Thursday, February 25, 2016

Trunk Show Rescheduled

When our meeting was cancelled last week, we missed a wonderful program -  Jean K. had put a lot of time into organizing a Trunk Show of her work, so it has been re-scheduled for Tuesday March 1st. It will be held at 2p.m. at Christ Church Parish Church; please use the Charlotte Street entrance. There is lots of parking space available. It is hoped a good number of members will attend. See you then!

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Tonight's meeting cancelled

Tonight's meeting is cancelled due to the inclement weather. If you wish to sign up for the February workshop on Feb. 27, Finishing School with yours truly, please get in touch ASAP with Tracy Houlding at or myself at  In several days, any spots remaining will be opened up to non-members.
EDIT: The workshop is now full.

Monday, February 15, 2016

It's Meeting Time Again

Where does the time go? It's meeting time again... already! Tomorrow night we'll be treated to a wonderful Trunk Show by one of our more prolific members, Jean K. I know she will inspire us with her talents and many works of art. I hope I will see YOU there!

Last month two of our own members shared their love of English paper piecing with us. For those who like handwork and a portable project, it is the perfect choice! Susan D who is fairly new to EPP, shared her thoughts and ideas on getting started and how she has approached EPP.

Barb P who has been at it a while.. (some might say she is obsessed..?) shared a number of projects, both large and small. It would be an understatement to say we were in awe of her EPP skills... Oh My!!! From tiny hexies to large ones, to fussy cut, to heavily embellished... wow! Barb sure keeps busy!

Thanks Susan and Barb for a wonderful program in January.

See you tomorrow evening! Same time, same place!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Do you have tension issues?

I'm not talking about personal tension..we all have some of that! haha  I'm talking about tension issues with your sewing machine. (Of course maybe that might also cause some personal tension... lol) If so, here is something which you might find helpful.... 
1) Top thread lays flat on the fabric
  • Upper tension dial too tight
  • Lint in upper discs
  • Machine not threaded correctly
  • Lint in bobbin tension spring
  • Poorly wound bobbin
  • Thread not in bobbin tension spring
  • Bobbin tension not set correctly
2) Bottom thread lays flat
  • Upper thread tension is too loose
  • Lint in bobbin tension spring
  • Poorly wound bobbin
  • Machine not threaded correctly
  • Bobbin tension not set correctly
3) Loops on bottom of quilt
  • Thread is not flossed in top tension discs
  • Top thread tension set too loose
  • Machine not threaded correctly
  • Burr on hook
4) Fabric Puckering
  • Top tension too tight
  • Bottom tension too tight
  • Bobbin not correct size for bobbin case
  • Poorly wound bobbin
  • Bobbin too full

This is published with the permission of Handi-Quilter which you can visit here. You may find other helpful info there too, under Downloads.