Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cowichan Bay, Quilt Show, Lavender - a ROAD trip

Summer has finally come to the West Coast and yesterday was a great day for a road trip with my friend Anne. We stopped for halibut and chips in Cowichan Bay. Wonderful to sit outside on the patio overlooking the water and houseboats. Then a stroll along the street and a stop at the bakery for bread to take home.

Nope, not a bike shop - it's the Bakery.
Next stop was the 3rd Annual Quilt show at Crawford Farm just north of Duncan. After we got lost and backtracked we found the farm and very welcoming quilters and hubbies (they were on parking duty). We wandered the farm to see quilts hanging across the fields. Nice display.

Night Sky by Sandi Sudmant - the ribbons were lovely.

Glynis Ballard made the quilt and Sharon Martin quilted it. This is my pattern Aztec Sun.

Fun animal quilts for kids.

Last stop before heading home was to see Anne's friends, Julia and Chris and their Lavender Labyrinth. The smell was wonderful and the buzzing of the bees around the plants made the air hum. Something you just can't capture in the photos.

Thanks Anne for a great day!

Look who we found hiding among the lavender.

Julia and Anne, walking back to the car.


Morna McEver Golletz said...

What a fun road trip!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Hi Daphne ~

I landed on your blog after searching in Google for "Attic Window" quilt blocks. Just thought I'd leave a note to say that your work is beautiful! Have a great day!

~ Deb

Daphne Greig said...

Thanks Deb for your nice comment about my work.

Attic Windows? I teach this online through Quilt University

I won't be teaching it until Spring 2012 but you could sign up to receive the Quilt U newsletters and then you'll know the date.