Friday, September 18, 2015

Our Quilt Show

I love this quilt! It was made by members of our guild, Assiniboine Circle Quilters. The proceeds from the sale of the tickets will be going to the free quilting program I started up at the Immigrant Centre of Manitoba!! Over 40 immigrants to Canada have gone through the program and completed a baby quilt (the majority never having used a machine before). There are waiting lists to get into upcoming sessions. 

If you have some free time this Sunday drop by our show! Hope to see you there!!

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Years ago my husband wanted me to make our living room my sewing room. I finally decided to take his advice. Why didn't I do it sooner!!! I love my new space!
A design wall be going up on the wall beside the black recliner.

 Later this year he will install fluorescent light fixtures, for now am using a few lamps.

I've hardly left this room the last few days! Guess there are no more excuses for not get any sewing done!!

Happy Stitching,

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Carpenter's Star

Finally finished my Carpenter's Star table topper! It's only taken me 3 years. Seriously, where does the time go? It seems like a just made it a few months ago.
 Hope you are all enjoying summer.

Happy Quilting,

Sunday, April 26, 2015

RIP Sweet Noah

Noah (left) and Tucker
Not happy at having to sit still for a picture!

Noah loved his naps!
Rest in Peace my sweet Noah.............. When he was a year old, he was abandoned along with his brother. They were left on a blanket in a ditch during an awful February ice storm. They waited so patiently on the little blanket for their owner to come back. Luckily a good Samaritan found the two icicle covered dogs and brought them to a shelter. We fell in love with the big orange goof the moment we saw him at the shelter. He was the sweetest boy ever. Although a little short on smarts, he more than made up for it with his huge heart. Allergic to everything under the sun, including grass, mold, dust mites, all protein known to man and veggies, he was still always happy. Today we had to let our poor boy go, the years of steroids had taken their toll on his body. A huge thank you to Dr. Shannon Steuart for being the very best vet and friend anyone, or any furry friend could ask for. Because of her kindness, I was able to say goodbye to my boy today, a Sunday. Noah loved her and it made it much easier for us all that he didn't have to spend his final moments treated by a stranger.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Modern Tablerunner

I've been a bad blogger non-blogger! Lots has been happening, but for now just a quick post on a modern table runner I designed for an upcoming class. The snow looks so pretty, almost like clouds, but it was a chilly -28 C when I took the photos!

Happy Stitching!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Simple Tied Baby Quilt Class Sample

What class you say? I proposed a plan to set up and teach a free quilting program to newcomers to Canada at the Immigrant Center Manitoba and the idea was well received. The class goal is to provide a warm, quilter's welcome to the participants, help with their language skills and start new friendships all while teaching them how to make a quilt. I have a strong feeling that I will be learning as much as they will! I've already started to make sample boards illustrating the proper techniques for constructing the quilt. This should help those who have limited English language skills understand. I want to make sure everyone gets a solid start in quilting.

I'm keeping the first project cute and simple - a 36 square flannel backed baby quilt, simply tied. The first session is 5 weeks in duration and is limited to 6 (that's how many old Singer classroom machines I was able to purchase). There will be language hurdles and a mix of experienced sewers and those who have never used a machine before!

I feel very blessed to be able to start up this program. Hopefully I will be able to share some photos with you once the first session has ended!

Wish me Luck!

UPDATE: Since starting the draft of this post, the first class was held and it was a success! Will post about it soon.