Quilters are the best friends!

Just by chance I mentioned to my friend Heather that I wasn't going to be able to make my annual donation quilt to our local daycare for a fundraiser. I had been putting it off and before I knew it I realized my cataracts had gotten the better of me and that they were "slowing me down"! Surgery will happen soon but I still felt bad that I hadn't gotten a quilt done for the daycare. 

They are a very special daycare, vital to our community as we found out six years ago when our twin grandsons were born. Mary Ellen and her tem just were wonderful in helping to care for our 2 year old grandson, when we all needed to be in the city at the hospital. They are a "not for profit" daycare, they offer subsidized spaces for those who need it and they work hard to give our local kids the best care possible. So for the last 5 years I have donated a quilt to help with their fundraising. 

Mary Ellen, some of the kids and "Backyard Fun" thanks to the Mellow Yellows!

While in Calgary, I went to the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts. If you ever can plan a trip to Calgary try and plan it for around the end of May in time for this Festival. There over 800 quilts dipslayed inside, outside, in tents, over fences, hanging from balconies - everywhere you look there are quilts. A huge undertaking for a 2 day show!

Quilts at the Wainnwright Hotel, they didn't stay up long as they showers persisted!

I loved all the Halloe'en quilts.

I loved this skeleton fabric - anyone know the brand/designer or where I might get some?

This quilt was wonderful, see my Flickr page here for detail pictures of this one and many others! 

A favourite picture for Father's Day (a little late!) Andrew and Molly heading for golf lessons. My Dad and Peter's Dad (two of the best) would be so thrilled to see this!