I was sick yesterday and today my voice has completely gone. I can still type, though, so they aren’t going to shut me up that easily!
Saturday Lee & I went to Quilts in the Gardens put on by the Halton Quilter’s Guild. It’s held in the Royal Botanical Gardens which is a beautiful place to visit if you are ever in the area.
There were many beautiful quilts and I did get pictures!
I didn’t get pictures of all the labels, but the one directly above is called “William Morris Stars” and was pieced & quilted by Robin Petty.
This was pieced and appliquéd by my friend Barb and believe it or not, this was her FIRST quilt!!!! It’s called The Queen & Her Court. She also made this beautiful blue and white quilt. She doesn’t believe in doing anything easy!
This next one was one of my favourites – and I stupidly didn’t get the name of the quilt or the quilter!!
I have lots more pictures, but I’ll post them over the next couple of days.
I managed to get my Mystery Quilt stars figured out – I replaced the star points with a different batik and I’m happy with them now. They still don’t show up that great in a photo, but in person you can definitely see they are stars. I also had the opportunity to meet Sherri, the owner of Border Creek Station at the Quilt Show.
Saturday night was our bowling banquet and Leo & I cleaned up!! Our team came in 3rd out of 18 teams; Leo won most improved average; I won highest triple with handicap; and our name was pulled for a door prize so we won a 22” flat screen HDTV. We also won ‘The Twist’ contest – I was dragged up there unwillingly – and won some restaurant gift certificates for that. All in all, it was a good night – and very lucrative too!
Our magnolia tree is in full bloom and looks beautiful. I just had to share a couple of pictures!