A Needle Pulling Thread Fall 2016 Sampler

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The day the weather cools down, our hands are inspired to get busy. Our Fall 2016 issue is the solution to keep you inspired and in love with your favourite needle craft. Don't miss a full tutorial on Small Batch Ice Dyeing - you'll want to make your own printed fabric. Aside from the projects, we explore techniques like English Paper Piecing, machine embroidery, using the Brother ScanNCut, and using specialty quilting rulers. Then join us for an adventure on discovering Mystic Knitting - something we can all identify with. Included in this hot issue, are decorating ideas for the Thanksgiving season and you'll want to get started on. Get Christmas ready with the special Christmas cross stitched project: Jasperware Wedgewood Nativity Ornaments. All this is just the tip of the iceberg...

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Editor's letter

We are makers. We thrive best with fibres running

through our nimble fingers for hours at length.

Every breath a stitch, every creative idea is born

from the heart and springboards with enthusiasm.

We are quilters, knitters, embroiderers and most

commonly learn our craft from our grandmothers,

mothers and friends.

Loving a craft is more than just engaging in it, it’s

about power, the power to make things as we

imagine them and to develop skills to see them

through, all which boosts confidence and fosters

the freedom to express ourselves. Furthermore

the act of engaging in needlework becomes a safe

haven and a chance to play like children engaged

in playtime. This is so important to me.

I was very young when I started to make things.

The need to alter clothes started as young as 12,

when my mom was still at work, I’d use the sewing

machine to alter the style of my clothes to my

shape and liking. Furthermore, I loved the idea of

making clothes myself.

To be a maker is a little like being a magician…

making something useful, beautiful and essential

out of very little. I love the moment I say “TA-DA!”

when I finish a sweater, a quilt, or a dress. It’s a

moment that affirms my power as a maker.

Over the years, I’ve learned that altering patterns

of any kind isn’t that hard and putting a little

more thought into how I’ll go about it can be so

rewarding. If I’m stuck, I consult with other makers

who will surely light my way. This interaction

creates a sense of friendship and a sense of being

part of the community of makers. Likewise when

I attend a craft show, be it a knitting or quilting

show, I can feel the electricity in the air emitting

from like-minded makers excited by colour, fibres,

and textures. What a rush!

Another electrifying moment happened this

summer when mom and I pooled together our

skills to make two baby quilts for two young

women in the family expecting their first baby.

The moment they saw the quilt that was expressly

made for them a wave of emotion overwhelmed

them. These quilts were made for them and with

them in mind, from choosing the fabrics, the

patterns, the colourways and every seam stitched

to harness good vibes. That’s power - the power to

move people.

This issue is chock-full of projects to ignite your

creativity, they are suggestions borne out of the

imagination of the participating makers. Make

them so they reflect your most creative desires.

In today’s readymade world let us not lose our

power to make things.

Cheerfully,

Life goes better with needlework!

What will you make today?

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10 Cheryl Stranges

fibre art

The Artsy Chair

16 Lynn Swanson

quilting

Fallen Leaves Bed Scarf

20 Donna Housley & Cathy McLean

quilting

Autumn Comfort Decorative Cushions

24 Brampton Sew N Serge

Doreen G. Teasdale

quilting

I Love to Quilt

28 Jackie White

quilting

Kids Lap Quilt with Feet Warmer

32 Country Concessions

Carol Mason

quilting

Lonesome Pine Wallhanging

36 Christine Baker

quilting

Sunflower Fields Forever

42 That Sewing Place

Liana Kirkey

sewing

Greetings for an Autumn Cushion Wrap

and Maple Leaf Coasters

54 Cynthia MacDougall

knit together

Mystic Knitting

58 Charles Voth

knitting

Knitting with Charles Voth

66 Denise Powell

knitting

Leaves in the Wind Hat

70 Jacqueline Grice

knitting

Swiss Cheese Shrug

72 Red Heart, Nancy J. Thomas

knitting

Wavy Treasures Throw

76 Ruth I. Forbes

crochet

Afghan for Aunt Joyce

80 Joanne Gatenby

cross stitch

Jasperware Wedgewood Nativity

Ornaments

84 Maria Gollek

cross stitch

Fall in my Heart

88 Christine Baker

wool appliqué

Harvest Time Mason Jar Cosy

92 Kim Beamish

pulled thread

One Pretty Doily

94 Judith Marquis

smocking

My Little Acorn Napkin Ring

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special

features

46 Lucy Garvin

Small Batch Ice Dyeing

74 Marnie J. Parkin

Circular Sock Knitting Machine

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in

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3 Editor’s Letter

6 Mark Your Calendars!

6 Advertiser Index

8 Hooked on Books

The latest in needlework books

75 Knitting

Standard Abbreviations & Terms

98 Business Directory

Artist Review

15 Cathy Climpson

Chloe

91 Karen Miller

Twisted

96 Monika Kinner-Whalen

Prairie City

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

To list your event in this space please call 1.866.969.2678.

