Category Archives: Just for Fun

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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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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Quilting List for 2019

When I was sitting down to write a post about Row x Row quilts I realized that I did something similar last spring. I mostly got laughed at by those who have been collecting rows since 2015! The single row … Continue reading

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From Here to Home & the Town Square Quilt

June 27, 2017. Dear Marie, My sister and I run Maple Leaf Quilters here in British Columbia, Canada. Our mission is to share our passion for quilting in a fun and friendly way. We host monthly sewing days, a yearly … Continue reading

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Row x Row Experience

My first Row x Row Experience was in the summer of 2015. The theme was H20, perfect for a west coast, ocean loving girl. MLQ organized a Vancouver Island Road trip to collect the rows offered by the shops on the … Continue reading

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Hexagon Quilting over the Years

I made my first ever hexagons in 1984. My grandmother, Elsie, and I took a quilting course at Bowen Park. We learned how to do English paper piecing for one of the blocks in the sampler we were making. Here’s … Continue reading

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Northern Lights

I fell in love with this quilt the first time I saw it back in 2013. But by the time I got around to buying the pattern it wasn’t in stock at the LQS. I put my name on the … Continue reading

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At Home in My Heart

My first BOM…it was online and started in October 2001. I challenged the Neighbours in the Hood to join me and they did, all finishing long (way long) before me. It was just after the horror of September 11, 2001. … Continue reading

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Pt Roberts 2017: A Tribute to Merle

Maple Beach in Pt Roberts. We have gathered here for 15 yrs each September since 2003. We share all that has happened over the course of the year, good, bad or otherwise!! We eat, drink, eat, sew, chat, laugh and … Continue reading

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O Canada Postcards 2017

We’ve been working on our Canadian mystery quilt, designed by Shania Sunga, since November 2015. It’s been an interesting and exciting project as I’ve never participated in this type of BOM before. At first it was “hurry up & wait” … Continue reading

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