Sew Karen-ly Created...

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Sunday, 16 November 2008

3...2...1...Blast Off!!

And what a blast it was! We launched Canadian Heritage Quilting in fine style Friday night. I can't begin to thank everyone enough (most particularly Beth Munroe) for making this such a memorable occasion. The fun started Friday afternoon with an anonymous delivery of flowers, left quietly on my doorstep. who could that be...?There were many emails and phone calls from well wishers throughout the day as well. At 7 pm, the doors opened at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium. The Old Clock Tower looked so inviting; on approach, you could see the quilts hanging in the windows. Beth Munroe, owner of Mrs. Pugsley's, is nothing short of amazing. The creative touches she adds never fail to astound and delight. She came up with the idea of having cookies made in the shape of a quilt block from the book's cover, and generously distributed these to all in attendance. The decorated cookies from Noelle’s Custom Cookies were incredible. Noelle even custom-matched the frosting colours to fabric samples from Gram's Baptist Fans, the quilt gracing the book cover. How cool is that? Needless to say, the cookies were a huge hit and the recipients went home with a delicious piece of edible art.
Throughout the evening, folks mingled and chatted...
examined the quilts...
and bought books!
We even had a delightful moment to oohh and aahh when Bernice arrived with her latest version of the Maritime Beauty, this one done in Christmas colours.
Here's a shot of me (l) with Lynn Bourgeois, past president of The Cumberland Quilt Guild. Lynn was a big help in checking and editing the instructions in the book:
Alie Cameron from Antigonish also helped in this capacity, but was unable to attend due to health issues. Her good wishes were delivered via the telephone.
Thank you to all who attended, and a special thank you to Beth. We had intended to take the quilts down after the weekend, but decided that perhaps they could stay a bit longer. This coming Saturday (Nov 22nd) is the Christmas Parade in Amherst, so if you are in town that day and would like to see the quilts in this spectacular setting, you are welcome to stop in at 50 Victoria Street. Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium is open afternoons from 1-4:30.
Oh...and the flowers? They turned out to be from the Moore family. Thanks Charlene and Drew for your thoughtfulness.
When I packed up to come home, I couldn't leave without this adorable little plum coloured sequined purse:
As Steve and Morag used to sing on Smith & Smith, “it’s all part of the fun…”

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations on your successful book launch! So now, may I buy a copy from you, please, and perhaps with your autograph? :)