I met up with fellow members of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild at the colorful display of quilts at the Town Hall. Here are some pics of the amazing display that delighted visitors when they entered the doors of the Amherst Town Hall.
When I could tear myself away from all the fun being had by the gals there from the MMQG, I participated in two days of machine quilting workshops offered by Linda Hubbard, who blogs at Stitch Lines. One workshop was entitled Machine Quilting 101 and the other was Walking Foot Quilting. I have been sewing and quilting for more years than I care to remember, but Linda's workshop provided me with a huge arsenal of new tips and tricks and machine quilting information that I plan to put to good use for years to come. I especially loved seeing the samples and demos of the huge variety of stitches that can be done on any domestic machine. Linda's work is meticulous and her bindings to die for! Linda has taught quilting classes for years and has judged many quilt shows, so I felt very fortunate to be able to attend her workshops and learn so much.
What else did I do? I enjoyed the Zonta craft fair and several quilt shows. The church was a little dark so I didn't take any pictures, but you can see a few of the quilts at The Fabric Cupboard's blog HERE. I bought some fabric treasures from Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium fabric shop located right on the main street of Amherst and the pop-up shops of Darlene's A Needle Pulling Thread Quilt Shop and The Fabric Cupboard. Who could ask for anything more? As I said, just like Christmas!
Now I'm home and ready to quilt. Life is good and it's a great day for quilting, even with those little white flakes starting to cover the ground. Did I mention Christmas?