June 2019 at The Country Quilter!
Due to very special events at the shop this month there are some changes to the regular schedule, so read the calendar and this newsletter carefully.
Everyone should have received a news flash last week about our Nationally acclaimed quilt artist and teacher, Anne Morrell Robinson, who will be teaching 2 workshops at The Country Quilter, June 18 – 21. This is an opportunity not to be missed. kingrossquilts.com
June 1st is the deadline for the little quilts to be donated for our Orphan Quilt Sale. These little quilts (orphan blocks), will be offered for sale at the Quilt Show, June 15, with the proceeds of this sale being donated to pay school fees for AIDS orphans in Uganda. We will accept quilts after this date if you are just getting yours finished. We have some amazing little quilts already hanging in the shop, come and have a sneak preview, so you will know which ones you would like to own. Sale of these quilts will start at 9:30 on June 15th. (Not before!)
We are looking for more volunteers to help on the day of the show. We need people to sit at the greeting table, and quilters to circulate and talk to visitors. The sign-up sheet is in the shop. If you are coming to the show, volunteer to circulate and chat while enjoying the quilts.
Quilts to be displayed in the show should be dropped off during the week before the show. June 11 – 14. We need to document your quilts and label them for the show. Remember your bags and jackets that you made as well as your quilts and wall hangings. Quilts arriving the morning of the show may not be displayed.
Once again, we are having our used book sale, with proceeds to charity (CANHAVE). Bring in the books you have read during the year and purchase a new selection for summer reading. Please, no textbooks!
JC Sharpening will be on site at 11:30 to sharpen, scissors, rotary blades, knives, garden tools, lawn mower blades axes, sabers, etc.
St Paul’s Church will have a lunch available for you to enjoy on show day.
As always admission to our show is free, we hope that you will bring your friends to see the talent and creativity we have in our quilting community at The Country Quilter.
There will also be a very special quilt unveiled at the show. This is the 30th Anniversary of The Country Quilter business which started in Manotick in March, 1989, and then moved to Richmond in 1991 on the east side of McBean Street, then moving to the present location in Sept. 1993. Twenty dedicated quilters joined together, to create an amazing quilt to mark this anniversary. We have called the project 30 years of Friendships at The Country Quilter. Please come to see this unique quilt and to congratulate and thank the quilters who created it.
We are proud of the many accomplishments of our quilters over the past 30 years.
We have a special clientele of welcoming quilters willing to share talents and friendship with others. Our Finishing School is a social gathering where some quilting, knitting, stitching etc. is accomplished and talents and friendships are shared.
Our Scrappy Quilters have made many quilts for local Woman’s Shelters. These ladies donate their time and talents, supplies provided.
We have Touch Quilt workshops where quilters donate their time to make small quilts for dementia patients; there is a growing need for these quilts in the longterm care facilities and in the hospitals.
The Country Quilter has been a significant supporter of several charities over the past 30 years. Remember the Quilt Marathons for Cancer Support project? In five years of this amazing event our quilters raised more than $150,000 (that is correct! $150,000). Most recently we have supported CANHAVE the charity paying school fees for AIDS orphans, we have sent more than 18 children to school. Educating a child helps an entire family. Our quilters are very special people! Thanks to all of the dedicated loyal friends we have at The Country Quilter.
Summer hours at the shop begin after the show. Tues – Fri 10:00 – 4:00, Sat 10:00 – 3:00.
After such a busy month, The Country Quilter will be closed June 29 until July 3. This will give our staff a well-deserved rest over Canada Day.
We hope that you will also enjoy a relaxing, happy Canada Day weekend with your family and friends
We are already looking forward to the June 15th Quilts in the Garden Show, and hope that you are also deciding upon the quilts that you will display that day!
It’s going to be a wonderful event, with sunshine (promise!), blue skies, flowers, and quilts hanging in the garden! Worth checking out as well this year, is the display of little quilts that will be for sale. We are selling these little quilts that have been donated, with all of the proceeds going to CANHAVE to pay for school fees for AIDS orphans. Your donation of a little quilt block will help provide education for a child who otherwise might not be able to attend school.
When will the snow be gone?😳
You are likely aware that we have had a 15 foot pile of snow at the end of the parking lot. We are taking guesses as to when the last speck of snow will be completely gone! Make a purchase and record your guess. There is a “Gone At Last” prize for the winning guess. All the days of April, May and June are available for you to choose the winning date. JUNE?!!
Get your SPRING on…
Up-Coming Events at The Country Quilter:
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGES:
FEBRUARY AT THE COUNTRY QUILTER
Check out what is happening at The Country Quilter this month.
