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#IBelieveInBlue 2011-2015

Canuck Place quilts. We’ve spent 10 years making these quilts. One hundred & sixty four quilts later. Wow! As you know this will be our final #IBelieveInBlue quilt campaign and hopefully we will get the quilts delivered in September. Jackie, … Continue reading

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Happy to Be Canadian

Back in the 1970′s I used to do a little sewing on the off season to supplement the lack of fishing income.  At first I only made clothes and put them on consignment at a little shop in Lantzville. In … Continue reading

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#QuiltsForNovaScotia

#QuiltsForNovaScotia #QuiltsForNS Like so many, we were shocked and gutted to hear about the mass shooting that took place in Nova Scotia on April 18/19. It’s just incomprehensible. We know how we feel and can’t even begin to imagine how … Continue reading

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April’s Game

Can you believe it’s April 29th already? Time stops for no one and nothing. Last year (2019) I promised myself that I would write at least one post per month. I managed to miss March and October. This past January … Continue reading

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Pieces of Love: A Guest Post by Kadi

Jenny, Kelli and I all met while studying at Simon Fraser University and quickly became great friends. When Kelli got engaged last year to her fiancé Jason it was Jenny who suggested we make her a quilt. Jenny found a … Continue reading

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2020 International Quilt Day: Quilt Hanging

Saturday March 21st was a beautiful sunny day. A perfect day for an outdoor quilt show. Mavis Reynolds, a Victoria quilter, set up a group on Facebook several months ago with the intention of hanging quilts outside for International Quilt … Continue reading

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The Next Generation:Miss Emily Raye 2.0

I love to see the art of sewing returning to our younger generation. Back in June 2013 I wrote about my niece, Miss Emily and her quilting while a student at university. I taught her to sew back in 1996. … Continue reading

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International Quilting Day 2020: Quilt Hanging Celebration

Hanging quilts outside is so awesome. The gang and I have hung quilts outside for several years on several different occasions. <— The quilts here were hung in Stanley Park near Lumbermen’s Arch in June 2013. It was our reveal … Continue reading

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MLQ: Ten Years & Counting

The last little while I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about our #IBelieveInBlue quilt campaign. It’s 10 years old. That got me thinking that Maple Leaf Quilters and the Neighbours in the Hood blog is also 10 years old!  … Continue reading

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Quilting List 2020

I started last January with a list. And I was able to get 11 of the 20 items accomplished!! Plus I made six Canuck Place Children’s Hospice quilts and six other quilts/wall hangings. Not too shabby other than maybe I … Continue reading

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