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Monday, 20 April 2009

O Canada, Rosemont

Much like Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire", I found myself dependant on the kindness of strangers for word from the Quilt Festival in Rosemont, Illinois this weekend. Regina from Wisconson (and a member of my Cyberquilter's list) came through in a big way and sent along some beautiful pictures for me to share. Here's the entrance to the "O Canada" exhibit: And can see my Log Canada just peeking around the corner!In all there were 44 quilts chosen from across Canada to be part of this special exhibit. Regina was even kind enough to pick up a brochure from the show which she is mailing to me.
These shots made me feel like I was at the show.
Wonder what's she's thinking...?
Here's Regina, waving :
As Will Rogers said: "A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet."
Thanks, Regina, for your thoughtfulness and true kindness in sending these pictures. It really means a lot to see the quilt hanging in the show.


  1. I'm famous and known throughout North America now, hahaha. Karen your quilt is even more beautiful live and up close. It was a pleasure to photograph it for you hanging up in all its glory :)Everyone that passed by had to stop and take a closer look. Did you notice my backpack? It is chock full of quilt show goodies including wool galore!

  2. What are you planning to make with the wool, Regina? :)

  3. It looks good Karen........congrats....saw the article in the Halifax Herald on the weekend. Way ta go!!!! Regina should plan a trip to NS someday.........;)

  4. It must be killing you to have a beautiful quilt showcased and you're not there. But what wonderful that you have someone to take pictures for you. And when Regina visits NS, tell her to come to New Brunswick too. My empty nest has given me a great guest room, with lots of quilts to snuggle under.

  5. I have been collecting wool and patterns for wool for at least 3 years now. I like flowers and bought a block of the month pattern from a vendor that is located in Wisconsin, easy access to help :)

    I noticed invitations from my neighbors to the north. I would love to visit!!! When the babies are older, I will travel - I hope!

  6. Great to see your 'O Canada featured on The Quilt Show blg. Concratulations. It realy is eyecatching.

  7. To Regina,Hi. Never mind North America, you have gone world wide! I'm reading about your kindness in Scotland, Row.

  8. Makes me feel proud to be Canadian and to know we have such artists...Thanks Karen