Festival of Quilts – Time to Submit Entries, Buy Dinner Tickets, and Enjoy Last Year’s Photos

In case you aren’t aware, the brochure for the Festival of Quilts held on May 28 and 29 at Heritage Park is now available online and at our store. The entry deadline for displaying your quilts (this is not a competition, simply a fabulous display throughout the park) is April 1, 2016.  So now is the time to fill out your entry form and finish those quilts up.  Remember, without people’s participation, there is no show.

Along Came Quilting is the proud sponsor of the Saturday night dinner and entertainment at the Wainwright hotel. Following a scrumptious meal prepared by the chefs at the park, Catherine Redford will delight us with her entertaining look at “Lessons Learned While Quilting”.  Please call the park at 403-268-8500 to purchase these tickets.  Early bird pricing ends this Friday.

Last year I met up with friends at the park on the Sunday afternoon of the Festival. It was so nice to reconnect and enjoy the quilts everyone so graciously put in for display.  My friends are fabulous photographers, and I am blown away by the pictures my friend Linda Braun took of Heritage Park and the quilts.  You may also enjoy them by viewing them here.

I’ll finish off with a couple of photos of Shelley Bennett’s Common Bride quilt displayed at the Nellie McClung house at Heritage Park last year. Shelley made this quilt in Kim’s class over the course of a year.  It was obvious the volunteers matched the quilt to the room; the lilac walls picked up the lilac colours sprinkled throughout the quilt top.  Photos are courtesy and copyright of Linda Braun.  Common Bride is a pattern by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  Longarm quilting by Irene Campbell.

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If you click on the photos, you’ll get a much larger, crisper image.

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

New Class Schedule

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Whoo-hoo!  The new class schedule up to June is on our website for viewing.  Click here or the picture for the link. 

New for us is “Sewcials”.  Occurring most Mondays, and a few Sundays, join other “sewcialites” and enjoy the use of our classroom, ironing boards, and cutting tables from 10 am to 4 pm for only $9.50.  Bring friends and make it a sewing party day!

Please call us at 403-253-4419 to register for any classes, quilt alongs, or sewcials, or to answer any questions you may have.

Have a great day,
Linda
Along Came Quilting
6432-1A Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2H 0G6
www.alongcamequilting.com
(403)253-4419
1-877-745-6445

 

 

Season’s Greetings

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Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday break with family and friends.

The store will be closed from 5 pm on December 24th  to January 1st inclusive.  See you January 2nd!

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

Springing Forth

Marjorie M. decided to make her mom Spring Sprouts, a pattern with pre-cut Silhouettes by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.  It looked great.  Only dilemma was that Mom wanted a bed quilt.  (I know some of you are chuckling – been there, haven’t you!)

So Marjorie added matching four-patches around it.  But it still wasn’t large enough.  So she bit the bullet and added borders from Spring Bouquet, another pattern by Edyta.  Finally, she got it to the necessary 90″ x 100″.  And will it ever look good on her mom’s bed:

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(Click on the photo to get a crisper, larger image.)

Thanks for bringing it in and sharing it with us Marjorie!

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

The Elves’ Shelves – Betty

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Elf Betty says:

“Vintage eyes require a little extra help every now and then – especially in cases of reverse stitching. I LOVE the magnifying seam ripper with the built-in LED light to assist you even more in your stitch-reversal endeavors.  Not only does it magnify your stitches for removal, but it also adds extra light to help see.”

Magnifying, Lighted Seam Ripper

Magnifying, Lighted Seam Ripper

  • Sharp metal blade unfolds from the main handle.
  • 1¼” lens quadruples the image size of your blade and stitch.
  • The enlarged area is brightened by a 7 lumens, white, energy-efficient LED, which lasts 100,000 hours (hope they weren’t ripping all the time they tested that!).
  • Three micro cell batteries are included, providing approximately 7 hours of use.
  • Available in blue, silver, purple, or pink metallic finish (not all colours may be available, as these are hot sellers).
  • $14.99

Regards,
Santa Linda

The Fine Print:

  • Click on the item’s picture to find it on the webstore.
  • All prices referred to are in Canadian dollars.
  • We happily ship world-wide.
  • Quantities are limited of some of our products. Early shopping = happy faces.
  • Sorry no holds on featured products without payment.

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

The Elves’ Shelves – Linda B.

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Elf Linda B.

Linda B. Elf says:

“My favorite item for the holiday season has to be the Grinch Advent Calendar.  I am a HUGE Grinch fan!  “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has been my favorite Christmas program, which I have watched every year since I was a kid.  And now my kids are watching it as well.  So it was a given that I should make the store sample, and will be making one for each of my kids.  The Grinch is for kids of ALL ages!”

Grinch Advent Calendar

Grinch Advent Calendar

  • Celebrate 25 days of Grinchmas with this advent calendar.  The stuffed toy Grinch is part of the fabric panel, which you sew and stuff to put in the day of the month.
  • Kit includes pattern, backing, binding, pocket lining, and batting.
  • Finished project measures approximately 21″ x 34″.
  • $49.99.

Regards,
Santa Linda

The Fine Print:

  • Click on the item’s picture to find it on the webstore.
  • All prices referred to are in Canadian dollars.
  • We happily ship world-wide.
  • Quantities are limited of some of our products.  Early shopping = happy faces.
  • Sorry no holds on featured products without payment.

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

June got Busy

June K. is a subscriber to our batik/bali Fabric Lover’s Club and assured me when she signed up that she would make use of the monthly fabric packages.  Well, she remained true to her word, and sent me a couple of pictures where she has incorporated pieces from the club.  (Click on the pictures for a larger, crisper image.)

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The bottom picture shows a photo of her brother’s property and the landscape she has made from it.  June was a student in Roxanne Nelson’s Pictorial Quilting class and obviously enjoys the process.  Great job June and thank you for the photos!

Now while I’ve heard of other projects that participants have made using Fabric Lovers Club, I haven’t seen them.  So if you have some to show me, please send me a picture or bring them in to the store.

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