A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life

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I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Sisters Quilt Show part X

Coming to the end.  I hope you’ve enjoyed the show, and really truly hope that someday you’ll have the opportunity to see it for yourself, if you haven’t already.  It’s truly amazing, and worth the visit.

Be prepared, though, for crowds and heat (I did hear that one year it rained on the show, but think that was a rare occurrence for this area at this time of the year).

The vendors were there, so you could shop – for quilts and fabrics and crafts and food and…… Did I shop?  Yes, but found I was so overwhelmed with it all, and getting very tired with the heat, that I only bought one small piece of fabric.

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At a lovely oasis in the center of town, there was an opportunity to get out of the heat – and be entertained:

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And here a mural depicted the flavor of the day, and some of the essence of Sisters, Oregon:

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It was a trip worth taking, and I hope to be able to do it again in a few years!

Happy quilt show!           Blessings, Peg

Sisters Quilt Show part IX

Many, many of the quilts were displayed in groupings that appeared to coordinate by a theme or a color:

 

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These cows were outside a deli:

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Dogs:

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Beach scenes:

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Rainbows:

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Flowers:

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Teal/turquoise:

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Happy themes!                    Blessings, Peg

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sisters Quilt Show part VIII

In the Teachers’ Tent were samples of some of the work of the instructors at the Quilt Fair:93.Teachers Tent

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Now wouldn’t you want to take a class or two from someone who can create like that!

Happy inspiration!                          Blessings, Peg

Sisters Quilt Show part VII

Every quilt is a piece of art in my mind, but some are just obviously meant to be displayed, usually on a wall, as simply art-work to be admired.  Take a look at these:

 

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The quilters of these 2 pieces even added an actual frame:

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Had to include this one as this looks so much like our Sadie:

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Each little piece of the ocean wave is a small block!  How, oh, how do these quilters do this?

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Each leaf on these birch (aspen?) trees is individually added for a total 3E effect:

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This quilt literally glittered in the sunshine, with the beadwork:

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Happy, happy show!                      Blessings, Peg

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Sisters Quilt Show part VI

The morning just kept bringing more and more fabulous quilt inspiration!

 

Do you see the little red shoes print that makes the sashing in this Wizard of Oz quilt?

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Each flower and leaf is colored with crayon, then embroidered to give depth:

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The back of this quilt is as beautifully pieced as the front:

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Hearts, or tulips?  I thought hearts when I first spotted this quilt, but then looking at the photo later, I thought tulips.

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Bargello is still a quilt style on my bucket list:

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I do always wonder how quilters find just the right colors and tones:

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Happy show!                   Blessings, Peg

Sisters Quilt Show part V

Are you enjoying the show?  Here’s more:

 

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I had to get close to learn how the daisy chain was done between the outer blue and yellow borders:

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Turns out it was a fabric that was fussy-cut:

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I had to wonder how this was actually done:

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The simplicity of panels and Irish chain made for a very striking quilt:

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Happy show!                                   Blessings, Peg