Friday, July 30, 2010

Eagle Lake Powwow is here!

And I'm not having a booth... I have been sewing for one it will just be too expensive to get one.  So I'm sewing now for a powwow in the middle of August that has booth prices at less than half the cost!  I wanted to have something to sell tho, so I finished up the fundraising quilt I started last year (for my cousin's wedding but never finished) to raffle off.  Since I did make it to raise some funds I'm going to donate half the profits to the Raising the Children program.  The other half is going to my baby fund hehe.

Raising the Children is a training program for aboriginal parents that my late aunt developed back in the 90s.  It was one of her passions, so since she passed she's left some big shoes to fill. And I mean big (there are almost a dozen of us working with the program now and before it was just her)! We've given the website a huge face lift and you can now sign up to become a member of the Raising the Children family and even register as a Raising the Children facilitator and download the whole manual (for free to boot).  Its a one of a kind manual and since we've launched the revamped website we've had a lot of people from all over Canada become facilitators... its pretty awesome!

So if you're at the powwow this weekend, find me or one of the Kenny girls and get some raffle tickets!

Here's the quilt, its almost a double (wide enough but a bit short).

For the Shoal Lake powwow I will have earrings, moss bags, bug hats, smocked little girl dresses and some bags for sale.  My mom is working on some bags too and maybe some ribbon shirts! I'll post a preview before the powwow.


  1. Kanina - I am looking for artists to display/sell their crafts at our event on September 21, 22, 23 ... if you ever come to Thunder Bay, if you are interested - please email me at

  2. Combined with the baking we had for sale we made enough to cover the cost of our trip and booth but I still have lots of stuff left.

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