Friday, February 24, 2017

Compositions from Moda!

Compositions is a delicate and sophisticated collection from BasicGrey. Sheet music, text, numbers, and pages from books come together in an elegant palette of white and grey complemented with BasicGrey's classic Grunge textures.



What's your type, maestro? Medley or Melody? Can't decide? Let Compositions guide your next crafty symphony. Whether you create a ballad or an epic, or even a complete chorus, this goes-with-everything collection is sure to move you in creating monumental arrangements. Encore! Encore! Compositions is by Basic Grey for Moda. 
Click here to purchase: Compositions





Thursday, February 9, 2017

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Michèle-Renée Charbonneau

We're in the second month of The Canadian Sampler and we have enjoyed seeing your lovely Keep'n Warm blocks & Pacific Stars blocks.

February's blocks are Canada by Code by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters & Thousand Islands Star by Nellie Holmes & Christine Baker from Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing.

Canada by Code
by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters
Canada by Code by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters 
M-R's a hard core quilter, with a passion for modern and art quilting and a deep respect for our traditional quilting roots. A first generation quilter, she's been quilting for over 18 years and blogging at Quilt Matters for the last five years. She also speaks to guilds about modern quilting and shares her passion for this art through teaching.   She lives in Ottawa with her husband and three wild things (ages 12, 9, and 7). She's actively involved in her local quilt guilds, including being a founding member of the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild.

Follow M-R on her blog Quilt MattersInstagramTwitter, & Facebook .

Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters 

Inspiration for Canada by Code

I wanted my block to have a modern look to it, but still pay tribute to our history. This simple-looking block uses Morse code to spell out our country’s name. Fitting too, since Canada’s primary long-distance communications method during the time of Confederation was the telegraph. And while we don't use Morse code anymore, this 'code' block design is also a nod to our tech industry and lifestyle -- we're a pretty 'connected' society. Did you know that 82% of Canadians have high speed Internet connections? We are so connected in fact that the Canadian government has recently declared that high speed broadband internet should be considered a "basic communications necessity" like landline telephone lines. That's a pretty bold statement that's going to have major impacts on our telecommunications infrastructure in rural areas of the country.  

 I like to think that this block celebrates our history and gives us a taste of our future.




You can join the fun! Sign up for The Canadian Sampler today and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

Please Note: We will be closing registrations for this round of The Canadian Sampler at the end of February. All registrations March 1 and onward will be enrolled for Round 2 of The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017.

The Canadian Sampler - Meet the Designers - Nellie Holmes and Christine Baker

We're in the second month of The Canadian Sampler and we have enjoyed seeing your lovely Keep'n Warm blocks & Pacific Stars blocks.

February's blocks are Thousand Islands Star by Nellie Holmes & Christine Baker from Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing and Canada by Code by Michèle-Renée Charbonneau from Quiltmatters.

Thousand Islands Star
by Nellie Holmes & Christine Baker from Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing
Thousand Islands Star by Nellie Holmes & Christine Baker

Twelve years ago, designers and friends Christine Baker (Fairfield Road Designs) and Nellie Holmes (Originellie's) formed a joint company, Upper Canada Quiltworks Publishing Co. so that they could publish books and patterns that they co-design.

Their first book, Rag Bags©, released in May 2004, was a huge hit and featured patterns for 12 different tote bags all made using the rag technique. Their second book Rag-a-Muffins© (2005) contains lots of projects to make for children such as rag quilts, fusible appliqué wall hangings and accessories. This year they released their third book “Celebrate Canada” which contains lots of projects using Northcott’s “Oh Canada” line of fabric. It is available now in quilt shops across the country. Collectively they have designed over 200 patterns.

Nellie & Christine

They currently have 56 patterns that they have designed jointly for Upper Canada Quiltworks and Northcott Fabrics and have just released their first block of the month quilt pattern called “Tweets and Twinkles”. They also design patterns for many major quilt magazines. Christine and Nellie do trunk shows and workshops for quilt guilds and they teach at local quilt shops. They have often been exhibitors at International Quilt Market and Quilt Canada. They both live in Brockville, Ontario.

Follow Nellie & Christine on their website and their blogs - Fairfied Road Designs & Originellies.




Inspiration for Thousand Islands Star

We live in Brockville, Ontario which is located in the beautiful Thousand Islands. During the summer, the St. Lawrence River is the centre of almost all of the activities that occur in our area. Much like the flying geese blocks that join together to form arrows which point towards the centre of our block, all of the activities in Brockville in the summer point to the river. From sailing and kayaking on the river, camping and picnicking on the islands, beautiful restaurants at the waterfront and festivals and gatherings in the parks along the water, the St. Lawrence River and the Thousands Islands form the centre of our community.


Thousand Islands Star in The Canadian Sampler

You can join the fun! Sign up for The Canadian Sampler today and make this gorgeous quilt to Celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary!

Please Note: We will be closing registrations for this round of The Canadian Sampler at the end of February. All registrations March 1 and onward will be enrolled for Round 2 of The Canadian Sampler starting July 2017.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Mystery Fat Quarter Boxes!


We have fun mystery boxes for you this weekend!

Choose from Mystery Box - Happy or Mystery Box - Timeless and get 25 assorted fat quarters from our Clearance Section for only $44.99! That's $1.79 per fat quarter!

*Offer is valid until February 5 or until stock lasts. *

Don't wait to get these!

Click here: Mystery Fat Quarter Boxes