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 Elaine guest blogs for 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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Irene Dewar

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 Irene Dewar from Brambleberry Cottage Quilts and Elaine Theriault from Crazy Quilter on a Bike.

Sugar Maple 
Irene Dewar from Brambleberry Cottage Quilts 

Sugar Maple by Irene Dewar

While still a very young child Irene’s mother taught her to knit, sew, crochet and embroider. She very much enjoyed these textile arts while growing up but it was not until 1983 when she took a quilting class she realized what an exciting and diverse variety of techniques there were in quilting. Those other needlework pastimes were soon set aside and quilting became her passion. Later, Irene began teaching quilting classes at home. Little did she know that those first few classes held around her dining room table would lead to countless classes at local quilt shops, work-shops and trunk shows at Guilds across Ontario, being a featured quilter in a Studio 2 production on TVO, or classes at the CreativFestival Conferences in Toronto.

Irene Dewar 

Irene was an avid participant in the now disbanded Quilt Project for Breast Cancer Support, participating in a group that annually made and donated a quilt. It was while designing the group’s 2004 donation quilt that she developed what would become her first commercial quilt pattern. With the encouragement of friends and co-workers, she began to self-publish under the name Brambleberry Cottage Quilts. Since then, her collection of published patterns has grown and expanded. She currently designs for Northcott Collections, Row by Row, Contemporary Sewing Materials as well as independently. In addition, she teaches in her home studio in Pickering, Ontario.

Irene can be reached through her website Brambleberry Cottage Quilts

Inspiration for Sugar Maple 

When I think of symbols of Canada, the Maple leaf is the first to come to mind. What could be more iconic than the Maple Leaf? It is literally the central image of our national flag. 

Just as the snow starts to melt the maple gives us another icon of the Canadian experience, maple syrup. Sugaring-off is celebrated as the first harbinger of spring and a promise of warmer weather to come. It’s sticky sweetness is an excuse to come out of hibernation and begin enjoying the great outdoors again. In the summer, maples give us shade and in the fall a brilliant display of colour. Who amongst us has not made bouquets of brilliant fall leaves? 

The Colors of Autumn reflected in the water at my Cottage

The maple seems to be a theme in my quilting. The shape of the leaf gives this pieced block. One of my first patterns, Ottawa Valley Serenade, features a Maple Leaf Block paired with a Log Cabin Block. A few years later Maple Ridge became another of my patterns. Place mat Duet РCanadian Maple, designed for Canada 150, features a maple leaf appliqu̩ for place mats, runner and table topper.

Brambleberry Cottage Quilts

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.