Tag Archives: 2012

Maple Leaf Quilters: 1st Annual Quilt Camp

MLQ held its first “quilt camp” at Edenvale Retreat and Conference Centre. For a while, prior to actually getting to Edenvale, we weren’t sure whether or not we would attempt to repeat the process. But, the weekend turned out to … Continue reading

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BOM 8th Star: Martha Washington

Look for the 9th BOM on May 1st. This Martha Washington Star was made using quick piecing for the Flying Geese and HST to make the Pinwheel inside the Sawtooth Star. It was much easier to keep the points doing … Continue reading

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Button, Button, Who’s got the button?

Did you ever play this game? I’m sure I did but can’t remember doing so. I do remember playing in my grandmother’s button tin. It was a very large red tin with a black lid. The picture on the outside … Continue reading

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MLQ 1st Annual Retreat

On April 27, 28 and 29 Maple Leaf Quilters will be hosting their first annual retreat at Edenvale Retreat Centre in Abbotsford, BC. http://www.edenvaleretreat.ca/ MAPLE LEAF QUILTERS RETREAT: April 27-29 — $375 double occupancy and $400 for single. Reserve your … Continue reading

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A Bit of This & a Bit of That

As I sit here thinking about writing a blog post I look around my sewing room and wonder how the heck I can possibly find anything. I’ve been working on at least 3 things at once this month and there … Continue reading

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BOM 6th Block: Amish Star

This month we are going to make the Amish Star with a few HST’s measuring 1 1/2″ and some Flying Geese. It also looks pretty cool with the colours reversed but I’ve kept with the theme of having the light … Continue reading

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Chesapeake Landing Sewing Day: January 2012

When I first started writing this blog one of the things I had fully intended to do was write about our sewing days. It seems there are only two posts and they were from last spring! I think at one … Continue reading

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2012 Sewing Days & Retreats

We are thrilled to be starting a 2nd year of quilting adventures. We have really enjoyed the experience. It’s been great to see a new generation of quilters get the quilting bug and other quilters bonding over shared experiences. We are looking … Continue reading

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Winter Wonderland & Hand Quilting

The snow continues to fall here in Mill Bay on Southern Vancouver Island. What’s so unusual about this snow is that it is actually dry and powdery and fun to be in. I ventured out at 8:15am to take the grandsons to … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Quilters has a New Quilting Partner

I believe it was last July when Joan and I were lamenting the fact that we “just” had an old, hand-me-down Elna Lock serger. We were enamored with the new Bernina sergers at the Needle and I quilt shop but couldn’t … Continue reading

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