Monday, May 16, 2011

No Voice

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!

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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.

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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!

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This next one was one of my favourites – and I stupidly didn’t get the name of the quilt or the quilter!!

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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.

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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!

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Suzan said...

That was a FIRST quilt?! I may just go ahead and quit now...

Lovely photos!

Bunny said...

Yes the show was fantastic. You took wonderful photos.
Hope you get better soon.

JudiB said...

Hi Irene..a friend and I came down on Sat. from Fenelon Falls to hang out with our friend Bunny. We had a fantastic time. The quilts were just beyond words.
Your friends first quilt caught my eye ..she must be very proud..she did an awesome job.
Can't wait for the next
Hope your feeling better soon.
Judi B.