Monday, April 24, 2017

Mosaic Monday - Fabric and Art

I attended my first Fabric Frenzy on the weekend.  It lived up to it's name.  I stood in line for an hour just to get in, it was raining/snowing, and I met a couple of ladies who quilt. I would estimate the number of people in line to be at least 300-500. They were letting in 25 at a time.  I understand this was unusual to have so many attend.  This is a fundraiser for Grandmas in Alberta for a New Generations who support grandmothers in Africa raising children orphaned. 

There was a room with quilting fabric and notions then one with all the rest of the fabric.   I knew my sister was ahead of me in line but did not see her outside. I managed only the quilting room and I found her there. I was shopping for my aunt who was supporting her sister in an art show which I was attending later in the day.  My sister managed to get her some denim and we each made color selections for the start of a quilt project. I did see several friends as they were leaving with full bags in arm. 

I managed some lace, thread and one piece of fabric for my self.  I'm really happy with the multicolored piece of 1 meter at $5 was a great price.

I was headed off to the art show for my aunt Maria the artist.  The goodies were excellent.

The weather was better 2 hours away from home.  I had a visit with 3 aunts and viewed some art. 

One of the artist at the show had fabric for sale.  Left over from when she own a fabric store.  Well it did not take much for some of us to head on over after the art show reception. These are the pieces I bought.

Sharing with Maggie at Normandy Life who hosts Mosaic Monday#37.


  1. I'm always tempted by fabric. It's so full of possibilities. Great selections, Sylvia.

  2. You certainly found some lovely fabrics and notions that day, do you and your sister ever spend time together making things?
    BTW I've encountered no problem leaving a comment this week.

    1. Maggie, Thanks for visiting.

      Typically we have the Saturday of the Easter weekend when us 6 girls get together with our Mom and spend a full day sharing what ever projects we are working on. We have a large space and some are quilting, some are paper crafting and some just come to visit. Mom and 2 sisters quilt, my twin and I are more paper crafters, 1 sister sews and does wedding dress alterations and 1 sister is less crafty. I have aunts who quilt as well. I have a niece who sews and works with wool. The weather just forced the cancellation of this event this year which was very disappointing.


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