Thursday, June 13, 2019

Off to Quilt Canada

It's been 3 years since I last attended Quilt Canada and I decided to go this year since it's in Ottawa. This is the capital city of Canada and it's only about a 5-6 hour drive from where I live. When this wonderful event is so close (it's in Edmonton next year which is a 32 hour drive!) I really should go.
It's just so darn expensive. With paying for the passes to get in, tickets to lectures and workshops, supplies for the workshops, transportation, parking, accommodations, food, etc, it takes a big chunk out of the fabric budget.
But it's my friend Debby's 50th birthday, so we decided we need to go because You Only Live Once (YOLO)!
I reviewed the notes I wrote the last time I attended a Quilt Canada... words of wisdom can be found here.


I am registered to take an English Paper Piecing skill builder class with Libs Elliott and of course I had to get some of her fabric to sew with. These are the fabrics I ordered from Fabric Spark ...2 pieces from her Wild Side line, and a fat quarter bundle from her Mixtape line.

I'm also taking a class with Tamara Kate called "Paper Piecing a Modern Alphabet". I would have loved to have taken her hand embroidery class but it was full. 



Stay tuned for some blogposts about the adventure if I can access wifi.

11 comments:

  1. So true, and even though it is a bit of money, you'll learn so much, and be so inspired that it is worth it.

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  2. How fun! I think I would be so overwhelmed at a show like that... but someday I will attend one. (I'm not counting VQF... although I really should schedule a trip to VT during that time soon).

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  3. have a lot of fun! one of these I need to go to the Paduacah Quilt Show again - but go without hubby and attend a class or two for fun - usually we just look at the show and I don't attend a class because he is along

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  4. Sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday. Have a lovely time. Look forward to the report back. Happy Stitching!

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  5. Have fun at Quilt Canada. If you happen to think of it during your English Paper Piecing class would you let them know about the Canadian supplier..... ie me at Eagles Wings Quilts please.

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  6. Have fun...seems I am missing lots of quilting quilty events this year!

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  7. Oh, you are so lucky to go and take a class from Tamara Kate! She is my all-time favorite designer. I told her once she was the only person I knew who had more Tamara Kate fabric than me, hehe! Have a great time and be sure to take pictures.

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  8. Have a great trip! It will be wonderful to be going with a friend, you always need someone to wander around the quilt exhibit with, and to share your shopping purchases. Looking forward to reading all about it, when you get the time and wifi connection.

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  9. Happy Birthday to Debby!! How could you NOT go when Quilt Canada is that close? You two look like your were having SEW much fun!

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