Sunday, 21 August 2016

Yarn Bombed

Listowel was yarn bombed. That means the town was decked with many knitted articles, Spinrite held its annual tent sale and children participated in the scavenger hunt. My gals were disappointed that the knitting class at the library was cancelled. Imaginations soared.....S
inging in the Rain at the North Perth Library was my favourite.

IPM Quilt Show Harriston, 2016

The IPM Quilt Show was held at the Curling Club in Harriston, August 19 and 20th.The space in the venue was utilized to perfection, providing the viewer with awesome opportunities to admire the quilts. Some of the categories included: wall quilts, group quilts, pieced/handquilted, landscape, baby/child and a youth. Enjoy two examples-

Friday, 12 August 2016

IPM 2016

The international Ploughing Match, Quilt Show will be held at Harriston Curling Club Friday August 19th and Saturday August 20th commencing at 10:00 am. Renske Helmuth, chairperson has worked diligently to ensure there will be a great variety of quilts. Lynda Alexander taught a sewing class for preteen gals. Mark your calendar...this will be a great show.

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Pix's Garden Party

Pix Martin hosted a 'high tea,' for several quilters in her beautiful backyard in St. Jacobs. Amazing quilts were displayed enhancing the flowers and furniture.Chef Pix used the atmosphere to entice guests to her delicious spread. As a quilter, I am beginning to get inspired..the quilting season is just around the corner.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

2016 Quilt Shows

The construction in the village of St. Jacobs did not stop the quilt shows!The St. Jacobs Quilt Board was delighted with the response. Plans have started for the 2017 Show after all the members recuperate!!Sophie's grandma is admiring her crayon drawing on the quilt made by the children at St.Jacob's Mennonite Daycare.Kathy White, a fibre Artist from Stratford is working on a yarn painting.A nine and ten year old from Switzerland are signing the guest register.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Volunteer Tea

Monday evening, May 25 many volunteers enjoyed a delicious cup of tea and treats.Audrey Vrooman wowed the audience with her humorous presentation and talk about modern quilting. Everyone loved the "Pieces of St. Jacobs Quilt.' The show is on until Saturday at The Schoolhouse Theatre and at The St. Jacobs Mennonite Church until 4:00 Friday! Please come.

Monday, 23 May 2016

Volunteer Tea

The annual St. Jacobs Quilt and Fibre Art Shows starts tonight with a Volunteer Tea. Yesterday, a group of happy volunteers helped to set up the quilts. Again this morning a group of volunteers are completing the set-up process at the  St. Jacobs Mennonite Church. 'The Sea of Quilts,' is breath- taking. Lynn was working her magic at the Schoolhouse the wee hours of this morning. Don't miss!