The challenge is out, lets see how many of us can join the wonderful new campaign called Stitching for Pink !!! Starts today until 30 October. Its gonna be so much fun with 10 projects to complete. Come on Embroiderers lets unite and join the fight against Breast Cancer !!!
Hi Sherry , I noticed that you live in YellowKnife my sister lives ithere also she is a nurse and works at the community health clinic what a small world I often go up to visit her maybe next time I come up I will call you.I too have alot of UFO's but have just retired Jan 1st so I have been finishing some of the smaller ones . I am working casual now for quilting funds ha,ha...Wendy
I really enjoyed you web page. The photo quilt is quite good. Someday I would like to try that techique. I work full time and mostly quilt at night. My husband is retired so he does the cooking, So I am fortunate that I do have more time in the evenings. I watch Nascar Racing and keep up with it in my sewing room while I quilt. Brenda
Hi Sherry, my name is Ellen Wise......almost a wiseman but not quite....actually it is my husbands name but it is okay. I am a retired, kind of, library lady with 30 years in Cumberlan library...where is that? Well here on Vancouver island it is one of the oldest coal mining communities....I do live in Courtenay now, just 10 km. from Cumberland and have been here most of my life...I have 2 daughters and 5 granddaughter, 2 of which live here and the other 3 are in Kingston Ontario......I also am a caregiver to two ladies in their fifties who have downs syndrome....so that keeps me busy too....but my ultimate passion is quilting...that includes other quilters, going to quilt events, buying fabricss everywhere I can and of course making quilts......I do mostly machine quilting as my hand stuff is not too good and with the aging arthritis stuff not really enjoyable....I have alwaus sewed but I am enthusiastically quilting for about 10 years or more.....One of my quilters friends, daughter was a Doctor in Yellowknife, but maybe has just moved, name might be Peters???? I was at the CQA In ottawa and met a few good quilters from there as well...so that is me and nice to meet another quilter......Ellen Wise
HI Sherry, I use to watch Ice road truckers who hauled in and out of Yellowknife. You are in COLD country. lol What are your summers like? I live in Maine on the New Brunswick border. I take my walks in Canada. My mother was born and raised there. All that seperates me from Canada is the
St. Croix River.
I have been sewing since 1963 but am still a novice when it comes to quilting. I didn't venture into that until just a few years ago. I have learned paper piecing and applique and trying my hand at landscape quilting. That is only in the practicing stages. I find quilting very addictive. I take in alteration so don't have much time to get allot of my own projects done.
Hi Sherry. Thanks for inviting me to be your friend. I've been reading some of the comments left for you. Holy Cow do some of those ladies never sleep! Mind you I posted one at 3 a.m. one morning so I guess I can't say anything. I am taking a class this week on Reversible quilting and then next week one on paper piecing. I have decided to broaden my skills this year along with finishing hundreds of U.F.O.'s. Have a good day.
Thanks for adding me as your friend . I,m in Fredericton New Brunswick & my husband is from NFLD ( Abrahams Cove , Port au Port ) . I have been quilting for over 40 years & never tire of it . I am still learning new stuff too , my favourite is paperpiecing but I like all methods of quilting . I hand quilt , ive tried machine quilting but I,m terrible at it . I have done baby quilts but anything large ? terrible !!
Nice to meet you & Happy quilting
Hi Sherry! Thanks for inviting me to be your friend. I now live in Georgia in the US, and want to keep in touch with other Canadian quilters. I am new here, just joined a local guild. We are having a good time here, but are looking forward to return to the East Coast - most probably the Halifax area - when my husband retires in 4-5 years. Happy quilting ! Ginette
Hi Sherry,I also have a Janome 6600 that I do my piecing on. I also a Pfaff Grand Quilter on Next Generation Quilting frame. I couldn't afford a long arm so this was my best option. It works great and is a good starting point. Just set up with some muslim for the top and backing and some batting and practice. The meandering really isn't all that hard and you can practice some allover/edge to edge patterns. Just start somewhere and you will catch the bug and gain confidence.
Happy Quilting, Julia
hi sis just wanted to say THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL SITE AND FOR GETTING ME STARTED WITH MY QUILTING. WISH WE LIVED CLOSER NOT YOU ON ONE SIDE OF THE COUNTRY AND ME ON THE OTHER SIDE. HAPPY QUILTING
Hi Sherry, Thank's for the invite.I'm a Alberta, Canadian. I live just out side Edmonton on highway 43 going north. Did you by chance know Karen Humphrey? She was with the guild there and now lives in Airdrie, Ab. I met her when I ived in Airdrie, Ab and we were two of the founding members of the guild there. Just wondering. I have been quilting for about 14 years and right now I am working on a quilt that an aunt started 22 years ago but never finished before she died. My cousin has asked me if I would finish it for her and I said I would. It has kind of turned into a bit of an nightmare as nothing was straight. It would have been easier to take it apart and start over but she was doing it as a quilt as you go so I did not want to take out her stitches so I am doing the best I can and finally have it to the point where it is laying flat and I can put the borders on and get to the hand quilting. Dixie
Hi Sherry, thanks for the friend invite. I live in Southwestern Ontario. I have been quilting for 35+ years. I make and donate quilts each year to "The Quilt". We made car trip out west about 6 years ago which included a trip to Whitehorse to visit my sister-in-law, very beautiful part of Canada. We'd like to do it again.