Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Quilt Canada - Part 3
Well, finally, my last post about Quilt Canada. Just as I'm getting ready for the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts. Oh well, better late than never I always say!
I was delighted to meet Heather McArthur, the editor and publisher of Quilter's Connection Magazine. I was excited to get my hands on a copy of magazine and of course I had to sign up for a subscription. Heather and I had been emailing back and forth before the show, so it was nice to finally meet her in person - and enjoy some delicious meals with her too!
It's so great to finally have a Canadian quilting magazine that you can pick up at the newstand. We have so many talented designers and quilters that you never hear about - now you can in Quilter's Connection Magazine. If you're interested in learning about the Canadian quilting scene, you'll want to pick up the Summer issue of Quilter's Connection Magazine which should be out in a few weeks. Heather also has a blog and a newsletter that you'll want to check out.
Heather was manning (wo-manning?) her booth at Quilt Canada with Tricia Sherman of The Great Canadian Shop Hop. If you've been following my blogs, you would've met Tricia in previous posts. Tricia writes a column in Quilter's Connection Magazine called "A shop near you". It was great to visit with Tricia again; I hadn't seen her since November in Vancouver. I guess it might be my turn to return to the coast for our next visit.
Now that things are back to normal, my next event to look forward to is the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts at the end of May. I'll have two quilts on display this year: Hoot-mon! and Twirling Whirlies. If you plan to be down at the park that week-end (and what self-respecting quilter wouldn't be?), see if you can find them. I know that I'll be looking for them and the quilts that my friends have made too.