Left to right, me (Lesley aka The Cuddle Quilter), Karen who blogs at KaHolly, Linda from Scrapmaster, and our gracious and charming host Sheila, who blogs at Sheila's Quilt World. We had such a wonderful day getting to know each other better and sharing tips of the trade as we sipped our tea and Pepsi (who, me?) in the tea room. There are some tentative plans for another trip down the road in the future...
I only took a few pictures because I assumed the other ladies would take lots and post them on their blogs and they did! Thank you, gals! Here are my pics of just a few items that caught my eye that day, starting off with Sheila's cottages which she made from a free BOM last year hosted by Shabby Fabrics.
"Ode to Joy" was an amazing quilt that also caught my eye....beautifully done!
I thought the following challenge was the niftiest idea. Guild members were to purchase a gift bag and replicate it with fabric...these were so darn sweet! Sheila's entry is the tote bag on the left with green and pink fabrics. I think her "real" tote is so much more gorgeous than the gift bag she purchased!
This 3D Christmas tree was taught in a workshop that some of the guild members took...a ladder was filled with these wonderful trees that were embellished with buttons and bows and trim and whatever else you could imagine!
Was Santa there? You bet, set up on a hand cranked sewing machine that Miss Sheila was salivating over. Sheila has a collection of machines in her sewing room and I know she would have loved to take this home with her, but alas, it was not for sale...
And did I see any other Santas? Of course I did...at the vendor's station. I purchased this adorable pattern from Linda of Fiddlestitches Quilt Shop located in Mabou, NS.
I may start to work on this during the monthly Christmas Quiltalong which is being co-hosted on the second weekend of every month from June -November by Joanna at Needle, Thread, Happiness and Hazel at Hazel's Quilts. For more info, click on the button on my sidebar.
Back to the show...taking pictures of the gals with quilts as a backdrop is a win-win! Linda and Karen are in quilty heaven!
And Sheila and Linda couldn't keep their hands off these little treasures, wearing white gloves of course...
I was really impressed with Linda's bag that she had just finished making last week...totally awesome and big enough to fill with the treasures she bought and the doorprize she won...lucky her!
Around the corner I spied a rack of tote bags that would be perfect for the summer beach days. The quilter used nylon screen in her totes...such a cool idea!
And what a giggle when we read this...
I guess I already did my exercise in my quilting chair this morning! The shadows on the following quilt caught my eye...what a great quilt to use with those yummy fabrics that you want to highlight!
And who could not love this little doll quilt Sheila made that is nestled in Sheila's little cradle! The quilt was a free pattern in a QAL hosted by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts. I made this quilt too and it is being used as a table topper at my Mom's.
Does it look like we had a great day?
Yesterday we set up the Artisans Collective shop at the Port Hastings Museum. Later this week I'll treat you to a show and tell. The shop is filled to the rafters with so many treasures and I had a field day with my camera. But for now, I'm off to my sewing corner with my Country Charmer blocks.
It's a great day for quilting!