Sunday, June 14, 2015

Quilt Canada Ended, New Journeys Begin

It has been a bit posting here, because I have been out to Alberta for almost two weeks then landed and drove directly to the hospital where my son had been rushed to with a serious concussion.  Thankfully he is on  the mend and I am now catching up on sleep=)

Our national conference hosted by the Canadian Quilters' Association took place a week ago.  This was the end of my term as President of this wonderful organization. I had the opportunity to emcee 3 events and had an absolute blast!

My trip out was a big of a long one so I packed my circles to make hexies with me.

I made some on the airplane.

My pile is getting bigger and bigger!

When I arrived, one of the board members fancied us up by cool nail stickers!

The University of Lethbridge welcomed us with open arms!

The Merchant Mall had so much eye candy!

I couldn't help but come home with a few treats!

One of the highlights was a quilter loved my 'Creative Cousin' column and wanted a picture with me.

I had the opportunity to give tours to high school and university students on behalf of CQA/ACC of the National Juried Show.   Here are the winners if you want to see some real talent in Canadian Quilters. This quilt I am talking about won Best of Show by quilter Judy Leslie.

The Canadian Quilters' Association even had a free tattoo parlour!

Bill Kerr was a highlight to the week giving a lecture on modern quilting.

Our annual fundraiser sponsored by Trend-Tex Fabrics was a blast, featured is winning quilt by Joanne Love.

CQA/ACC produces a small magazine of the National Juried show entrants and look what showed up in Janome's ad in the mag!
As President, I got to pick the cover quilt, which I just had to pick Jeannie Jenkins modern quilt!

 There is a small piece of my quilt!

On the back cover of the mag is my 'Rockin' the Rainbow' quilt!  I can't believe how far this quilt has gone....not all the secrets about this quilt have been released yet=)

It was an absolute blast and I look forward to Quilt Canada 2016 in Toronto Ontario. As I finish my term as President, I have some wonderful opportunities on the horizon that showed up shortly the conference ended and I look forward to pursuing them!  Yes, they are all quilt related=)


Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Thanks for posting about Quilt Canada.Great photos!

Kat said...

Looks and sounds all went well. Hope your son is doing well!

What Comes Next? said...

It was a great conference Jackie! Well done by everyone involved! It was great seeing you again, good luck with your next adventure. Very cool seeing your quilt appearing in different places

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CraftyViolet said...

Hope your son is improving. That must have been scary for both of you.

The few quilts I've seen from the show in Alberta have been fabulous. One of our quilt guild members (Chatham-Kent Quilters Guild) won an award for outstanding hand applique...or something like that.

I'm waiting to see what you are going to do with your hexies!

Rolanda said...

You have been so busy. Love the hexies and I'm curious what you are going to do with them.

Jacque said...

(Hiding face in shame) It's been SO long since I stopped by....I'm such a worm. Haha! Just been busy making a living. I have enjoyed readin up on your posts and seeing what you've been up to. Love what I see! You go, girl, getting published and doing all the important Quilt Canada stuff! I still think your creations are awesome, and I can't wait to see what you make with your hexagons!