Festival Photos

Diane Shink's Apron Display at The Four Fathers Library





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Phyllis Cameron's Cathedral Windows Workshop


Julia from Montreal chose to make a Hallow e'en themed quilt.
Marjorie from Oxford Nova Scotia thoroughly enjoyed her class.
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Fibre and Fashion Fusion at Flow Boutique

An art and fibre fashion show.

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Kathy Tidswell's "Stitching Pet Portraits" Class

Kathy demonstrates the techniques used in her award-winning quilts.
A portrait of Kathy's cat.
Student Joann is preparing her sketch.


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Dayle's Department Store:  Dry Goods (Second Floor)

Come and try out your handquilting;  the frame is set up all week!

You can vote for your favourite block in the "People's Choice" category of the annual quilt block contest.


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Learn To Weave:  Patty Chassé

Student Jane Jorgensen of Pugwash Nova Scotia creates a twill sampler under the watchful eye of expert weaver Patty Chassé.





Crazy Quilting With Vera McInnis
It was a full class of happy, relaxed quilters.
These two crazy quilters seemed to be having an especially good time learning new skills.









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The following three quilts were on display at Festival Headquarters, and were made in a class taught  by Phyllis Cameron who this year led a workshop entitled "A Maze Of Colour."  The quilt was designed by Colleen Wise and appears in the book "Casting Shadows." This first version was sewn by Joan Blakney.
This quilt was stitched by Lynne Trerice.

Stitched by Joan Ralph.
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Dayle's Department Store had a large display of quilts owned by the staff.



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Karen Neary's Free Motion Quilting For The Absolutely Terrified dispelled the fear and produced relaxed and happy quilters.


There are more pictures from the workshops on Karen's blog.
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The three day workshop on Story Telling and the Art of Rug Hooking with Deanne Fitzpatrick and Sheree Fitch was full and exciting. Thirty seven people from across North America gathered together to create rugs based on their own personal stories. The course was a mixture of design, creativity, story telling and rug hooking. More on the workshop may be found on Deanne's website.

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These quilts were part of Karen Neary's show held at Trinity St. Stephens United Church.


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Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium, located in the Olde Clock Tower at 50 Victoria Street, is serving as headquarters for this year's Fibre Arts Festival.  Proprietor Beth Munroe has created an inviting space with comfy chairs, a cosy fireplace, free wi-fi, and information on what's happening each day at the Festival.  Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium will open at 10 am from Tuesday to Saturday..
There is fibre art on display, such as these thread paintings by Kathy Tidswell.
This colourful piece is by Lynn Blakie from Whitehorse.
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Kathy Tidswell in her workshop "Painting With The Sewing Machine"