Saturday, June 9, 2012

Oh, Canada--Part 2

Courtepointe Quebec Quilts Salon 2012 was held at College Andre Grasset in Montreal, Quebec.  This beautiful stained glass window graces the entrance.  We had sunny weather almost every day so it was breathtaking.

It was so exciting to be called "Professeur" on the nametag!  So that I wouldn't get the big-head, students called me Sharon.  

It was an all-star cast of teachers from both Canada and the United States.  On the left side, front to back:  Elaine Quehl, Joan Shay, our hostess Sharon G., Bonnie McCaffery, Vikki Pignatelli.  On the right side, front to back:  Yours truly, our other hostess Randi, Pamela Allen, Dominique Ehrmann (partially hidden), and Wendy Butler Berns.

And Elaine took this picture from the other end of the table and now you can see Dominique, between Wendy and Pamela.  We were a pretty somber group!  NOT.  

I've known some of these ladies for years and others were met for the first time in Quebec.  It's so fun to have time to sit and chat and catch up.  Here is a list of websites where you can learn more about each of these very talented, wonderful ladies:

Pamela Allen:  Pamela is the 2012 Quilt Teacher of the Year through The Professional Quilter magazine!

Wendy Butler Berns:  Art quilter extraordinaire.  And a great sense of humor.

Dominique Ehrmann:  Check out her 3D quilt!  I saw it in person and there are no words to adequately describe it.

Bonnie McCaffery:  Bonnie is known for her painted faces and her Fantasy Fabrics techniques.

Vikki Pignatelli:  Author of two books, founder of Sacred Threads Quilt Exhibit, maker of breathtaking quilts.

Elaine Quehl:  Elaine is a quilt artist, teacher and dyer.  Check out her site!

Joan Shay:  3D flowers and more are yours with Joan's Appli-bond technique.

Sheila Wintle: Sheila focuses on creativity and color in her work and classes.

Ladies:  It was my pleasure to meet and/or reunite with each of you.  Quilt on!

And Nicole sent this picture of me showing what happens to your fabric when you cut LOTS of Dresden Plates!

It was a wonderful trip--where we decided that I am now up to 40 words of French!  Merci beaucoup!

Blissful hugs,


  1. Looks fabulous! You are so fun! Kathleen

  2. Hi Sharon,

    I had a wonderful time learning how to quilt without a hoop. Too bad we did not have any photos from our group on Friday. I hope to take another class with you. Maybe by then you will be Queen instead of President! LOL I just saw that you have horses and I am totally jealous! I have loved them since I was a little girl and have only gone riding twice in my life!
    Hope to quilt with you again soon.
    Your quilting friend from Montreal.
    Patricia Yetman
    p.s. I have read all of Iris Johansen's books and I just love her. Catherine Coulter has a great FBI series as well

    Take care!


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