The month of June has flown by! We had a fantastic trip to Greece for two weeks! Our friend, who is Greek-Canadian, has a home in a small village north of Athens. He took us to some of the most beautiful and out-of-the-way places! This is a picture of Porto Germano (http://goo.gl/maps/cLvW3) - one of the favorite places of our Greek hosts!
|Clear blue waters at Porto Germano - the most beautiful beach in Greece according to some!|
We came back to a disaster situation in Southern Alberta - heavy rains and melting snow caused massive flooding all around the area. Fortunately we were not directly affected - and, as always, quilters have stepped up to the plate. Quilts for Calgary (they have a FB page) will be collecting quilts and distributing to people who have lost their homes. Local long-armers are donating their time to get the quilts ready for distribution - it's a massive job!
I've been busy at the studio since returning - the quilts keep coming in! Here's a few that I've worked on since returning from Greece -
Danielle put together this scrappy top - it's a great way to cut into that stash! Glide Thread; Antique Lace panto - Patricia Ritter (one of my new faves!)
Last time I spoke with Danielle, she was under evacuation and just waiting to hear when she could return home - and of course, assess the damage! I wish her all the best under the circumstances.
Fran is one of the sweetest ladies you could ever meet - I love the way this quilt came together.
|Fran's quilt hanging out with Freeda|
Not the colours of fabric that I would chose - but put together like this it is just awesome! When I was quilting it in the studio, I got many positive comments! Glide Thread; Garden Frills panto - Jodi Beamish
My great-niece, Taylor, graduated from high school this week - and with Honours I have to add! I made this quilt for her (requested by Grandma) so she can have it when she goes to university in the fall - I didn't have a lot of time to put it together, and the only thing I was told was that it had to be bright. I used Urban Cabin pattern by Atkinson Designs with a selection of Laurel Burch fabrics - I love Laurel Burch fabrics! Glide Thread; freehand "swirly hearts" . . . Congratulations, Taylor - so proud of you!
|Taylor's Urban Cabin|
|Urban Cabin - close up|
|Urban Cabin - backing - Laurel Burch fabrics|
This is the Canada Day long weekend - Happy Canada Day to all my Canadian friends!