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Redesigned by Quiltworx

This year, Judy and Judel came up to Heritage Park for the special display of Quiltworx quilts.  They also put on a display of their own of their Red and White quilts, many of which are featured in their Redesigned:  In Red, White & Black book.  Following the show, they very kindly lent us the quilts, which we hung in the store for the following 5 weeks.  It was a stunning display, but in case you live away or weren’t able to see them at the park or in the store, below are some pictures:

(Click on each image for a larger, crisper picture.)

Thanks again to Judith and Judel for coming up for the Festival of Quilts and for allowing us to share with you their beautiful creations!

And by the way, we offer a Niemeyer club at our store on Saturday evenings.  If you would like more information on this, please see our class and club listings.

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

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With a Touch of Holland

Ria Timmermans is a customer of ours from Holland.  She stays in touch with our store regularly, either by visiting or emailing with us.  When she isn’t in Canada for a visit, her sister-in-law, Riet, comes in and picks up what she needs.   Riet lives here in Calgary.

This year, both couples are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversaries.  For the occasion, Ria made Riet a gift using our All Around Canada pattern (our winning Trans-Canada Block Party design) and the Northcott Canadian Sesquicentennial fabrics.  But she changed it up a bit, and added “A Touche of Holland”.

All Around Canada

(Click on images for larger, crisper image.)

I think she did a lovely job, and made a unique celebration of their anniversaries and their joint friendships and heritage.

Bravo Ria for such a lovely wall hanging.  We look forward to Riet bringing it in for a personal viewing after the party!

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

All Around Canada – Contest Voting has Started!

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All Around Canada – that is the name I gave our store’s  #Northcott Trans-Canada Block Party block.  When designing the block, I wanted the geese flying over the entire Canada map, to show the inclusiveness of our country and our pride.

Sharon H. took my concept and with her fabulous drawing and computer skills made it come to life.  We tweaked, we culled, and by December we had it finished.  So off it went to Northcott to be entered into their shop challenge.

How incredibly excited we are that our block made it into the top ten finalists!  We couldn’t be more pumped if we were in the Miss America Pageant!  There are some beautiful blocks besides our own, and we are so proud to be included with them.

I ask that everyone please take the time to vote for your favourite block by clicking here Voting is limited to one per IP address.  Travel to a new place with a different network, then you can vote again.  We also have a link to the voting platform on the first slide on the Home page of our website.

Voting ends February 28 at 11:39 EST.

These blocks are designed by stores who are participating in the #Northcott Trans-Canada Block Party, and they are giving the patterns away for free to walk-in customers until September 1st.  Kits are also available for purchase.

After September 1st, stores may sell the patterns and kits by mail.

Click Here to Purchase our Laser-cut, Pre-fused Store Block Kit – which will be mailed the first week of September

Click Here to Purchase our Store Pattern – which will be mailed the first week of September

In October, I blogged about all the various challenge components of the #Northcott Trans-Canada Block Party, as well as other contests that were announced at the time.  Click here to read this blog post and get all the details.

And thank you for voting – the best competition is one with lots of votes!

Of course, feel free to share this with your quilting buddies, friends, and guild members.  You know how quilters love to hear about new programs.  🙂

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

From Immortal to Shangri-La

Immortal Quilt Kit

Immortal Quilt Kit

When I ordered the fabric to make the Immortal quilt shown above, I had to go by the kitting requirements issued by the manufacturer for quantity.  The pattern wasn’t yet available to proof, so this was all stores had to rely on to know how much fabric to purchase.  Well, it wasn’t until we received the book and I read through the instructions that I found the kitting requirements had been double the amount needed for the border print.  So what to do with the extra 4 bolts we now owned?

Kim and I brainstormed one evening and Kim suggested taking 2 repeats of the print, mirror imaging them, and cutting the ends at an angle.  It was brilliant, and a pattern and new table runner kit was born.  Kim sewed the seam, and I quilted and bound it.  Named after the fabric line, the Shangri-La Table Runner is one of our newest kits.

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  • Table Runner finishes at approximately 15″ x 47″.
  • Kit includes the pattern, fabric for the top, binding, and backing.  You provide the thread and batting.
  • $24.99.

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

Shop Online at:
www.alongcamequilting.com

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

 

 

The Elves’ Shelves – Betty

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Elf Betty

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