Thursday, September 3, 2015

Back to Work!

Hello Quilters!
Well.......wasn't that a lovely summer?
Hubby and I really took advantage of the summer attending our nephews wedding in July, going to Toronto to catch a play, attending plays at the Huron Country Playhouse, etc. etc.  We made full use of those warm, sunny days.
I hope you all had some family time as well as some sunshine.

One of our favourite activities this summer was "Mini on the Mack".  As the proud owner of a brand new Mini Cooper, I was reading the website and saw that the Guiness World Record for the most Minis to cross a bridge was being attempted on the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan.  "Why not?"
We had a great time chatting with other Mini owners and driving over the bridge with over 1300 other Minis.  T-shirts, window stickers etc. etc. were given out at registration and lunch was provided once the attempt had been made.  Unfortunately, we didn't break the record of 1450 cars set by the Brits.  We had 1319 but we are going to try again in 2017!

Been the T-shirt!

Over 1300 Minis waiting to start the crossing over the bridge.
This next quilt is the neutral Log Cabin I was working on last winter in it's new home.  The colouring worked perfectly with the decor.  Don't you just love it when that happens???

The queen size Bear Paw quilt is now done too.  I'm very pleased with this one but I have to admit that I really like red quilts.  I'll be teaching this class at Kalidoscope of Quilts in Exeter, ON on October 24th if you are interested.  There are very few spots left but give them a call if you want more information.

Quilt X will be in St. Mary's, Ontario September 18th and 19th at the Pyramid Recreation Centre.
I will be presenting two lectures on Saturday, September 19th.  Please come and say "hello" if you are in the audience! (And cheer loudly!)

Hubby and I were able to take some time to visit our son who lives in northern Alberta.  It was so good to see him and spend time with him in his new home.  He's so very far away though......... being a Mom never stops, does it?  We had a great time getting to know the area.  It's so beautiful and unspoiled there!
Northern Alberta drive.
I have spent the last few days getting ready for the Teaching Season.  Here are a few of the workshops I'll be presenting that are open for registration.  I will be teaching at several guilds this Fall but the workshops are usually open only to members.  Come and participate if you can.

September 12 - Cherished Pieces, Tillsonburg - Colour Studies for Stash Quilters
September 19 - Quilt X, St. Mary's - Colour Harmony and Trunk Show Lectures
October 17 - Kalidoscope of Quilts, Exeter, ON - Colour for Quilters
October 24 - Kalidoscope of Quilts, Exeter, ON - Bear Paw Quilt
November 7 - Kalidoscope of Quilts, Exeter, ON - Metro Medallions Quilt
November 14 - Kalidoscope of Quilts, Exeter, ON - No Fail Binding (a.m.) & Rotary Cutting (p.m.)

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