I have recently returned from a long road trip around Alberta starting in Edmonton & ending up in Lethbridge 6 days later! Thank you kindly to Alamo Car rentals who upgraded my rental vehicle to an SUV. I didn’t ask for this upgrade …… it just came my way. Wouldn’t it be SO nice if Air Canada would upgrade me just once to business class???? It has NEVER happened to me despite all the flying I do with Air Canada year in & year out! Oh well. Anyway the SUV was very wonderful seeing as I had long distances to drive every day and was able to do this in style & comfort and arrive at my destinations not too tired out.
- When I got to my last “stop” on the road trip: Lethbridge, Alberta, we were in attendance at the Lethbridge Sewing Center booth at the Lethbridge Festival of Quilts show. This show is held every 2 years at the Lethbridge College campus and is hosted by the Lethbridge Centennial Quilters Guild. I must say, I do enjoy attending this show. The quilts are generally of a pretty high standard and the Quilt guild which hosts the show sure has a friendly and accommodating bunch of volunteers. Thank you to all you folk: you did an excellent job! Must say I did wonder if you will still have your quilt show in 2 years time what with QUILT CANADA being hosted in your city (at Lethbridge University campus) in June 2015??? I guess I will hear the answer to this in due course.
So here are some pics of the fun in Lethbridge:
- Remember the fun I had with Carol Ann Waugh’s Stupendous Stitching (search earlier blog posts for pics etc). This was also inspired by the same technique class : Rose-Marie Christie called this “The Bordello Project “as her hubby asked her “And which bordello do you plan to hang this in?” Now if my hubby had said that…….well, let’s just say he knows better than to say that!
- I just LOVED making my versions of this same project above (check back in this blog archives for pics ) – a simply wonderful excuse to use all those great 9mm decorative stitches we now have on the ELNA EXCELLENCE 730 & 760. Click on the links for more information about these incredible machines packed chock full of features, feet & fun for quilters & sewers.
- This quilt was also pretty spectacular: Asian Glacier Star by Barbara Sheen was the final result of using the Judy Niemeyer pattern Glacier Star. I really like & admire these quilts but as I have an “allergy” to paper foundation piecing, it is highly unlikely that I am going to produce one of these masterpieces!
- This is another of those simply stunning paper foundation masterpieces: this one was done by Bev MacTavish and is called “Milky Way”. Sorry about the pic quality. I tired but there was a light directly above which somewhat defeated my efforts. The colours were incredible and the workmanship was very good.
Trust me….there were many other very worthy quilts of quality but I only had a limited time to wander & look + take pics so these are but a few that stood out for me. I do not know who won ribbons for the Viewers choice in each category as that was announced after I left to travel home. However, if I hear, I will let you know.