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Goose on the Loose Shop Hop 2016


180 Parsons Road Unit 27 Alliston, On.  L9R 1E8
(705) 435-2746

  Your Complete Quilt Shop
Patterns, fabrics, notions, workshops, longarm quilting services and custom made quilts.
We also carry a large inventory of quilts for sale
. These can be viewed by visiting our Quilts for Sale link.

SUNDAY  11:00 – 4:00

July 31st  and August 1st CLOSED

Semi Annual Quilt Sale. During the entire month of July all our quilts are 50% off.

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Thank you for shopping personally at Lilac Lane Quilts.  For every $25.00 spent on regularly priced merchandise you will receive a stamp.  When your card of 9 stamps is filled you will have $25.00 saved on your next regular priced merchandise sale.

Chatter at the Lane.  Click here to leave your comments. Thanks!

Our Gala held November 13 2015 celebrating our 13th anniversary was a great evening.  Thank you Sheila for the informative talk about battings.

Our Calendar is up and running again.  We have updated to a new calendar so let us know how this one works for you.

New page added to our site.   our shop page has two virtual tours of our shop that you can view there or here as well as a short video of one of our Gammills quilting. Click on the image to drag the view to the left or right.
They are sharper if viewed full screen.



Good Shepherd Food:   This is a completely volunteer run organizationAt The Lane you will find a basket where you can leave food donations or if you prefer you may leave a cheque and the volunteers will mail you charitable donation receipt.  We thank you for your continued support.

Row By Row:  IMPORTANT NOTICE.  IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN INSTRUCTION SHEET, there is a correction.  Your Black dot white background fabric should be cut 3” X4  1/5” There is enough fabric in your kit to accommodate this.  IF you purchased a kit for Row 3, the fish and owl we owe you a piece of fabric for the fish block.  Please contact us and we will find a way to get this fabric to you.  We apologize for our mistakes.

This is a shop hop with a difference.  Where ever you travel from June 21st until Sept. 6th check the area for participating shops.  This is a happening event in 8 provinces and most of the United States.  Each shop will give you their row design free. Arlene Gibson has designed our project again this year.  We think she has really outdone herself.  Carl Schueler has quilted it.  We have a WINNER!  Congratulations Renee.  You didn’t think it would happen but it did!

Our free pattern is the top row.  The other 3 rows are available in kit only.  Row 1 is also available in a kit.  Each kit contains instructions, appliqué pattern is reversed, appliqué placement layout, stabilizer, Soft Fuse fusible web, and fabrics.  $19.99 each.  Personal shopping only.



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.

Please do not arrive more than 15 minutes ahead of your scheduled time.  It may interfere with other activities in the workshop area.  Also it gives us time to make the coffee and tea and set up for your activity.  We appreciate your enthusiasm and will very much appreciate you thinking of us setting up for you

Christmas in July: Join us for a non-quilt workshop and make these cute triangular trees.  Have a blast embellishing them too!  Homework before the workshop.  Sat. July 23rd  10:00 – 4:00 Workshop fee $30.00 Pattern required.

Paper Piecing Part 2:  Once you know the basics of paper piecing but may have wondered how to do I get started and what next project.  Join us Sept. 17th, Oct. 15th and Nov. 26th to get this project going well!  Limited space and kits are available.  Workshop fee $95.00.  Paper piecing at the best.

Getaway BagGet Out!  Can you believe The Lane is doing a bag workshop?  We heard your requests and have listened.  Join us Sat. Aug. 20th from 10:00 – 4:00 to make this bag.  Workshop fee $30.00.  Pattern required.

One Block Wonder:  One fabric, one block lots of possibilities. Book purchase required and material listing when you register.  Amazing possibilities!   Sat. Sept. 10th  10:00 a.m. – 4:00p.m.  Workshop fee $45.00.  Only one spot left.

