Wednesday, December 17, 2014

A Christmas Tea and Quilt show

Good morning , I must apologize again for being absent but this is a busy time of year and I just can't seem to fit everything in . On Saturday I attended a wonderful quilt show at a local church and what a fabulous display they had . Here are just a few photos I took , I do find it difficult to get good pictures when the quilts are displayed this way but I still think a quilt show in a church is a beautiful thing :-)

This is a fairly large church and they have the advantage of having an area to display a few large quilts hanging full length .
The nine patch was made by one of my friends , not sure which one but a group of us exchanged nine patch blocks and this was one of the quilts that resulted from that exchange .
A nice large sampler 
Appropriate for the season .
another lovely sampler 
I remember helping to quilt this at Holy Name 
This one belongs to Joan , she just recently completed this quilt .
There were lots of smaller quilted items on display as well 
Nice display of poinsettas .
a cute tree skirt
Now this is not the best picture and doesn't give this wonderful display  the credit it deserves . Can you tell what is hanging from the branches of this tree ? They are china cups , Michelle I thought of you and Jeanette and your love of pretty china when I seen this display . The saucers were around the base of the tree , it was so pretty . They also had this wonderful display ...
I had to reach over some ladies to take this photo , the dolls were incredible and those christening gowns which were all handmade just made me smile , The hooked rug was over 100 years old and was in immaculate condition ,  If you look closely there is a photo in the left hand corner of the display and at least one of those ladies is responsible for some of this work . I really enjoyed seeing this display and wished I could take one of those gowns home ;-)
 So that is just a small overview of the quilts and other displays , what a perfect way to kick off the holiday season with colourful quilts and some yummy food , I didn't mention the tea and goodies that came with the ticket to attend . I had a lovely time sharing tea with Kate , Donna and her friend .

On a different topic last week our guild had their Christmas party after our general meeting .which was preceded by a hot turkey supper with all the trimmings , it is a wonder we didn't all fall asleep our bellies were so full .  Each year we have a gift exchange , it is optional but always such fun with Joan as Santa and Gloria as her helper , they make our sides weak from laughter . Santa has a long list  and several bags from which he chooses the gifts and this year my gift was ....

There is a really sweet panel with snowmen , I love snowmen , a very cute pincushion with embroidery scissors set securely in the center , how convenient is that for someone like me who is constantly loosing her scissors and some yummy Lindt chocolate for nourishment when I am stitching . You know this is a secret exchange , we don't know who the gifts are from but this one was just perfect for me , so thank you to whomever brought this gift :-) The gift I brought was this quilters journal and pincushion 
I forgot to take a picture so I asked Rita who received this gift to take the picture . At the top I freemotion wrote Quilters Diary . 
This was the pincushion . That is an antique little coaster that I stitched on top of some linen type fabric . 
 Yesterday I turned one year older and I want to share what Karen sent to me , this adorable little lapel pin .
Isn't it sweet . Thanks so much Karen , 
I also received this lovely package just a day or so before my birthday .
Some gorgeous fabric that will make a pretty attic windows project and some handmade soap in two different lavendar scents , this lovely gift was from my long time friend Marg (no Blog) 
My friend Linda (no blog) gave me this great pattern for an apron , she knows how much I love aprons :-) Thanks Linda :-)
And my friend Dianne gave me these very unique wooded farm scenes .
Thanks Dianne :-)
 Now not to keep you much longer but I also received my postcard from Leah in the snowflake exchange through Brandy Lynn and it came on my birthday so that makes it special .
This little snowman came blowing in with his snowflakes from BC , thanks for exchanging with me Leah . 
 Hope I haven't worn you out , whew , thats it for me today and just incase I don't get a chance to get back here before Christmas I want to thank all my wonderful followers for another great year and I hope your holidays are filled with love and peace and joy . God Bless .
 Hugs Sheila 


  1. Love a quilt show in a church - so many pretties! The cup tree and antique doll/dresses are wonderful.

  2. Nice to see your post Sheila. The church sure was full of quilts - the teacup tree was gorgeous! You did receive some lovely gifts and love that Snowman postcard!

