canadian quilt conference in Halifax,may 2012

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linda Posted: Wed, Oct 19 2011 5:55 AM

Is anyone going to the Canadian quilt conference in Halifax, May 2012?  I have signed up for some workshops and will be there the full week. Linda

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Marilyn B replied on Wed, Oct 19 2011 5:59 AM

Wish I could be there but have to work and going to Edmonton this summer to see my son.  I can only afford one trip.  I am going to the Craft and Needlework show in Toronto this weekend with my neice who is a knitter.  They have something for both of us there.

Have fun and tell us all about the great stuff you did there.

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Pat replied on Wed, Oct 19 2011 12:08 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I wish I could - but with living in BC and that being the start of the "insane" time for work for me...Of course, if I win big on Loto Max or 6/49 it would definitely be a must! :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pat replied on Wed, Oct 19 2011 12:15 PM

Sorry for the large space on the previous post - I have someone who is helping me at the computer this morning - the newest member of the family. She loves laying on the keyboard, and when I'm sewing, sitting or laying right on the quilt!I will be entering in the "Trend-Tex" Challenge though - the fabrics look like fun, and I love the theme :)

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Hi Pat...love your helper...and as far as my comments about hating creative people...actually I am just green with envy....I wish I had the ability to create patterns on my own.....sometimes I even have trouble following a pattern...but enjoy the fabric...playing....would love to be able to go to Halifax but without the help of a lottery win it is out of the question....Marilyn....let us know what is new at the Creative Show....look for Country Concessions booth...the girls are working reallly hard to make it a very good display...and they are GREAT girls..(actually women) 

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Marilyn B replied on Thu, Oct 20 2011 7:17 AM

Pat:
"Trend-Tex" Challenge 
Pat Love your helper.  What is the Trend-Tex Challenge?

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Pat replied on Thu, Oct 20 2011 10:47 AM

Hi, Marilyn - the Trend-Tex Challenge is a subdivision of the Canadain Quilters Association annual show. Every year, Trend-Tex fabrics supplies 5 different fabrics to the Canadian Quilters Association  ( http://www.canadianquilter.com) from which a wall quilt is to be made to a specific theme. You purchase the 5 fat quarters from CQA, and then make and submit the wall quilt. The quilt becomes the property of CQA, and is judged with all the other Trend-Tex quilts. The winning quilt is presented to Trend-Tex fabrics, with the remaining quilts being auctioned off.

I enjoy trying it because it makes me think, and gets me out of my normal "box", especially as the fabrics may be ones that I wouldn't normally buy as they are out of my comfort zone for colour/design etc.

I haven't been brave enough to enter anything in the National Juried Show for Quilt Canada - but one of these days...

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Marilyn B replied on Thu, Oct 20 2011 5:38 PM

Wow Pat, I checked out the site and some of those Trend-Tex quilts are fantastic.  I wish I had that much talent.  I am going to keep an eye on the youth contest and pass that along to the home ec teacher.

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Laura replied on Sun, Oct 23 2011 12:18 AM

I'd love to go to Halifax, my sister lives outside Lunenburg, but I'm with Pat, unless I win 649 I ain't going nowhere fast! I'll have to ask her if she's going, I'm sure she will, she's a member of 2 quilt guilds in NS.

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Angele replied on Mon, Nov 7 2011 9:28 PM

I would love to go but School is still on, so I still need to work... I will be going to New Brunswick though in July or August to visit my parents.  If there was something like that during that time I would definitely go.  Maybe there would be something closer as in Winnipeg or Thunder Bay?? Who knows, I need to look more closely for those.

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