Donated Quilts!

Pictured below is Diana, who recently arrived from Ukraine to a Barrhaven family. She was thrilled to receive one of the quilts collected at The Country Quilter. This quilt was made by Roberta Romanko.
Hopefully the beautiful quilt is a good sign for Diana’s future in Canada.

The Art of Fabric!

Interested in selling your creative fabric art pieces?

Check out this new event coming soon to The Country Quilter! If you have created so many projects over the past few years that you are running out of storage space, and you are interested in selling your creative fabric art pieces, this is an opportunity not to be missed! If you wish, you can also advertise your teaching skills based on the techniques used in making your fabric art.

Date: Saturday, September 24th, in the backyard of The Country Quilter.

Some basic rules to guide you towards entry:

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August at The Country Quilter!

What a beautiful summer we have been enjoying, hopefully you have had time to
relax and enjoy it.
Classes continue in August:
Finishing School drop in on Tuesdays, bring along your project and enjoy a
morning with fellow quilters.

Knotty Girls on Aug. 12, 10 – 12

The next Gnome will be available Aug 13, 10:30 – 12:30

Wool applique meeting is Aug. 17, 10 -12

Join a Sew Day on Aug 23, 10 – 2. This would be a good time to work on your quilt
for the Guild Challenge. Time is going quickly, the deadline for this challenge is
September 21.

Lunch and Learn is Aug 24, 10 – 1. A fun small project with Lynne followed by a
light lunch.

There is a pre inventory sale on Friday Aug 12 and Sat Aug 13. This would be a
perfect time to get your supplies for fall projects.

As usual the shop will be closed the last week of August for inventory and staff
time off. Open again Tuesday September 6.

We are introducing a new event on Saturday Sept. 24. The Art of Fabric will be a
show and sale of fabric art. Information is included with this newsletter. We hope
that it will provide a time for you to show and sell, if you wish, some of your less
traditional fabric art. Please consider entering your art to make this another great
show of artistic talents.

July at The Country Quilter!

The Garden Quilt Show, June 18, was a wonderful display of talent and creativity. There were quilts finished during the COVID lockdowns, lots made from stashes, quilts from classes and wool applique. This year we were joined by two talented partners of quilters, who displayed their creativity with wood.

The book sale raised over $500.00 which will be donated to CANHAVE to pay school fees for a child to attend classes. The African themed quilts made and donated by Grace and Wilma Whiting, and Peggy Roe will be on display in the shop until September.

Viewers choice winners at the show were Lynne Rochette and Jane Roszell. Photos can be seen on this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ai6ofevaqJsFT2SB6. Congratulations to them!

Thanks to those who donated food items and cash to The Richmond Food Bank. These donations will help over the summer.

During July and August, we will continue with shortened hours. Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday 10:00 – 1:00. We will be closed the Saturdays of the long weekends. As there is a class on Friday July 8th, we will be open and feature a two-day sale! It will continue on July 9!! Check out what wide backings you may need for your next project.

Classes being offered in July include a new Modern Scrap quilt class on Wednesday, July 27. This is a good summer project to use up more scraps and ‘to make something from nothing’.

The Finishing Touch, Saturday, July 16 will review all the tricks and tips for finishing your quilt. It will cover how to square up your quilt (any size), how to choose a binding, piping, or a facing, the way to apply a sleeve, and other questions or problems you might have. You may bring unfinished projects for advice.

The Lunch and Learn class on Wednesday, July 20 will be a fun day. Lynne Rochette will be choosing the project for this class. 

The monthly classes continue during the summer. Knotty Girls, Wool Applique, Gnomes and of course Finishing School each Tuesday.

Please call the shop at 613 838-5541 or email Ann at thecountryquilter@hotmail.com for further information or to register!

Raising funds for the Richmond Food Bank and CANHAVE!

Quilts in the Garden 2022 focused on raising funds for CANHAVE and our local food bank, and raise, we did!

The crafts from the CANHAVE table brought in $212. There will be further sales of items that are remaining.

With the book sale we raised $512, enabling us to sponsor a child with fees, books and uniforms for a year. It will change a life of a child and probably a family. Hopefully with future sales of donated items we will be able to sponsor 2 children.

We also donated 2 boxes of food to the Richmond Food Bank along with $120.

Thanks to the generosity of those attending the show.🌼

Viewer’s Choice Awards!

Thank you to everyone who voted for their favourite piece in the Quilts in the Garden show yesterday at The Country Quilter!

These ladies continue to amaze and inspire, their work is absolutely stunning! Congratulations!!!

1st: Lynne Rochette’s Lynette Anderson Nautical Town

2nd: Lynne Rochette’s Lydia Quigley Folk Art sampler

3rd: Jane Roszell’s Flowers and Ferns landscape which she designed

Quilts in the Garden 2022!

From The Country Quilter’s Quilts in the Garden event Saturday …spirits were high, temperatures were low, but creativity and generosity were contagious! And the sun eventually did shine!

A huge thank you to all who shared their beautiful quilts and handiwork, handmade guitars and woodwork for the displays. Stunning!
And those who volunteered at various areas… the book sale, CANHAVE table, sign In table, those who helped to set up and take down tables, quilts, clotheslines, those who donated books and items for the food bank…
And to the guests who showed up, The Country Quilter thanks you all!
Photos to follow!

https://photos.app.goo.gl/ai6ofevaqJsFT2SB6

June at The Country Quilter!

Don’t miss Jane’s Blooming Chenille class Wednesday, June 22 and 29. There are a couple of spaces available. Jane will show you how to incorporate this technique into your projects.

Wool Applique class is on Wednesday, June 15. At this time there will be wool and kits available for sale. Drop in to replenish your supply for summer stitching. Please call the shop at 613 838-5541 or email Ann at thecountryquilter@hotmail.com to sign up!

We have collected 41 quilts for Ukrainians moving to the area. These quilts will give a warm Canadian welcome to the recipients. They will be delivered the first week of June. Thank you!

The Garden Quilt Show will be held Saturday, June 18 from 9:30 to 2:00. Admission is free but please bring along a donation for the Richmond Food Bank. John’s Mobile Sharpening will be onsite from 11:30 to 2:00. Bring scissors, knives, garden tools, lawn mower blades etc. in a plastic bag with your name on it. Leave them with him while you browse the show.

St. Paul’s Church will have box lunches available from 11:30 to 2:00. The ladies will also have their homemade pies for sale. Stock up for summer BBQ’s. The book sale and quilted crafts sale with proceeds to CANHAVE will happen as well.

Drop off your quilts and books from Tuesday, June 14 to Friday, June 17. The store will be open each day from 10:00 to 1:00. Due to loss of trees in the garden, lap or twin size quilts and smaller projects are encouraged!

Support for Ukrainian Families!

85 Ukrainian families are coming to Lanark county. The Country Quilter is collecting quilts to help give these families a warm welcome.
This quilt was my Easter weekend project. All scraps from my cupboard.
If you wish to donate a quilt it does not need to be blue and yellow, just made with love.
Ann McLean