|Some highlights of our May/June issue...|
(To read the full stories, pick up your copy of The Country Register at all advertiser's locations, or your local library or other fine small businesses)
Our continued Mystery Quilt pattern, Road Trip story, feature advertiser stories, recipes, jokes & more!
|Meet our Cover Artist |
Iryna Zayarny is deeply rooted in the artistic tradition. Finishing the Masters program at the Kharkiv Institute of the Arts, Ukraine, she has profound knowledge of art theory and excellent education in the arts. Upon coming to Canada, Iryna sought to isolate and perfect certain aspects of her painting ability, attending workshops and art courses.
Iryna’s works are distinguished by a realistic style drawing inspiration from the works of the Old Masters, with dynamic lighting, alluring contrasts, and exquisite attention to detail defining her works. Her works include portraits, landscapes, and wildlife, among others.
Full story on page 21 of this issue...
|Alberta's Quilts and their Makers|
Study Group to Document and Register Quilts
Have you ever wondered whether your grandmother purchased patterns or designed her own quilts, what inspired a new generation of quilters in the 1970s, what is the modern quilt movement all about? If you are interested in finding the answers to these and other questions about our quilting history the newly formed Alberta Quilt Study Society (AB QSS) is just the group for you...
...The society is open to anyone interested in learning about Alberta’s quilts and their makers and our place in the larger quilt world.
Read the rest of the story on page 13 of this issue
|Best Little Gifthouse Celebrates 24th Anniversary|
How did the Walrus and Carpenter get its name and what would a shop like that sell? These are the questions that ran through my head whenever I saw the ad from the “little house in Ponoka” with its unusual name.
The special atmosphere of this great store comes from the turn-of-the-century house – complete with its own creaks and groans – that instantly makes you feel relaxed and at home. Each room is full of unique and interesting finds – from a large selection of aprons, kitchen linens, purses, jewelry, unique women’s clothing and accessories, country and western-style home décor, bird houses, prints and signs of all kinds, candles, cards and much, much more.
Read the whole story on page 16 of this issue
|Quality Bred Morgans for all Ages!|
Charisma - personality - enthusiasm... these are some words that accurately describe a Morgan horse. If you are looking for a horse that will strive to be a versatile, eager-to-please companion, be sure to take the time to visit the Dietz’s at Coulee Bend Morgan Farm in Galahad.
Lyle and Cindy Dietz have a passion for raising quality Morgan horses, and with close to 60 years of combined experience between them, you know they enjoy what they are doing!
If you have ever had the opportunity to spend time with a Morgan, it is easy to understand what the attraction is. The Morgan is versatile horse that excels in any equine discipline. They are very easy to work with and it is quickly evident that they love nothing more than to be around their human friends.
Read the rest of this story on page 24 of the May/June 2013 issue