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10 years serving the quilting community!
Our Calendar is up and running again. We have updated to a new calendar so let us know how this one works for you.
Thank you for another exciting Goose on the Loose Shop Hop. We hope we have inspired your desire to create. The Grand Prize winner of the tickets to CreativFestival, hotel accommodation and bail (oops spending) money goes to Ruby of Orangeville. Guess how many friends Ruby will have once they know this.
Other passes to the fall CreativFestival were won by Janette of Egbert, Robyn of Creemore, Dianne of Mississauga, Eleanor of Angus and Kathy of Cambridge.
Our quilt was won by Jean of Haliburton. The quilt from Cobwebs and Caviar was won by Sandy of Fergus. The quilt from Quilters’ Line was won by Linda of Meaford. The quilt from Sew Jax was won by Berni of Guelph. The quilt from Country Concessions was won by Angela of Alliston.
JARS OF JOY!
We will have jars of joy starting January 2013. Different jars share different joys. At the end of the year the jars will be opened and discussed, pats of congrats will be passed along and some prizes. There will be the BEST INTENTIONS JAR. When you are in we will walk you through this! All positive!
If you have a group of 3 or more that would like a specific workshop we are more than willing to work with you and your group’s schedule as best as we can.
Help the local Food Bank. We thank you for your continued support of the Good Shepherd Food Bank. Those Zehrs tapes are such a help and the food donations are greatly appreciated.
Alliston and District Humane Society: Fund raising is always a concern with a community effort. Crystal has dropped off some fabulous goodie baskets which will help support the animals in need. Each basket is only $15.00 and ALL the money goes directly back to the shelter
For the love of Science. We have been asked if we could collect empty thread spools. A teacher is planning an experiment. Cones will not work, we asked. Save your empty spools and bring them in and we will collect and pass them along.
VERY SPECIAL WORKSHOP
In July, we are so excited to have Marilyn
Moran, from Yellowknife, come to teach. Marilyn is a certified Judy
Niemeyer instructor. She will tell you the secrets of how to understand
and organize Judy’s patterns. Marilyn has studied repeatedly with Judy and
also taught alongside with Judy. Carl will be on hand to assist Marilyn
during this special workshop. You can view Judy’s designs at
www.quiltworx.com. Carl has finished the Four Seasons Table Runner, the
Double Wedding Ring bed runner, and just recently finished piecing the
Arizona Cactus table topper. The Arizona Cactus has not been quilted yet so
you can still see how the instructions have you do the pressing on the back.
The workshop will be held at the Lions Hall in Alliston. There are 2 workshops available. The first one runs Saturday and Sunday July 27th and 28th. You will have the choice of making Weeping Willow, Stepping Stones, or Cappuccino table runner and place mat. Lunch will be provided. There will be surprises of course. Workshop fee is $200.00 plus taxes.
The 3 day workshop will run Monday to Wednesday July 29 – 31st at the Lions Hall in Alliston. Your pattern choices will be Cactus Star, Arizona Cactus (Carl has that one on the table now) Cactus Flower table runner, Golden Harvest , Sky Lone Star, Autumn Splendor and Four Season table runner (sample in store now). Lunch will be provided each day and of course there will be surprises for you as well. Workshop fee is $300.00 plus taxes.
This workshop will be limited to 20 people. Marilyn is very comfortable with that number and we will have a lot of room at the Lion’s Hall. Carl will be on hand to assist. He and Marilyn have talked at great length about this. Marilyn is working on Carl going to Montana for certification. Hmmm.
The patterns have arrived. Lots of time to get organized and clear the dates. We would like to get confirmation of registration soon so we can book the teacher and the room.
Make a Log Cabin Chicken:
We have not done anything for the people receiving Meals on Wheels for some
time. Let’s get together and make these cute decorations. Join us at 10:00
and bring your machine and fabrics and get busy making people happy. FREE~
we are helping our community, how could we charge for that? Sat. May 25th
at 10:30. Bring your stash and have some fun! Sharon has precut some
strips for this project.
OUR WORKSHOP POLICY IS THAT ALL WORKSHOPS ARE PREPAID AND IF THERE ARE LESS THAN FOUR CONFIRMED PARTICIPANTS THE WORKSHOP WILL BE CANCELLED. IF WE CANCEL THE WORKSHOP YOUR MONEY WILL BE RETURNED HOWEVER IF YOU DO NOT SHOW UP THERE WILL BE NO REFUND. WORKSHOPS ARE SUBJECT TO HST.
