Come See Us & Get your Tickets (229)

My Lakeside Quilters Guild is having a Quilt Show THIS Saturday from 10-4 here in Chestermere showing off our wonderful collective works of quilting and camaraderie as a Guild.

We have TWO Amazing quilts this year for Raffle to raise funds for our local charities and community.

First Prize is this stunning New York Beauty (double + size) all batiks, a mixture of Paper Piecing and piecing, with stunning machine quilting.


Second Prize is and ABC’s Eye Spy Quilt – the perfect quilt for your niece, nephew, grand-son or daughter, or your very own daughter or son…all paper pieced using all of the novelty fabric we (our Lakeside Quilters Guild) could find – that was sure fun.

Who doesn’t LOVE a fun back on a quilt – for those of you who know me …I LOVE them!!

Tickets will be for sale starting this Saturday and will be $1. each for your chance to win 1 of these two quilts!!

Plus there will also be a Quilter’s Garage Sale where our Guild Sisters will be selling their own goodies, kits, fabrics, etc.

AND yours truly will have a table setup selling all of our favourite goodies from Pastimes Online!!

So if you’re wondering what do do on Saturday or you and hubby want to take a nice drive out to Chestermere, we’d love to see you!!

Me Mondays: Donations for Good Causes & Life Thoughts (148)


How’s everyone doing? I know the Mum’s out there are sad that the houses will be quiet with the kiddies going back to school but some of you will be looking forward to some “me” time, am I right? 

I’ve been so busy these days cutting kits and prizes for the Flying Needles first guild meeting of the year coming up the 2nd Sat of Sept which is the 11th (Thinking of everyone on this amazingly special day in 2001 that changed our lives forever) and I’ve been generous over here at Pastimes as I donated this quilt to a wonderful cause for Pawsitive Match Rescue which rescues dogs and finds them good homes. This particular quilt was for the NWT Chapter and to help save Issy a small do that was hit by a Car. This quilt I started in 2004 it was a friendship quilt made by 9 women so there a few hearts donating to this worth while cause and they don’t even know it 🙂

I’m also planning on donating this one for CICF (Canadian Intensive Care Foundation) to raise money for their Intensive Care units in the Calgary area. I’ve worked with this charity for a few years now (in my old corporate world)


As a side thought, last Friday I attended a funeral for Mr VQ’s side of the family, someone I had only met a couple of times, who was 51 and died of terminal cancer. It was such a deep funeral even though it was very short, the people who spoke about him described a person that we would all love to be friends with and have as a part of our lives…which of course makes you think. Friday last I had a very heavy heart, thinking about my family and friends, my loved ones and special people in my life that have passed on. It still makes me think about them. We are all getting older and needs to try to stay connected with people even though our lives are busy and we live far apart. Who is that special person in your life that you wish was still here…for me it’s my Gran Ramsey I wish she was here, she was the BEST taught my Sis and I about so much in life, she was fair and loved to just sit and talk all day long…I sure miss her, she knew everything 🙂

With thoughtfulness today and to make us all appreciate our gift of life that much more.