Sunday, June 1, 2014

Thistle Quilt Guild Show (lots of pics)

Yesterday, an absolutely glorious Nova Scotia day, RetiredHub and I headed to Westville in Pictou County for the annual Thistle Quilt Guild's Quilt Show.  This is my third year attending this quilt show.  My friend, Sheila of Sheila's Quilt World, belongs to this guild and I get to see all the quilty things she has made over the past year.  Plus I got to meet up with, not only with Sheila, but also with another friend, Lesley of The Cuddle Quilter who made the trip from Port Hawkesbury. We enjoyed a fish and chips lunch before the show and caught up with each other's news.   The Thistle Quilt Guild is a very prolific, busy guild of  56+ members and they certainly put on a lovely show, with a tea/dessert room and a few vendors. A nice mix of handquilting and machine quilting, as well as several group projects.  Hope you enjoy! I sure did.
The raffle quilt




Some tiny hand applique

Oriental fabrics

some very nice stitching

Great colour combo

Hexies galore!



How cute!


Made by Sheila



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pincushion exchange

results of totebag workshop

Another Sheila creation


Mini quilts

very nice beachbags made with screening

I love trees


Awesome batik quilt





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11 comments:

Colleen said...

Thanks for sharing the quilts, Linda. Lots of inspiration there! I had a toy sewing machine when I was a kid - I think it was very similar to that one!

Lesley said...

You captured the day so well! It was awesome to see you and Linda and to be inspired by these quilty treasures. Thanks for being the photographer...the quilts look even better the second time around!

Raewyn said...

Looks like a wonderful show,Linda. So much inspiration and yumminess. Neat to spend the time with friends too.

KaHolly said...

Aw, looks like I missed an awfully good time! I recognize some of those quilts from last year!! Thanks for doing such a good job showing some of what I missed.

Sheila said...

You took some great photos Linda , it was wonderful to have you and Lesley there to enjoy the show :-)

Linda H said...

Thanks for sharing these photos from the show, Linda. I was sorry I could not attend their show. I think I spy a few miniatures from my class there... :)

Jo Ferguson said...

Wow! It's even better than I expected. Thank you for sharing them. It's almost as good as being there, except for missing the yummy fish & chips and conversation.

Karen said...

Wonderful to visit the show vicariously - thanks for taking the time to post all the pictures.

Adrienne said...

Wow! Looks like you had a good time. So nice to see all of those lovely quilts.

Lin said...

Lots of beautiful work Linda - thank you for showing us. xx

Anne Mattie said...

Thanks for coming to our show and the comment "awesome batik quilt" which was mine! We were happy with the show which is always a lot of work but enjoyable on many levels. Hope you continue to visit us the last Saturday in May!