"When life gives you scraps......Make Quilts"

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

"QUILTING" and "SEWING" classes at my Studio............

I am so pleased...it's been 3 months since I have arrived in Springdale, NL and things are falling into place in my Studio so that classes can begin....the first ones have been confirmed...here are the details:


“NATURE’S CHORUS” Applique Pillow
A really fun project - suitable for anyone with just a little sewing knowledge…..
- able to use a sewing machine, sew a straight line, comfortable with a needle and thread
With that and a desire to attend a fun-filled workshop with other sewers and quilters; you can share ideas; have a fun time and in the end, head home with a beautiful appliquéd decorative pillow.

3 classes available to choose from:
(Studio Class size limited to 6 students)

Schedule: (2 evenings or 1 day)

Wed. Nov. 09th and Wed. Nov. 16th – 18h30 – 21h30
Thurs. Nov. 10rd and Thurs. Nov. 17th - 18h30 – 21h30
Saturday Nov. 12th – 10h30 – 16h30 (bring a lunch)

Class fee: $30.00

Students have the option of bringing there own materials or can purchase a kit.
A kit will consist of a background fabric, all materials to complete the appliqués as well as a pillow insert.

Note: Sizes of Feather/Down-Filled Pillow Inserts will be subject to sizes in Stock.
Techniques: Machine Sewing, Reverse Applique/Hand Applique, Yo-Yo’s, embellishments.


QUILTING 101 – Classes for Beginners

Do you have a sewing machine and want to learn to sew/quilt? Or perhaps you don’t have a sewing machine but would like to learn anyways?

Are you unsure of how to start, which tools to buy, what fabric to select, which colors to use? Intimidated by so-called easy patterns, large classes and all the expense?

Join me and learn to choose fabrics with confidence, cut, piece, press and sew accurately and quilt easily. Create projects to warm your home and make gifts for those special people for whom you wish to give a gift from the heart.

Lots of individual instruction: Studio Class size is limited to 6.

Bring your own machine… and to be able thread it and sew a line;
and I’ll teach you the rest.

If you do not have a machine, machines are available for class use. If you have a machine but is not able to thread and use it – a short session can be arranged to cover this step.

Project 1
Design and sew a quilt block, then make it into a pillow top

This class focuses on stitching an accurate 1/4 inch seam to piece a traditional style block.

Time required to complete project - approx 6 hours total

Cost (including Class and all materials)- $45.00

Monday, August 29, 2011


Well, here I am - finally getting settled and able to get back to my blog...I apologize for being away for so long.....but I am now here..and hope to get back to doing some regular posting....

I am now in Springdale, Newfoundland......moved from Montreal last month and absolutely love to be closer to family - and especially to be able to visit with my grandma Annie, who is now 94...and doing well....

Well, one of the things that was important for me was to get the quilting/sewing studio set up - I haven't completed it yet but here are a couple of photos.....

I am also working on completing the class and workshop schedule for the Fall/Winter months..and hope to be able to share a copy of the schedule with you soon.

I'll do have a booth at the Trade show here on Sept 8-10....so very much looking forward to that..these next days will be spent getting ready for the show..so much to do....so I need to put in some long hours.....

Today I have been working with the printer getting patterns ordered for the upcoming show....now I think I will be creative for a little while :-)

Hugs to all!


Monday, February 28, 2011


A Preview photo of March's runner...now in the quilting process.....but wanted to give you a peek beforehand......

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"WEINER DOGGIES"......The cutest thing......

Measuring about 16" long from nose to tail, 10" high, these little weiner doggies are just the cutest...with their button noses and eyes and faux-suede ears and tails, doggies also have a weighted pouch of plastic stuffing beads to give it a bit of extra weight....
You can adopt one of the above or have one made by special request....Price: $35.00 (local delivery) or shipping charges extra.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

FEBRUARY'S Runner-of-the-Month - "A TIME FOR LOVE"

February's runner in the RUNNER-OF-THE-MONTH program is "A TIME FOR LOVE"......a beautiful Paper-pieced design..

Size: 16"x 62"

Using 5 different coordinates of red or old-rose...and a white-on-white background/binding, you will have a wonder runner to display for the month of February......

A BUY-NOW button has been supplised on the right-hand size of my blog for your convenience of ordering the pattern.

Price is still $7.95 for all patterns - free shipping to anywhere in the world.

March's runner is now on the design table - it will debut on Feb. 1, 2011.

Thanks to everyone and I hope you enjoy!!!!