  3. Your post today is fabulous! Loved seeing all the quilts and all the little treasures you received. Thanks do much for sharing with us!

  4. Oh my gosh - what a wonderful time you've been having. The quilts at the quilt show are awesome. Merry

  5. what a lovely display and wonderful gifts.... woohoooo...

  6. Yes just sew much to do this time of year... What a wonderful Quilt show with such fabulous displays..
    Nice gifts given and received..
    the Snowman post card is gorgeous...

    Have a Wonderful Christmas..

  7. Lovely quilt show and your report! Happy holidays

  8. Oh my more beautiful quilts to look at. Love the teacup tree. Love your gifts especially the pincushion. Hugs, xx

  9. No wonder you haven't had time to blog! I agree, quilt shows in churches are lovely. One of our local churches has an annual show too, and I always look forward to it.

  10. Wow! That's a whole lotta quilts. Beautful!

  11. The quilt show in the church looks fabulous. I've never seen quilts displayed this way but it is a great idea.

    Your prize from the Guild meeting is perfect (I too love that pincushion) and you received some really lovely gifts (happy birthday to you)!

  12. What a lovely Quilt Show... and wonderful gifts!
    Hugs, Deborah

  13. It is lovely to see all those quilts on pews - a great way of displaying without the hassle of hanging. It looked like a great collection. You have received a lovely gifts Sheila - as you deserve, I especially like that pincushion with the scissors! I hope that you have a wonderful Christmas - don't wear yourself out before you get there though!xx

  14. What a beautiful display of quilts. You knew so many of them as if they were friends. Love that postcard, too.

  15. How lovely are all your pics. I don't know if you knew that the farm stand ups are made by someone who works with your Chad. It is a German reproduction way they make them. Love you...D.

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  17. Hi Sheila i am sorry i havent been commenting on your post but on my ipad it wont let me ,i have tried so many times,just had to remember when i got on my big computer to go back and find you.Thankyou for sharing all those lovely quilts and such wonderful gifts,hope you had a lovely day my friend.xx

  18. Lindas, lindas colchas! É um privilégio visitar uma exposição destas! As roupas de batizado antigas são lindas! Ótima idéia a árvore com as porcelanas antigas também. eu não teria coragem...
    Uma troca de presentes muito agradável e seus presentes são encantadores!
    Um grande abraço!

    Beautiful, beautiful quilts! It is a privilege to visit an exhibition of these! The old batisado clothes are beautiful! Great idea the tree with the old porcelain as well. I would not dare ...
    An exchange of very nice gifts and your gifts are lovely!
    A big hug!

  19. Dear Sheila,
    thank you very much for sharing these wonderful pictures from the church.
    Your recived and made some wonderful gifts, such a nice time of the year.
    I wish you a Merry Christmas too dear friend!

  20. Great post! Glad you had a lovely time and a such a good birthday!! xoxo

  21. The quilts look so beautiful displayed in the church, the teacup tree is amazing. Lovely gifts too. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas. xx

  22. Happy birthday to you!! What a great quilt show and I love to see sampler quilts. What a great idea on the teacup tree :-)
    Best wishes on a wonderful Christmas and holiday season for you and your family!

  23. Hi Sheila, What a full post! I think all the quilts look fabulous. I think it would be good to look at the quilts without craning your neck. Most quilts are meant to be on beds so a sort of horizontal view would be nice.
    All your prezzies are wonderful. I just love that snowman post card. Happy Birthday for last week and I hope you have a great New year.

  24. Hi Sheila, thanks for the mention! I'm so glad you liked your postcard from Leah. I hope to have another postcard exchange with an Ocean Wave theme leading up to the Aloha Quilt Cruise this fall. I hope you'll join me!