May at The Country Quilter!

Our monthly classes will continue this month. Please be sure to wear a mask when you are in the store. Thank you.

Wool Applique Wednesday, May 11 10:00 – 12:00

Knotty Girls Friday, May 13 10:00 – 12:00

Gnomes Machine Applique Saturday, May 14 10:30 – 12:30

Landscape Class Wednesday, May 18 10:00 This is the last class in the series. There will be a pot luck luncheon to end the session. All former members are welcome to join this group. 

New 108-inch backings have arrived at the store this month, drop in to check them out!

New classes on the calendar this month:

Modern Scrappy Quilt Class: Join Tracy for this fun class, and use up your scraps at the same time! Wednesdays, May 4th and 25th, from 10-1pm.

Paper Pieced Table Topper or Runner A spring project with Lynn that will brighten up your table. Saturday, May 28 and June 4 from 10:00 to 12:00.  

Blooming Chenile Techniques Jane will share her techniques with you on Wednesday, June 1 and June 8 from 10:00 to 12:00

Please call the store for further class details. 613 838 5541 or email at thecountryquilter@hotmail.com

St. James Church in Carleton Place is collecting items for Ukrainians moving to Lanark County. Donations of nearly new clothing, shoes, toiletries, toys and quilts. Quilts can be dropped off at the store, but not the other items. The contact person for this endeavour is Nancy Higham, 613 251 0101, nancyhigham5@gmail.com.

Quilts in the Garden 2022!

The Garden Show, hopefully, will take place on Saturday, June 18 at The Country Quilter. We will need your quilts and your help for the show. If you are bringing quilts, please sign up for a few hours during the day. There are lots of ways to help. There is a sign up sheet for volunteers on that day in the store. The mobile scissor sharpener will be in attendance. Bring your scissors, knives and garden tools to be tuned up for the year!

Modern Scrappy Quilt Class!

Class date changed to May 4th and 25th, from 10-1pm. If you missed the 1st class, you can still come for the second!

If you’re thinking you would like to donate a quilt to our new Ukrainian families, but don’t know where to start, this class is for you!

Join Tracy in this fun class, and use up those scraps at the same time! Here’s a sample of what was created in today’s class…

Call the shop at 613 838-5541 or email Ann at thecountryquilter@hotmail for more information.

Fundraiser for CANHAVE!

This beautiful African themed quilt was assembled and quilted by Grace Whiting. Grace has kindly donated the quilt as a fund raiser for CANHAVE. It will be on display at The Country Quilter and at the Quilts in the Garden show on June 18th.

The CANHAVE organization pays school fees for AIDS orphans in Uganda. During Covid-19, schools were closed in Uganda longer than in any other country in the world. Many children were forced into the labour market to help support their families. Many of these children will not return to school.

CANHAVE is supporting 78 children who are now back in school. With inflation in Uganda and the need for the children to have PPE supplies, the cost of attending school has increased.


We hope that with this quilt we will be able to assist with school fees.

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

April at The Country Quilter!

As classes are planned for April and May we are happy to be able to accommodate more people in the classroom. We are asking that you continue to wear your mask in the shop.

Knotty Girls, Friday, April 8th and Wool Applique, Wednesday, April 13th will resume again. We look forward to the new ideas that Lynne has found on her visit to Australia.

 The Machine Applique Gnome class is full, but you can still sign up to receive the patterns each month.

There is another opportunity for you to donate a half day to help make Touch Quilts, Saturday, April 23. These quilts are a comfort for those with dementia. The finished quilts are donated to local care homes.

Tracy has planned a Modern Scrappy Quilt that will use up some of those scraps lurking (and growing) in your sewing room on Wed, April 27 and May 4th, from 10-1pm.

We are hoping that we will be able to have our Garden Quilt Show this year. Mark Saturday, June 18 on your calendar.

Many of you have been busy making quilts to donate to charity during the lockdowns. I have seen quilts for the Veterans Home, quilts for survivors of residential schools, Touch Quilts and Baby Quilts for the Queensway Carleton Hospital. We are asking for photos of these quilts for a display at the quilt show. Please print out a photo and put your name on it and the charity where you are donating the quilt.

If you made a quilt for the Veterans’ Home you might want to look at the web site to see some on beds in the residence. Google “Veterans Home Ottawa”.

Check out the sales this month on the calendar! 🌷🐰☔

March 2022, at The Country Quilter!

Come and join the Tuesday morning drop-in group. Bring along your stitching or knitting for a social time.

There won’t be a Touch Quilt workshop this month, but kits are available to pick up if you need more supplies.

As Lynne Rochette has gone to Australia, there will not be a meeting of the Woolies or the Knotty Girls. Work on your show and tell for the April meetings!

Hopefully the Gnomes will not encounter a snow day this month! The class is Saturday, March 12, from 10:30 to 12:30. You can still register to receive the patterns each month by email or in the class.

The Landscape class, including the Alumni group, meets at 10:30 Wednesday, March 16.

The Crumb class was very successful in providing many interesting ways to use up those fabric crumbs that collect after a project. On Wednesday, March 30, Jane will teach crumb confetti that you can use to create amazing applique designs.

Looking ahead…

Wednesday, April 6 and Thursday, April 7 Jane will teach an in-depth machine quilting class. You will learn how to get the best results with your machine to quilt, enhance and embellish your quilting projects. This is a two-day quilting retreat.

Hopefully, we will be able to have our Garden Quilt Show this year. Mark Saturday, June 18 on your calendar and we will hope for the best.

More Crumbs…

We are going to do it again!

This time confetti appliqués will be covered. Join Jane on Wednesday March 30 and learn creative ways to use your scraps.

Contact Ann at thecountryquilter@hotmail or 613 838-5541 for more information!