Monday, February 25, 2008
Project Linus is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. Its mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth, and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need, through the gifts of ne, homemade, washable quilts, blankets, and afghans, lovingly crafted by volunteer blanketeers. Sew Sisters collects your handmade items and sends them on to Project Linus where they are distribute to children in need. You can drop off your contributions at any time. Visit the Project Linus website to learn more about this wonderful organization and for free patterns to use in making your quilt, blanket, or afghan.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Due to the phenomenal success of the first Buck a Block program we are running a second round. This time it is all in earth tone batiks. You can pre-regsiter by dropping by or calling the store and then starting March 1st the first month's blocks will be available for pick up. Any walk-in customer who would like to participate is welcome and the cost is only $1 per month. Here is a sneak preview of the quilt
One of our bolts is having a b-a-d fabric day. Drop by the store and pick up one metre (discreetly wrapped in plain brown paper so as not to offend anyone) and use your creativity to turn it into something unique.
· Viewer’s Choice!
· Best Quilt!
· Best Project (Not a Quilt)!
· Prize to the person who used the most of their fabric
· Most Original Idea
· 5 prizes to be drawn randomly from the entries
The Nitty Gritty…
All projects due in the store by May 9th. Prizes to be awarded on May 15th. To be eligible for the prize for using the most of your fabric please bring the scraps in a baggy when you submit your entry. Please attach your name, phone number and address to the back of your entry.
Not sure what to do? Why not make a small quilt to be donated to Project Linus - we would be happy to tell you all about it!
The Best News...
It is free to participate!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Here's the link if you want to read all about it...
I decided to bid on this one instead ... it is currently only $16 (and I'm the high bidder) ... I'll keep my fingers crossed...
Saturday, March 1, 2008 Time: 10 - 2
Fee: $75 (includes one panel)
Also we have rescheduled Irene Dewar's class "Hunter's Star" It is now running on February 24th, 2008. No scraps are needed for this beauty!! Irene will help you choose your favourite fabic, add a coordinate and begin...your stars will shine in no time. This one makes a great special occasion quilt as it only requires two highly contrasting fabrics.
Dates: Sunday, February 24th, 2008
Time: 10 -2
Fee: $35 + Pattern
Saturday, February 9, 2008
We have lots of new goodies in stock. First are the February Flowers of the month from Northcott. There are three prints that feature violets. If you have a quilting friend with a birthday this month the fat quarter bundle (which is 8.99) makes a wonderful gift. You could also use the fabric to make an apron, tablerunner or thread catcher for the February birthday girl.
We are also now carrying a range of sewing machine trolleys. We have a three piece set that includes the sewing machine case, Cutting board case and fat quarter tote bag or you can purchase the sewing machine tote on its own!
All the snowy weather has given me the chance to watch some of the video rentals that we now have. I have really enjoyed the American Quilter Series. For $5 you can rent the video for a week and it features 3 episodes of the wonderful show. Each one features a famous American Quilter interview, a demonstarion and one great quilt of the week and a road trip to visit a quilting event. Great for keeping you company as you sew!
Sunday, February 3, 2008
We are also now Toronto distributors of Gamut embroidery threads. These gorgeous threads have 1000 yards on each snap spool and sell for $2.99 each. We have a 48 color assortment that is only $119.00!
Finally we now carry 100% silk thread from Gutermann. There are 24 colors available and they are only $3.89 per spool (100 yards).