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Some ideas for the “New from Old” Quilt Contest

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-+*I’ve been playing around in EQ6 this afternoon, planning some ideas for the “New from Old” Quilt Contest for the Alliance of American Quilts. I picked up some lovely super bright fabrics in Lancaster last week, with the plan to use them in some way. First up, is my totally insane log cabin. These blocks […]

Posted: March 30th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Special Features


2010 National Quilting Day

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-+*National Quilting Day is this Saturday. Every year, the National Quilting Association puts out a free pattern to celebrate this day. This year’s pattern is Tie One On for the Troops. I plan to do some quilting this Saturday, along with laundry and packing for Lancaster next week. Here’s a sneak peak at my current […]

Posted: March 18th, 2010  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey


Lancaster AQS Quilt Show

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-+*With less than two weeks until the Lancaster AQS quilt show, I’m getting really excited. Lancaster is about an 8 hour drive from Ottawa, with a few quick rest stops. Definitely doable in one day, however, I’m planning to leave a day early, take my time and explore a few areas along the way, such […]

Posted: March 11th, 2010  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Quilting Events


Quilts for My Girls

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-+*Since I can’t enter this week’s quilts for little girls contest, I wanted to share with you some of the quilts I’ve made for my nieces. I have two nieces, Lucy just turned 4 last Saturday, and Alice is 1.5, she’ll be two on Halloween. While I don’t live close to them, my sister does […]

Posted: March 4th, 2010  

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Block of the Month (or Week) Quilt Alongs

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-+*I have a confession to make … I’ve never participated in a block of the month (or similar type) quilt project. I know, shock, and I call myself a quilter. Well, that’s about to change, as I’ve committed to two that I’m really excited about. These are both block of the weeks. First up is […]

Posted: February 25th, 2010  

Topics: Free Projects, My Quilting Journey, Tips and Tricks


Two Charity Quilts Delivered

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-+*Yesterday, I dropped off two more charity quilts for Victoria’s Quilts Canada. Last week, their headoffice, located here in Ottawa, received requests for 80 quilts… in one week! They definitely need more quilters. It’s a fabulous organization, if you can help out, I’m sure they would appreciate it. These two quilts were made with the […]


Fall-Inspired Mini Quilts

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-+*Here’s the fall mini quilt I sent to my partner Chris in Alabama. The fabrics: a gorgeous leaf print, that was in my stash, sadly without selvedge so I’m not sure where it came from. The three coordinating fabrics are from Ricky Tims’ Rhapsodie Colorée III line. The 1/2 square triangles finished at 1.5″. They […]

Posted: February 2nd, 2010  

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Weekly Quilt Contest: Snow, Ice, Cold (Brrrrrrr!)

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-+*Congratulations to Yvonne of Belgium for winning last week’s weekly themed quilt contest, Two-Coloured Quilts, with her very unique I and Y challenge quilt. Thanks to Jojo’s Quilt and Gift Shoppe for their donation of a Metro Market fabric bundle. Thanks also to the 758 voters that cast their ballot over the weekend. It was […]


Postage Stamp Quilt

-+*The past few weeks, I have been sorting fabrics, and attempting to make sense out of my scraps. I’ve been cutting pieces smaller than a fat quarter into more useful pieces for some upcoming projects. One of the quilts I want to make for myself is a scrappy Postage Stamp Quilt. It will be totally […]

Posted: January 11th, 2010  

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The Year in Pictures

-+*The quilts and quilted projects I completed in 2009. My biggest accomplishment this year, would be mastering (sort of) free-motion quilting. I’m looking forward to improving my free-motion skills next year and learning new techniques. There are six additional quilts started, but not finished yet. What did you accomplish this year? Would love to see […]

Posted: December 31st, 2009  

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Christmas Quilted Gifts

-+*Wow, I had no intention of taking such a long hiatus from blogging. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas shared with family and loved ones. I had a great time visiting with family and friends in the Toronto area for several days. This year, I made two lap-sized quilts, a table runner and some […]

Posted: December 29th, 2009  

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Reflecting on Year 2 (And lots of PRIZES to give-away too)

-+*Break out the wine glasses, grab a slice of chocolate cake, and help the Quilting Gallery celebrate it’s second birthday/blogiversary!!! Two fabulous sponsors are helping me celebrate with 11 prizes up for grabs. It has been an amazing and exciting year for the Quilting Gallery. Starting with the Charms for Charity contest last winter which […]

Posted: December 10th, 2009  

Topics: My Quilting Journey, Site News