Yesterday I attended the Thistle Quilt Guild's annual quilt show which took place in Westville, N.S. The guild is very prolific and their show is always a feast for the eyes. I met up with my quilting blog buddies, Sheila, Lesley and Karen, aka The Nova Scotia Quilting Bloggers Quartet. It was so wonderful to see them. We walked around and looked at all the quilty goodness and then went to the tea room for a chat and also to exchange our swap gifts. Last fall Karen came up with the idea to make something for each other using an embroidered initial pattern. We had lots of time to make something and the results were fantastic!
Sheila made me a gorgeous batik totebag in my fave colours and used a beautiful antique turquoise button for the closure. I love how she used different thread colours to stitch out the embroidery. See the little "L" in the upper left corner. Very cute! She also included a really nicely made wallet and a cute little needle holder that she needle felted. Thanks Sheila! Love 'em all!
I made Karen a cover for her KitchenAid mixer. I used linen dish towelling that I bought by the metre and then stitched the embroidery with a dark red floss. So I guess the "K" is for Karen or KitchenAid!
Karen made Lesley just the cutest bag. It can double as a drawstring bag or a little tote bag. Great stitching job too!
Lesley made Sheila an awesome tote-bag with stitching on both sides.
Also, during the show I met up with Debbie and Sheila. And then Carol popped in to say hello. So nice to see them all. So, it was a friend-filled day for me!
The other amazing part of my day was that I spent most of the day helping Chris, the owner of Patch Halifax, set up and take care of customers in the vendors area. Quilters were very happy and excited to see what Chris had for sale. It was a very successful retail day.
|How much fabric can you fit in the backseat of a Jetta? This much!|
|This one reminded me of my friend KB.|
|a cozy flannel quilt. I love snowmen|
|So pretty in person|
|Just half of the quilt show.|
|results of Karen Henry workshop|
|I love a string quilt|
It was a fabulous, quilty day!