Hi there!


WOW!  What an incredible summer we’ve had, eh?  Did you get to spend some time in the garden?  Here’s MY kind of garden….



Gilbert and I took a break from our e-Newsletter, this summer and I’m actually looking forward to September -  children going back to school, two upcoming quilt shows, lovely Fall colors and apple picking!




Quilts in the Vineyard are back again, with plenty more activities surrounding this 2 day event!


Here is the information that was emailed to me:


Quilts in the Vineyard & Belleisle Blueberry Stomp


September 1st and 2nd, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Gillis of Belleisle Winery, 1826 Route 124, Springfield NB


This year’s event will feature:

Quilt Show and Sale

Wine Tastings and Winery Tours

Blueberry Stomp

Blueberry Bake Sale

Local Artisans and Crafts

Food Vendors


The winery is part of the Quilt Barn Tour.  http://www.quiltbarntour.com/


There will be a $5 parking fee.  (Bring a carload!)  Donation accepted for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.



506 324-4644




NOTE: If it rains, a “Raindate” will be announced….



As mentioned in their invitation, please take the time, enjoy the country roads and check out the new Quilt Barn Tour – “Patchwork path through King’s County”!






Looking to make a few quick and easy gifts?  Thanks to Cyn F. for the nice Tutorial that she wrote up to make coasters or mug-rugs that can be whipped up fairly quickly:






Thanks Debbie M. for sending me this blog link that has LOADS of FREE patterns:







I’m not affiliated with this company, but Froma S. sent me this link.  I believe that all 44” width fabrics are $3.99.  Their extra wide is $7.99.  I’m likin’ those prices!  NOTE: Please re-check on prices once you’re at the “check-out”.






Gerri Richards, our local designer will be teaching classes on a 10 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise, on March 11th to the 21st, 2014!!!   Start saving your pennies…. Ooops, I meant your “nickles” as this promises to be fun, fun, fun!!!






I’ve recently been appointed on the “Media” committee, with the Marco Polo Quilt Guild and I know some of you are already members of the Marco Polo Quilt Guild or the Kennebecasis Valley Quilt Guild but for those of you that aren’t a guild member, please come out and join our fun. 


NOTE:  The Marco Polo Quilt Guild will be starting up a “Beginners” workshop, this fall.  This is a great opportunity to tell your friend.  You know, the one that says, “I have a sewing machine, here. I’ve always wanted to learn to make quilts. I wish I could make quilts like you.”   Well, here’s their chance!


Anyhow, here’s the info that I’ve been sending out to our local media:


The Marco Polo Quilting Guild (MPQG) welcomes all those interested in quilting, whether they are beginners or experienced quilters. The Guild will be presenting “Beginners” workshops this fall, as well as various other workshops throughout the year.


Join us at St. Columba Church, 1454 Manawagonish Rd., Saint John, on the first Wednesday of every month (7 to 9 pm) and every Thursday morning (10 am to 2 pm). Bring a friend, enjoy the programs, take a workshop and learn a most enjoyable, relaxing and time-honoured skill.


For further information, please contact:

Rosa Robichaud  672-8910





Also, I’ve created a FaceBook “Group” page for the Marco Polo Quilt Guilt. Please join up, whether you’re a Marco Polo member or not.  You’ll get to see what’s going on, with our Guild!






Starflower Block Tutorial …. Or what I like to call “A Gorgeous and Easy (star) Quilt that uses up your Scraps!”






And, March till September’s FREE Basket BOMs (Block Of the Months) are now uploaded.






Katrina’s blog has 2 cute tutorials on Christmas ornaments:


Christmas Fabric ornament #1


Christmas Fabric ornament #2




Glenda Constable’s hubby makes incredible thread cone holders, for only $20.00 (tax included)!


If you’re interested, please contact Glenda at 506-488-2291.



Glenda informed me this evening that her hubby also makes bowls – fruit bowls, etc. with various woods.




And one last item…  Gerri sent me this info.  I’ve signed up - Hope to see you there!  NOTE: Just a friendly word of advice - Space is limited!


Quilting Retreat               

Would you like to join us this November 15 - 17 for our Annual Quilting Retreat?  The Retreat is at The Villa Madonna, such a great setting!  You can quilt all day and night if you like, or stop for a walk through the beautiful grounds of Villa Madonna.  We will have lots of fun games and many prizes, lots of fun!  There will be a couple of neat projects that you have the choice of participating in, or not.  Bring along those UFOs that you have been meaning to get to.

We had such a fantastic time last year, and can't wait to do it again!  This year I will have just returned from Quilt Market in Houston, so I hope there will be lots of new ideas to share with you.

For those who did go last year and wish to go again, please drop me an e-mail or phone call to confirm your spot.  For new people, call or e-mail me to sign up.  Hope to see you all there.

Cost: $325

Gerri Richards  849-1827




Hope you have a Super September!



Rosa and Gilbert




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