This is their banner which members contributed blocks for then Linda did the awesome machine quilting . It was so nice to spend a little time with Linda , she was super busy with the many visitors who came by to see the display .
Adrienne of the Modern quilt guild are holding up one of the many quilts Linda had on display , isn't this a fun quilt . It was so nice to meet Adrienne too .
Another of Linda's quilts which I beleive she will be doing a workshop in their guild .
Lesley as she also spent some time in Amherst .
After my visit with Linda I headed down to the local quilt shop , Mrs Pugsley's Emporium , wow is all I can say , what a lovely quilt shop , the building was formerly the postoffice and is a large stone building with so much character and they have a great display of fabric and notions and as part of the festival ,Karen Neary's quilts hung on the walls for all to admire . If you don't know Karen's work you are missing out on some gorgeous quilts , to visit her website go here .Karen's quilt New York New York graces the cover of the Quilters Connection fall edition so I also had Karen autograph her pattern . It was very nice to meet Karen , such a sweet person and talent galore . A year or so ago I took a workshop to make one of Karen's patterns , Oriental Beauty , it was a great class and our instructor was Anne Mattie a member of our guild .
My next stop was to the rug hooking display in a local church , I am not a hooker but really admire the rugs and seeing them sure makes a person want to start a new hobby ;-)
After this we stopped by the YMCA were there were a few crazy quilts on display , some were for sale but the prices were well out of my budget .
hard to see the detail in the stitching in this photo but since there was also a soup luncheon taking place it was difficult to get a decent picture.
These were all done by the same person which I am sorry I don't recall her name .
My final stop was a quick one , I knew Linda Hubbard was having a workshop on minature quilts so I briefly stopped in to say hello and seeing all her work sure makes me want to get busy and start cutting for a minature . It was so nice to see you Linda . Your students seemed to be enjoying their class and what a nice bright room to sew in :-)
After some lunch we decided to take the shore road home , the sun had come out and the temperatures had risen to lovely spring time temperatures rather than fall so what better way to enjoy the day than to follow the scenic route along the water .
This scene is along by Pugwash which is on the northern shore of our lovely province .
Another little stop along the shore , it sure was a pretty day and I had the best company possible .
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a wonderful day doing something you love . I am busy sewing today , oh how wonderful it is to be sewing again :-)