|Here you see Karen Neary's original design quilt (valued at $3000.) that is one of two grand prizes at the Festival. Make sure to get a ticket!|
I decided I wanted to be there to represent my lovely little guild, the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. My lovely little guild will be participating in the Fibre Festival this year. Very exciting! We will be doing a two-day display of our members' work. Our display will be held in the Town Hall, Festival Headquarters, Friday, Oct 17 and Saturday Oct 18.
Our president, Adrienne of Chezzetcook Modern Quilts and I will share the leadership on this adventure, along with a few of our members who will make sure our display is wonderful. Just wait until you see our guild banner! At our meeting last night, we planned how it will look and everyone is taking part in the completion. What fun this will be. My part will be to do the machine quilting. A bit nerve-wrecking for me, but I can do it! It will be unveiled in time for the Fibre Festival.
I only had a very short time in Amherst, but of course I visited Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium (which is a hop and a skip away from Town Hall). I hadn't been to Mrs. P's since last October so I was trying to make up for lost time and became a bit overwhelmed with all the fabulous fabrics etc to look at. I managed to come away with a few things but I left lots behind for others. And by others, I mean Karen Neary. We planned to meet but we didn't plan that I would fall in love with the exact same fabric and I would have to share! But share I did and if you read Karen's latest post here, you will see what else she bought. (Which I now have to have!) ohhhhh fabric envy!
Here is what I ended up with.
|Love all the quilt pattern names!|
|Love scissors fabric|
|A idea of what was in this charm pack.|
|This is a French text by STOF ... beautiful hand|
|Had to add to my MM Mirror Ball Dot collection. This one is my absolute fave.|
|Not a bad price for almost a jelly roll of fabric. Each Scrap Bag is different.|
|Just an idea of what was in the Moda Scrap Bag - 36 x 2 1/2" WOF strips|
Aside from buying fabric, I am also working on one of my Library Challenge quilt tops, "Hugs and Kisses" by Jaybird. Here's just a little lookey because I have only just started to work on it. It's not a big piece so shouldn't take long to finish up. I am freehanding my feathers so each one will be a bit different.