October 14-16, 2016

Haus of Stitches Knitting Retreat!

St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan

Join us in this peaceful, cozy atmosphere for a

relaxing weekend of knitting. Share enthusiasm

with other knitters, be inspired, discover new

techniques, get fresh ideas and knit, knit, knit!

Forms and details at www.hausofstitches.ca or call

1.800.344.6024.

Saturday October 15, 2016, 9am to 4:30pm

Woodstock Fleece Festival

The Woodstock Fairgrounds,

875 Nellis St, Woodstock, Ontario N4S 4C6

Our annual event invites fibre artists and others to

join together in an atmosphere of appreciation,

learning and camaraderie. ​The show incorporates

workshops and demonstrations from top

instructors. Exhibition booths sell everything

from raw fibre to quality finished goods. It is

also a great place to have lunch!! We showcase

spinning, weaving, rughooking, felting, & knitting

with natural fibres. Workshop pre-registration

is available on our website. In addition, we offer

on-going demonstrations and live fibre animal

displays. Admission: Adults: $8; 15 & under:

Free. For more info visit www.fleecefestival.com

or contact Catherine Stark at 519.458.8631.

October 21-23, 2016

Northumberland Quilt Guild

Sew Much Fun at the Lodge

Pictou Lodge Beach Resort, 172 Lodge Road,

PO Box 1539, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0

Come join us for a weekend of workshops, good

food, good laughs, good shopping and fellowship

on the beautiful shores of the Northumberland

Strait in Pictou, N. S. Cost $450 for members

and $495 for non-members. For more info:

www.northumberlandquiltguild.ca

October 27-29, 2016

Creativ Festival

The International Centre, Toronto, Ontario

Since 1988, Creativ Festival is Canada’s largest

diy consumer show dedicated to the creative

arts of sewing, knitting, beading, spinning,

weaving, felting, quilting, crocheting, stitching,

scrapbooking, crafting and other fibre, textile,

needle and paper arts. Offering up-close-andpersonal

hands-on instruction at conference

classes and an exhibit hall bursting with creativity.

Whether newbie or seasoned pro, join others who

share your creative passions at this exceptional

interactive experience like no other where you

can discover, learn, try and buy! For more info:

www.csnf.com or 1.855.723.1156.

November 10-12, 2016

The Annual Oshawa Fibre Art Show

Centennial Albert United Church,

19 Rosehill Blvd (corner of Bond St W),

Oshawa, Ontario L1G 5G5

Over 100 original fibre art creations will be on

display and most will be available for purchase.

The artwork is created by several Ontario

fibre artists. Show includes a boutique of gifts

and a supply shop for fibre art creators. Musical

entertainment. 10am-5pm daily, up to 9pm on

November 11 th . Admission is $5.00 per person, and

students get in free! Refreshments will be for sale

throughout the show. For further Information visit

www.annualoshawafibreartshow.com. Any

questions, please email Marilyn Whitbread at

Elegant.Silks@sympatico.ca.

April 8-9, 2017

Reflections of Georgian Bay Quilt Show

Presented by Georgian Bay Quilters’ Guild

Tiny Township Community Centre,

91 Concession Road 8 East, Tiny, Ontario L0L 2J0

Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am - 4pm. Admission

is $5 and men are our guests. Quilted exhibits,

vendors, tea room, door prizes, demonstrations.

Plenty of free parking, handicap access. The

location will be well signed. For more information

email us at GeorgianBayQuiltersGuild@gmail.com

or online at www.gbqg.ca or on Facebook.

Show Guide Unlimited, the 2016 edition of the

Ontario Show Directory is now available! An

extensive listing of the years best shows including

art and craft (juried and non-juried), needlework,

woodworking, festivals and bazaars throughout

Ontario; also craft show tips, etiquette and

useful planning calendar; available at $24.99 plus

$5.00 S&H. For more info or to order online visit

www.ontarioshowguide.com, or call 1.800.671.2272.

