Doors Open

Doors Open

We’ve missed your smiling faces!  But while we haven’t been able to see you in the store, you’ve kept us very busy these past few months with curbside pickup and mail orders.  It’s been a real team effort of …
Doors Open

Doors Open

We’ve missed your smiling faces!  But while we haven’t been able to see you in the store, you’ve kept us very busy these past few months with curbside pickup and mail orders.  It’s been a real team effort of …
Redesigned by Quiltworx

Redesigned by Quiltworx

This year, Judy and Judel came up to Heritage Park for the special display of Quiltworx quilts.  They also put on a display of their own of their Red and White quilts, many of which are featured in their Redesigned:  …
With a Touch of Holland

With a Touch of Holland

Ria Timmermans is a customer of ours from Holland.  She stays in touch with our store regularly, either by visiting or emailing with us.  When she isn’t in Canada for a visit, her sister-in-law, Riet, comes in and picks up …

New Class Schedule – February – September

There are still the Sewcials to add, as well as a few more classes to work out, but the bones of our February – September schedule is laid out, and we are ready to take registrations. You can always check out …

What a Winner!

Customer Josée Element came into the store a couple of weeks ago with a big surprise!  But before I reveal it to you, I want you to know the background.  So here we go! 2015 was the first year our …

Farm Girl Vintage Sandy Style

At the last Quilts of Valour meeting here at the store, Sandy C. brought in her Farm Girl Vintage quilt to show. Each block is 6″ square, and she sashed it with the background of white, and added colour cornerstones. …

Worry-Free Browsing

Ok, this is not super exciting, no quilts are involved, and there aren’t any pretty pictures. But it is important work that I thought our customers should be aware of. One of my many hats that I wear includes website …

Colours, No Maps

Without a study done, I’d still bet that 80% of us can vividly recall the smell of new pencils sharpened for school.  The musky notes of the ground wood was heightened if you used a mounted sharpener, or better yet, …

All Around Canada – Contest Voting has Started!

All Around Canada – that is the name I gave our store’s  #Northcott Trans-Canada Block Party block.  When designing the block, I wanted the geese flying over the entire Canada map, to show the inclusiveness of our country and our pride. …

Canada’s 150th Birthday Quilting Contests and Programs

As you probably have heard, next year is Canada’s 150th birthday.  For this momentous occasion, a few contests and programs have been constructed for the quilting crowd.  I’ve been getting inquiries regarding the fabrics and programs surrounding these, and thought …

Sewing Machines 101 and Servicing

Psst – We know a man named Allan.  Now Allan is a very good man to know as he services sewing machines.  No matter what brand, Allan is the fixer/servicer guy-who-knows-what-is-going on.  That is his main business – servicing machines.  …

SEWtorials

New to our class calendar this fall, are SEWtorials – a tutorial in our classroom without the sewing machines.  Beginning September 14th and continuing every Wednesday at 10:30 am until the end of November (12 weeks), you will be guided …

New Class Schedule

When I was a young child, my grandmother received mail from her Arkansas friend every few months.  It was her last link to home, and inside would be a letter, newspaper clippings, and Li’l Abner cartoons whose humour was beyond …

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