In my last post I told you about all the upcoming fun things that were on my plate for March and April. First, my freemotion quilting class at Patch Halifax. It's always super fun to teach excited beginners at Chris' awesome modern fabric shop. If you are ever in Halifax I hope you will make sure to drop by and see all the wonderful fabrics that she has for sale. I am a bit addicted to Patch! The class went well and the ladies all went home inspired to finish up some projects.
After that it was time to get ready to head to White Point Resort for the 2nd annual Maritime Modern Quilt Guild retreat. My lovely little guild. What a wonderful weekend by the sea. Of course, wherever you are in Nova Scotia you are never far from the sea. The weather was a bit chilly but that can't be avoided in NS in April. I had a lovely king-size room all to myself and I enjoyed that so much. Even had a jacuzzi in my room! I finished sewing up the top of the wedding quilt for my nephew and sewed together a runner made from a charm pack. For the backing of the wedding quilt I will be making and taking a pile of heart blocks to the wedding to be signed by the wedding guests and then incorporating them into a the backing. It will be a while before I can show you what it looks like because I am trying to keep it a surprise. The food, the friendship, the service, the beautiful sewing room, everything was perfect as far as I was concerned and I hope to return next year.
I spent a fabulous quilty weekend in Port Hawkesbury, just across the Canso Causeway in Cape Breton. A 2 1/2 hour drive for me. My super awesome friend, Miss Karen Chase of Sugar Free Quilted Designs, was sweet to tag along with me and be my support. I get distracted easily and need someone to keep me focused and organized when doing my classes and trunk shows and Karen was the queen of that! My free motion class was attended by 10 lovely ladies who were absolute beginners and fearful of FMQ and it was my pleasure to help them overcome their fear and set them on the road to finishing up their quilts.
The following day I was pleased to present my trunk show to almost 90 mostly traditional quilters at the Annual General Meeting of the Ocean Waves Quilt Society, an umbrella group of 11 guilds, So I got to meet quilters from all over the island as well as nearby communities on the mainland. The Cuddle Quilter.
|Miss Lesley the Cuddle Quilter|
Thanks to all my quilty buddies for being there for me and helping make my visit a success. Could not have done it without you. Love you all!!
Here's a few shots of some of the quilts on display at the Ocean Waves Quilt Society AGM
Hope you had a great time quilting today.