Monday, July 28, 2008

New Website for Jewel Machine Quilting

Just letting you know that Beth has a new website for her machine quilting business and I have changed it on the sidebar. Please remember ladies that these businesses, on our sidebar, support the London Friendship Quilters' Guild, so please reciprocate and support these local businesses!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Quilters on Vacation: Shelbourne,Markdale, Wiarton, Goderich

This email from Jacquie VMS:


Hope your summer is going well! We just returned from a travelling vacation just going wherever we felt like going! We stopped at lots of antique shops, walked along the beaches (I even sat and worked on my embroidery project on the beach in Goderich for a couple hours!). We also managed to stop at a few quilt shops. Here are pictures of two of them.

Cobwebs and Caviar in Shelbourne (just north or Orangeville)...very nice shop with great fabrics.

Quilter's Line in Markdale

Wiarton...can't remember the name of the shop, but it's part of a motel and is just north of town on the main road up to Tobermory, etc. Very nice shop as well and very friendly lady in there. Now that would have been fun! A motel room and then go shopping at the Quilt shop LOL. Unfortunately, we were just on the road, and wanted to go further on that day before getting a motel.

We also stopped at the Goderich Quilt shop, but my camera was full so couldn't take a picture there. And, we started off our vacation last week Saturday at Ginny's Premium Quilt Shoppe in Oakville where I went to a Dear Jane gathering for few hours while Jake checked out some antique shops. Unfortunately, Ginny's is closing and everything's being cleared out, so not much to see there anymore, though some great deals!

The third picture is of the goodies I picked up at the quilt shops...a little bit here and a little bit there :-).

The last two pictures are of a really cool historical plaque commemorating an anniversary of a Women's Institute along the way...can't remember where it was, but you can probably read it on the picture. They had this table set up with a teapot and pastries on a plate, chair ready to sit down! Fun.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Quilters on Vacation: Picton and Belleville, Ontario

Gail M-L sends us this email and photos:


These photos were taken in Picton. There is a big quilt show there next weekend and many of the stores in town had quilts in the windows along with posters advertising the show. Unfortunately, I will miss the show, but I did enjoy seeing the quilts in the windows.



I also went to a great quilt store in Belleville where I added some stash to my stash... It was called Fun with Stitches. The last two photos were taken at the store. You can see my reflection in one of the windows as I took the picture.




I also met Greta Kristiansen-Jacobs--a quilt maker and fibre artist who has a studio in her home near Picton. I was not allowed to take any pictures in her studio but I did pick up a brochure. She specializes in American Beauty quilts and does trunk shows and workshops. She recently taught at Quilt Canada in Nfld; her quilts were beautiful and made with brightly coloured fabric.