Kyli’s Journey

Roxanne Nelson is teaching Pictorial Quilting again this summer at our store and today is the 3rd class where the students are messing with fabric and constructing their pictures.  We had visitors from the previous years’ classes drop by with their works to help inspire them, and I took a picture of Kyli’s Journey to show you.

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Journey is an aid dog that Kyli trained.  You can see his name quilted into the piece.  Others  who played a significant role in his life also have their names quilted into this wall hanging.

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The shadows in the fence are achieved with different fabrics.

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If you click on the pictures you can see an enlargement and will be able to see the details.

Journey – an appropriate name for the dog, the process, and the quilt.

Linda
Along Came Quilting
6432 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2H 0G6
403-253-4419
1-877-745-6445

 

Horsing Around

Summer finally arrived and with it the winter fabrics.  Oh the craziness of this business.

It was either ’cause the heat was getting to her or the Stampede was on, but this panel grabbed Barb’s attention.  So she horsed around and made up a sample.

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Barb layered it right sides together with a matching green fabric (.65 m) and batting, sewed around the edges, leaving an opening, and clipped the corners.  She then turned it inside-out  pillow-case style.  She sewed the opening shut, and quilted the frame.  Leslie quilted around the horse and  ribbons.  The panel comes with an extra bow and holly, which Barb also backed, quilted, and tacked on for a 3-D effect.  It was pretty fast and looks great.

If you feel like horsing around too, you can find this panel on our website by clicking on the picture.

Have a great day.

Linda Goh

Along Came Quilting
6432 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2H 0G6
403-253-4419
toll-free:  1-877-745-6445
http://www.alongcamequilting.com

Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park Tickets

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The admission tickets are here!  And you can save $6.99 off the walk-up rate by purchasing them from us for $18.  They are good for May 24th & 25th only.

For more information on this fabulous non-juried quilt show, click here.

You can come in to purchase, or call us at 403-253-4419 with your credit card and we’ll hold your tickets here.  We are also happy to mail them to you (an additional $1.25 charge per address is applied).

Linda

 

Trunk Show by Joanie & Kelsey Morrow

Yesterday was lots of fun with the trunk show from Joanie & Kelsey Morrow from The Stitchery in Olds.  Jo came too, and it was a good time.  It was wonderful to see the patterns they designed, and the quilts they made with Joanie’s new line of fabrics called Double Vision from Cantik Batiks and Andover Fabrics (we carry the entire line of both the batiks and printed cottons).  Everyone loved Kelsey’s quilting!

When there was a lull in the crowd, I managed to take a few pictures for those of you who couldn’t attend.

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Trunk Show and Sharpening, Tuesday, April 29

Trunk Show by Joanie & Kelsey Morrow from
The Stitchery in Olds
&
Ralph from Blades on Wheels

Tuesday, April 29
11 am – 9 pm
(special extended hours)

Come in to meet Joanie & Kelsey Morrow from The Stitchery in Olds who will be displaying their patterns and quilts, most made with “Double Vision” – a line of batik and printed cottons designed by Joanie herself!

Enter for door prizes, including a fat quarter bundle of Joanie’s entire “Double Vision” line (retail value of $179.55).

Refreshments and yummies will be served.

AND

While you come in for the fun, get your tools sharpened by Ralph, a pro with the blades. He’ll be operating in his mobile unit in the parking lot all day long. Here’s what Ralph can sharpen for your home:

  • Scissors
  • Pinking Shears
  • Thread Nippers
  • Curved Blades
  • Garden Hand Tools, such as Pruning Shears
  • Knives
  • Garden Shovels and Edgers

(Sorry, Ralph cannot sharpen rotary blades, electric garden tools, or lawn mower blades.)

To quote staffer Laura , “Ralph did a fabulous job with my pruning shears; they were like new.”

All sharpening charges are directly through Ralph, and he is giving a 10% discount for this day.  He accepts cash, cheques, or Visa.

We look forward to seeing you!

Linda

 

Lazy Days

We have a new kit available!  Click the picture to see it on our webstore.

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Want to stay in touch?

If you are following Along Came Quilting on Facebook, you might have noticed that my postings are not ending up in your Newsfeed very often – if at all.  And while the postings might show up in your Pages Feed they are not shown for long (about 7 days is what I can see).  Recently, the number of our Facebook fans viewing our posts has drastically decreased.  This is rather concerning for me, when I know you’d like to keep current.

Since Facebook is moving more and more away from showing you the stuff you subscribed to see, I want to let you know how to ensure you don’t miss out.

Firstly, I will be making most of my postings to Facebook now through this blog.  In the past, I used the blog to post more lengthy material and for things I’d like to ensure stay available for reading.  But most everything will now be posted on the blog, which in turn publishes automatically on Facebook.  Here’s the trick for you:  Subscribe to the blog itself.  You will get the blog post directly in your email and you won’t miss out.  To subscribe, go to the blog, and you will find the Email Subscription box underneath the banner picture.

Secondly, if you don’t want to subscribe to the blog, you can be notified when there is a new Facebook post.  Go to our Facebook page, click the pull-down arrow next to “Liked”, and click on “Get Notifications”.  This will ensure you are notified when a post has been made on our page.  You will need to go to Pages Feed to see the post.

Thirdly, by commenting or liking one of our posts on Facebook, you will be a little more likely to receive it in your Newsfeed.  (But I don’t think this will be a forever thing; the rumour mill is that Facebook will be taking Pages’ posts out of your Newsfeed entirely in time (unless they are paid to put it there by the business).

And finally, I send out Newsletter emails to our customers.  They do not cover the little things like funny videos, great recipes, customer’s quilt pictures and such, but instead are the more “formal” informational side of the business.  To subscribe for the Newsletters, please go to our home page and look for the “Join Our Mailing List” on the right hand side and fill out the boxes.

Ahh technology, there’s always more than one way to stay in touch.  Facebook should take note.

Linda