Well, I must give kudos to the Lakeshore Guild from Montreal’s West Island! Today was road trip day! My Mum and I piled into the car at 9AM today, swung by and picked up her friend and off we went to Stewart Hall in Point Claire, Quebec about two hours away.
Stewart Hall is a beautiful setting for a needlework show. It’s a lovely, old, stone house on the St. Laurent River. The gardens and landscaping were also beautiful, but it was too wet a day to go walking around the property to check them all out! At the door we signed their guest book and I was surprised to find admission to their show is free!
The show had over 200 pieces! Wow! I think among their membership they have managed to cover almost every type of needlework there was! There was pieces from cross stitch to quilts! It was nice that they had explanations of what the different types of needlework that were being displayed, everything was so well marked.
There were a couple of demonstrators on hand and I was just blown away by the woman there doing Japanese Embroidery! Now that is something I’d like to try but have found out is VERY expensive! I love the sheen of the threads, the precision of the technique and the simplicity yet effectiveness of the Japanese designs.
At the show I got to meet Julia who I’ve corresponded with several times via e-mail, and Heather who has posted on my BB. They were this year’s show coordinators. Girls you did a great job!
My Mum, her friend and I really enjoyed your show! It was worth the drive!