Sunday, August 10, 2014

A Quilt show and some mountain biking

Yesterday Bill and I headed for the Canso Causeway so I could visit the quilt show at St. Davids Church in Port Hastings , I can tell you it was well worth the drive , very impressive display of quilts and other quilted items . Lesley the Cuddle Quilter  is a member of this quilt guild and was one of many of the talented contributers to this display .I was so pleased to see that Lesley was present and gave me a personal guided tour of the quilts explaining who had made the various quilts, thanks so much Lesley , it was so nice to see you and spend time with you. Here are some of the beautiful quilts I seen ...

 This is one of Lesley's pretty quilts .
This is Lesley's Country Charmer quilt and I will tell you that pictures do not do this incredible quilt justice, it is just gorgeous , I was so happy to see this one up close .
Next is her Msytery quilt which was a BOM from Darlene Quilts, just beautiful!!
This beauty is made by another talented blogger Karen of Kaholly  , don't you just love it :-)

This lovely Underground Railroad quilt was made by Lesley's friend Barb , our guild did this one a few years back and is a favorite of mine.
I believe this one was also by Barb, a varition of the log cabin .
I can't recall who made this but this quilt is all hand appliqued as well as hand quilted and had won international awards and I can see why , it is so well done and the quilting just blew me away.

This sailboat smaller quilt was also by Barb , I am thinking a tourist will snap this one up :-)
Interstingly this one is hand appliqued wool on a wool blanket , I loved it .

This quilt is being hand quilted by the members to sell raffle tickets on as a fundraiser for the guild and some members made blocks to contribute to the top including Lelsey . I think this is full of scrappy goodness .
This is my attempt to show you how the quilts are displayed on the church pews , so colorful , I think a quilt show in a church is beautiful . To see more photos of this display be sure to pop on over to visit with Lesley right here  .
After the quilt show we headed on up to the Keppoch where our son Chad and family were enjoying some afternoon fun biking .
Getting ready to hit the trails and one of their neighbors is looking on.

Here is Chad and Elise as they cruise around the man made moguls , I think you would call these . Elise sure enjoyed this with her Dad and kept saying one more time Dad while Chad was saying this is tough to navigate with this bike .
This one is Nila cruising around having lots of fun and managing those hills with no problems . They are such a sport minded family , both girls took part in a triatalon in the morning , a first for Elise but Nila has taken part before . They had a great time.
Thnaks for stopping by today and hope I did not bore you with all these photos.
 hugs Sheila


  1. How exciting to meet up with Lesley and get a guided tour! Never apologize for showing and sharing your photos. I think they're wonderful.

  2. Oh Sheila, what a wonderful surprise to see you yesterday. Your incredible comments and pictures are such a marvellous tribute to the show and it's quilters. You make us all blush! Thanks so much and I am sending many hugs!

  3. What a special treat for you and thank you for sharing it all with us.

  4. Thank you for the quilt show pics, they are lovely! Riding on those moguls looks a bit too exciting for me, I haven't ridden a bike for many many years.

  5. Looks like a beautiful show - such a treat! Ho w lucky you were to meet up with Lesley too and also great to spend time with the family.

  6. I love quilt shows and they are always lovely seen in real life... but a cyber one is great too and fun to see other 'bloggers' quilts there....

  7. Thank you so much for the tour Sheila. So many gorgeous quilts and lovely to see the beautiful work of bloggy friends. Loved it! What a lovely family time and photos xx

  8. Hi Sheila,thankyou for sharing all these wonderful quilts,they are amazing and looks like lots of fun on the bikes,hope you have a wonderful day my friend.xx

  9. some gorgeous quilts Sheila!!! always enjoy a good quilt show

  10. Oh THANK YOU for taking me along with you Sheila. Loved seeing those beauties made by a talented lady! YuMMM.. :)

  11. Looks like a great show Sheila. Thanks for sharing it with those of us who could not be there "in person"...

  12. Your quilts are lovely Sheila!

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  13. Beautiful quilts. I love the cat one. :). Lovely to see photo's of your family. Hugs, xx

  14. I do love to visit quilt shows near and far so how nice of you to take us along to one all the way over there and yes they do look very special draped over the pews. Thank you for sharing.

  15. You had such an interesting day. The sight of all of those beautiful quilts together is awesome. And knowing some of the quilters is even more special. Thanks for the great pics.

  16. Colchas maravilhosas! Sempre me admiro com a capacidade das pessoas costurarem algo tão perfeito e tão grande!
    Que linda família!
    Um dia muito divertido!
    Visitei o site da Lesley, ela tem trabalhos muito bonitos!
    Um abraço!

    Wonderful quilts! I always admire the ability of people to sew something so perfect and so great!
    What a beautiful family!
    A very fun day!
    Visited the site of Lesley, she has very beautiful work!

  17. I enjoyed seeing the Quilt show. It is like being there. this morning I also took a Mini trip to Gibson Landing and Molly's Reach. with another Canadian blogger. I am seeing parts of Canada from my home near Ottawa ON.

  18. I would have loved seeing that show in person. The quilts are all so gorgeous and I loved how they draped them over the pews.

  19. Jealous! Lesley's show looks amazing and how wonderful to see her quilts in person. Glad you had some family time too. I am so looking forward to spending time with all my family at the wedding on the 23rd. I still have lots to do to get ready though.

  20. How wonderful to go to a quilt show and see all those lovely quilts. And then to have it followed by fun with your grandchildren. Perfect day!

  21. Thank you dear Sheila for sharing all these wonderful quilts,they are amazing!!!!
    Enjoy the summer with your lovely family...
    Warm hugs

  22. Sheila, sheila, sheila, why didn't you tell me you were coming?? I could have arranged to meet you and Bill there! As it was, I didn't get to see the show this year. So glad you showed such lovely pics!

  23. I'm always up for photos from a quilt show! Thanks so much for sharing them. I'd not heard of having a show in a church before and that's a great idea to have the quilts on the pews like that. I love to see families out exercising together-how cool is that!

  24. I like the wool quilt. I made the same design in cottons.

  25. Thank you for posting all the photos. The quilts are all incredible and there was lots of inspiration in those photos. The ones of Chad and his family were fun to see. I enjoyed them all.