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Friday, 18 September 2009

Kennebecasis Valley Quilt Show

Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the 29th annual show and sale of the Kennebecasis Valley Quilting Guild in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. As usual the quilts were spectacular. "Bella Roma" by Leigh Smith is certainly worthy of it's first place Red Ribbon in the Group Machine Quilted category. The extraordinary quilting was done by Penny Bubar.
This lovely quilt entitled "A Walk In the Garden" garnered a 3rd place ribbon for Joan Smith in the Group Hand Quilted category. The quilt was designed as a BOM by Peggy Stevens of the Cumberland Quilt Guild. Typically, I charged my big camera the night before and then changed my mind at the last minute and took the little Nikon... whose batteries conked out after only a few pictures. For the record, I did ask permission of the organizers to take and post these pictures for sharing, something that's important to do each time.
The merchant's mall was a busy spot, and I responded obligingly when some Fat Quarters called my name. The highlight was having opportunity to play on the new Bernina 820. Wow. The Bernina Lady is coming to Fibre Festival in October and I think I will casually show up with some silk and silk thread to play some more...
As wonderful as the quilt show was, the best part of the trip was the very pleasant company on the drive. Thank you Lynn and Marilyn for a much needed escape. I am still pondering the comment about taking my Fat Quarters with me when I got out of the car though, Lynn; we were talking about the fabric, right?


  1. Absolutely beautiful quilts. This show looks like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.


  2. Hi Karen - I was at this very show on Saturday. The Bella Roma certainly was one of my favorites too. Lots of beautiful pieces on display and the merchants mall was fun. I left some of my paycheck behind too. Too tempting to resist. The recent mention of your "Beauty" definitely deserves recognition. It truly is a magnificent piece. LB