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Monday, 15 October 2012

Roundabout Again Workshop

Here are some pictures of my Saturday workshop, part of the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival.
Many of the quilters shown here have been coming for the past several years, making this an annual destination.  Most average about a 6 hour car ride, with the ones from Ontario logging substantially more hours.
Tina and Sheila have both attended for several years.
This year, 7 members of La Guilde Acadienne de Clare were in attendance.  Here you see Joan and Elaine busily working away.  There are more pictures of the workshop on Joan's blog.
Mary and I have corresponded for many years so it was wonderful to finally meet up.
We welcomed a few new faces as well;  here's Helen from Havre Boucher, N.S.  In the background are Elaine, Joan and Simone.
Brenda from Truro is working on making continuous bias binding to finish her project.

Gaile, Tina, Sheila, Jean and Amanda showing off their blocks
(that one in the middle always has to be different *-)
The colours and fabrics chosen by the participants were all so varied, I can't wait to see the finished projects.  I've had emails from a couple of folks who hurried home to finish their blocks so hopefully it won't be long before we see some results. It was an absolutely wonderful day.  I am always humbled by how generous quilters are in sharing their talents.  Mark your calendars, and we'll do it all again next year: October 15 - 19, 2013. 


  1. I would love to come! Just wish those flights weren't so long.

  2. Thank you for having Julia & I in for a visit to your class. Everyone seemed to be having such a great time & so busy, busy & productive.
    Beautiful work. Loved meeting Helen.

  3. Home again, home again, holidays completed and real life takes over. I wanted to thank you once again for the wonderful experience and especially for making it right for my friend to enjoy your class. She was so disappointed on discovering her error of leaving behind the cord. Hard to remember everything your first time sewing away from home. The train's arrival started all kinds of cogs turning so I'm hatching a plan for next year already. We'll be busy completing our project so you'll soon see we learned our lessons well. Thanks again.

  4. Everyone looks like they are happy!