Friday, August 10, 2012

Quilt Show at the Causeway and Christmas Quiltalong

Just a little bit of eye candy for those of you who can't drop by and visit the 7th Annual Quilt Show at the Causeway.  We are set up in the community of Port Hastings at St. David's United Church, a 127-year old church located at the entrance to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The show is hosted by two groups that I belong to...the Tea Thyme Quilters and the Ocean Waves Quilt Society.  Donations at the door and commissions from sold items go directly to the church.
On to the show...



























This is the view from the front of the church.  If you look over to the right and click to enlarge the photo, you'll see the Canso Causeway which was finished in 1955.  Before that, there was a ferry connecting Cape Breton Island to mainland Nova Scotia.


So welcome to a little part of my world, or as some say in Gaelic, "Ciad Mile Failte!" - 100 thousand welcomes!  The quilt show and sale runs until Thursday of next week. Hours are 10-4. Maybe we'll see you there?

Tomorrow is the second Saturday of the month...time for the monthly Christmas Quiltalong created by Quilt Sue at Quilt Times. 
 

Host Cathi at Shakerwood Quilts is all set to welcome us in the morning.  We'll work to complete the Festive Mystery quilt designed by Quilt Sue or work on any other Christmas-related project. You can find all 6 parts of the Festive Mystery quilt at the top of the page.  The instructions are complete and many have already finished the quilt top. All I have left to do is to sew on my borders. Why don't you join us tomorrow and link up?   See you for breakfast?

It's a great day for quilting.

17 comments:

  1. I've never seen a quilt show in a church and find the way the quilts are shown very nice. The scenic picture with the causeway is lovely. You seem to be in a lovely area. I'll be joining the quilting tomorrow.

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  2. What a wonderful idea! There are so many quilts there, too! Thank you for sharing with those of us who are too far away to enjoy it in person!

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  3. There are some superb quilts there, thank you for showing them to us. The scenery is spectacular too.

    See you tomorrow.

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  4. What a great show! I won't be able to make it down to see it in person, so thanks for posting. CB rules!

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  5. Just lovely. We have a couple of local quilds that display in churches, also - a delightful setting.

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  6. Interesting display in a church--love it! Beautiful quilts and beautiful view. :O)

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  7. Ahhh, so beautiful draped over the pews as they are. I bet it takes your breath away to see them in person! Thanks for sharing...wish I could come see them!

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  8. The quilt show looks wonderful - and such an amazing venue. What a beautiful church! I hope a lot of people get the time to come in and enjoy!

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  9. OH! What a beautiful sight! Thanks for sharing! Looks like lots of talent here !!

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  10. What beautiful quilts and pretty setting..thanks for sharing Lesley!!

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  11. Look at all those amazing quilts. What a wonderful display!
    And the view is truly beautiful, too!

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  12. Oooh it looks lovely - I like that quilt with the houses all around it - caught my eye! I have one similar to sew one day! Have fun.

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  13. One day we're going to make it up to your corner of this beautiful province. It's time we visited Cape Breton after living in Nova Scotia for a year and a half.

    So keep the kettle on, my friend because you just never know who might be coming around the corner.

    Gorgeous display of quilts. It never ceases to amaze me as to how many talented people there are out there.

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  14. Oh my gosh,all those gorgeous quilts...
    Laura xx

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  15. What a wonderful quilt show!!!!

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  16. Wow, oh wow. Those are some gorgeous quilts. I would have loved to see them in person.

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