Monday, 31 July 2017

Quilts, Bikers, Buttermilk Basin and Sunset.

On July 22nd, my local quilt shop had a mini quilt show of quilts made by their employees along with a fundraiser by her son who is the president of BACA.  Bikers Against Child Abuse.   Debbie graciously donated all proceeds from her sample sale to go to this cause.
 This was the Cantik Batik Mystery BOM that one of the gals put together.  She changed the one for Quebec to represent a Sucre Shack rather than was it was in the kit.
 Debbie has a very accomplish staff of quilters.
 I did ask if I could take pictures of the bikers but decided not to have them pose for them.  These are some impressive Dudes and Dudettes.  One of the Dudettes is also a quilter!
 I got a great apron to help along their cause and Debbie sent out an e-mail to say they had raised $4400 for the cause.  The also had a hot dog sale by donation.
 Here are a few more of the staff quilts.
 Just after we arrived it started to rain, fortunately they put some tarps up just before it started.
 I love this tidal pool runner.
 Bright rainbow pineapples.  Debbie also had a sale in the store where if you purchased clearance fabrics or regular fabrics she would donate $1-2 per metre to the Red Cross for victims of the wildfires that are devastating our province right now.  She was in Florida earlier when the gunman went on a rampage at the airport and was in that particular terminal.  The Red Cross came with coffee and cookies to help ease the concerns before they could continue on their way.  They collected $600 to donate to them.  Congratulations to Debbie and her family along with her staff on their great support to two needed groups.  Also congratulations and thanks to my fellow quilters for coming out to support our local quilt shop!
 I finally figured out what to do for a fourth block for the Buttermilk Basin mystery BOM.  I took some elements of two of the blocks and made my own lettering.  It's ready to be sandwiched an quilted so I can hang it next year.
 I also got a start on the Summer blocks.  I've change up the colours significantly and am using Diamond Textiles for my backgrounds.
 This is the second block.  I'm currently working on the third one and have to figure out what to do for my fourth block.
 The first Autumn block is available on the website.  If you are interested in kits of the first two seasons or the present free Autumn block you can get them here on their website. She also has the first Autumn block already kitted if you'd like it.  The new pattern is released on the second Friday of the month.

The other evening I glance up to this interesting reflection of the sunset.  I grabbed my camera took it from my balcony because I knew if I went out on the quay I'd miss it.  Love the effect.
                                                

2 comments:

WoolenSails said...

What a wonderful show and cause. I love things like this where the proceeds go to a good cause and it is also a good excuse to not feel guilty about buying;) Love the tidal quilt, that is a beautiful piece and the sun setting on the building is beautiful.

Debbie

Anna Bates said...

Great quilt show for a good cause. I am with you...my favorite is the tide pool table runner. Love how you put together your BOM!