Category Archives: Maple Leaf Quilters

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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Lightning Strikes…Boomerang

I saw this pattern from Jaybird quilts a long time ago and knew that I would have to make it. The pattern includes paper templates but there is a ruler, the Super Sidekick, that makes cutting a little bit, well, … Continue reading

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2018 Canuck Quilt Delivery Day

Just a little late writing this post for September 2018. Three of my favourite things: September, porches and quilts for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. It worked out that delivery day would be in September again this year. All the quilts … Continue reading

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#LoonLakeQuilters2019

Our 7th annual Maple Leaf Quilters quilt camp was held at Loon Lake Lodge & Retreat Centre April 8-11. Located just 50 km from Vancouver and “tucked quietly in the heart of University of British Columbia’s Malcolm Knapp Research Forest.” … Continue reading

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The Quilts of Christmas

Sometime in October I was thinking I should make some Christmas themed quilts. I could not come up with any one thing to do. I’ve been working out of my stash since I returned to the Island eight years ago … Continue reading

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October: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s that time of year again! Although, I’m pretty sure that survivors have their own month to think about this beast. Mine is February. But then again, it’s always with you, whether you are experiencing ongoing symptoms caused by the … Continue reading

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The Evolution of the I Believe in Blue Canuck Quilts

We are winding up the I Believe in Blue 2018 quilt campaign for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice. I thought it would be fun to see how the quilt patterns and deliveries have changed over the last 7 years with our … Continue reading

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