Sales this month include our annual flannel sale (a good month to cuddle up!). February 12 – 16 all flannels are 20% off, even the 108 inch wide flannel. February 19 – 23 books are 25% off.
Join us for a Mini Retreat Day of sewing. Bring your own project and share in the fun. Wednesday, February 13, 9:30 to 3:00 pm. Lunch is included in the price of $20.00.
The Wool Applique Club is for those who have taken the Wool Applique beginner class. The Wednesday, February 20 Wool Club is full. The next one is Saturday, March 2, from 9:30 to 12:00. You must resister with the shop to attend. There is a Wool Applique Beginner class on Saturday, March 9, from 10:00 to 2:00.
Join us to help make Touch Quilts for dementia patients. There is a growing need for these quilts. All materials are supplied, just bring your machine. Friday, February 22, from 10:00 to 2:00 pm.
Beginner Quilting starts on Saturday,February 23, from 12:30 to 2:30. There are 8 two hour classes. Choose the size of quilt you want to make. This is the place to star t.
OWN A LITTLE QUILT CHALLENGE
You are challenged to make a little quilt (not a miniature) for The Country Quilter Quilt’s in the Garden Show June 15, 2019, when they will be available to purchase for $10.00 (what a deal!).
We hope to encourage visitors to purchase one of these little quilts in support of CANHAVE, the charity that pays for school funds for AIDS orphans in Uganda.
All the non-quilters attending the show will be able to own a little quilt.
Size 7 – 9 inches square (approximately)
Technique Your choice – i.e. fuse, embroider, applique, piece, wholecloth
Sleeve All quilts require a sleeve for hanging in the garden. Use a 4.5 inch strip to make the sleeve 2 inches wide.
Finishing Use any edge finish – i.e. bound, envelope
Signature Sign the back of your quilt
Entry Date Bring your little quilt to The Country Quilter by Tuesday, June 2nd. Enter as many times as you wish. Think of all your orphan blocks and finish them to support the orphans.
The New Year is a great time to join one of our monthly groups!
December at The Country Quilter!
November at The Country Quilter:
Check out the calendar for all the on going events at The Country Quilter during November.
Touch Quilts: Saturday, November 3rd, from 10:00 to 2:00. Please consider donating some time to this worthwhile project. There is a growing demand for these quilts which are given to dementia patients. Bring your machine, all materials are supplied.
Landscape Club meets on Wednesday, November 14th from 10:00 to 2:00. This is a pot luck get together for those who have taken the Landscape classes.
Mini Retreat Day: Friday, November 16th, 9:30 to 2:30. This is a day to bring along your project and enjoy quilting, sewing or knitting with friends. Lunch is included. $20.00.
Lynne’s Purse: Friday, November 23rd, 9:30 to 2:30. Check out this new purse by a Canadian designer whom Lynne met during her vacation in New Brunswick. It goes together quickly, and is perfect for gifts. It can be a project bag or a fancy purse.
Stained Glass Place Mats: Saturday, November 24th, from 9:30 to 2:30. Last chance to make these mats before Christmas. You can choose to use seasonal fabrics or not.
Holiday Celebration: Saturday, December 1st, from 12:30 to 2:30. Join us for holiday inspirations. There will be demos, gift ideas, decorating ideas and goodies. This will motivate you to get started on your holiday preparations. Bring a holiday recipe to share with others. Please sign up for this event.
October at The Country Quilter
First, let me express my gratitude to all who inquired about my safety, and the many offers of accommodation, warm beds, hot showers and food during my six days without power under the debris in Arlington Woods. I was fortunate compared to many on my street – my house and garden were damaged, but I still have a livable home.
Looking forward to a busy October with many classes and events planned.
The shop will be closed on Saturday, October 6th for the Thanksgiving weekend. Enjoy the turkey!
If you are attending the Wool Applique class on Wednesday, October 17th, please make sure that you have signed up for your choice of kit, as Linda needs time to prepare them. There are still a few places left in the class if you are interested.
Linda will be hosting a “Wool Day” when anyone who has taken the class is invited to attend, on Wednesday, November 21st. You need to sign up for this event.
For the Thread Painting Class, Friday, October 19th, you need to choose either the cardinal or the chickadee kit. Please call 613 838 5541, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, before Friday, October 5th with your choice.
There will be another teaching session of the Landscape Class, November 8th, 15th and 22nd, from 10:00 to 1:00, for anyone who missed the first one.
The Landscape Club (for those who have taken the classes) will resume on Wednesday, October 24th. This is the pot luck club! Please indicate if you will be attending.
