15 April 2016

Royal City Quilters Guild


This past week, I had the great pleasure of providing a trunk show the Royal City Quilters Guild. You know.... I am a real home body. And prefer to stay tucked away nicely in my little home with my little family. In my pajamas. But it is wonderful to have an opportunity to get out and mingle with other quilters. People who really get me and can understand what it is that motivates me. And what makes me truly happy.

It was so much fun to meet all the guild members, but especially nice to finally make the acquaintance of a few of my bloggy pals. One of which, not pictured below, was Nicole of Snips Snippets. I have to admit that I am more familiar with seeing Nicole over here on her Instagram. It was Nicole's first time meeting with this group in Guelph after she was encouraged to attend by some friends who had recently joined. And they are a great group!


Now this is Lisa of Sunlight in Winter Quilts. Lisa has been taking part in the Let's Bee Social for quite some time now. It has been wonderful to develop a friendship through our online visits back and forth. But it is even better to be able to finally meet in person!




And here we have Kathy of Kathy's Quilts. She was kind enough to encourage some photo taking and sent a copy along to me by email with permission to share them here on the blog. I'd love it if you took a minute to check out these ladies and see what's happening with them on their blogs!




Of course my quilts came along for the ride. I really enjoyed bringing them out and being able to talk about them at the meeting. And following the showing, we had a question period. Some of the topics we discussed were basting and quilting methods, fabrics and thread. Many were interested in the wavy line quilting performed using the walking foot. I hope you all are not getting tired of seeing my quilts finished in this way. This method has really grown on me. I find it to be a soothing and stress free way of finishing my quilts. And hope maybe I have helped to inspire more quilters who would like to try something new, to give it a go!




And as you can see.....




It was so much Dog Gone FUN!!!!



So much so that I am looking forward to doing it again soon.
On Monday I am heading to Etobicoke to meet with the Etobicoke Quilters' Guild!






Also...

I just wanted to say....

Thank you so much to those of you who took part in the Mad for Solids competition, hosted on the Inspired by Fabric blog and sponsored by Paintbrush Studio. Thanks to you, my friends, Banff National Park was declared the winner on Wednesday afternoon.

Congratulations to the two lucky participants who each won 1 yard cuts of the 8 fabrics in the bundle - Lady Dragoness and April Shae! And thank you to Lisa who organized this wonderful event. Be sure to follow the Inspired by Fabric blog and keep up with all the other creative events they have lined up!







As a thank you.....
Please accept this small token of my appreciation.


Giggles Up! charm square pattern is a FREE download for the weekend!!!





Enjoy!










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27 comments:

Nancy J said...

Wonderful news, Banff was always my pick,and obviously for so many others too. And you are so generous with your free pattern, saved for another rainy day down here.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oh how awesome that you got to meet Lisa and Kathy! <3 And your trunk show is pretty Dog Gone awesome, too. :)

Linda said...

Thanks, Lorna!!! I voted for you every time! I'm so glad that you were the winner! Your Banff selection of fabrics is beautiful I need to get back to my dog gone cute quilt and get it finished! I also need to bind my elephant parade, I've had it quilted by a longarmer, and it's waiting for a binding now!!! I love your birds quilt and it gives us even more inspiration! I as a new "quilter" appreciate your well written patterns and the success that I've had with them. I wish you the best of luck and am so happy for all of your accomplishments and success!

Puppilalla said...

Congratulations, it was fun voting along =)

Stitchin At Home said...

Thank you for the pattern. Banff was my choice all along.

mac said...

Thanks Lorna and congratulations.

Little Quiltsong said...

Congratulations Lorna - that is very exciting!! Congratulations also to those that received the fabric - wonder what they will make with it :)? Thank you for the beautiful free pattern. Enjoyed your sharing of the Royal City Quilters Guild. Enjoy your weekend!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congrats on being the champ! I think those fabrics are very nice colors. I had seen on Kathy's blog that it look everyone loved the visit to the guild - wish I lived closer!

Nancy in IN said...

Thank you for the pattern. I am going to try to make smaller.
Love your patterns.

Sewmom18 said...

Congrats on winning and thank you for the free pattern. I think it might be a great pattern to use embroidered squares.

Alycia said...

Oh I bet that was amazing - for the quilters to see all of your quilts at one place!!! I am jealous!!

Jane Holbrook said...

Yay! Congratulations! Thank you for the generous pdfs. Thanks, too, for your pattern information on the designing series, and your fun quilt alongs. You are an inspiration.

Ioleen said...

I was thrilled to hear that you won. Congrats!!!! Thanks for the pattern. You're one of my go to bloggers for inspiration.

Leanne Parsons said...

Congratulations on having the winning bundle, Lorna! Does that mean you get some fabric too? A trunk show sounds like a lot of fun, especially if it means meeting online friends in person.

Lara B. said...

Wow, so much to celebrate Lorna! The best is meeting friends! Congratulations on your trunk show! And also on winning the Mad for Solids competition - Banff is a beautiful color combination!

Rosa said...

Great news.Congratulations!

VA said...

Congratulations on your win! And thank you for the pattern!

Lisa J. said...

It was great meeting you Lorna, and wonderful that Kathy had her phone to take pictures. It was great to meet you in person and you gave an awesome presentation. I was so excited to see that you won the Mad for Solids competition. Congratulations.

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

Great to see you out and abut with your quilts Lorna! Nicole is someone I would like t meet in real life too :) It's very nice of you to offer your quilt pattern for free ... hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Jasmine said...

How wonderful to see so many of your quilts together like that. The display was amazing. And I don't think there is anything wrong with having a signature quilting style. Keep quilting your amazing quilts however makes you happy.

Daytona Damsel said...

Congratulations on the win. Branff is such a soothing palate. I am a wavy line quilter myself. I think it softens the look of the piecing in most quilts and like you said, it is relaxing to finish with that pattern. Trying to keep straight lines is stressful. LOL

SarahZ said...

My, my Miss Lorna! It appears you beam as brightly in person as onscreen :) the magnitude of that collection of quilts that we are so familiar with...it would just be so cool to see them in person!!! One of these days I will meet a fellow blogger, and undoubtedly spaz, completely :) xo

Danice said...

Yay, congratulations to you. You are so deserving. Looks like you had a great time at the quilt guild, and meeting so many other quilters. Thank you for the free pattern also. I love all of your patterns.

Dan Kelly said...

Congratulations! Those are great pieces! And thank you for the pattern. :)

Tish Stemple said...

Congrats on your color palette win! It looks like the trunk show at the guild meeting was a great success. And how very cool that you got to meet online quilty friends!

Ruth said...

Great photo of all your quilts on display - such a happy grouping!

Christine @ 12,450miles said...

I really enjoyed [finally] reading this post. Not only because I feel very similarly to you... I like my house... But also because I LOVED seeing all your quilts lined up in a row! What fun!!

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