsinthegardens.com, taking place at The Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, Ontario, April 25th and 26th. Hopefully you will get a chance to come out and see the show. There are 22 vendors, not to mention all of the gorgeous quilts meant to inspire you! Definitely worth the trip!
Last but not at all least, I dropped in to the store on "rainy" Monday to catch the ladies hard at work......Gillian has completed another 2 quilt tops. Awesome blue and white rail fences, twins, and she was busy choosing border fabrics.
Aoife also completed a quilt top this week, her apple quilt which is, to say the least - stunning.....I love the pattern - it really is wonderful!
I am off now - to work (unfortunately not the store) but I heard from a little "birdie" (one of the chicks) that there are 3 boxes of fabric in the back room waiting patiently for marking and I have a sneaky suspicion that it is Bubble Gum Basics.......will keep you posted! (Might even get over there sometime today to mark them!)
Happy Quilting!
Jo-Ann

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Joanne,
I still have my program, All About Bears was done by Maxine Stubbert. If you know the '#' of the other quilts, I can tell you who made them.
Cathie

Anonymous said...

Further to that, if I have the names right, "Georgetown Poppies' is Linda Ward and "Monet Water Lily" is Marilyn MacLean. Hop they are both right!

Betweens said...

great pics and thanks for sharing. see you at the Halton Show..