Thursday, March 28, 2019

2019 Minot Quilt Show

This past weekend was the Minot North Dakota Quilt Show

We always like to go take it in!!


My favorite booth this year was Good Vibrations


She had a lot of Kaffe Fassett fabric
and
 Laura Heine patterns


They had the show in a new venue. 

It was at the Clarion Hotel in steady of the Grand Hotel.


There were alot of mixed reviews on the new venue.


I felt that the room the quilts were displayed in was too dark.


It was black walls, floors and ceilings.


It felt like going into a cave


Despite that, there was alot of quilts and vendors.




The quilting this year was intense!!


Every thing was stippled or quilted so heavily



These checker boards were 1" big!!


as well as these cathedral window stitching!!


It was interesting to see another Autumn Love done in different colors

This was done by Cathy Moorehead Johnson





We just went down for the day this time.

We had a friend save us a table for the trunk show.

I had to laugh when she didn't know Donna's last name!!

It was actually Nixon!!

I think we Marcottes travel in packs!!


They had table gifts for each person....


packaged in cute little packages!!


This years Trunk show was the Man Sewer.

I loved his new exhibit for Costa Rican endangered animals.


He is now working with Micheal Miller Fabrics 


and used Fairy Frost fabrics to make his new creations.


This exhibit has 13 endangered animals in it!


It was a good day with good friends and lots of laughs,

There were so many Canadians there.

It was good to see all our Manitoba friends again!!
Hope Spring has sprung in your neck of the woods!!

Christa

Friday, March 22, 2019

Mark Your Calendars!!

Since last year was such a hit...

We decided to do it again!

The Block Party Guild will be hosting a quilt show


On Sunday, June 2, 2019

At

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

Torquay, Saskatchewan

We will have a few vendors in attendance for your shopping experience!



Doors open at 1pm with show to begin at 1:30pm

Admission will be 5$/person

Tea and dainties to follow!

For more info- 

email
 Colleen @ marcottecolleen@live.ca

or 
Christa @ acmarcotte@sasktel.net

We promise to entertain you!
Christa





Thursday, March 21, 2019

Alaska Quilt

Well, the weather sure has felt like Alaska


The calves and I are so happy with the warm up!!



We have been busy with calves. 

A couple of calves had to have a spa day in the hot box....


Dawson always loves guests in the garage!


Between calves I started on my Alaska Quilt
by
Laundry Basket Quilts


I have been saving some of my Bali fabrics for this project


This is a quilt cut out with templates


These blocks were pretty quick to whip up


There were 13 different blocks


I had it all arranged on the floor ready to sew up...


Then I noticed the lower left corner!!


Good thing! I got it fixed!


It is ready to go to the long armer!!


Today we are having a Spring lunch at Colleen's!!

What a great way to greet a new season!!

I will try to take pics if I remember!!

Christa 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

2019 STARS Air Ambulance Quilt


Our Guild's Quilt was auctioned this week


 Please head over to  The Block Party Guild

Thank you so much to Tyler and Jean Bangsund Family for their support


They purchased the quilt for 2700$ and donated it back

The second sale went to Tracey Ogden of Top Notch Farm Supply


Tracey purchased it for 2300$

We are so grateful for all the support we have received for the past 6 years!!

Our quilts have raised nearly 15,000$ for STARS Air Ambulance!!
Christa