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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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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... :)

  7. 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.

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

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

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

  11. 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!


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