Wednesday, April 29, 2009

During the recent Bloggers Quilt Festival I was browsing some wonderful, new to me blogs, and read about Lecien fabrics and their embroidery floss, COSMO. I hadn't heard of either before and went on Lecien's web site at to investigate. Their fabrics just blew me away, particuarly their Mrs. March's Collection of the 30s fabrics. It would be perfect for a new design I am working on. I tried to email them but it wouldn't go through for some reason, so if anyone knows of a shop that carries this line of fabrics and threads would you please let me know. As far as I know they aren't in Canada yet.

I've almost finished the borders for the Vintage Tiles quilt, so I hope to be able to show it to you within the next week.
I also got a pleasant surprise on the weekend, I won a $50.00 Gift Certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop It was a draw for the Bloggers Quilt Festival and my number got picked! They have so much lovely fabric it's hard to choose.
If you didn't get a chance to sign up for Amy's Bloggers Quilt Festival this time, she will be organizing another one in the Fall, so watch for it.

Bye for now. Chat with you later.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Quilt Show Photos

As promised here are a few photos of quilts displayed at the Quilt Show last weekend.

Please excuse the quality, but I have a new camera that I'm trying to get used to.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Blogger Quilt Festival

Amy at has organized the first on-line Blogger's Quilt Festival. I am suppose to post a photo of my favorite quilt and tell the story behind it. I think my favorite has to be "A Little Bit More...About Bears". I designed and made this quilt in 2001 after a number of people complained that my "All About Bears" quilt was too big. I used softer colors for this one, which I prefer.

Here is a link to her blog. There are over 250 quilters signed on already, so there is a lot to enjoy.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Quilt Show

I just got home from the Mississauga Quilt Guild's show and was so excited I had to show you a photo of my friend's quilt. A few years ago Maxine offered to test my "Roses In Dresden" quilt pattern, which she finished this past year as a wedding gift for her son and his wife.
She has won 2 ribbons - A President's Choice ribbon and the Canadian Quilter's Association Ribbon! Didn't she do a fantastic job! Her colors are wonderful.

I guess I'll have to get the pattern ready for publishing now. My "Roses In Dresden" quilt is still out at the quilters, but hopefully I'll have it back soon.

I have more photos from the show which I'll try to post on the weekend, after I resize them.

Chat with you later.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

Just a quick post today to wish everyone a very Happy Easter.

More later.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I've had a busy week since I last posted, though I haven't anything new to show you with the Vintage Tiles quilt.

A friend asked me a while ago if I would judge the entries to her Quilt Guilds Challenge. When I said " sure, no problem", I had no idea how difficult it would be. All the entries were wonderful, though, as in any competition, some were better than others, and someone has to win and someone has to lose. I guess what I found hard was having to critique another quilter's work, in writing! I tried to keep my comments positive and any criticism constructive so I hope I haven't offended anyone. Hopefully, I will be able to post some photos after the guild's show later this month.

Yesterday, DD took me on a shopping trip across the border. The weather was terrible, windy and pouring rain, but my sister came to spend the day with Mom so we could get away, so we did!
First stop was JoAnn's where I purchased a few needlework supplies, but I completely forgot the bobbin holder I wanted for my Frostings threads! (a senior moment, lol) Next stop was a lovely little quilt shop called Auntie's Attic in Niagara Falls, N.Y. where I purchased a few fat quarters to add to my 30s reproduction fabrics.
DD isn't very interested in quilting or needlework, (though she does love to have quilts for her bed), so we made stops at T.J. Mex and Boulevard Mall, where she found a few treasures. Then another JoAnn's where I purchased this Die-Cutter.
It was a totally impulse buy, but I thought it would be useful for cutting little embellishments out of UltraSuede for my quilts. I'll let you know how I make out with it.

Last stop was Wegmans where I topped up my supply of these! LOL
All in all, it's been a good week. Chat with you later.