Advertiser Index

97 BF Designs

99 Brother

98 Business Directory

53 Canadian Guild of Knitters

23 Canadian Quilters' Association

31 CreativFestival

97 Crochet Designs by NanaRuth

87 Embroidery Association of Canada

100 Gütermann Creativ

97 Harebrained Happenings

97 Haus of Stitches

69 Irish Tourism

53 KNITmuch

97 Lowery Workstands

86 MarNic Designs

45 Mary Maxim

27 Northcott Fabrics

07 Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

02 PFAFF

53 QUILTsocial

79 Red Heart

97 Rypan Designs

97 The Bead Gauge

23 The Needlework Pages

57 Unique Knitting & Crochet

23 Woodstock Fleece Festival

87 X's & Oh's

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John De Fusco, Carla A. Canonico

QUILTING CONTRIBUTOR

Elaine Theriault

KNITTING CONTRIBUTOR

Cynthia MacDougall

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PROOFREADER

Erica Killins

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hooked on books

Celebrate Canada

Nellie Holmes and Christine Baker

The newest book from Nellie and Christine features

two quilts and smaller projects such as an apron, wall

hanging and tote bag made using Northcott’s Oh

Canada line of fabric. Full colour, easy to understand

instructions!

24 Pages, ISBN 978-0-9735183-3-7

Upper Canada Quilt Works Publishing

available at quilt shops or online at

www.uppercanadaquiltworks.com

or as a ebook on Craftsy

Cable Left, Cable Right

Judith Durant

A popular design element in many of today's

garments and home dec items, as well as an iconic

part of many different knitting traditions, cables

add drama and texture to knitted fabric. Cable Left,

Cable Right takes the mystery out of how to create

and design them, for all levels of knitting skill. From

standard ropes to squiggles and complex pretzels,

cables bring life to any project.

216 Pages, ISBN 978-1-61212-516-9

Story Publishing

www.thomasallen.ca

Crochet One-Skein Wonders® for Babies

Judith Durant

One skein of cuddly yarn is all you need to create

each of these sweet wearables, blankets, toys,

and accessories for the little ones in your life. This

blockbuster collection of 101 projects features

practical and fun gifts for babies and toddlers, as

well as perfect patterns for crocheting a family

heirloom.

288 Pages, ISBN 978-1-61212-576-3

Storey Publishing

www.thomasallen.ca

Sew Home

Erin Schlosser

Make your home look like a million bucks with

home design expert Erin Schlosser. With 31 decor

projects to complement any style, this collection

includes functional projects to cover your windows

and walls, plus DIY bed linens, throw pillows, and

the perfect accessories for every room in your home.

From working with cording and zippers to sewing

a blind hem, you’ll learn it all–including how to

choose home decor fabric, needles, and thread. Pull

it all together with basic elements of design and

decorating that will transform your abode into a

sacred space.

146 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-158-4

Stashbooks

ctpub.com

Sew Illustrated

35 Charming Fabric & Thread Designs

Minki Kim and Kristin Esser

Fill your home with small works of art that embody

the simple life. Start with 16 useful handmade gifts

in the popular Zakka design style, then add adorable

motifs pulled from everyday life. 35 charming

designs are printed on iron-on transfer paper–have

fun sketching them with bits of fabric and freemotion

stitching. Customize a variety of bags, a fabric

basket, a makeup roll, coasters, and more. You can

even use images pulled from a photograph, a rubber

stamp, or a child’s drawing!

122 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-178-2

Stashbooks

ctpub.com

A New Spin on Drunkard's Path

12 Innovative Projects • Deceptively Simple

Techniques

John Kubiniec

Think you’ve seen all you can make with the

Drunkard’s Path block? Think again! Open your

eyes to a new take on curved piecing with quilting

teacher John Kubiniec. Go beyond the basics with

12 innovative projects based on a classic pattern.

Discover how using pre-pieced units like rail fences,

half-square triangles, and sixteen-patches can

completely change up the Drunkard’s Path look. Take

it a step further with creative sashings and add-ons

to alter the finished layout. The end result looks

complex but is actually easy to sew!

82 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-301-4

Stashbooks

ctpub.com

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hooked on books

Intentional Piecing

Amy Friend

Let's get fussy about fabric! Fabric choice can make

or break a quilt design, and quilters are always

looking for ways to spotlight their favorites. Fabric

has an uncanny ability to transform a project, evoke

a mood and deliver a whole, new level of satisfaction

to today's quilter.

Learn to focus on precise, mindful work and have

fun with fussy cutting with Intentional Piecing:

From Fussy Cutting to Foundation Piecing, by awardwinning

quilter Amy Friend. Amy establishes how

to make the fabric the start of every quilt in spirited,

modern projects you'll use every day.

