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Anniversary savings on Moda

April 22, 2015
Posted by: Pam

Anniversary Sale Week 4

It’s the final week in our month-long anniversary celebration. This week it’s a Moda party, with 20% off selected Moda yardage and pre-cuts. You’ll need to use the promo code MODA20 at checkout to get the savings! Sale runs until the end of the month.

Anniversary Sale — $6 a yard

April 15, 2015
Posted by: Pam

Anniversary Sale Week 3

 

One week only. Denyse Schmidt, Tula Pink, Parson Gray and Anna Maria Horner have joined the celebration! Find them here … while they last.

 

 

Save on Cotton + Steel

April 8, 2015
Posted by: Pam

Anniversary Sale Week 2

 

The party continues this week with 20% off all Cotton + Steel — basics, Spring + Fall 2014 collections, cotton linens, lawns and double gauze! Coupon is valid until April 15th.

Blogger Bundle — Sew Fresh Quilts

April 6, 2015
Posted by: Pam

The second blogger in our series is Lorna McMahon in Bluevale, Ontario. Lorna blogs at Sew Fresh Quilts; you will find tutorials, quilt alongs, Top 10 Tips, and lots of other great things over there.

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1. When and why did you start blogging?

I began blogging on Christmas Eve 2012. Why? I wanted to connect with people. And I am so glad that I did. Quilting and blogging about it has given me the opportunity to make new friends from all over the world. The online quilting community has become a welcoming and supportive safe haven for me. Joining in has been such an uplifting and life changing experience!

Sew Fresh Quilts

 

2. What is one of your favourite projects that you’ve finished?

That is a hard one to answer… But I really enjoyed making this Butterfly table runner this spring.

SewFreshQuilt-ButterflyRunner

3. What was your inspiration for this bundle?

Spring! Spring was just on my doorstep when I made my choices for this bundle. I chose fabrics that were fresh and light. The low volume prints Perched Birds and Chatter from the Rhapsody Bop collection were my first choices. The Fresh Cut Tulip Field in Coconut seemed to be a natural fit to that mix. The Fresh Cut Sweet Pea in Celery adds the look of fresh spring growth. Biology Plumes in Lavender, Modern Plaid in Pink and Yellow accentuate the purple, pink, and yellow found in the prints. And the Doe Lightning in Grey was added as a neutral to round things out.

LornaMcMahon

Would you like a chance to win Lorna’s beautiful bundle? Head over to her blog to leave a comment before Monday, April 13. She’ll announce the winner next Monday. It’s also available in limited quantity to buy in the shop, just in case you don’t win. Good luck!

Seven years and counting

April 1, 2015
Posted by: Pam

Anniversary in April (4)

It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years. There were maybe 100 bolts of fabric in the basement, and a whole lot of optimism. There’s a lot more fabric now, and still a good dollop of optimism.

I think it’s a good time to recognize the truckload of people who have helped along the way. First, my wonderful husband Tom, a fantastic cheerleader who never wavers in his support of this endeavour. My mom Sandra, who generously offers her time to help me out at the shows, too many times to count now. The 3 lovely children (young adults now) who do their bit to help out at home when I’m busy with work. My friend Bonnie, for coffee chats and sewing days, and sage advice when needed. My staff for the past year, Kaisa and Sharyn, who helped manage the transition from basement to brick and mortar. Friend and associate Laura, who’s vision and style have helped shape the beautiful space we share. And last, but definitely not least, the customers, old and new, who keep this little adventure going.

Thank you all!!

We’re going to celebrate all month long, with a different special every week. And this party is getting started with … cake! Layer cake, that is. With the promo code CAKE20 you will save 20% on all 10″ square pre-cuts in the shop from now until April 8.

Let the celebration begin!

 

 

 

Fresh Fabric Friday

March 20, 2015
Posted by: Pam

Tula Pink’s Elizabeth collection has got to be one of my favourites in the shop right now. The plum palette is in stock, and the brilliant 16th Century Selfie in all three palettes. Pre-cuts aren’t in yet, but should be here in April.

Elizabeth-Plum-square

We’ve added another line of solids — Designer Essential Solids from Freespirit — so now it’s easier to find coordinates for your favourite Freespirit designers. There are coordinating solids for Franklin from Denyse Schmidt, Folk Song from Anna Maria Horner, and of course Elizabeth.

