Friday, 2 January 2015

Lollygagging to Lethbridge - 3

Well, to get back to our trip this month (I think I got a little side-tracked with Christmas and the holidays).

On the road again - we just left Dryden, ON and are heading down the TransCanada Highway on to Kenora where the Lake of the Woods Quilters’ Guild meets. Their small group just had a quilt show at the local museum featuring 60 quilts from their members.

Keeping to the TransCanada Highway in this “wilderness” area of the province, we got to see some wildlife and lots and lots of trees.

Now we are travelling through the coldest part of Canada - I shudder to think of these cold days, with the wind blowing across the prairies - I sure hope we've got lots of quilts to keep us warm at night! BRRR!!!

Crossing the border into Manitoba, we checked CQA/ACC’s guild membership list to find many guilds that could be visited:
Winnipeg has the Manitoba Prairie Quilters with over 300 members from all over the province and workshops that focus on member interest - their latest being “People in Nature” in Dec.
Barnswallow Quilters in Morden meets every week on Wednesday afternoons and quilt on Monday evenings. They first started meeting in a barn - bet that was a little cool in the winter months.
While in Morden (which is about 1 ½ km sw of Winnipeg), we visited the Quilters’ Den to check out all the neat fabric they have (how could we quilters go by a quilt shop without checking out fabric?)
Country Lane Quilters meet in Portage la Prairie, MB on the 3rd Monday of the month.
Nifty Needlers (Brandon) are also a busy group, meeting every other Wednesday, fall to spring.

Although there were other guilds and shops to stop at in Manitoba, we have to keep moving - we’re just a little over a third of the way to Lethbridge. We received quite a few inches this past week, which has helped get us this far. More than we thought, as many guilds don’t meet in December or just meet for a “Christmas Party” (with lots of good food, of course).
So keep sending those inches to We have a little over 5 months of sewing and sharing to get us to Lethbridge in time for Quilt Canada 2015 on June 4-6, 2015.

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