Monday, June 1, 2015

Double the Quilty Delight

Saturday dawned cloudy, foggy, and chilly
here on the water, but turned into the perfect day
to travel with The Cuddle Quilter to the annual

Thistle Guild Quilt Show
Westville, NS
May 30, 2015

and meet up with the
Nova Scotia Bloggers Quartet!

Lesley, The Cuddle Quilter, Linda, our very own Scrapmaster
and Sheila of Sheila's Quilt World, a Thistle Guild member,
stop to admire one of Sheila's entries in the quilt show.  
The back is just as pretty as the front!

During TeaTime, we had a fun, fun swap!
Armed only with each other's initials to embroider,
it was exciting to see what we each made!

Here's Linda Ooohing and Aaawing over the wallet
Sheila included in the beautiful batik tote bag she made.

I used a pattern from a Gail Pan book to make Lesley
a drawstring bag.

And Lesley used the same Gail Pan book
to make a beautiful tote
for Sheila

Always the industrious one, 
Lesley added a stitchery to BOTH sides!

Linda made me a cover for my KitchenAide
because she knows all it does is sit on my counter
and collect dust!
I'm excited to get my mixer down from winter storage
and dress it all up!  They are pretty heavy.

The Tea Room, so beautifully decorated,
was filled to the brim,
but it was like we were the only ones there!

We had so much fun, I know we were the envy 
of all those other quilters in attendance!

The afternoon was doubly delightful for me,
because upon our return,
I had a one-on-one show 'n tell at Lesley's house
of all the beautiful finishes she accomplished 
while she patiently waited out the long, hard winter,
as well as a sneak peak of her future projects.
Everything is even more beautiful in person
than pictured on her blog.
I was so inspired,
I couldn't wait to get home and get to work!


eileeninmd said...

What a fun time with your quilting friends and bloggers. The quilts are lovely and I love all the cute swap items. They are all wonderful creations. You have some wonderful friends. Enjoy your Monday and the week ahead!

hetty said...

Your friends are terrific. What a wonderful time! I love all the swap things. Such a great bunch of creative ladies!

Abby and Stephanie said...

How fun to spend quilty good times with friends and a swap and tea is the best of all!!!

Montanagirl said...

Fun times - that's some real nice "handi-work" !!

walk2write said...

I love all the projects, but that mixer cover is my favorite. I think I'll drop a hint with my quilter sister about it:)

TexWisGirl said...

love that she made you a dustcover for your mixer!!! hilarious!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

sounds like fun meeting up with quilters for part of the day - nice gifts also.

Sheila said...

It sure was a great day and the swap was the best part , thanks for thinking up this great plan !! We need to get together more often :-)

Sondra said...

That's an extremely talented group of ladies!! How fun to get all under one roof!

Binsa said...

hello Karen glad that you had a fund day at the quilt show quilters are the best our group recently had a Gail pan swap as well kind regards lyn

grammie g said...

Hi Karen...Some great fun, and some great talent you all have.
I should add some good eyesight too :}
So glad you can get that Kitchen-aide mixer covered. Should keep it clean, that way it will be worth more someday ;} lol


Barb said...

What fun to be with these wonderful ladies

Lesley said...

Karen, it was wonderful to share the road trip with you! I adore the bag you made me and it will become my go-to bag for my travelling projects. You had such a great idea to do this swap! It was a joy to show you my winter built up my self-esteem so high! Thanks for a great post to help us relive that great day!

Linda said...

A wonderful, inspiring day! We are an awesome group if I do say so myself! Lucky you to have a personal Lesley Show. That must have been amazing!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Looks like a wonderful day...very neat seeing my little letters there.

Maria said...

Sew nice to GTG and swap those lovely gifts.. Enjoy the show.

The Lueken Family said...

Wish I could have joined you!

Heidi said...

Looks like a fun group, and productive too!

Teatime Creations said...

Glad you enjoyed such a pretty show and had such special fun with your blogging buddies. What a good idea to get together.

Linda H said...

Sounds like you four had lots of fun. Maybe someday I will meet up with you all... Somewhere... Sometime....

Julia D @ Jada's Quilting Adventures said...

What a great time it looks like you ladies had! Lots of goodies! Glad you had a great visit :)

Fiona said...

so great to see you all... I just wish I was there too!!! haha... lovely gifts you made each other...

Carrie P. said...

Fun time and really cute exchange you all had for each other.

Christine B said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time and I love the gifts you made for each other! :) x

Allie-oops Designs said...

That looks like a very fun time - you're all such prolific stitchers, what beautiful projects!

Lorna McMahon said...

So much happy all in one place! Loved my visit here today, Karen. Wish I could have been there in person to make you guys into a Quintet. Looks like a fun time!

Lin said...

What lovely gifts you all made and received, a fun day out and all those amazing quilts to look at too. xx