Elizabeth-Coordinates

Leave a comment for a chance to win your choice of Elizabeth’s 16th Century Selfie and the coordinating stripe (half yard of each). You have to choose a favourite — Tart (left), Sky  (middle) or Plum (right).

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And I’ll pick a winner after the weekend!

Edited March 24 — The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winner , #37 (Maureen) who picked Sky as her favourite.

Blogger Bundle – The Q and the U

March 9, 2015
Posted by: Pam

This week is the first in a monthly feature of Canadian blogger bundles. It will showcase talented sewists and quilters across the country, and the fabrics they like to work with. First up is Riel Nason in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. Riel blogs over at The Q and The U.

RielNason

1. When and why did you start blogging?

I started blogging on March 18, 2010 (I just checked). So as it turns out, the giveaway will almost coincide with the 5th anniversary of the blog — kind of fun. I started blogging not long after I started quilting. I am a self-taught quilter and learned almost everything by looking for information online. I thought having a blog would be a fun way to share my progress.

2. What is one of your favourite projects that you’ve finished?

I have lots of favourites, but it’s my selvage quilts that I have the most fun with. Here’s a nice snowy favourite — my selvage snowman.

Selvage Snowman

3. What was the inspiration for this bundle?

This bundle is all about girly fun. I have a 7 year-old daughter (who got her own sewing machine for Christmas I may add) and her room is that pretty magenta colour in some of the fabrics in the bundle. I saw the butterfly fabric first and loved it. Then it was all about finding coordinates that matched colour-wise and theme-wise. I am planning on making a big oversized pillow for her bedroom with it. I think it is a bundle that a lot of people could make something beautiful with!

RielNason

Would you like a chance to win Riel’s beautiful bundle? Head over to her blog to leave a comment before Thursday, March 12. She’ll announce the winner on Friday. It’s also available in limited quantity to buy in the shop, just in case you don’t win.

Fresh Fabric Friday

March 6, 2015
Posted by: Pam

Busy week, lots of fabric to unwrap. Let’s get to it.

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This week’s focus is on some smaller collections or stand-alone prints that I couldn’t resist. Clockwise from upper left: Rhapsody Bop — AdornIt; Sun Print (2104) — Alison Glass; Nomad — Urban Chicks; Distrikt — Erin McMorris; Feed Company — Sweetwater; Paris Map — Moda.

If you find any (or all) of these prints irresistable, leave a comment and you may win a yard of your favourite. I’ll pick a winner after the weekend.

Mar 10 — The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to this week’s winner, Kari S.

So long, February

March 2, 2015
Posted by: Pam

And good riddance! I am more than happy to see the last of February (day after day of bone-chilling cold weather takes a toll.) I didn’t even manage an escape to QuiltCon this year, although I was happy to follow along on social media. NOT quite the same as being there though. As a small compensation to those who couldn’t go, and those who went but found the exchange rate hard to take, it’s free shipping until March 14!

QuiltCon-shipping

February also saw Kaisa leave to start a new job. Kaisa had been working with me for almost 10 months, and her help and contagious enthusiasm have been greatly missed these past few weeks. We both knew the arrangement was temporary, and it lasted longer than I had hoped. In the end, the offer of a full-time position in professional office was too good for Kaisa to turn down. As hard as it was to say goodbye, I wish her all good things in her future.

And so I find myself looking for a new team member. It’s a part-time position, 2 or 3 days a week. I’ve put together a job posting, so if you or anyone you know might be interested, please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Fresh Fabric Friday

February 20, 2015
Posted by: Pam

We’ve unpacked a lot of fresh fabric in the last few weeks.

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Clockwise from top left: Folk Song from Anna Maria Horner for Freespirit; Franklin from Denyse Schmidt for Freespirit; Milk, Sugar and Flower from Penny Rose; and a fun novelty print from Riley Blake.

Take a look at the collections and leave a comment telling me which print you are most excited about. There may be a yard of fabric in the mail for one lucky commenter!

Feb 23 —Giveaway is now closed. A winner was chosen at random, and Carol is getting a yard of Folk Song this week.

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