June at The Country Quilter!

June brings our Annual Garden Quilt Show. This is year 20! How did that happen?? The show begins at 10 a.m. and continues until 2 p.m. If it is a rainy day the quilts will be displayed in St. Paul’s Church next door. There will be a lunch available downstairs in the church.  As usual, admission to the show is free, but you can bring a donation for the Richmond Food Bank.  There will be some quilts for sale.  

Scissor sharpening on site starts about 11 a.m. Bring your items in a bag with your name on it and drop them with John when you arrive and they will be ready when you leave. He does knives and garden tools, axes and most anything else!

Quilts for the show need to be brought to the shop June 14, 15 and 16. The shop will be open on all three days for drop off of quilts. We cannot guarantee that anything brought on Saturday will be included in the show. Pick up day for your quilts is Tuesday, June 20.

This year the artists in residence at the show are sisters Patricia McCourt and Arlene Smyth. These two ladies do amazing wool applique. They will have a display of their work and also will be demonstrating their skills.

By request, Charlie Brimley the wood carver will be in attendance at the show. He will have some items for sale as well as a display of his work.

There will be the used book sale and a craft table for our chosen charity, CANHAVE.(Canadians helping Aids Orphans through Education.)

We still need volunteers to help with the show. Come and join the fun of the day.

Other events include:

Card Making Workshop is planned for Tuesday, June 20. 

Tracy has prepared “Another Scrap Quilt” to help deplete your stash! Join her on Saturday June 24 for a fun morning.

The shop will be closed for the first week of July for staff holidays.

Happy Canada Day and Happy Quilting!


Please Note:

The shop will close at noon on Saturday May 13 so that staff can attend the funeral of Jane Hare.
Jane was a long time quilting friend of many of us. Jane, her mother June, and sister Sally joined The Country Quilter bus trips to Amish Country and the Vermont Quilt Festival several times. Jane was a regular at our Retreat weekends and a supporter of CANHAVE charity. She was also a member of the Richmond Guild.
We will miss her.❤

May at The Country Quilter!

Hopefully, all the April Showers will bring us lots of May flowers and sunshine!  Spring is a time of renewal, so stitch up some new placemats, table runners, pillows, or a lap quilt to brighten up your décor. New fabrics have arrived for your projects.

Join our Tuesday Finishing School for a fun morning with fellow quilters. Ideas are exchanged, projects started, and some are even finished. Just drop in.

Jane Roszell will show you ideas for different Edge Finishes on your quilts, Wednesday, May 24. Bring along your quilts for ideas and suggestions to enhance the finished project. 

Join Grace for a Circle Challenge on Friday, May 26. She has named this adventure Just Fooling Around or Running in Circles! Lots of ideas will be provided to challenge you, as well as instruction for quilting your masterpiece. There will be monthly meetings to keep you running in circles!

Knotty Girls with Lynne is on Friday, May 12, from 10-12pm.

Wool Applique with Lynne and the Woolies, is on Wednesday, May 17, 10-12pm. 

Landscape class with Grace is on Friday, May 26, from 10-1pm. 

Tuesday, May 30 and Wednesday, May 31Jane will present a workshop for the much-needed Touch Quilts used by persons with dementia or autism. Please consider donating a few hours to help with this project for people in need. Quilts are donated to long term care units and to special needs children in schools. All the fabric and supplies for the quilts is provided and the class is free. Come one day or both.  If you know of someone who might use a quilt, please contact the shop. The quilts are free.

Remember the Garden Quilt Show Saturday, June 17, 10 – 2. Although more trees fell in the recent ice storm, we hope to display lots of quilts. There will be some quilts and crafts for sale. Bring your scissors and knives to be sharpened and browse the used book sale for charity.    

Admission is free, but a donation to the Richmond food bank is appreciated. 

New Class!

Just Fooling Around or Running in Circles!

Friday May 26, 10 – 2.
Come and be creative! Lots of ideas and techniques will be covered in piecing and quilting. Challenge your creativity and create a unique piece.

This class includes a pot luck lunch. Call the shop at 613 838-5541 or email Ann at thecountryquilter@hotmail.com for more information.

Sleep at Home Retreat!

Join the fun…
Tracy’s ‘Sleep at Home Retreat’ on April 15 & 16. Two days of sewing with friends. Lunches & treats included! Just a couple of spots left.

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

Work space available!

Do you need space to assemble your quilt? Book the class room and bring a friend along to help. You have room to try different arrangements and can always ask advice!
Call the shop at 613 838-5541 or email Ann at thecountryquilter@hotmail.com for information.