Monday, 2 September 2013

Waterloo County Quilters Guild Quilt Show

This post is just a reminder that, while there are not as many quilt shows in the fall as there are in the spring, there are enough to keep things interesting.  My own quilters guild, the WCQG holds its quilt show every second year, held this year on September 27 & 28, 2013, at Rim Park in Waterloo, Ontario. Link here. I have five, yes five, quilts in this show.  There are a record number of large quilts being shown this year. It is pretty much guaranteed to be an excellent show.  I hope you can all make it there.

If you are there, you may see the bag I made some time ago, where I turned a denim skirt into a bag, and jazzed it up with applique, embroidery and beads, and which I like to use now and again, since it holds so much stuff. You know.  All the stuff I need at a quilt show, for example, like several cameras, notebooks, fabric purchases, etc.  I first wrote about this tote bag when I wrote my first post for this blog, here, although it is not the first quilted thing I made.

There are other upcoming quilt shows in Ontario that may interest you as well. One is in Lucknow October 25 & 26, luckily along the Ice Cream Trail, link here.  There are also shows in Sutton, Georgetown, Orangeville, Oshawa, and Mono.  So you have some choices.  See my Quilt Show page, with a link in the top bar.




I wanted to leave you with this photo.  In my travels recently on the backroads of Ontario, I came across a field of stooks just outside the city of Kitchener.  If you've been reading my blog for a while, you will know that the Mennonites are a favourite part of living in this area for me, and these stooks are a classic symbol of their way of life.  It is not unusual to see a team of horses working the fields, and I am humbled and grateful to see it. Reminds me of the stories my Mom told, of the way things used to be on the farms, before modern machinery took over.

Linking up again with The Needle And Thread Network. The kids have gone back to school, and the quilters are getting busy again, so there will be some interesting work to see!  Link here.

8 comments:

  1. Five quilts? Wow! You've been busy! Good luck... and your bag is beautiful!

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  2. I absolutely love your bag! What a great way to upcycle a piece of clothing! I have a beautiful corduroy skirt my daughter just gave me for the Sally Ann bag and I hated to see it go..... thanks for the idea!

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  3. what a gorgeous bag! Enjoy the quilt show.

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  4. Love your denim purse! Just lovely, and wonderful details, colors for your design.

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  5. Great bag. The extra bits are lovely.

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  6. Busy as a summer bee heh? I cannot say the same, but I'm working on all my UFO's just for fun! I'm married to a Mennonite man, I know what you mean.

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  7. Much work, 5 quilts as well as a field of stooks!

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