I've probably mentioned a few times on this blog about the many kits I've been dyeing over the past 2-3 months. I know that prior to my most recent teaching trip, I had dyed more than 500 meters of fabric. Much of it was ironed by my husband. So off I went to Salon 2016 (the provincial show of Courtepointe Quebec) in Montreal with lots of kits for red or blue poppies, pink peonies and two types of hosta quilt.
The show opened on Wednesday night, and I found several works by students hanging with ribbons. This one by Annick O'Shaughnessy. It was started in my "Liberated Radial Piecing" class in Beaconsfield, QC last February (2015).
Suzanne Hurtubise started this one in the same class. Congratulations ladies!
I taught my Hosta Leaves
One of the lovely things about teaching at shows is meeting (or re-meeting) other teachers. In this selfie (me on right) I've managed to photograph several of my fellow teachers after dinner one night. From left to right, Dorothy Fu, Laurie Swim, Sharon Stroud, and Pat Pauly.
Although the show continued until Sunday, I left early (on Friday night) to drive to Cambridge, Ontario and attend our niece's wedding. That was followed by a 3-day visit to my father and sister. Managed to get my father fitted for some hearing aids. He turns 92 this month!
Irises were in bloom everywhere in Southern Ontario. This is a beautiful time of year, with so much of nature coming to life.
There you have it. A week in which I slept in four different beds! I guess that is why things hurt? I have only about 20 more meters of background fabrics to dye before my days of teaching at the Vermont Quilt Festival later this month. I'll be busy with that this week, as well as prepping the boxes of patterns and kits to ship to Vermont in advance. Then I plan to prep for my July classes at the Haliburton School of the Arts.