Monday, 26 December 2016

Confederation Quilt

A crazy patch made in 1867 has been rejuvenated and will be on display in Nova Scotia. This quilt   showcases many beautiful colours and hand stitching. It will be unveiled in 2017 as part of the 150th Anniversary. This example exemplifies the history of quilting in Canada.

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Block Challenge

This year the red and white tulip was chosen in honour of Canada's 150th anniversary. The printed background fabric contains Canadian words including Canada 150. Our sample red and white tulips look elegant on the printed background. Kits and instructions are available at Quilter's nine Patch,Elmira and Quilt Essentials in St. Jacobs. Please pick up a kit on Tuesday.Both stores are closed on Monday.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Busy Day

Tuesday, December 7th , Pix Martin organized 'a placemat bee' to make 100 placemats for Innisfree Care Facility in Kitchener. The placemats are used on their food trays. Pix's Studio was buzzing with activity as sewers came to help sew, cut, turn and iron. By 8:30 in the evening, 150 placemats had been created. I am sure the residents will enjoy, the little 'perk,' on their trays.

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Christmas is coming!

Santa Claus came to town last night. The Christmas music, the twinkling lights and the joyful atmosphere kick started the season for me. Even minions provided entertainment on the floats.
In the sewing room, it is time to work on Christmas projects...check out some new patterns, patterns and gimmicks. Enjoy!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Poppy Time

November. it is poppy time of the year. Two interesting patterns-
Vikki Pignatelli has an amazing 3 D poppy..quite easy to make
Poppin' Poppies by Quirks and Quilts ..a Canadian Company has a new 3D pattern which stands out on a pieced background of black and white fabrics.

Sunday, 16 October 2016


Time to bring out the pumpkins. Quilting projects with pumpkins always bring a smile and add a pop of colour to the home decor. The ladies at my church sell decorated pumpkins....Enjoy!

Monday, 3 October 2016

Tiverton Fair

Yesterday my friend and i presented a quilt trunk show at Tiverton Fair which included a variety of quilting techniques. the crowd seemed impressed with the fall quilts.
Another lady demonstrated Hallowe'en treats. Enjoy her display table.