Kind Words: Rita W (248)

I received this special email from Rita W, she belonged to my Journey of a Quilter block of the month club in 2010 and has just had her quilt, quilted by a professional Long Arm Quilter, she’s super pleased and wanted to share it with me…well I just couldn’t resist sharing it with you also.

Dear Valerie, I just wanted you to see the quilt as it looks once it is quilted. I took the quilt to Creative Sisters in Kitchener to have it machine quilted. They did a great job. I am very pleased with it.  

The ladies in the shop said I should put it in the Waterloo County Quilt Guild Show. They really loved it and said it had to go in the show. I have never done such a thing before and  I am a bit nervous about doing that. I am not a Quilter that likes to show her work. I just love to create and gift them or use them in my home.

I enjoyed the experience of making the Block of the Month and perhaps I can join another one, especially when it combines embroidery and piecing in the same quilt.
Thanks again for all your help. Your Newsletter and Blog are great. I wish I lived closer to you so I could visit your studio.
Have a great summer !!   Rita.

Thanks Rita for your note. It makes me feel so proud that you love the quilt as much as I do and I know a number of other ladies out there love it too. I say “go for it” put it in the show especially if you can go and see it all set up, you’ll feel great about it…then you can keep it or give it away. Not sure I’d ever part with mine since it was the first block of the month I did with my business and I LOVE it too much to part with it! I wish you could stop by my studio too sometime too bad we are on opposite sides of the country.


2nd Annual Open House (247)

 Hi Everyone, I’m so pleased to be posting about our 2nd Annual Open House, this Saturday July 16 from 10-4pm.

We’ll have lots of goodies for perusal like.

Refreshments will be served, Quilters will be here to meet and make new friends!!

Quilter’s Connection Magazines, New Dupioni Silk Colours, new cotton fabrics, pins, needles, threads, floss, scissors and sew much more!!

We are located just East of Calgary on 16 Ave NE

281 West Creek Circle, Chestermere, AB T1X 1R5

P: 403.770.0725 if you need help finding us. Remember my studio is in my home:)

Rotary Cutters are something we all have, but always want the next best ONE…we’ll this one is it! Ask us about how easy it is to change out the black, spoil yourself on Saturday with this beauty.

We’re having a large scissor sale, 20% off our already unmatchable pricing…these are the best scissors to cut your batting, cut out patterns and so much more…
We will have all sorts of Block of the Month kits now available since we are already working on next’s years block of the month ideas.
If you have an embroidery project that you’ve been waiting to start, wait no longer, bring your project and we’ll help pick out a gorgeous line of silk floss for you to use…you won’t be disappointed!


Raffle Quilt tickets will be sold – check out this years prizes…

Second Place is this amazing Eye Spy ABC Quilt, all paper pieced by Lakeside Quilters Guild here in Chestermere.

Looking forward to seeing all of you from last year and all of the new quilters I’ve met over this past year 🙂 

Entries for June Blocks (246)

Only 2 entries for June so that must mean Summer is in full swing…I know I can attest to that since I didn’t quite get all of my own blocks completed either…such is life of a quilter in the Summer, right?

Danielle R her super cute Truly Scrumptious Block

Kathy S, finished Pies and Tarts while she was vacationing in Croatia – nicely done Kathy…and super cute little doilies in the corners 🙂


Winner for June is….Danielle R. I always try to post the entries in the order they are sent to me…

Congrats Danielle, nice job getting your entry in on time before leaving for your trip to Winnipeg..hope it was a fun time, contact me for your prize:)