The next Mini Retreat Day will be Friday, October 26th, from 9:30 to 3:00. These days include lunch. Bring your project and sew with friends.
There will be a Touch Quilt Workshop on Saturday, November 3, from 10:00 to 2:00.
Happy Fall and happy quilting!
Get ready for Fall: September at The Country Quilter!
Beginning September 4th, 2018, The Country Quilter will return to regular shop hours:
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00 – 4:00pm
Saturdays: 9:00 – 3:00pm!
And all our activities are ready to go!
The Scrappy Quilters meet Friday, September 7, 9:30 – 1:00. This group of ladies donate their time once a month to make quilts for the shelters. They welcome new members.
Another charity project is the Touch Quilt Workshop. The first class is Saturday, September 22, 10:00 – 2:00. All supplies are provided for this class, just bring your machine and sewing kit. There is a growing need for these quilts for dementia patients. Consider joining the group.
Note that the Landscape Class has been moved to Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 – 2:00.
The Beginner Quilting Class starts Tuesday, September 25, 1:00 – 3:00, for 8 two hour classes. This is the place to start or restart your quilting career.
Friday, September 21 is a Mini Retreat Day (10:00 – 3:00). Bring along your project and enjoy the company of others while working. Lunch is included in the $20.00 registration.
The Wool Applique Class on Wednesday, October 17 has a few places still available. Those who are signed up need to choose the pattern they wish to do for the class, so Linda can prepare the kits. Please drop into the store to choose yours.
Check the calendar for our ongoing groups – Saturday Stitchers, The Friday Stitch Club, Knotty Girls and The Fusible Group.
August at The Country Quilter!
Thank you for all of the generous donations that were brought in for Iqaluit. Ann will post a final inventory, but to date we have collected over 100 quilts and 127 pairs of sleepers! And many, many other things as well.
Join us Wednesday, August 8 for a Christmas Open House. Pick up some easy decorating and gift giving ideas. Stay for a visit and enjoy some “Christmas Cheer” and perhaps some treats!
Lynn has a lovely Stained Glass Place Mat that could inspire your holiday table, or help with your gift list. Wednesday, August 22, 10:00 – 2:30. Don’t forget to bring your lunch.
The two day sale on Thursday, August 23 and Friday, August 24 will help us with the inventory counting. There will be lots of specials, up to 50% off!
The store will be closed August 28 – September 4th.
A brief look at the upcoming months…
Landscape Class will start again Wednesday, September 12, 10:00 – 2:00 for three classes
Touch Quilt Workshop Saturday, September 22, 10:00 – 2:00
Beginner Quilting Tuesday, September 25 1:00 – 3:00 for eight classes
Wool Applique Wednesday, October 17, 9:30 – 3:00
Thread Painting with Bridget O’Flaherty! Date: Friday, October 19th, 12:30-4:30pm. Cost of class: $30. Kit with all supplies: $48
Sign up now for these classes, as spaces are limited and they are filling up quickly.
Phone The Country Quilter at 613 838 5541.
July at The Country Quilter
Happy Canada 151! I hope that all of those Canada 150 quilts are completed and on display for Canada Day!
The Friday Stitchers continue during the summer. The July classes are on Friday, July 13th. This is an opportunity for you to join in and discover what fun they have. Stitchers come from 10:00 to 12:00 and then Knotty Girls sew from 1:00 to 3:00.
Touch Quilts Another workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, July 17th from 10:00 to 2:00. Consider donating four hours of your time to this worthwhile project. The need for these quilts is growing as we are receiving more appeals for them. We even have had requests from dentists who use them to help calm autistic patients. The Grace Manor was thrilled to receive our donation and now want them for all of the patients. All materials are supplied for this workshop…please help us make these a reality for those in need.
Landscape Open House Wednesday, July 25th. Come along to see what is involved in making a beautiful landscape quilt. Please sign up if you plan to attend this open house to find out what fun we have designing these wonderful landscapes.The next class for landscape art starts Wednesday, September 12th, for three classes.
Christmas Ideas Coming in August…you can never start too soon. Look for various ideas!
Iqaluit Mothers Don’t forget your donations for the mothers who have to go to Iqaluit for delivery of their babies. Baby food, quilts, blankets, sleepers, baby and toddler clothes, school supplies and books are all welcome. Items are being collected at The Country Quilter for delivery in August.
A Thread Painting Class with Bridget O’Flarhety is being planned for the fall. Call to put your name down to be notified when the date is confirmed.
Quilts in the Garden 2017!