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2015 Quilting Marathon

Our 4th annual quilting marathon took place this week. Lots of work: 12 flimsies to be quilted, bound and labeled. We started getting organized on Monday night after dinner. We sorted through the quilts and picked out pantographs. We then prepared … Continue reading

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A Porch Party & Quilt Show

The original Neighbours in the Hood gathered in Powell River for a Porch Party this past Tuesday. We gathered there to celebrate Wanda’s 1st place ribbon from the Timberlane Quilters’ Guild quilt show, as well as a couple of birthdays. … Continue reading

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I Am a Canuck Fan

Do you remember the rant “I Am Canadian?” That rant always makes me smile as does this Canuck t-shirt quilt. Candace had been collecting these t-shirts for a long time with thoughts of making them into a quilt. When taking … Continue reading

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10th Annual Pt Roberts Retreat

Two years after we decided we wanted to celebrate our 10th anniversary retreat with friendship quilts, it has finally happened! There are a core group of us who have met every September since 2003. In 2008 we decided to make … Continue reading

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Joining the Ends of your Binding

One of the other things that we worked on was binding. It’s amazing how many magazines and books still have instructions for folding one end of the binding into the other end, leaving the finished binding bulky and sometimes loose. I always use … 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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BOM 2nd Block: Star of Hope

This month we will be making the Star of Hope which is similar to the Ohio Star. The difference between the two is the colour of the “C” triangles. In the Star of Hope the “C” triangles are a secondary colour … Continue reading

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To Mentor, To Inspire, To Engage

Have you ever been in a position to mentor someone? In any aspect, such as work, schooling, quilting? Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to do just that, in a variety of settings and themes. I’d been asked to … Continue reading

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Red & White

July 1st is just around the corner and time for celebrating Canada’s 144th birthday. Red & white are the colours of the day, along with lots of food, games, song and laughter. It’s an awesome feeling to watch your 3 … Continue reading

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It’s Game Day

Yes, it’s game day! Game 5 in the Stanley Cup Finals and I’m having difficulty concentrating on the task at hand.  Tonight I travel to Tsawwassen so that I can teach the Fruit Smoothie class in Ladner tomorrow. The class … Continue reading

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