Events, trips, and retreats
New sewing projects for spring shown at CreativFest 2018. Organizer Duo, Zip & Flip, and Norfolk Bag; plus patterns, hardware, and zippers.
Everybody loves a ladies night out at their local quilt shop and I was pleased to have been the featured speaker this November at A Stitch In Time quilt shop in the Tomato capital of the world – Leamington, Ontario! The next day I taught Homeward Bound.
Olde Crow Primitives is a renovated granary on a Century Farm. The tiny shop has a welcoming front porch decorated with birdhouses, washtubs and antique ironing boards, all for sale.
All fall, whenever I've found a moment I've been preparing for CreativFestival. It's the premier sewing, knitting, scrapbooking, quilting, beading and embroidery show in Ontario. This is the second of these shows I've done this year!
I had the pleasure of teaching the Yorkville Shopper tote bag to a group of wonderful students at the Simcoe County Quilters' Guild. I also gave my trunk show presentation "Developing the Designer In You" that same weekend.
Pioneer villages are always good for vintage quilt sightings. This summer I saw many of them as we traveled around Ontario.
I thought it was important to keep a record of quilt shows and bag making classes I've written about over the years so when we moved the blog I kept these.
A note from Brenda: I've been a fixture at CreativFest over the past few years, so pre-2017 blogs are gathered here into a single post.
A bunch of fabric-loving friends hit the road to visit shops in Ontario: The Red Red Bobbin, Crafty Gal, Mary Maxim, Country Patchworks, and Eddycrest Sewing Furniture.
I hope that you all enjoyed your Canada Day wherever you happened to find yourselves. I spent the day in London Ontario at historic Eldon House and enjoyed the fireworks in Harris Park that evening.
Along with my sister-in-law Kathy, I enjoyed a great summer solstice day in the Orillia area as I did trunk show presentations to two area quilt guilds. The afternoon session was for the Orillia Quilter's Guild and the evening trunk show was presented to the Evening Threads Quilt Guild.
The past few weekends I've been to quilt shows and garden tours. This is a Chinese Lantern quilt that was made by my husband's grandparents. It was entered in the Canada 150 quilt show in Ailsa Craig and Parkhill.