Saturday, July 15, 2017

Patterns by Zen Chic


We love these elegant and beautiful patterns from Zen Chic. 
Shop here: Patterns from Zen Chic


Tanya's Whelan's Charlotte



Charlotte is an unabashedly romantic and feminine collection of classic florals. Using Tanya Whelan's signature light, bright and oh so fresh palette, Charlotte features vibrant pink roses on backgrounds of aqua, silver grey, and pink. Large-scale roses, delicate medium scale bouquets, classic checks and framed designs round out the collection. Perfect for pillows, curtains, apparel and of course gorgeous quilts. Charlotte is by Tanya Whelan for FreeSpirit Fabrics. 
Go here to see more: Charlotte










Friday, July 14, 2017

Tula Pink's Holiday Homies is here!



Add a little spunk to your Christmas decor this year with Tula Pink's new Christmas Collection!

Holiday Homies features Buck the dog, Gus the buck and Ryan the goose all dressed up for their fabulous Christmas party!  Go here to see more: Holiday Homies






Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Small Things On the Farm



This is Lewis & Irene's first collection of small prints. Take a trip to the farmyard and visit your favourite animals.


This collection features the cutest pigs, sheep, cows, hens and horses. 
Small Things on a Farm is by Lewis & Irene. 


Lewis & Irene are a British design team whose work is inspired by the designers' love for nature and adventure. 




Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Love these Cats!


We are in love with Hyakka Ryoran's whimsical cats! 


Coneco is by Hyakka Ryoran for Quilt Gate Fabrics.


Wouldn't this make a great dress?!

So Cute!






Monday, July 3, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Jean Boyd

We hope you're enjoying making your Canadian Sampler!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

The blocks for July are by Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd and Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.


Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd

Sesqui Leaf by Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd has been designing and publishing patterns for 20 years and also designs patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. She incorporates a variety of styles in her patterns including modern and traditional pieced and appliqu├ęd designs as well as Redwork and Stitchery. She also has a line of Memory Quilts that use photos printed on fabric or paper pictures in quilts.

Jean holds a Fibre Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named Canadian Teacher of the Year in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters’ Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

Follow Jean on her website: Patterns by Jean Boyd

Jean Boyd
 
Inspiration for Sesqui Leaf
 
When I was asked to design a block for The Canadian Sampler quilt, I immediately thought of one of Canada’s most recognized symbols – the maple leaf. The leaf design in my block is simple to make and can be arranged in many different ways. I chose to make 2 red leaves on a white background and 2 white leaves on a red background and arrange them as shown here. After you make your 4 leaf blocks, I encourage you to have some fun and come up with your own unique arrangement of the leaves within my Sesqui Leaf block.
 
Thank you to everyone at Sew Sisters Quilt Shop for including me in this great project in honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial celebrations! 

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!



Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open.

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Judy Baldwin

We hope you're enjoying making your Canadian Sampler!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

The blocks for July are by Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop and Jean Boyd from Patterns by Jean Boyd.


Judy Baldwin from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

Flying Goose by Judy Baldwin

I started quilting when my oldest son was an infant.  I wanted to make him a quilt as a keepsake.  Armed with a copy of the book Quilting For Dummies I made a Sampler Quilt for him.  After that I was hooked!

I jumped in with both feet and started a mail order company, Sew Sisters Quilt Shop,  with my sister. In 2007, we opened our bricks and mortar store and that passion for quiltmaking has never died down!

Outside of quilting, I am married, have two teenaged sons and a spunky little dog.  We reside in Toronto and are avid Raptors fans.

Judy Baldwin


Inspiration for Flying Goose


In Southern Ontario, nothing marks the changing of the seasons like the migration of the Canadian Geese. Each spring the geese return to have their chicks and spend the summer. As the weather starts to change and the leaves fall in the autumn the geese fly away again. This beautiful Flying Goose Block evokes this uniquely Canadian occurrence. 

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

http://store.sew-sisters.com/stores_app/Browse_Item_Details.asp?Store_id=807&page_id=23&Item_ID=19693

Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open. 

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Happy Canada Day!


We hope you have a wonderful Canada Day Weekend celebrating our 150th Anniversary!
We will be off celebrating too so the store will be closed Monday, July 4.
Happy Canada Day!

Friday, June 30, 2017

Licensed Fabric from Camelot Fabrics


Finding Dory, Micky Mouse & Friends and The Jetsons!
Licensed fabric from Camelot Fabrics only $8.99/metre
Go here: Clearance






Blue Moon by Dear Stella


Blue Moon transports you to a meadow of grazing woodland critters just as the stars and moon start to wink in the sky. This new collection sings a lullaby of hushed blues and white, telling a story of floating leaves and light breezes from dusk to dark.
Blue Moon is from Dear Stella Fabrics.





Tuesday, June 27, 2017

We Have a Winner!


Mary Bresett from Acton, Ontario has won our Row by Row Experience prize!

Mary Bresett's Winning Quilt!




Friday, June 23, 2017

The Row by Row Experience is on!


The Row by Row Experience is a shop hop event with no fees, no passports and over 2655 participating quilt stores across the US and Canada! 

Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. 

Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2016 rows from 8 different 2016 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). 

Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize! 
Click here for more details. 

Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows! Our row will be available June 21 - September 5 so drop by the store this summer! 

The Row by Row Experience is an in store event only. 

Go here for more information: Row by Row Experience 


This Way designed by Judy Baldwin




Birdsong by Joanne Cocker for Dashwood Studio


Joanne Cocker's latest Dashwood collection, Birdsong, is a muted and calming collection of birds, trees, mountains, and raindrops. 
Birdsong is by Joanne Cocker for Dashwood Studio.
100% Cotton. 44" Wide.






Friday, June 16, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Elaine Theriault

We hope you're enjoying making your Canadian Sampler!
Keep sharing your blocks on facebook and instagram with #thecanadiansampler and remember to tag us!

The blocks for June are by Elaine Theriault from Crazy Quilter on a Bike and Irene Dewar from Brambleberry Cottage Quilts.

Elaine Theriault from Crazy Quilter on a Bike

Star Cross by Elaine Theriault

Elaine began quilting in 1998 when she decided that her daughter, who was two, needed a quilt for her big girl bed. She started teaching in 2000. In addition to teaching at guilds, stores and her in-home studio she has entertained many audiences with her humorous quilt related stories.

Elaine’s Tech Tips columns (originally published in A Needle Pulling Thread magazine) are now available on-line in e-book format at QUILTSocial.com. Elaine guest blogs for QUILTSocial.com where she reviews Husqvarna Viking sewing machines. In 2015, Elaine joined Northcott and loves going to work in a warehouse full of fabric.


Elaine Theriault


Follow Elaine on her blog: Crazy Quilter on a Bike and on Instagram.

Inspiration for Star Cross 

I wanted to create a block with 13 prominent pieces, one each to represent the 10 provinces and 3 territories. That was a bit of a design challenge. I grew up in western Canada where star gazing was a wonderful nightly event. So my STAR has 13 pieces. The red surrounding the star was necessary to highlight the star.

Sign up for The Canadian Sampler and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!



Registrations for The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017 are now open.