So what's up you ask? Some friggin exciting stuff! I have to tell you all about Patch Halifax. This is Halifax's newest LQS and there is just so much good stuff happening.
First, Chris (Patch's proprietress) has partnered with the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild to be the host for our monthly meetings. The creative energy of our members, mixed with the amazing atmosphere at Patch has been awesome.
|Chris (Left) and Margaret, one of our Newest MMQG members
|Wow, just realized how serious we all look in this photo. We are so all so intent learning how to make fabric baskets!
I chose to demonstrate how to Quilt As You Go, making a pillow cover. I was trying to think of a manageable project and I really needed to (finally) recover my couch cushions, so I made up this sample and then got working on the second one as the demo.
|My workstation. patch has five brand new Bernina's for use during the workshops and to rent hourly. There is also a serger. I kept looking over at that and it scares me a little.
The other thing that has been keeping me busy is getting ready to teach my very first Quilting Class! You see Patch is not just a fabric store, it is also a workshop where people can rent sewing machines by the hour to sew their own projects or take workshops and classes.
See that cute baby quilt on the back wall? Well this is the sample I made for the Beginners Quilting Class. I start teaching this Sunday and Chris has sold out two sessions already! Apparently Halifax is keen to quilt. And the QAYG Pillow? That could end up as a workshop too. So. Much. Fun.
So that's what's been going on in my neck of the quilting woods. Between the Guild, sewing and getting ready for teaching, I am having a ball!
I am going to leave you with a few more photos from Patch's Grand Opening. Too glorious not to share.
How is your fall going? Busy, relaxed. and if it is relaxed please send on the Cocktail recipes you must be using.
Ps. of course we cannot forget that Patch has Fabric! So of course I came away Saturday with this...yum!