Sunday, 15 February 2015

Lollygagging to Lethbridge - 4

It’s time for the next report on our trip to Quilt Canada in Lethbridge, AB for June 4-6, 2015. We left Brandon, Manitoba in the “coldest” of cold winters and headed into Saskatchewan and right to Regina where there are several shops and a couple of guilds to visit as we lollygag on our way.

Cindy-rella’s Sewing and Craft Place was our first stop in Regina. They offer a wide variety of sewing machines for purchase, furniture and of course, classes galore - quilting and knitting/crocheting for everyone from beginner to advanced. We would have loved to stay longer here as the “It’s Time for Colour” travelling quilt show was going to be on display from Feb. 14-23rd. We’ve had such rave reviews from our Regional Reps who have travelled with the show. One rep has even named the suitcase that carries the quilts “Herbie” (we’ll have to wait for another blog to find out more about this name).

We stopped by Stitchn Be Artisan Boutique  (of course to check out their fabrics and make a purchase or two) before we headed to the Prairie Piecemakers Quilt Guild  for their monthly meeting held on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 7pm. The Prairie Piecemakers have been a great contributor to collecting our inches as well - boy are they an active group - Mystery Quilt and lots of quilting and Show and Tell. They just announced a visit by Ricky Tims to their area!

Thought we might take a detour to Moose Jaw (of course, weather permitting) to visit The Quilt Place quilt shop and the Moose Jaw Prairie Quilters.
sample of tablet bags that have been made

Then on again heading for the Alberta border where we’ll stop at Medicine Hat, AB. Haven’t found a quilt shop or guild here yet. But no matter, maybe we can catch a break in the weather and also catch up on our sewing. We were hoping to make a “tablet bag” for Quilt Canada 2015 - maybe this stopover is a good time to get that done and sent on the committee for the final banquet.

Stay tuned for our next leg of the trip - hoping to get to Penticton and back to Lethbridge in time for the conference. Don’t forget to keep those inches coming in to the Director at Large ( Of course, we might have to wait for some of our “snowbirds” to help us get those extra Show & Share/Tell inches.

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