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Free Patterns from Connecting Threads Were you aware of all the free patterns from Connecting Threads has on their site?  I just stumbled across the numerous patterns ranging from easy baby quilts to more complex larger quilts, baby/children gifts eg. hooded animal robe, placemats and table runners, candle mats, and
Summer Challenge Reveal A reminder that the reveal of al the summer Mini Quilt challenge will be at the October meeting. Time to finish off your quilts.   I will send out an idea or two for those of you who need a last minute
Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns - FridayJelly Roll Quilt Patterns - Friday Here are a couple of ideas to create Fall or Hallowe'en quilts.  You can use any colors but these patterns look so very nice in fall colors or Hallowe'en prints.   First is Holiday SQUARED Quilt pattern from the Bitty bits of Pieces blog by Kimberly Wallace. Another quilt that
Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns - ThursdayJelly Roll Quilt Patterns - Thursday For Thursday's ideas, let's look at a couple of smaller sized projects that don't take a lot of time to make.  Table runners are a great gift but also nice for your own table.  Who doesn't want a quilted tote to haul around their quilting projects or a quick trip to the mall?   Amy
Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns - WednesdayJelly Roll Quilt Patterns - Wednesday Today's post are jelly roll patterns with more of a modern look.  Two of these patterns achieve the modern look by using white negative space.  The third uses bright colored fabric which I think most of us assocate with a more modern look.   Laura A. Coia has an excellent YouTube
October Thread Workshops Please note a change in location for the October Thread Workshops to the Neil Balkwell Arts Centre 2420 Elphinstone Street The workshop will run 9:00 to 4:00.Due to popular demand we have added a second workshop date of Monday, Oct 23.  Tuesday October 24 is the original date.Participants
Photos from Sept 5 meeting My apologies for the photos that are posted sideways and upside down.  This newbie Website lead is investigating and will fix - just depends on how long it takes me to learn how to do
Jelly Roll Quilt Patterns - Tuesday For Tuesday's inspiration, you will find three free quilt patterns all using jelly rolls.    The first quilt is a Easy Rail Fence Baby Quilt Pattern published by The Spruce, and designed by Janet Wickell.  This makes up as a very easy and quick baby quilt.   Lets
Sept 16 National Jelly Roll DaySept 16 National Jelly Roll Day Next Saturday September 16 is declared National Jelly Roll Day by the Modern Quilt Guild.  Each day for the next week I will post a free pattern using jelly rolls.  This should provide you with some ideas for a project with a jelly roll.  Hopefully this inspiration will result in a
FREE Soup Bowl Cozy Pattern Here is a FREE pattern from the Happy Hours Stitches blogger.  September brings cooler weather (ok, maybe not this coming weekend) and we all think about a bowl of hot homemade soup. A quick and easy gift is a soup bowl cozy so you don't burn your fingers on those hot bowls you take out of
Free CRAFTSY classes for 24 hours For 24 hours on Monday September 4th CRAFTSY is offering All-you-can-watch-day for free.  You can access over 1200 streaming classes.  Check out the CRAFTSY site for all the
Connecting Thread Resumes Just a reminder that we will start back at the Neil Balkwill on Thur Sept 7th. We have received a few donations of fabric over the summer.  Marlene will start bringing the fabric on Sept 7th. I’ll bring enough to fill up the containers each Thur until we have removed it from

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