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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival 2014..

This past weekend it was an honour and a privilege to teach a class at the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst N.S. I think I was as excited as my students were, perhaps even moreso. I do love teaching my Miniatures class, you know!   :)  We had a great day together, in a wonderful venue - nice and bright, spacious with lots of tables and electrical plugs - a perfect classroom! There was only one thing wrong with the day - I forgot to take some pictures during the class. You would think that as I watched my students taking photos of my miniature quilts, it would have jogged my memory to get out my own camera... Nope. Totally did not occur to me to take some "class in progress" photos until the day was over and students were packing up... I rarely do take photos during a class; I know some people are not comfortable being photographed... but I must make a conscious effort "next time" to take some class photos- Bonnie Hunter style! lol So you'll just have to believe me when I tell you we all had great fun, and I think they all enjoyed the class and found the info and tips very helpful. I will share photos in the future of students work, if  I receive any...  :)

This is the third year I have attended the NS Fibre Fest - naturally I go on the Friday when the quilt shows are on - this year there were four shows to see! My first stop was at Town Hall to see the newly formed Maritime Modern Quilt Guild's display, and to meet fellow blogger Linda Smith of  Scrapmaster. Their display of modern quilts was very impressive, especially since this is a relatively new Guild. There was a wonderful variety of pieces, from full size quilts to pillows,  and Linda did a great job of talking to visitors and explaining what the "modern" movement is all about.
Here's a quick look at the MMQG's display....








I have long been a big fan of  Bill Cosby, so loved this quilt with his wonderful portrait. I laughed when Linda told us someone else had come in and commented about it too- how much they loved Reggie Jackson!! Too funny!


Piece,
Linda

You can't buy happiness... but you can buy fabric and that's pretty close...

8 comments:

Sara D.B. said...

Hello Linda!
The modern quilts in these photos are very beautiful.
But then I had a look at your photo gallery and it was Crazy Quilting that really made me fall in love. I didn't know quilting can be like that... so lovely, so inspiring!

Linda said...

What an experience I had! One of the highlights was meeting you! I would love to be in a class with you. Someday. I have made a few miniatures over the years and working with tiny pieces is one of my fave things.

Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Beautiful pics, Linda :) I love that little motto at the end (I feel that way about beads LOL).

Gwen Buchanan said...

So bright and colourful. Thanks for sharing. I am trying to decide on my next quilt and You are always an inspiration.

Adrienne said...

Linda thank you so much for sharing your experience! What a time we have had putting our very first show together for MMQG. What a hoot! Linda is simply amazing, I was blessed to find her. She is the best spokeswoman a guild could ask for! Next time you are in the Halifax Metro area, I hope you will stop into a meeting or a Sew In!

Country Gal said...

All look so cozy ! Thanks for sharing the beautiful work with us . Have a good day !

Pamela Gordon said...

Lots of bright colours there! I love the Bill Cosby one - it's a great likeness.

Sheila said...

The modern quilt guild show was amazing , I sure enjoyed the quilts and it was wonderful to stop in and say a quick hello and see your wonderful work again . Next year I will be trying to get there for Friday so I can enjoy the other quilt shows as well .

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