Saturday, May 7, 2011

Women's United Run, Stroll or Roll 2011

To-day was the 32 annual Royal LePage 5 Km Women's Run.  I have been doing this run for the last 20 years.  The last few years my friend Maria and I have been walking or strolling but we still get out there and do it. 

It always takes place the Saturday before Mother's Day to Honour the Women of the World.

This year was a very special year because men of the community were invited to participate and

and walk they did.

I didn't have my camera so I missed a great opportunity for a picture of our Mayor and a dozen firefighters in high heel shoes.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Snow Chateau is finished and O Canada

I received this kit for Christmas
and was finally able
to start working on it in March.

I finished quilting it yesterday.

The Kit contained 2 centre panels because you had to
be careful how you cut the pieces.

Note how the picture flows from the right
and from the left.

The rocks also run horizontal and vertical. 
It was tricky cutting them
you had to cut them across the width
across the length of the fabric.


This pattern is one that was developed
by our local Quilt shop.

I have made it before and now this is a

I like to display mine on May 24th week-end which
we celebrate here in Canada as Victoria Day Week-end
in honour of Queen Victoria.

I also like to hang it on my door in July to
celebrate Canada Day which is July 1st.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New Fabric

Of course I had to purchase fabric from some of the out of town vendors at the Quilt Show. 

I really like this table topper pattern that I have had for a long time from Pieced Tree Patterns.

I have only made this pattern once,
 but these new fabrics will be used to make it again.

This is the Table Topper that I sent to my
sister for her birthday. 
She saw it on the slide show and admired it
 it is hers.

Here are the new fabrics I purchased.

I just love the colours here

Already kitted up and ready to be made.

These Iris's were calling out to me to be purchased.
I saw them on the first day
and went back on Sunday
just before the
Show closed.
I just had to have them.

Whenever I give a gift I make a bag for it instead of buying
paper that just gets thrown away.
The cats on this bag look like Farouk, Christine's cat.

The bag pattern isn't fancy
but the bag is great for
groceries or just


Sunday, May 1, 2011

The Quilt Show Continued

Thunder Bay Quilters' Guild Logo

This Banner hung over the Guild Merchandise Booth.

I took a few more picture today of the beautiful quilts.

This is a beautiful Stained Glass wall hanging. 
One day I will make one of these.

A Striking Quilt

I'd like to find a pattern for this table topper
If anyone out there in Blog land has a pattern,
could you

The Thunder Bay Quilter's Guild
30th Anniversary Banquet

Last night was the Banquet to celebrate the quilt show.

The highlight of the evening was the guest speaker.
Paulette Eccleston
She is a quilter and teacher who has been teaching and designing patterns for her own
classes since 1992.

What a treat she had in store for us.

She brought 30 of her 100 quilt tops.  None were quilted so they were easy
to transport since she came from Kamloops, B.C.

Her specialty is scrap quits and often does not use the same fabric
twice in one quilt.
These were large bed quilts so needless to say she had a lot of
scraps and fabric.

Strips sewn into blocks

Strips again but forming a very unique block.

A beautiful use of lights and darks.

I love the green in this one.
Very effective.

Every year she makes a Valentine Quilt.

Half Square Triangles in Lights and Darks.

I think the Quilt Show this year was a great success with all the work that went into it from the many volunteers and the Vendors that came out.  There were vendors from Thunder Bay, Red Lake, Kenora, Sioux Lookout, and Stonewall Manitoba.

Feel free the check out the Thunder Bay Quilter's Guild website.