Friday, June 24, 2011

Spectacular New Block of the Month Programs

Have you ever done a Block of the Month Program with us before?    If not we have two new quilts to tell you about that will be sure to tempt you!

The first, Dancing With The Stars, spotlights paper-pieced, 12" star blocks designed by Carol Doak.

You'll be amazed as you step onto the dance floor, and take a spin with this striking, stellar-inspired quilt. Each block is named for a gorgeous ballroom dance like, the Viennese Waltz, the Foxtrot, and even the Cha Cha, and proudly shows off the brilliance of Hoffman's batik fabrics.

The setting, designed by Deb Luttrell of Stitchin' Heaven, features a chain block, and two borders, framing this stunning quilt with simple elegance. Like stars on a dance floor, these beautiful, batik blocks will have you mesmerized, as they sparkle and shine with each step of the dance.

During this 13-month program, you will receive the patterns and fabrics needed to make the quilt top including borders and binding. The finished quilt measures 80" x 92". There is a $25 non-refundable start-up fee, then only $24.95 per month plus 3.75 shipping and handling (within Canada) for each kit. This program will begin in January, 2012.

The second, Delbert and Leona is a gorgeous large scale quilt which we will make with the outstanding Stonehenge Collection of Fabrics from Northcott set off by solid black. 

This quilt was designed by Chris Hoover and is made using a variety of different blocks to create this stunning quilt that will blend in well with many home decors. The construction of this quilt requires the Easy Angle and Companion Angle acrylic templates which we will include with the first month's block for $25.00 if you require them. The finished quilt measures 104" x 104".

During this 12-month Block of the Month program, you will receive the pattern and fabrics needed to make the quilt top including binding. There is a $25 non-refundable start-up fee, then only $29.95 per month plus 3.75 shipping and handling (within Canada) for each kit. This program will begin in February, 2012.  

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Dinosaur Quilt Kit Available

Here is a cute little quilt kit that contains all the fabric (including backing and binding) and the pattern to make a 38" x 45" little boy’s quilt.  The Crazy Eights pattern is quick and easy to make.  The fabrics feature a variety of dinosaurs, dots and co-ordinates in bright colours!

Click here to purchase it online:  Dinosaur Quilt Kit

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What Happens When A Quilter Meets the Big Red Balls?

Hi Everyone!  Last summer I was lucky enough to be one of 260 Canadians selected from over 40,000 (!!) applicants to be a contestant on Wipeout Canada.  For those of you who aren't familiar with it Wipeout Canada is a hilarious game show where contestants run the world’s largest -- and funniest -- obstacle course. Each week, 20 new competitors tackle the course in an effort to be named Wipeout Canada Champion. They come from all walks of life, shapes and sizes - male and female, young and old, fit and not-so-fit.

The hilarious hosts provide running commentary as the contestants navigate the course. In the qualifier, 20 contestants run a four-part obstacle course including challenges like the "Sucker Punch" (a wall of boxing gloves that randomly punch contestants as they try to run past) and the fan favourite "Big Red Balls". Only the 12 with the fastest times move on to the next round. Along the way, spectacular wipeouts occur!
Here is a picture of the wonderful people from all across the country that I met on my episode! If you don't know me by face - that's me in the red shirt that says "I Love Quilting" right in the centre!

By now you must all be wondering what happens when a Quilter meets the red balls?  Here is the muddy truth:
Here I am attempting to get out of the mud!  Have you ever seen so much mud on one quilter?  I have to say that this is about as much fun as I have ever had but I am definately more comfortable at my sewing machine than running an obstacle course!

If you missed it on Sunday -  you can always watch it online!  Here is the link:  Wipeout Canada - Episode 12

Monday, June 20, 2011

Did you Know that We Have Monday Giveaways?

Did you all know that we have a Monday Giveaway everyweek on Facebook?  Check out our page -  post a comment and you might be this week's lucky winner!

Also,  while Canada Post is on strike we are holding all mail order and block of the month programs -  we will ship them as soon as they are back at work!  Thank you so much for your patience -  and we have a big surprise planned for when the mail is back up and running!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fat Quarter Sale

While Supplies Last You can purchase 10 fat quarters for $15.00!
We will choose a selection for you from our expansive sale wall! All fabric are top quality quilt shop fabrics from your favourite manufacturers:  RJR,  Northcott, Westminster, Free Spirit and more!
You can even specify what you would like - Modern, Novelty, Traditional or Surprise Me!

Click here to purchase them now:
10 Modern Fat Quarters for $15
10 Traditional Fat Quarters for $15

10 Novelty Fat Quarters for $15

10 Surprise Fat Quarters for $15

Thursday, June 9, 2011

We're Wild About Stonehenge Skins

Northcott's Stonehenge fabrics are the best selling fabrics in our shop -  with a 100 different stone textures to pick from these are exceptional prints.  We have added in some Stonehenge Skins to our collection -  aren't these exquisite textures? 

Click here to purchase them online:
Stonehenge Skins