Pincushion Pincushion I am not sure why but pincushions are starting to catch my eye.  They can be a bit of art in your sewing area.   Tilda from the Tilda Studio blog created a pretty pincushion that should take no time to complete.  This pattern takes 8 different fabrics so the combinations are
Setting 2018 Goals I am seeing quilt designers publish their goals in several of the blogs I follow.  I am seeing consistency in their 2018 goals. - improve on XXX above last/previous years,ie. complete more UFOs, buy less fabric - Finish 1 or 2 projects that have been sitting for a while - Tackle a project
Guild Placemat DonationGuild Placemat Donation On Dec 6th, 247 placemats were delivered to the Meals on Wheels Program for distribution by their volunteers. 10 of these were made by Ms. Butz’s Gr, 8 class at Coronation Park School with the help of 6 Connecting Threads members. At the January Guild meeting, individuals spoke about
Guild and Coronation Park School Charity DonationsGuild and Coronation Park School Charity Donations On the morning of Dec 7th, 2017 31 members of Connecting Threads met to make 157 pillowcases. Along with the 10 previously make by Ms. Butz’s Gr. 8 class at Coronation Park School with the help of 6 Connecting Threads members and other donations, we donated 182 pillowcases. These were
Using Solid fabrics I was reading an article on Quilting on a Budget from Allison of Cluck Cluck Sew.  Not as much fun as the thrill of buying new fabric, but she has some tips that are a good reminder.  Choosing and Using Solids is one of the tips that I don't think of
Midnight Quilt Show SeriesMidnight Quilt Show Series While there are several fantastic free motion quilting instructors, I am a fan of Angela Walters.  I was lucky enough to take a class of hers in Edmonton last spring.  I found her to be an excellent instructor.  Besides being in awe of her quilts she used to demonstrate what she was
MSQC Trail Blaze Tutorial MSQC has published another tutorial called Trail Blaze.  Have you made half-rectangle triangles before?   This pattern is on the modern side, and uses scraps.  A pattern to try on a cold winter day.....   Here is the text they introduced the pattern with: Who’s
12 Mini Quilt Patterns12 Mini Quilt Patterns SewCanShe, a blogger I follow, published a mini quilt a month last year.  This link takes you to all 12 free adorable patterns.  Several of these patterns really appeal to me.  Might be an opportunity to try a new block, or use up some scraps.  A nice quick project for
2018 Goals2018 Goals This year I plan to ......  - Get organized? - Use up that stash? - Learn something new? - Start and finish projects on time?  - 'start the project' vs keep finding more ideas? - Focus on a specific skill, ie. free motion quilting?   Are any of the items above on your list of
Workshop - Upcoming session info Sharon sent a reminder on upcoming workshops.  Check your calendar and see if you are able to attend.   Bits and Pieces Workshop 13 January 2018. Cost is $35. This a great class to explore your creative side and use up some of your scraps. By the end of the day we will have a wall
Fabric basketsFabric baskets A sweet little scrap busting project to get you started in the New Year.  Radiant Home Studio has a tutorial on Scrap Fabric Bowls.  Sara compiled a list of the most helpful and inspiring fabric bowl tutorials she found while searching for tips and ideas.   Use those
25 Free Table Runner patterns
25 Free Table Runner patterns In case you need to make one more quick Christmas gift this link to 25+ free table runner patterns may what you need.  Several of them would look terrific in Christmas fabric if you need to create a project with in season fabric.  SewCanShe blog published this

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