Saturday, September 27, 2008

The Quilt show is over for another 2 years

The quilt show is over, my work week is over, the trip to Harrison Hot Springs is over and my Friday stitching group is over. It is Saturday and I have done a bit of sewing today. I also managed to finish a Dear Jane block -- one that has been to Inuvik and back!! I am looking forward to a very quiet fall season. If that is at all possible.

I was so tired last weekend that apparently we watched the Emmy's on Sunday night and I completely forgot. I remember on Monday watching The View and wondering why they were showing Emmy fashions and then today they were talking about the Emmy's on TV and I question Jim as to when the Emmy's would be on TV - it was being talked about as if it had already aired. Jim informed me we watched it last Sunday -- this is NOT a good sign!! Now that he reminded me I vaguely recall Dr. Phil on a big screen behind someone. So - that tells you what my life has been like lately.

We had a nice trip to Harrison Hot Springs on Wednesday/Thursday. I completely forgot about my Quilt Guild Meeting on Tuesday night -- another bad sign!! It is amazing that I muddled through work on Tuesday -- fortunately I was orientating a new staff member and that always keeps you on your toes.

Here are a few of my favourite quilts from the quilt show.

This one is made by one of the member of my little Friday stitch group -- Dianne. She made it as a wedding gift for her son and his new wife who were married July 19th of this year. It is just a beautiful quilt - with the Tree of Life in the centre. What a perfect symbol for a marriage. As you can see it was well loved by a lot of people and it got two ribbons.

This quilt is hand pieced and hand quilted. Isn't it stunning!! It is also one that received two ribbons. The ribbons were "Viewers favourite" and "Members favourite".

This quilt is made by one of the women in my Quilting by the Bay group - Kaffe Fassett fabric and pattern. I think it should have received a ribbon as well. It was one of my favourite.

This is a beautiful wall hanging - it is a old mill in New Brunswick - one of members that always does amazing work.

Here is another member of my QBTB group - loved the turtles.

There were lots of amazing quilts at the show this year. And the merchant mall was very good (if I say so myself!! ) I certainly bought a few things. Some great African batiks from Pippa Moore to add to my African fabric collection - I also bought a fabulous pattern called "Joy" from her as well. Something to add to my pattern collection!! I also bought a great scrap package of silks and such from Louise at Mostly Silk . I am getting a great collection of silk pieces - for some future project!

Here is to a quiet and productive Fall!!


  1. It looks as if many lovely quilts filled your show. Thank you for sharing. I hope you can catch up on your rest and your stitchin' now.

  2. Thank you for sharing these marvellous works! you have had a funny time there!
    Dear Friend: October is begging!!!!!! you can take a rest now!
    Kisses and Hugs for you!
    Talk to you soon!

  3. Hi Pam,
    What gorgeous fabrics Pippa has- the batiks remind of some of Laurel Burch designs.
    I really loved the pattern too- Looks like you have some great future projects.
    I hope the fall is a little less hectic- As for the Emmys I didn't think they were very exciting so you didn't miss much ( in my humble opinion).
    Have you found a project for the silks?
    Trying to get caught up on reading the blogs... I hope to quilt yet tonight... Got some fall decorations up instead of Easter LOL..


  4. Your show was fabulous. Thanks for all your work and sharing all the amazing quilts.

  5. What a great show. I just attended one on Saturday, but your's looks like it had so much nicer quilts.

  6. Lovely quilts and what a fabulous show! You must have loved it.
    In Ireland

  7. Ohhhhh!! these are gorgeous!! I love the Kaffe Fassett one.....i agree, it should have won a ribbon!!!
    Thanks for sharing such wonderful and inspiring work!!
    Hugs xxx

  8. Such wonderful talented people out there! I have to agree with you the tree of life quilt is stunning! thanks for sharing your version of the show! ;o) Now please take good care of yourself! Hugs!