I ran off to Edmonton for a few days to participate as a special model in the Fashion With Compassion fundraiser. It was a whirlwind of activity!
Ten former guests, myself included, represented women sheltered by Compassion House while being treated for breast cancer.
Someone's hubby took a photo of us before we dressed for the event. Even though it's a bit blurry, I like it! We all look relaxed and happy.
|L to R: Trudy, Caron, Marty, Susan B., me (red purse), Elaine, Colleen, Virginia, Tracy, Sayler (House Manager), & Susan T.|
...and here is the "after" shot: all gussied up! What an amazing day with an amazing group of women.
The actual fashion models were all over 6 feet tall and extremely slender! Behind the scenes, clothes were ripped off and replaced in record time as models rotated through. The children were adorably shy backstage, but surprisingly assured on the catwalk!
There are tons of photos in the Compassion House Foundation Flickr stream if you would like a taste of the show.
Before I left home I'd finished a couple of client quilts. First, a pretty "jelly roll race" strip quilt...
...and then a cuddly, personalized baby quilt with minky on the back - lucky baby Owen!
While I was away our Guild quilt show went up in the library's art gallery. Today was my first chance to visit and take pictures. I love how our river challenge turned out!
Several members had never attempted art quilting before this challenge, but you'd never know it!
Some pieces were inspired by local experiences, legend, or history, and others by far flung memories or pure imagination.
|"The Revenge of Twelve Foot Davis", by Bev Pichette|
|Margaret Stewart's Sunday paddle|
|Carol Scobey's country scene|
|by Vivian Massier|
|"The Technicolor Dream", by Aralee Tailleur|
|Lois Laurin's railway view|
|Liz Daigle's fond memories|
|"The Eagles are Gone", by Hildegard Campsall|
|"Old English Country", by Jill Wood|
|"Inukshuk", by Carole Gold (that's me!)|
|Alice Olson's scenic Alberta|
|Chris Warne's view from home|
|by Dayna Frank|
What a wonderful variety of styles and stories!
Here is a panoramic view of the wall. To give you a sense of scale, my Inukshuk piece is 17 inches wide by 35 inches tall.
And now that I'm back, here is today's client quilt, fresh off the frame.
Before I sign off, it's time to set a November goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes. I've decided my goal is to piece a top using the Quilts of Valour blocks shown in this post.
Linking up with:
A Lovely Year of Finishes, at Sew BitterSweet Designs and Fiber of All Sorts
Show and Tell Tuesday, at i have to say
Linky Tuesday, at Freemotion by the River
Fabric Tuesday, at Quilt Story
Try, Learn, Grow!
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