Monday, May 23, 2011

Here We Go!

May is flying by! Last week was so busy I didn't get a chance to write anything. This weekend I have been getting ready for 'Quilt Ontario' in London. Tim is helping take a load in tomorrow morning so I get our booth set up in the Merchants Mall.

I am so excited:

1) to see a National Juried Show. My last was about 1986.

2) to see the TrendTex Challenge. I participated about 4 or 5 times years ago but never got to see the pieces. The quilts are auctioned off so I have quilts all across Canada.

3) to vend at a Big Show.

At our booth:

1) see Gail demonstrate how to use the great Deb Tucker rulers, every day between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.

2) have Brenda autograph your copy of any 'Among Brenda's Quilts' pattern. We have her latest and greatest for purchase, just in case. She will be in the booth on Friday at 2:30pm.

3) see patterns by Ursula Riegel who is coming from Victoria BC to teach this week. Her pattern line, Designs To Share With You, are likely part of your collection. See her newest and favourites.

Tim and I got to see the Quilts from the Netherlands in Ailsa Craig today. Well worth the trip!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Week 2

Great week last week. It sure flew by. This week is vending on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Huron-Perth Guild: our last meeting is Tuesday and we are vendor of the month. I chose May because I was secretary from November to March.

This week is the 'Gathering Threads' conference put on by CEGLondon. See for details. If you aren't taking any of the classes it is still a great idea to come. The exhibit of work will be worth the time.

Parking at Perth Hall on Western Road is free, I think (about 95% sure). Entry is by donation to My Sister's Place, supporting women 16 years and over who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The London Guild has been working with the women by teaching needlework skills. Their unique quilt will be on display.

We will at the Vendor's Mall selling fibre art supplies as well as quilting wares.

New fabric: 'Full Circle' by Kathy Schmitz for Moda and kits 'Once Upon A Time'

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May Day

Despite the weather it is May. This is the first day of a very busy month.
Monday May 2:

After voting I will head to Sarnia to vend at the Guild meeting

Friday May 6 and Saturday May 7:

Thames Valley Guild Show

Quilting In the Village

Next week is even busier so will give you details later.