Has it only been a week???

Sooo....a lot has happened since my last post!

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.

"Bluster" panto

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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  1. Carole, you look fabulous! And your group picture is fantastic - all of those happy faces! Thanks for sharing your experience!

    And thanks for all of the art quilt eye candy! What a wonderful display!!

    Your quilting looks awesome - as usual :)

  2. Wowsers! You (and the rest of the women) look amazing.

    All of the river quilts make quite an impact together. Thanks for sharing!

  3. You and the other ladies are simply stunning; before AND after, Carole! It sounds like a magical evening.

    I really like getting to see all the river quilts grouped together - it is a really cohesive and beautiful grouping of quilts!

  4. Great stuff - looks like a great time and lots of fun! Love the idea of this as group project.

  5. what a great post! you look great and I'm glad to hear you all enjoyed it. the display of the quilts it's also very interesting and beautiful. thank you for sharing with us.

  6. You all look gorgeous for your fashion show, and what an amazing quilt show too. The river quilts look so impressive all grouped together


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