Sunday 22 June 2014

CQA/ACC Member Jo Vandermey

There is nothing more thrilling than to get an email from a member telling me that she is guest blogging on a very creative blog and asking if I would be interested in taking a look?   "Definitely" was my response, and boy was I glad I did!

Meet Jo Vandermey who blogs at the 'sewing geek blogspot' here.  She was a guest blogger over here. This is where you need to go and see what this quilter has done with Lutrador!

Jo tells us a little about herself.
I continue to quilt regular quilts, I am experimenting in the Fibre Art/Mix Media realm. I am a fabric junkie... I named my self the sewing geek because I like learning ... I am always curious about how to do things. 

I belong to two traditional quilt guilds Smithville Quilters Guild and Grimsby Quilters Guild. Two small town guilds in my area. I love the camaraderie!

I belong to a Small group of 4 individuals called the Fabrigos. We started meeting this January and we seem to click. We just completed a group entry to submit to Fibre Content 2014 so no pictures can be shown yet.

I am an individual member of CQA/ACC. I actually joined for the magazine but love the blog. 

I am a member of SAQA and go to the local parlour meetings 4 times a year in Burlington.

I am a wife of 28 years to the most patient man I know – mom to three wonderful kids and one daughter in law. My last quilt was for a wedding present to a couple who are like my own kids. It is almost finished... my best friend and I are hand quilting it for them. And because we pass it back and forth it has taken awhile.  My next quilt will be the wedding quilt for my son and daughter in law. They are patient with me. In between I work on my art quilting

To see her work,  check Jo out and be sure to leave her a comment!

Wednesday 11 June 2014

Walk To Brock #9

Fantastic work, everyone! We squeaked into Brock University in St. Catharines, ON just under the wire. Whew!! And what a journey this has been. We have been on the road since last September.  Our challenge was to travel from Mile Zero in Victoria BC to St. Catharines ON by way of Inuvik NT, inch by inch, based on your finished quilt measurements. When we got to Inuvik, our Regional Representative, Shona Barbour and her guild members mailed local souvenirs to 24 guilds across Canada, chosen at random.

115 guilds, groups and individuals participated during the last ten months. I received over one thousand emails with your inches, your stories, your photos and, of course, your weather reports. Each month, we accumulated on average half a million inches. 

The GRAND TOTAL of inches as of June 11, 2014 is 4,999,138.25. This is amazing! That represents a lot of busy Canadian quilters.

Now that we are finally here, we will be enjoying all aspects of Quilt Canada 2014 and we hope you do too. The Trend-Tex quilts and the National Juried Show entries will be posted on the website under Galleries. Keep an eye out for them!

So that’s it for inches this year. A BIG thank you to everyone who participated. It was a lot of fun. There was so much positive feedback from all of you, over the 10 months and millions of inches - stay tuned for next year’s challenge.