Monthly Archives: October 2015

Spooktacular Sale – October 31st

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Sale October 31st, 10 am – 4 pm

Join us for some fun on Saturday and save 31% on all regular-priced bolted fabric.  To keep the mayhem to a minimum, please note the following:

  • On Saturday we will not be able to help with quilt planning or calculations (including backings).  However, we would be happy to help you in advance tomorrow or Friday and encourage you to scout us out on these days.
  • The sale does not apply to any orders or pre-orders on any fabric.
  • Star Wars™ fabric will not be on sale and will be removed from the floor.
  • There is a minimum 1/2 meter cut for this discount.  Cuts under 1/2 meter will be at regular price.
  • Sale is in-store, personal shopping only – no mailorders.
  • No batting or fat quarters will be cut on this day unless there are no line-ups.
  • Wear your best costume, comfortable broom, and a light purse.
  • Bring your patience.

We are looking forward to not recognizing you on Saturday (costumes are not mandatory, but are fun!).
Linda Goh
PS – It’s not fun to keep them in the dark – share this with your coven and brethren.

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

Now Prancer – Dazzle us All!

With such a lovely fall, it is hard to imagine that the winter season is any day now.  But we have been busy working on our holiday projects, and the new Dazzle kit is finished.

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  • Quilt finishes approximately 44 1/2″ X 60 1/2″.
  • There are 3 border options for this quilt.  We have kitted for the largest option.  However, on our sample, we proved that mistakes happen, and created a 4th border option (without the white side borders).  Below you can see this kit in the red colourway with the outside side borders.

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

Christmas Celebration Tree Skirt or Table Topper

For those of you who admired Myrna’s Christmas Celebration Tree Skirt, it is now available as a kit.

Christmas Celebration - Pattern by Judy Niemeyer

Christmas Celebration – Pattern by Judy Niemeyer

  • Approximately 60″ in diameter.
  • Kit includes Judy Niemeyer’s pattern (which includes the foundation piecing papers), and fabric for top and binding.  Please note that some of our fabrics in the kit differ from  Myrna’s sample picture, but they are in the same colourway shown.  In all kits, the black cardinals by Hoffman fabrics are used as the focal print from which the fabric colours were chosen.  All fabrics have gold metallic on them.
  • Limited quantities available.
  • $189.99CDN
  • Click here to view in our webstore.

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

Darth has arrived.

Yep, he is in the store and awaits you.

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May the quilt be with you,
Linda Goh
Along Came Quilting
6432-1A Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2H 0G6
403-253-4419
1-877-745-6445
www.alongcamequilting.com

Butterflies – Our Collection

When I was going to Glengarry Elementary school, Petra invited me after school to see her father’s entomological collection. Peering at wooden cases of dead bugs under the dim basement lights, I was slightly repulsed, but fascinated. The butterflies in all their sizes and colours, were, of course, my favorite.

It’s funny how one day can have a lasting impression. The passion of a man to his hobby in the evening hours, the devotion of which I could relate to a short time later became a recurring theme throughout my life.

When Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket quilts designed the Butterflies quilt, it brought back the fascination with the colours they came in as, after all, everything I have been impassioned by was influenced by colour.

Recalling the various colours, I had lots of fun pulling the fabrics to create the Butterflies kit which we now have available for sale. The sample is completed and hanging in the store.

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If you click on the picture, it will take you to the link on our webstore for this kit, and a larger picture.  It’s for the collector in some of us.

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

Another Take on 100 Modern Quilt Blocks – Tula Pink’s City Sampler – BOM

Jan T., a participant in our Block of the Month of the 100 Modern Quilt Blocks from 2013-2014 graciously sent me pictures of her finished quilt.  I asked her if I could post them to which she so eloquently replied, “Sure Linda, no problem.  I love being part of this inspirational world we make for ourselves.”  So well said!  And so beautifully executed: Jan-Turner's-100-Modern-Qui

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(Click on the pictures to see larger, crisper images.)

Jan used two different settings for her quilt (page 245 for the rainbow layout of the blocks and page 246 for the City Planner setting).  Jane Goddard did the quilting using a wool batting and the Circle Play 2 quilting design.  The loft of the wool batting made the circles “pop”.  On the back of her quilt, Jan used up her leftover scraps to make a fun stripe down the back.  The finished size is 104″ square.

In May, I posted a picture of Kate F.’s finished quilt which is currently hanging in the store.  Like Jan’s, it uses the rainbow layout of the blocks on page 245, but the setting is Trellis on page 228.  Here it is:

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This BOM has been very popular in our store, and we are now taking registrations for another round beginning in January 2016.  Below are the details if you are interested.

  • Each month for 10 months you receive TEN individually packaged block kits –  all from one column of the quilt (versus “row” which is horizontal).  Each month’s package has candy-box appeal:  all blocks are different and each month has a span of different bright colours.
  • By the end of the 10 months, you will have 100 different 6″ (6.5″ unfinished) pieced – no applique – blocks which you can sew into any setting you would like.  The book features five different settings, of which not all use the 100 blocks.  However, you can always enlarge the smaller quilt settings to use all of them (which is what Kate did as seen in the quilt above).
  • The “Gridlock” setting featured on the front cover of the book uses all 100 blocks and finishes at 90″ square.  We are following the rainbow colouring of this particular quilt.  However as the fabrics featured in the book are no longer available for our store to purchase, we are using other colour- and style-appropriate fabrics.  Our store can provide you with the huge variety of fabrics needed for this quilt, all matching the colours of the Gridlock quilt.  In the first month alone, there are 32 different fabrics used.
  • Sashing and border fabrics are not included.  These are left up to you to choose, after you have decided on the setting and colours you would like.  Of course, we would be happy to help you select appropriate fabrics when you are ready to do so.
  • The price for this program is $58.98 for the first month and $29.99 for each of the subsequent nine months.  If you already own the book, please let us know when you register, and your first month’s charge will be for the blocks only of $29.99 ($3 per block).
  • By signing up for this program, you are committing to the full 10-month program costs.  Click Here  to find this in our webstore.

Please feel free to call us or email me with any questions you may have.

Thanks again to Kate and Jan for sharing their quilts with us.

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

The fine print:

  • Click on the picture to find it on the Along Came Quilting webstore.
  • Local customers may sign up in the store or on-line at the webstore.  Please indicate in the comments section of your order if you will be picking up at the store.
  • All prices referred to are in Canadian dollars.
  • We happily ship world-wide.