Thursday, 3 July 2014

Mrs P's blogs again! ...

Wow, a lot happens in a short space of time and yet I still did not make time to blog.  I'm sorry about that.  

The 7th annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival is coming Oct 14 to Oct 18, 2014.  Mrs P's has scored a box of brochures so feel free to come in and pick one up and if there an event you may need a few for, we can let you have those too!

Each post, I'll try to pick out a quilt related or fun project being offered....( No rythme or reason- I'm closing my eyes and picking off the brochure)

On Tuesday, Oct 14th- Vera McInnis is offering her popular Crazy Quilt course.  It will be held from 9am to 4pm at the Amherst Fire Hall.  {As a side note- you may be wondering why not the Baptist Church?- because they are doing a basement renovation and the space may not be available so alternative spaces were found.}. Contact info for Vera if you want to register or ask for more info is...
902-667-8935 or email at

Here's the disorganized part....sigh.... There should be a picture of a crazy quilt block I made in Vera's class a couple of years back!  I've looked- I had it last week but for some unknown reason- it has disappeared.  

An add in.... Someone heard of my plight of not having the block to show you and promptly sent me a picture of the the 2 crazy quilters!  Joan Beswick was an awesome 'partner in crime' that day.  I'd be the one on the right.   I had a great time in Vera's class and as a non-quilter, I was very nervous about going to 'class'. What if I made a mistake, what if I couldn't do it- lots of self doubt. 

I am so glad I went!  I learned a lot about myself and the day was for me- but the best part-I met a lot of nice people that day and I had fun!    If you are saying to yourself,'I'd like to try that'- go for it.  Give yourself permission to play.  You learn about yourself and  meet new people that are also enjoying themselves.    

A crazy quilt allows you to use bits and bobbles that you have in your sewing room. Fabrics do not need to be cotton, they can be be cottons, velvets, silk scarves and so on.  The idea is to use scraps to make these beautiful quilts.  Then they are embellished with hand work.  Vera's are exquisite and she uses ribbons to show how to make flowers and other ideas she has used.  Buttons are a great addition too.  

Vera has graciously donated a prize for the NS Fibre Arts Festival Pin-It Draw... a Crazy Quilt pillow that is absolutely beautiful. 

Remember, Mrs P's has tickets for the Pin-It Draw available  for sale.  To celebrate Karen Neary's release of her her new book on New York Beauty Quilts- named- 'Quilting Beauties Come in all Shapes & Sizes'- in the fall, Mrs P's has donated in conjunction with Showcase Tours of Amherst- a trip for 2 to New York City ( leaving in Nov- staying at the Muse Hotel) as a prize on the NS Fibre Arts Festival Pin-It Draw. There are 12 prizes to be won.   All fabulous on their own, but how awesome for the Festival to have them all on 1 ticket to help raise money to keep the festival fun and fresh!  

I'm off to spend more time looking for the lost...


  1. Vera's work is exquisite and her classes always fill - she is a great teacher. There are a few pictures of her work on a post I did a couple of years ago if anyone is interested:
    Hope you find your block! :)

  2. I've got my ticket and my fingers are crossed. Such wonderful prizes. I have given out a lot of brochures in the Halifax/Dartmouth area. Will get more when I visit Amherst to see Kaffe in a few weeks.