Basic Sewing kit for most workshops:
sewing machine in good working order, sewing machine manual, thread, thread
scissors, seam ripper just in case, tape measure, bobbins filled and ready
to go, pattern, fabric, notebook, and pen.
Diabetes Kids Go to Camp: The Lions send approx. 300 kids to camp
each summer. All of these children have diabetes. We are asking people who
sew, if they could make a few pillowcases for these kids to help them
remember their camp experience. There is a very easy and exciting way to
make pillowcases called the hot dog style. Allison showed us this a few
months ago when we made pillow cases for the children in care with
Children’s Aid Society. Join us to see how this works or if you cannot join
us bring in your pillowcases. We will be keeping track of our goal.
Pillowcase day will vary throughout the first 5 months and the first sew day
will be May 25th at 11:00 onwards. Kits are available. We are
getting a nice collection, but so many campers! Let’s keep sewing! 122
Marti and Me Club AKA the Muffin Club: The Marti we are referring to is Marti Michell. She created a club which meets once a month and demonstrates how to use one of Marti’s tools. Carl and I went to Georgia twice to train for this club and have taken other classes/workshops/lectures with Marti. Recently Marti took some time away from this club so she could finish up things. We can all relate to that! Liz was amazed how much she missed getting the box of surprises and inspiration from Michell Marketing every month. Feb. we will be back with the great Marti instruction booklets you have come to enjoy. This club meets the 4th Saturday of the month for six months. We are truly excited to see what Marti has conjured up during her studio time (which was restricted since she went to Mexico to teach and who knows where else?) Club membership is $20.00 plus HST. If you cannot attend on the Saturday, you have the opportunity to come in to pick up your instruction booklet or have someone pick it up for you. We were the first Canadian store to run this program and the group that has formed and changed and expanded are one of the nicest groups I have had the privilege to sit with and talk. It is very enjoyable and encouraging. This club is able to enter into the Marti Jar of Joy. 4th Saturday of the month at 9:00 a.m.
We love Marti. We also love to make a quilt in less than a year. Sign up for $10.00 and enjoy learning how clever Marti designs are. We have just started, so if you still would like to join us, please feel welcomed. You choose your fabrics, which makes our get togethers so interesting. Everyone has a different scheme.
Women of Courage: This will be a block of the month club. The
finished quilt is 98” X 98”. The fabrics and colours will all be the same
as the sample. This club will begin in March. This will be a Saturday
club once a month. $290.00. It is not too late to join. 5 spots
remaining. Next club meeting will be Sat. June at 11:00 a.m. Kita are
available if you wish to make the quilt without the club meetings.
If you are looking to purchase an entire bolt please let us know and we will order it and phone you when it arrives. Please keep in mind when we have a fabric sale, batting is also included in that sale.
Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 in a roll of 30 yards and 96” wide is $200.00
Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 in a roll of 30 yards and 120” wide is $250.00
Hobbs Poly Batting is also available upon request.
Now In Quilters Dream batting. 70/30 in 92 inches wide. Come and feel it!
Quilt Stencils: We work hard to give a changing assortment of stencils for quilting and marking pens.
Cones of Thread: For the serious quilter or just those of us who don’t like to run out and want to save a bit of money. We carry a polytwist thread for piecing and machine quilting. This is not a serger thread. We also have cones of YLI and King Tut Variegated threads for machine quilting.
Gift certificates are available. We also have a registry for gifts. Let us know what you are interested in and we will keep track and you can send your gift giving friends in to shop in confidence. For anyone who doesn’t like shopping, they can phone ahead and we will package up the gift (they have to tell us the budget for the gift) and it will be ready to roll when they come in. It can’t get any easier than that can it?
Next retreat at Whitestone Lake Lodge. We are planning on going Nov 1st until Nov. 4th. We need more time to sew. Check your calendars and we will talk with Joedy to give you more details very soon.
MY FRIEND TELLS ME THIS RECIPE WILL TURN ANYONE INTO A CAULIFLOWER LOVER...TRULY!!!
Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs
1 head cauliflower,
cut into 1/2 -1 inch florets
Preheat oven to 400º.
Toss florets with olive oil, bread crumbs and cheese. Spread in a single layer on jelly roll sheet lined with nonstick foil. Season with salt and pepper. (since I use a lot of cheese I often don't need the salt) Roast 30-40 minutes, until nicely browned!!!! (we like ours verrrry browned!!!)
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Here are our two clips of our guest appearance from Thursday Oct. 14th 2010 when we were guests on the Roger’s Community Show, Daytime. This aired live but you can watch our segment in two parts here. Thanks to Rogers Community Television for having us as guests.
First half of our appearance.
Second half of our appearance
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