160 Pages, ISBN 978-1-940655-1-85

Lucky Spool

www.thomasallen.ca

New Heights in Knitting

Andrea Jurgrau

Set against the backdrop of the world's tallest peaks,

New Heights in Lace Knitting shows how to stitch a

beautiful collection of lace shawls and accessories.

Load your pack (or your knitting bag) with the right

supplies before heading out on this trek into lace

knitting. Andrea Jurgrau sets you out on a journey of

17 lace projects by detailing exactly what you need,

setting you up for a successful finished project each

time.

Beads are tastefully and lightly sprinkled in some

projects, and a double yarn-over ground is featured

in many of them.

144 pages, ISBN 978-1-63250-231-5

Interweave Books

Interweave.com

Refined Knits

Jennifer Wood

Knitted lace and cables can be incredibly beautiful

on their own, but there is something graceful, even

magical, about combining the two. Jennifer Wood's

designs unite classic and modern styling with

beautifully detailed patterns for a contemporary,

romantic feel.

Refined Knits offers garments and accessories to

reproduce using timeless techniques. The results are

sure to impress.

The 18 projects are divided into three chapters, with

a variety of captivating projects: enduring cables,

timeless lace, and elegant aran lace.

160 pages, ISBN 978-1-63250-068-7

Interweave Books

Interweave.com

Make Table Runners

10 Delicious Quilts to Sew

Favorite Designers

A runner for every table

Dress up your table with 10 colorful table runners

from top designers! Whether you prefer appliqué

or patchwork, traditional or modern, fancy floral or

geometric designs, you’re sure to find something

you’ll love. And with table toppers quick enough to

make in a weekend, you can switch up your decor

any time you feel like it. This value-packed booklet

is sure to become your new go-to for gifts, seasonal

decoration, and quick, fun projects to use up your

stash!

34 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-486-8

Stashbooks

ctpub.com

Make Precut Quilts

10 Dazzling Projects to Sew

Favorite Designers

Precut projects from favorite designs

Quilting with precuts is easy, fast, and fun! Feature

your favorite fabric collection in these 10 precutfriendly

designs using charm packs, layers cakes,

and jelly roll strips. The versatile patterns from top

designers work with a variety of prints and solids,

and beginner and intermediate quilters will love

the bright and friendly designs. This value-packed

booklet features 5 layer-cake patterns and 5 for

charm squares and precut strips–perfect for anyone

who wants to jump straight into sewing!

42 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-488-2

Stashbooks

ctpub.com

Make Baby Quilts

10 Adorable Projects to Sew

Favorite Designers

The cutest baby quilts you'll ever see

Jump right in and get sewing! With this value-packed

booklet of 10 baby quilt patterns from top designers,

you’ll find a perfect style for every baby. Cute and

fun appliqué patterns are mixed in with bright and

cheerful patchwork, with designs ranging from

traditional to modern. And with clear instructions,

illustrations, and how-to photos, even beginner

quilters will be whipping out these quilts in no time

at all. Never wonder what to make for that new baby

again!

42 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-490-5

Stashbooks

ctpub.com

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Autumn

Comfort

decorative cushions

A pair of cushions in beautiful

autumn colours will make your

home a comfy cosy place to

relax after a busy day of sewing.

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WOODSTOCK

FLEECE FESTIVAL

Saturday Oct 15 th

Knitting

weaving

felting

spinning

rug hooking

Contact:

Catherine Stark

519.458.8631

fleecefestival@silomail.com

9am - 4:30pm save the date!

Admission $8

15 & Under are

FREE

marketplace

live fibre animal

displays

Workshops!

Woodstock Fairgrounds | 875 Nellis Street | Woodstock, Ontario N4S 4C6

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June 14-17 The International Centre, Toronto

Experience the Best

Quilting in Canada!

Join us for quilting fun at Canada’s premier national quilt

event and help us celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary!

s National Juried Show s Workshops s Lectures

s Merchant Mall s Daily Demos s Free Parking

s Canada’s Largest Quilting Bee

app store:

quilt canada

canadianquilters

association

cqaacc

canadian_quilters

@cqaquiltcanada

Join the 2017 team!

