Update from The Country Quilter!๐ŸŒท


As the usual date of our Garden Quilt Show approaches, with yet another sunny forecast, it makes me think of all the wonderful quilts we have displayed over the years. All the talent and creativity of our quilters will have to wait until the next time. Thanks, to all those who passed snowy, cold afternoons making items for the CANHAVE fund raiser as well.

Thank you for your continued support during this uncertain time. It is unlikely that we will be able to continue classes until later with the social distancing and limited capacity in the shop restrictions remaining in place. We will keep you posted.

As we go forward, the shop will be open on Tuesday & Wednesday from 9 โ€“ 1pm. You can come along and browse in the shop for fabric for your next project (3 at a time). The exception will be Wed. July 1st when the shop will be closed.

The Tuesday Group are welcome to meet. On sunny days there are 1o chairs scattered around the garden where you can enjoy your coffee, at a distance, and see your friends. There is space inside for 6.

We are continuing to make quilts for the veteransโ€™ home and Iqaluit if you need a project.
Happy Quilting!

Good News!

Long-arm Quilting!

Sarah Jane wants you to know she is still doing her magic with her long-arm quilting machine! She is working from home, and practicing workplace safety measures. And, she misses you! ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒท

You can reach her by email: sarah@heritageart.ca

Or her cellphone at 613 322-8885

Or check her website http://www.heritageart.ca

Greetings from The Country Quilter ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

We hope that you’ve enjoyed the fabrics from your stash while in isolation. It is amazing what you find near the bottom.๐Ÿ˜„
With spring moving on we would be preparing for the Garden Quilt Show. As we have always had more than 20 people attend it seems wise to postpone it to a later date. All those lovely works of art will have to wait along with the CANHAVE fund raising goodies you’ve created. We will see them at a later date. ๐ŸŒ
As you are aware, the shop is not very practical for safe distancing, so we will not be opening just yet.
It will give everyone time to get the garden and patio planters ready.
All our staff are Covid free and waiting to welcome you back when we are sure everything is safe for us all. We will notify you when that happens.
Cook up some summer recipes and take time to enjoy this slower pace of life.
From your friends at The Country Quilter.

Update from The Country Quilter!

An update from The Country Quilter

This is not what we had planned for March and April at the shop, but we are trying to follow all the guidelines to keep us safe and well. The shop will remain closed until after Easter.ย  At that time, we will update again. A pick up day may be scheduled for orders made by email. thecountryquilter@hotmail.comย  We would confirm your order by phone at which time you can give your credit card #. More details later about that. ย All classes are on hold until this is over.

Happily, I can report that all our staff and teachers are well, and keeping busy.

When you are wondering what to do, you could reorganize your sewing area, make a small (8 1/2 x 11โ€ ) door quilt for our sale, make a quilt approximately 40 x 46 inches for the hospital in Iqaluit (these quilts do not have to be kids prints as they are given to the Moms to use,) or make a lap quilt for the new veterans home, any size and colour.

A Challenge!!

Why do quilters have a stash?? Now we know why we were collecting all these years!

I am challenging you to make a quilt entirely from your stash. You could stretch your imagination and creativity and design a COVID-19 Quilt, or use a favourite pattern. Quilt should be at least 52โ€ x 70โ€.

When we are open for business again, the first 6 people to bring their finished top to the shop and purchase backing fabric for the quilt will receive 80/20 batting for this quilt top free! The next 19 people will, with purchase of backing fabric, get 80/20 batting for the quilt 40% off.

I hope that I have given you enough motivation, that no one will have to resort to house cleaning!!

Stay safe and keep well.


Wine Tote!

Make this amazing wine tote! Tote your wine along in style, or give as a gift!

This unique wine tote will be a hit!

Date and time: Friday, April 3rd, from 10 – 2 pm.

Call the shop for details at 613 838-5541.

Thread Embellishing Class!

Thread Painting Techniques!

Learn how to add wonderful texture and details to appliqued forms – be it animals, landscapes, flowers, leaves etc. As well, learn how to add special effects to your appliqued projects. The course will focus on what threads, needles and stabilizers to use, and how to set up your sewing machine to do free motion machine embroidery.

Date and Time: Saturday April 4, from 10 – 2pm.

Cost: $40

Call the shop for details at 613 838-5541