Friday, February 8, 2019

This and That

We've survived January, and February is already a week gone. Are you surviving winter by keeping busy with lots of quilting projects? Are you looking for something new to do? If you are interested in an opportunity to join a sewing group and make some new friends, the Multicultural Association is looking for people to come and sew on Saturday afternoons with a group of newcomers to our city. The group is meeting at Christ Church Parish Church at 245 Westmorland St, in a basement room - entrance off Charlotte St. parking lot, from 1-5pm, beginning Feb. 9. What a great way to volunteer your time and talents!

If you like star quilts and are looking for inspiration or ideas, here are links to 90 free star quilt patterns of  various sizes. There are stars of every size shape and design imaginable -  Sawtooth stars, Ohio stars, LeMoyne stars, Lone stars, Feathered stars, Friendship stars, Mariners Compass stars and more. Available as PDFs, there are 30 free patterns on each of these links:  here, here and here.

If you're looking for a pattern featuring hearts for Valentines Day, here is a link to 30 free hearts patterns for quilts. table runners and pillows, each available as a free PDF download.

Karen Neary of Amherst showed a small red and white table centre she did this past week for Valentines Day here, the pattern is available in her book Quilting Beauties.

Speaking of Karen, our wonderful Aurifil supplier, here is an article worth reading. Lots of good info on threads and thread weights.

This coming Monday evening, Feb. 11 is a Friends and Family event at Fabricville. It begins at 7pm. If you don't have an invitation yet, stop in to Fabricville this weekend and pick one up. Who can pass up 50% off fabric, patterns, notions, etc.?

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