Sunday, May 20, 2012

Studio Tour 2012

What a beautiful day!  The sun was shining, the lilacs were in colour, the rhododendrum in the front yard was magnificent in blossom and the robins were playing in our pond.  It was a perfect setting overlooking Lake Okanagan for my quilt show and studio tour.

This year I joined in on the Summerland Artist Studio Tour being held Saturday and Sunday on the May long weekend. I hung a wide selection of my own quilts, as well as the Penticton Guild's Quilt being raffled off for their Quilt Show this coming October. My studio will be open again today, Sunday, and weather permitting I will be hanging my quilts again for viewing.  If you are around, please drop by!  If I miss you, there will be another Studio Tour on the October long weekend.

Welcome to our home
Quilts swaying in the breeze
Beautiful day to relax on the patio
Penticton Raffle Quilt on the left
The walk to my Studio

Some of my Fabric Art projects 

Overlooking the Lake

Cooling off!
Spring Blossoms

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Victoria Quilters' Guild Quilt Show 2012

Wow!  Its been so hectic the past few weeks I haven't even had time to share the wonderful creations from the fourth class in my Fabric Art series at Linda's Quilt Shoppe in Kelowna.  Well, that will have to wait a few more days as they deserve a post of their own.

I was on the road this weekend at Victoria where I had a booth at the quilt show. I am so happy to finally have a public venue to show off my line of Fil-Tec thread and pre-wound bobbins, as well as my hand dyed fabric.

I drove to Victoria with my friend Marilyn on Wednesday so we could get in early Thursday to set up the booth.  It was an adventure getting everything into the back of our pick-up truck - we barely had room for our suitcases!

Well, it only took an hour to empty the truck and move everything into the booth.

Then came the fun setting up the displays. Its amazing how much you can fit into a 10 x 10 booth!  We were both very pleased with the final result.


Thread Displays
Hand Dyed Fabric and Notions

Well, it has been a wonderful show and we met lots of great people.  We pack up tonight and return home to Summerland early Monday - just in time to unpack, then get ready again to leave Thursday for the next show at Langley!  If you are near the lower mainland of BC, drop by and say hello.