We just had a wonderful week with my very good quilt friend Heather Stewart. Heather was in Mahone Bay to do some quilt workshops and lecture with the Mahone Bay Quilter's Guild. She came a few days early so we could go to Avonport Discount Fabrics otherwise known locally as "Faye's" and so that she could spend the better part of a day with our bee the "Cove Quilters" (she is a long distance member). We accomplished a lot, Faye had some great fabrics on sale as well as her very reasonably priced regular cottons. We had a lovely lunch with Faye at the Port Pub in Port Williams plus a few stops at some farm markets and Oulton's, the farm butcher.
Since it was the day before Hallowe'en, Sandra had a wonderful Hallowe'en theme. We were so pleased to have about 25 kids at our door for Hallowe'en, as well as a group of costumed teens who were collecting for the local food bank, nice touch!
Lunch with the bee was wonderful, we gathered at Sandra R's beautiful home by the ocean.
We had a yummy lunch, lots of quilt talk and show and tell and lots of laughs.
Heather's workshops on colour and her Fireside Log Cabin were terrific. I found the colour one a challenge as I was just days away from cataract surgery and that did not help me chose the gradations and values I needed but I still learned a lot. The Fireside Log Cabin was great fun, we had cut a lot of strips before hand so were ready to start sewing right away. I chose off-whites and grays with a tangerine centre. a couple of days after I had my surgery and was very surprised to see that my grays ranged from green grays to violet grays to blue grays and everything in between! I love it! I have 9 of the 20 blocks done so far.
Heather has another busy week ahead of her with workshops in Dartmouth and Cape Breton. I am sure everyone there will learn a lot and have a wonderful time just like we did.