Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Just Catching Up....

The NS Fibre Festival is over for another year!  Here are a few pictures of some of the different quilts seen at a variety of quilt shows...

From the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild show....fun idea with newsprint behind the solids and gray paper pieced flags. 

The Cumberland County Quilt Guild had their show in the Baptist Church.  Their challenge of Black Dresses was fabulous!

And Quilt Expressions 'starred' at the Anglican Church

The shows were all wonderful to see.  Congratulations and thank you to all that participated in the quilt shows. They happen with a lot of work and countless volunteer hours besides the time and joy in creating the quilts. 

The winners from Mrs P's daily draws during Fibrefest 2015 were...

Tues- Hoffman panel and a pair of scissors....Lauri from Maine
Wed- Felicity Pattern by Karen Neary and fabric ... Mary from Amherst
Thurs- small Quilt and Go Pattern by Hoffman ... Linda from New Brunswick
Fri- large Quilt & Go Pattern by Hoffman ....Eva from PEI
Sat- Jinny Beyer Kit by RJR fabric ... Anne from New Hampshire

Thank you to all who entered your name in the white pumpkin. :)  To give an idea of how busy the week was for us...this picture shows the draws Monday to Sat from left to right.  Friday's draw stacks up 2 inches tall! 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Open this Sat from 10am until 4pm...

This is the week of the 8th Annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival!  Actually, tomorrow (Sat) is the last day but it is jam packed full of events! 

There are 3 quilt shows on, including one at the Town Hall which is also the NS Fibre Arts Festival Headquarters.  Drop n there to find out about the 'pin it' draw and locations of the activities.  

This festival celebrates the fibre arts from quilting, felting, knitting, rug hooking, cross stitch and more! 

On Sat, the Zonta Club of Amherst, hosts the Fibre Bazaar!  It's on Sat instead of Friday this year and the location has changed!  Be sure to stop in the town hall to get updates and/or visit the NS Fibrefest web site! 

Thank you to all those that visited the shop this week!  We hope you had fun.  Mrs Pugsley's Emporium Inc is open this Sat from 10am until 4/4:30pm.  Normally, we are there from 10am until 1pm.

This week, a lady was seen with this bag- a Green Man Bag!  ...

And in the shop this morning, Chubbies ( Just 2 metre cuts) were waiting for their new owners ...

Monday, 5 October 2015

A Little of This and That...

Preparations are well under way at Mrs Pugsley's Emporium Inc for the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival beginning Tues Oct 13th and running until Sat Oct 17th!  

Although, there is nothing in the official schedule for Mrs P's, drop in and enjoy the fabric and quilting related notions!  There are new items/fabrics, fingers crossed, that will just arrive in time for Fibrefest! 
We will also be having a draw or two, so drop in to enter.  

There are at least 2 confirmed bus tours arriving for the quilt shows on Friday, so the town should be just a hopping!  Quilt shows include, Quilting Modern Show at the town hall: Cumberland Quilter's Guild Quilt Show at the Baptist Church: Quilt Expressions at Christ Church!  New for this year, the quilt shows run on both Friday and Saturday! 

Do not forget, the Zonta Fibre Bazaar is now on the Sat from from 10am to 5pm at the Armouries. New day, new location! 

On Thursday, Oct 15th, you can create your own...Miss Fibrefest or Chilly the Snowman !  This workshop costs $60 and everything is provided including the pattern! Yes, it is hand sewing and at the end, you will have made...

Miss Fibrefest or...

Chilly, the snowman!  

Beth equally fun!  I think there is still room left in this class and if you are a bit interested, I urge you to contact the instructor directly at diannmcdonald@gmail.com for more info or to register!  

Check out the classes at www.fibreartsfestival.com  Again, if at all interested, contact the instructors directly, to see if there is room- you may be surprised and learn something new about yourself!  

Mrs P's will be open Fibrefest week as much as possible.  Officially, 10am to 5pm for Tues to Friday and 10am til 4pm on Sat but may be longer hours as requested!  

New in, Misty Fuse...  a very lightweight fusible stabilizer, great for sheer fabrics or for some appliqué.
And remember those blue, white and cream half square triangles from awhile ago?  

They've been percolating and now resemble this...

But as its only laid out... It may look different next week!