Volunteers urgently needed for the following roles:

¸ National Juried Show Coordinator

¸ Signage Coordinator

¸ Volunteer Recruitment & Scheduling Coordinator

¸ Quilt Hanging & Concurrent Shows Coordinator

Interested? Contact CQA/ACC Conference Coordinator,

Liz Thompson: cqacoordinator@gmail.com

for more information and job descriptions of volunteer positions

2016 National Juried Show Viewers’ Choice

Evelyn Jago, Celestial Light

For more information visit:

www.canadianquilter.com

Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe

See you there!

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Kids Lap Quilt

with feet warmer!

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SUNFLOWER

Fields

F

orever

These photos help with fabric selection, perspective,

and detail of incorporating a flower in a quilt.

Stepping outside of the box

Lately I’ve been drawn to more

“artistic” quilting and I’d like to dabble

in it from time to time. So when I saw

Northcott's Artisan Spirit Shimmer

“striped” fabric, it really jumped off the

screen and spoke to me.

The “Sunglow” and “Autumn”

colourways were lovely (as were all of

the rest) and something about them

made me think of sunflowers. So I

looked online for some photos to use

as inspiration.

Using photos for quilting inspiration

The sunflower photos I found helped

me to narrow down my selection of

fabrics to ones that were brown, gold

and green. But I still wasn’t sure which

striped fabric I wanted to use for the

background. Sometimes it’s best to

actually see the fabrics in person so

that you can audition them with your

other fabrics!!

We’ll use the sunflower photos for

quilting inspiration!

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Brenda Franklin

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Brenda Franklin designs more

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Maria Rypan is an international

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Harebrained Happenings is the

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their love of crafts, and folk art. Our

company incorporates the love

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patterns for quilting, tote bags, and

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Crochet Designs by NanaRuth

416-754-0998

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NEW! Downloadable Book!

Main focus is traditional designs in

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Art of Fabric

955 Brock Rd Unit 1B, Pickering, ON L1W 2X9

905.420.1101

artoffabric.ca shop@artoffabric.ca

A creative shop offering quality fabrics, specializing

in Canadian designed batiks. Large selection of

art supplies for textile arts & the latest notions.

Authorized Bernina dealer providing quality

service&support. Classroom rental space available.

Brenda Franklin Designs

7570 Mapleton SR 18 RR 1, Alma, ON N0B 1A0

519.638.9958 bfdesigns.on.ca

help@bfdesigns.on.ca

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289 Rutherford Rd S, Unit 7, Brampton, ON L6W 3R9

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monique@bramptonsewnserge.com

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1 Dufferin St, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

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Visit our lovely and unique quilt shop in the quaint

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17817 Leslie St, Unit 40, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8C6

905.853.7001 or toll-free 1.888.853.7001

thequiltstore.ca

Evelyn's Sewing Centre in Newmarket is your Quilt

Store Destination! The staff here at Evelyn's is always

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Gitta's

271 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1G8

905.274.7198 gittas.com

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Gitta's, named after owner Gitta Al-Basi, nestled in

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from Europe and the United States.

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4708 52 St, PO Box 1223, Stettler, AB T0C 2L0

403.742.2749 or toll-free 1.866.742.2749

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Patterns from Canadian, American and European

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Haus of Stitches

626 Main Street, Humboldt, SK S0K 2A0

306.682.0772 or toll-free 1.800.344.6024

hausofstitches.ca

Our one of a kind store offers everything you need

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Impressions Embroidery & Engraving

#8-449 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3L8

403.942.3934 impressionslethbridge.ca

impressions22@shaw.ca

Our shop does embroidery and laser engraving.

Laser engraving is a beautiful process for fabric,

as nothing cuts cleaner and more precisely than a

laser. We now carry a nice array of fabric as well to

compliment the abilities of the laser.

Joyce's Sewing Shop

325 Wortley Rd, London, ON N6C 3R8

519.433.5344 joycessewingshop.com

joycesewingshop@bellnet.ca

Our mission is to make sewing fun by providing

professional training to teach the benefits of sewing,

to provide excellent service and quality products

to make your sewing easier and to provide friendly

customer service to make you a happy sewer.

My Sewing Room

148-8228 MacLeod Trl SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2B8

403.252.3711 mysewingroom.ca

Queenofeverything@mysewingroom.ca

Canada's Largest Independently Owned Quilting

Store with fabric, patterns, kits, notions, sewing

machines and more! My Sewing Room boasts over

10,000 bolts of 100% cotton fabric from designers

and manufacturers from around the world.

Needles & Knits

15040 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1M4

905.713.2066 needlesandknits.com

Fabulous selection of yarns. Extremely

knowledgable and expert help. Cozy and friendly

atmosphere. Classes. Guild night every first Tuesday

of the month. Tea with Tove, the owner, every

Thursday from 6-8pm.

