Hi Everyone, for today I have so much to update you on but I don’t want to go crazy and make this post too long so I’ll try and capture the highlights of my last week. Also don’t forget to get your vote in for our amazing 100th blog draw
Quilt Canada was amazing, I had the privilege of volunteering in the SAQA booth and I’m so glad I did. The fibre art was so inspiring and incredible that I was overflowing with creativity.
So, are you full of inspiration or what? These quilts are I think 20″ square max and the detail is almost implausible. So thank you SAQA for having me volunteer…Check out Anna Hergerts website as she is the Western Canadian Rep for SAQA and you’ll be forever changed 🙂
Now onto the Chestermere Quilt Show, can I say “WOW” we had the best turnout of quilts EVER and the best turnout of people. Thanks to everyone who took the time to come out to the show and made it a success for all of us a Lakeside Quilters.
This was the first show that I entered in Pastimes Online and I can’t believe the amount of ladies who came up to me and said they heard about the show through my blog – how great is that? Thanks to all of you that came from all over the City to meet me and check out my store goodies, it meant the world.
I couldn’t find a cute cash box so I had to make my own…
My car was stuffed full of goodies, this was so fun for me…
proud moment for me hanging my finished banner, for my first show, bliss…
My adorable Sister, arranging and re-arranging my tables, cute shoes Li, thanks so much for your help and hanging out with me, I loved it!
I finally got my iron in I’ve been waiting for. It’s a gravity feed iron by Sapporo and I LOVE it!! It has amazing heat, nice sharp point, teflon coated base, perfect steam, good weight and it’s pretty good-looking too 🙂
(notice my cute ironing board cover?)
Because of parent-teacher interviews, I didn’t instruct last week, but I was back at it this week, the students finished their dresden plate blocks at home, we worked on squaring up the blocks…slowly and carefully..then onto the raw edge applique (block 4) and started block 5 flying squares…I put some pressure on them but they loved it 🙂 Here’s all of the blocks, just working on finished this top for next weeks class…we’ll see how close I get.
A recent shot of my studio and store
Have a FAB weekend everyone, I’m off to St. Albert for their Quilt Show tomorrow after my guild meeting so I’ll have that to report on shortly…
Until next time, stay happy and creative