Category Archives: Just for Fun

Maple Leaves from 2008: Part One

The Maple Avenue Gang AKA the Neighbours in the Hood held a few themed challenges over the years. The first of those themes was maple leaves. Due date for the finished project was November 2008 at a maple themed party. … Continue reading

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Mask-arade

Five months after our first conversation about “should we or shouldn’t we” make & wear cloth masks we are still doing it. Most of us had no idea what it was we were dealing with. There was lots of controversy … 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 fiancĂ© 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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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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