Pine Ridge Knit & Sew

17477 Hwy 2 PO Box 68, Trenton, ON K8V 5R1

613.392.1422 pineridgeknitsew.com

yvette@pineridgeknitsew.com

We have knitting machines by Artisan and Silver

Reed, embroidery machines by Husqvarna/Viking

& White. Sewing notions and supplies, books and

software. Hands-on lessons and classes. Wide variety

of yarns, threads, dress and pant zippers.

Rosalie I. Tennison, Quilt Appraiser

Certified by American Quilters’ Society 2005

Newmarket, ON

905.953.1441 R.Tennison@sympatico.ca

What if something happens to your treasured quilt?

Do you have written proof of its value for your

insurance company? Get an appraisal now.

Ruby Pearl Quilts

500 King St W, Suite 8, Oshawa, ON L1J 2K9

905.436.3535 rubypearlquilts.com

joy@rubypearlquilts.com

We are your full service source of professional quilting

equipment, products, & courses. Led by 44 years of

sewing experience & more than 20 years of quilting

experience, we have the experience necessary to help

you push your hobby to the next level!

Ruti's Needlebed

10 Thomas St, Mississauga, ON L5M 1Y5

905.821.9370 ruti.ca

Mississauga's Finest Quilting and Knitting Store!!

Come see our huge selection of yarn, fabric, supplies,

sewing machines and knitting machines…a local

store for all your quilting, sewing, knitting needs! We

offer a wide variety of classes.

The Yarn Guy

15 Gower St, Toronto, ON M4B 1E3

416.752.1828 or toll-free 1.800.836.6536

theyarnguy.com info@sewknit.ca

See us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter!

Knitting machines, sewing machines, repairs, parts

for Passap, Studio, Singer, Silver Reed, Superba,

White. Sewing notions and supplies, books, ball

yarns, coned yarns, TAMM yarns, Paton's yarns,

Bernat yarns, Phentex yarns, Bernat kits & crafts.

Sew Fancy Inc.

Guelph, ON

519.824.4127 sewfancy.com

sales@sewfancy.com

Your Premier Canadian Source for Specialty Sewing

Supplies including Smocking, Heirloom Sewing,

Goldwork, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Needle Tatting,

Swarovski Crystals, Sashiko, Quilting and more. Visit

the website for the latest in sewing supplies.

Stitch-It Central

189 Thames Street S, Ingersoll, ON N5C 2T6

519.303.1563

stitchitcentral.ca sales@stitchitcentral.ca

Stitch-It Central is a store to satisfy all your cross

stitching needs. We have everything such as

notions, books & magazines, project kits, charts,

gift collections & certificates, papers & accessories,

fabrics and linens, and so much more.

That Sewing Place

16610 Bayview Ave #10, Newmarket, ON L3X 1X3

905.715.7725 thatsewingplace.ca

jaret&liana@thatsewingplace.ca

Introducing That Sewing Place as your sewing

source and Authorized Dealers for Bernina and

Brother machines. Jaret & Liana focus on placing

your sewing needs first, providing outstanding

support, service, and training.

The Stitching Corner

#2, 185 First St E, Cochrane, AB T4C 2E9

403.932.3390 stitchingcorner.ca

nygabe@telus.net

Your Needlework Shop in Cochrane.

The Stitcher's Muse

99 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5G3

250.591.6873 thestitchersmuse.com

info@thestitchersmuse.com

A divine little shop with supplies for all your hand

stitching needs! Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful

staff. Cross stitch, canvaswork, needlepoint,

embroidery, counted thread, lace making and

more. Books, patterns, fabric, threads, tools.

Ultimate Sewing Centre

191 Bloor St East, Oshawa, ON L1H 3M3

905.436.9193 ultimatesewing.com

ultimatesewing@bellnet.ca

For all your sewing needs be sure to call Durham’s

largest one stop shop: Janome and Elna Sewing

Machines, Sergers, & Embroidery machines,

over 3000 bolts of first quality cottons, Floriani

Embroidery supplies, the latest notions, books, &

patterns, year round classes, and so much more!

Upper Canada Quiltworks

PO Box 64, Brockville, ON K6V 5T7

613.345.3956 Fax: 613.342.3327

uppercanadaquiltworks.com

Visit us online for a wide selection quilt patterns

and books. Techniques include felted wool, fusible

appliqué, punchneedle, rag quilting and printing

photos on fabric.


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