Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Nova Scotia Quilt Bloggers Quartet (NSQBQ) on the Road

What a time we had last week when we met in Westville, Nova Scotia for the Thistle Guild Quilt Show! The four of us, dubbed the Nova Scotia Quilt Bloggers Quartet (NSQBQ) made a day trip from our homes and met up in Westville for lunch, followed by a few hours inhaling the beauty of the quilts and quilty items at the show. 

 Our troupe included Linda from Scrapmaster, Sheila from Sheila's Quilt World, and Karen from KaHolly. We were also joined by Linda's daughter Niki, and quilty friend Beth. Each of the quartet members has published a blog post about the day so please visit them to see more quilty goodness! I borrowed this picture from Karen's blog to share. Left to right, Karen, Linda, Me, and Sheila.


I took a few pictures that day. So much inspiration!





You may recognize the pattern of the last quilt. This was designed by Kaaren of The Painted Quilt...a free pattern that you can find on her blog.

A few more quilty delights!



There were lots of displays of quilted items made from challenges or as a result of the guild's workshops they have throughout the year. These miniatures were breathtaking!






Lots of bags and pillows: 




The next quilt was reversible, an unbelievable creation that won The Viewer's Choice Award that day. The first picture is actually the back of the quilt. Amazing!



Sheila had several entries in the show. Her work is superb! Here are just a few of her items I captured on camera...







We were all enamored by Sheila's small hanging. Look at that stitching!


When we had exhausted the aisles, we went for tea and exchanged our challenge pillows. My gorgeous pillow was made by Karen. I wear a lot of black, grey, and white so it sure matches what I was wearing that day. Karen's workmanship is perfection! Thank you so much, Karen, I love it! To see all the other pillows, visit Linda's blog HERE. 


Next year we are going to do round robin quilts. We'll each make a 12" block and then add borders to each others blocks. Can't wait!

We always have so much fun when we get together. Thanks for sharing the day with us! It's a great day for quilting!




16 comments:

  1. I just think it is fantastic that the quartet gets together for a quilty event. Love all the pillows and yours is just so YOU.

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  2. It sounds and looks like a great get together. The quilty projects are beautiful. Looking forward to seeing your round robin.

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  3. Such a fun group of ladies! I love the pillow Karen made you and the photos you've shared are definitely inspiring!

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  4. A perfectly written recap of our quilty day together! You certainly have a gift for writing, Lesley! Did you know Linda has already started her round robin block? I will never be able to keep up with that one! ;) XO

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  5. Don't we always have just the best time! Can't wait for our next get-together.

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  6. Looks like a good time was had by all, but what purchases goodies did you get from the vendors? Always interesting to see what the other side of the country is creating.

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  7. What a wonderful day you all had - great photos of the show too, so much quilty goodness. Your cushions are all beautiful and your next challenge should be fun too.

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  8. So much fun! I want to move to Nova Scotia and make it a quintet!!

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  9. Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures. I do enjoy seeing different quilt displays. It looks like your swap was very successful.

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  10. How fun was that! Getting to meet all those friends and a quilt show too! Fantastic! Love the pillow and love your outfit. I too wear all those colors. :) :) :)

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  11. Thank YOU for sharing your day with US. xx

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  12. Wow! The Thistle Guild Quilt Show looks like it was great and even better when sharing the time with friends. I loved the miniatures and I can see why the reversible quilt won the Viewer's award. It is gorgeous! Thanks for taking us along. ~Jeanne

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  13. Looks like you had a great time and how fun to meet up with quilter friends! The quilt with the cabin in the woods is beautiful!

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  14. You are a lovely group of bloggers. By the quilts you show it looks as if it was a nice show, and I agree that Sheila's work is worthy of being shown. Love your new pillow.

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  15. Fantastic write up of the quilt show , not sure how I missed this. Thanks so much for sharing our show and our get together, it was so much fun , you gals are the best !

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  16. Fantastic write up of the quilt show , not sure how I missed this. Thanks so much for sharing our show and our get together, it was so much fun , you gals are the best !

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