Tuesday 21 April 2015

Quilt Atlantic

Last weekend started out like this...

Pawing through Maritime Modern Quilt Guild member quilts to get ready for a talk on Modern Quilts at the second annual Quilt Atlantic retreat. I am not going to lie. Preparing for this event made me a bit nervous. Ok, A LOT nervous. But getting to play with all of these quilts made it worth it. Here the pile is ready to go!

My trusty MMQG VP Jennifer (from A Quarter Inch from the Edge) and I jumped into the car and raced for the South Shore of Nova Scotia where the retreat was being held at the beautiful White Point Beach Resort. I will not bore you with the details, but I got lost on the way, had to drive like a crazy woman and ended up running into the room for my 10 am talk at 10 am! Sweet Jesus people I was losing my cool trying to get there on time...I am NEVER late. Poor Jennifer tried to calm me down by talking out a plan for a MMQG retreat. Bad news, I was barely on time for my talk, good news we have the bones of a retreat formed in our heads!

The talk itself was so much fun! I really don't know why I get nervous of these things. I love to talk and people seemed to want to listen so off I went. There is something to be said for talking about what you love. That passion comes through!

After two hours of fun talking quilts, we took a  jaunt around the resort and visited the beach. This was the first day that it felt like Spring may actually come. It was 14 degrees above zero, it was not snowing, and I didn't have to wear a coat! And the view....

Of course, we were out and about and Jenn had a finished quilt to photo-shoot so we did a bit of that as well... never leave home without a quilt!

We also met some of the local residents, who inspire all things rabbity around the place
What can I say, beside the mad dash, it was a glorious day. I absolutely love spreading the word about Modern Quilting and our wee Guild. And while being a public speaker is not on my "I love to do this every day" list, I can talk about quilts forever!



  1. Looks like you had a great time! Love those chairs

  2. What a fabulous post! Sorry you started the day a little late, but I bet you caught up fast! Love seeing the quilts and all the pics. Congrats on a successful presentation!

  3. Great fun- looks like you had a brilliant time. I'd love those chairs in my garden too!

  4. Sounds like you had a very fun time. Love the quilts. Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures - you gave me my ocean fix for the month.

  5. Such a great day! Making me nostalgic for our road trips!

  6. I'm sure you did a great job :) Looks like you both had fun....quilting retreat for MMQG that makes me excited :)

  7. Well at least you made it....half the fun is in the journey, and you'll remember this one!

  8. Glad you had a good time, despite the panic to get there.

  9. The race to be there on time probably even added a little more passion and adrenaline to your presentation! Lovely, lovely quilts....truly beautiful! And, of course, it's hard to beat White Point!!!! An enjoyable stop on a wonderful blog hop...looking forward to Thursday!