Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Save the Date

If you are planning your own quilt show it is important to remember that the role of a publicity chair needs to be filled at least one year in advance of your show dates. Their is always much to do and today I will be meeting with the printer to discuss our "Save the Date" bookmarks.  Timing is always a tricky thing in the advertising game, but with the number of regional shows that take place throughout the spring and summer months, it is important to get the word out as soon as possible.  If you are like me, I never leave a quilt show, shop, or fall fair without a handful of flyers and book marks.  They immediately get recorded on my kitchen calendar when I get home and my life becomes planned around them.

 Save the Date:  
April, 24-26th, 2014. 

Look for our brightly coloured bookmarks at your upcoming shows.  They should be available by the middle of May, 2013.

Until then, enjoy the shows and some more images from our last Piecemakers 2012 show.

Monday, 8 April 2013

A Fabric Playground: Blocking A Quilt

A Fabric Playground: Blocking A Quilt: These snippets were first published in Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine's ask-the-expert column 'Ask Kimmy'. Copyrights held ...

A helpful tip as we prepare our own quilts for next years show.

Friday, 5 April 2013

One Year and Counting

About Us:  

This show is the cumulative efforts of the Huron-Perth Quilter's Guild and the Stonetowne Quilter's Guild of St. Mary's, Ontario.  Presented every other year, over 120 members come together to share their work with fellow quilters, fiber artists and the general public.  Our show, scheduled for April 24-26, 2014 at the Pyramid Center in the town of St. Mary's, Ontario, will be our 11th show and is already being eagerly anticipated.  On view, are examples of quilting in the Traditional & Contemporary categories, as well as, garments and wall hangings. Over the next year, I will be sharing  pieces with you from our past shows.  I hope that you can join us in 2014.  At $6.00 for an entrance ticket, it is truly a bargain!

All quilting techniques are covered by the examples in our shows including:  Traditional piecing, paper piecing, hand applique, machine applique and fusible applique.  Their are many Art pieces too.

A new twist on Tradition

Modern Quilting, a new trend

An extensive showing of Wall Hangings
I couldn't resist!  Your author and only male member in the two guilds.  I won my first ribbon ever!

Views Choice for Lap/Throw Category
Merchants from around Southwestern Ontario tempt you with the latest offerings of fabrics, finds and gadgets in our Merchants Mall.
Enjoying our Merchants Mall
Visitors and members alike are enjoying our many home made goodies and a light refreshment before continuing with the show.  Our members also offer unique gift items for sale in our boutique area.
Always something good to eat.
I hope to share more of our work with you over the next 12 months.  Any questions, please contact me here and I'll do my best to answer them.  Until then, Happy Quilting.