Hello and welcome to the Neighbours in the Hood

This blog is another part of an adventure that I am undertaking with my youngest sister Joan.  She and I have reached a point in our lives that we can finally follow through with, our dream of creating Maple Leaf Quilters Ltd.  Please stop by and check out our website at www.mapleleafquilters.ca

Here’s a little bit of info about the Neighbours in the Hood.  The title of this blog came from a guild challenge quilt that I created representing “my favourite spot in Powell River.”  And for me, my favourite place was my neighbourhood.  It was the first neighbourhood that I had lived in as an adult that actually felt like a neighbourhood.  The neighbours were friendly, liked your kids and dogs.  You really could ask for a cup of sugar!  Over the years it leaked out that I sewed and quilted.  While gardening in the front yard a neighbour approached and asked if I would help her make shorts like the ones my sons wore.  From there we started gathering to make crafts and finally to quilting.  The “neighbours” made quilts as fundraisers for school raffles, for those we heard were sick, for new neighbours, for any reason we could think of.  Over the years we would make a yearly challenge quilt…. a Welcome to Tyler Quilt, a Maple Leaf Quilt, a Hagrid’s Patchwork quilt and most recently, a Favourite Memory of 2010.

Welcome to Neighbours in the Hood, Valerie Raye

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6 Responses to Hello and welcome to the Neighbours in the Hood

  1. Doris says:

    Congratulations to the two of you….!!!! Can not wait to take more of your classes and possibly take in one of your retreats.

  2. Stella MacDonald says:

    Hey Joan and Valerie,
    Congratulations! Can hardly wait to get to one of your sewing days/retreats. Good luck with everything. See you soon.

  3. ruth singer says:

    Hi Joan and Val,
    What a great idea that you two have come up with. Sorry I can’t make your May 7th workshop as I am looking after my two littlest grandsons So will try to make the next one
    All the best off luck to you both in your new adventure

  4. Donna says:

    I love this! Can hardly wait for the retreat!! Wish I was closer to take in a quilring day! See you both in September! congratulations! Awesome job!!

  5. Hello Raye.. I love your blog and website… Looking forward to the Point Robert’s quilt retreat – seeing everyone… I’ll be needing some help from my sisters and friends… love and hugs… Pat

  6. Sharron Sansbury Rose says:

    Picked my colours, just about finished my other BOM for Granddaughters, hope to get started next week