Stained Glass The Easy Way:  Without using bias tape.  No tracing through dark fabric.  Trace once, Cut once.  NOW THAT IS EASY.  The first session you will receive a kit to learn the technique and have homework to start on your choice of projects.     This workshop will be held at Knox Church King St. South in Alliston.  Sat. Sept . and Sat Oct. Workshop fee $75.00 and pattern purchase required.    Come and visit for the complete set of choices. Sept. 24th and Oct.29th Workshop fee $75.00

Cathedral Windows:  Traditionally a hand pieced technique, we will show you a faster way using your sewing machine.  There is some homework before the workshop.  Pattern provided.  Sat. Oct. 1st  10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop fee $45.00

Mini Dresden Plate: Lots of great ideas to dress up those Dresden plates.  We are going mini size.  Imaginations will be running high in this workshop.  Sat. November 5th, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Workshop fee  $45.00  

Quilts of Valour: Canadian Forces Base Borden (CFBB) turns 100 years old this year.  We have contacted the co-ordinator for Quilts of Valour and she will provide us with kits to make quilts to be given to Veterans.  Every Sunday in September and October we are offering a sewing session to make up these quilts.  We will be looking for quilters to help and then binders to finish it off.  We will meet noon until 3:00 p.m.  If you would like to contribute but are unable to attend on Sundays, bring in a finished quilt, completely finished, the label will be added by Quilts of Valour volunteers and we will give you a store credit of $100.00 to be redeemed the day you bring in your quilt. Check the size requirements for these quilts.  There is a minimum size. Check their site

November Remembers:  During the month of November, The Lane will offer a 15% discount to all military personnel on regular priced merchandise.  Thank you for your service.

Bargello:  Back by popular request, this is always a fun quilt to make.  Join us Sat. Dec. 3rd from 10:00 – 4:00.  Workshop fee $45.00


Frivolous Club:  The brains behind the original precuts have combined the popularity of kits and precuts into a new fun project featuring a new 7” precut. Then add the creativity of the originator of Schnibbles, Carrie Nelson and Frivols is born.  You can join in at any time.  Next club meeting is Sat. July23rd  at 10:30am.  $49.99/month.  This has been a well-received club and there is still room to join and catch up if you are interested.  If you wish to purchase one kit the price is $64.99.  Come in and see the selection. We just received an order and the 10th tin was in it.  Very lovely!  Here is a Frivols #1 and Frivols #10. 

Civil War Sampler Quilt Club:     We will meet Tuesdays.  June 7, July 5, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, and Oct. 4.  During that time we will created civil war blocks from either the of the two books.  You have your choice.  Liz has chosen to use 12 inch blocks which was one option from the one selected books.  Book required, club fee $20.00   Liz is using fabric from get this Lizzie’s Legacy.  We have the first 5 blocks on display but need to get a photographer in there to show you.  However, blurry pictures are on our FaceBook page.  More blocks are shown on our FaceBook page.  Thinking this may turn into a gift for a friend.  I really like how the block are coming together.

Gift Cards are available!  If you don’t have a list of gift ideas for the people who would like to buy you something nice, they can pick up a gift card and you can shop with them even on our sale items!


Batting by the Roll:


Hobbs Heirloom:  80/20 which translates to 80 percent cotton, 20% polyester so you don’t have a layer of scrim.  It is built right in.  96” wide 27 meters $ 285.00    120 inches wide 27 meters $310.50.


Hobbs Heirloom Poly batting available by request.  In store we have a roll to cut from if you don’t require a full roll.


Quilters Dream batting available by request.  In store we have packaged batting sizes in Dream Cotton and Dream Wool.  Dream Wool is completely machine wash and dry batting.  We have tested this!.  We also have Dream Wool, Dream Cotton, Dream Poly, Dream Green, and Dream Orient in stock for purchase by the meter off the roll.


Millie’s Frozen Cranberry Salad


2 (3 ounce packages of cream cheese) softened

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons sugar

1 (16 ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce

1 (8 ounce) can unsweetened crushed pineapple undrained

½ cup chopped pecans

1 cup whipping cream

½ cup sifted powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla


Combine cream cheese and mayonnaise in a medium mixing bowl: beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until smooth.  Gradually add 2 tablespoons sugar beating well.  Add cranberry sauce, pineapple and pecans, stirring well to combine.  Set cream cheese mixture aside.


Beat whipping cream at high speed until foamy; gradually add ½ cup powdered sugar, beating until soft peaks form.  Fold in vanilla.  Gently fold whipped cream mixture into cream cheese mixture.  Pour mixture into a 5 cup mold and freeze until firm.


Remove salad from freezer 15 – 20 minutes before serving.  Yield:  10 servings


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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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