Welcome February 2022!

The days are getting longer and the sun is shining more often as we look forward to February. It is time to take some inspiration from the brighter days and get back to some of your quilting projects, or to start a new one.

Classes are a good way to get you back into the sewing room. It is also fun to sew with others after being so long alone. You do need to have your vaccines to attend classes, and to wear a mask.

The Tuesday Finishing School is a good morning of socializing while you work on a project. Non quilting work is allowed! We have knitters, cross stitchers and lots of stitching being accomplished. There is room to bring your machine if you wish to sew.

If you are planning to attend the Wool Applique Class (Wednesday, February 9, 10:00 – 12:00) or the Knotty Girls Stitching Group (Friday, February 11, 10:00 – 12:00), please call and put your name on the list for the February classes.

The Gnome Machine Applique Class (Saturday, February 12, 10:30 – 12:30) will make you smile! A different little gnome will be offered each month. If you choose, you can sign up for the class and receive the patterns and instructions by email, with the option to attend classes. You may also learn the skills to work on your own pattern.

Please Help! Consider donating a morning to sew Touch Quilts (Saturday, February 19, 10:00 – 2:00) for people with dementia. Unfortunately, there is a growing need for these manipulative little lap quilts. All materials are supplied for this workshop. It is a fun way to socialize with other quilters while contributing to this worthwhile project.

The Landscape Club will resume this month (Wednesday, February 16, 10:00 – 2:00). There will be instruction for new participants. Choose a favourite photo to reproduce in fabric.

Dig out the Crumbs, (small pieces of fabric) from the corners of your sewing room and create a quilt. Jane Roszell has designed a fun class to use those little pieces. (Wednesday, February 23, 9:30 – 1:30).

The Beginner Class is designed to get you started quilting, or restarted. Learn the newest techniques for quilting. It is a good review if you have been away from your machine for a while. A small runner will teach you what you need to know to make a quilt.

To register for a class, call 613-838-5541. You can pay with a credit card, or stop at the shop to see the sample.

We are collecting basic sewing supplies for a new sewing program starting in Barrhaven. The Multifaith Housing Initiative is looking for sewing machines as well for this endeavor. Items can be dropped off at the shop during February. Please keep this in mind when you are reorganizing your sewing room.

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