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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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Backups…they’re awesome!

Over the years I’ve had a lot of sewing machines. I have collected them for a variety of reasons. Some I’ve used extensively, some were needed just because they were antiques and had to have a home. Many were left … Continue reading

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December 2019 Christmas Sew Day

The last MLQ sew day of the last December in the decade happened on December 14th. This Sew day started out as usual with catching up and sewing. Then it was a call to the table to enjoy our pot … Continue reading

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Some Summer Sewing

August was a very busy month at the sewing machine. Not only did we have an #IBelieveInBlue quilting marathon but we had a wedding shower to prepare for. As reported earlier the Maple Beach Quilters filled a wicker basket with … Continue reading

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2019 I Believe in Blue Quilt Campaign

September 19, 2019 saw the best part of the 2019 I Believe in Blue quilt campaign, “Delivery Day.” After months of pattern designing, shipping kits, creating quilts, receiving quilts &  flimsies, marathon quilting & binding and finally labeling the quilts…we … Continue reading

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17 years later

It’s September and we’ve just completed our 17th annual Maple Beach Quilt Retreat. As the years go by  You’ve Got a Friend In Me and that’s the truth of it. Over these 17 years we’ve had some spectacular weather and … Continue reading

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The Singer Featherweight 221

I’ve owned this Singer Featherweight 221 since 1993. I purchased it from the lovely Mrs Elizabeth Kotyck for $40. The original receipt shows it purchased from the Singer Sewing Machine Company on East Pender Street in Vancouver for $123.25. I’m … Continue reading

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Canada Day Quilts

Most quilters I know have quilts for certain seasons of the year. Valentine’s Day, Easter, Spring, Summer, Halloween, Christmas. I am amazed at the many Halloween quilts out there. I don’t have any but then it’s never really been anything … Continue reading

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Oh, Canada!

Just in time for Canada Day! A blog post that is. I’ve only two of the ten blocks I need for the lap size quilt. Quilt is by Cheryl Arkison at  http://www.cherylarkison.com/ I purchased this back in 2013 and am finally … Continue reading

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