A Needle Pulling Thread Winter 2016-17 Sampler

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Winter Fun with Hot Colours: In this winter issue, we take the blah out of frosty scenes and add sparkle and hot colours! You'll find several exciting quilts that explore several quilting techniques such as: making a free motion quilted Zentangle Self Portrait, making a Quillow, try an easy way to make the stain glass effect, play with half square triangles using different intensities of printed pattern fabrics, and how to pair up stenciling and machine embroidery. Then warm up your wardrobe with 2 Fair Isle sweaters, a child's crochet cardi with bobbles and vines, and the exquisite trio of winter accessories using the sparkling bead knitting. There's so much more...including 3 cozy cushion tops using punchneedle, smocking, and Swedish weaving. Stay warm this winter!

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MAKING

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2 FAIR ISLE

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Editor's letter

My sewing machine is my best friend.

Together, we spend countless hours creating,

and making all my sewing dreams come true.

I know its quirks and hum and I'm quick to

forgive when it acts up. When I don't get a

chance to sew, well, I miss it like I miss the sun

on a cloudy day.

For me, buying a sewing machine is like

buying a car. It's an important investment

since we're going to be best friends. When

shopping for my new sewing machine I read

about as many sewing machines as I was able

to stand; doing this a little at a time helped,

as there's a lot of information at our fingertips

today. I read up on all the models and their

features to narrow down the selection to

the features I was most interested in. Then,

it was even more important to test drive the

selected ones for a good comparison.

A sewing machine needs to feel right, like a

favourite coat, so I can let the 'sewing fun' be

the highlight of our time together. For this to

happen, there's a familiarity that will come as I

get to know it… And then there's the manual. I

know, not my favourite part, right? I mean who

wants to read?! "I want to sew!" Yet, it's a very

important tool - know the manual, know the

sewing machine, without tears.

Today's sewing machines are so very 'ultra', they

have the capabilities to do so many things that

10, 20 years ago we never would have imagined

was possible. By the same token, perhaps all

you wish is a simpler sewing machine to finish

off your embroidery project, hem the odd

pair of pants, dabble in making Halloween

costumes once a year. Whatever your need,

sewing machines are an important investment,

in terms of budget and more importantly for

what you're going to use it.

Your sewing machine dealer is a vital part of

you owning a sewing machine. They'll be the

ones at your rescue when your sewing machine

needs a tune up or repair after all that sewing

you've been doing…choose wisely.

Here's the winter, already at my door, a chance

to hybernate so to speak and sew as much as I

can, to which I say, "Let it snow!"

Cheerfully,

Life goes better with needlework!

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12 Cheryl Stranges

machine embroidery

A Calm Winter, A Body Pillow Cover

18 Brampton Sew N Serge

Doreen G. Teasdale

quilting

Après Ski Banner

22 Jackie White

quilting

Bonfire After Skiing Quilt

26 Rosalie I. Tennison

quilting

Making a Quillow

30 The Quilt Store

Jacqueline Grice

quilting

Quilted Zentangle Self Portrait

34 Donna Housley & Cathy McLean

quilting

Quilted Hand Muff

36 Cynthia MacDougall

knit together

Keeping it Cozy

38 Cecilia Doyle Smith Reid

knitting

Tiny Tot Toques

40 Denise Powell

knitting

Snowflakes & Evergreens Cardigan

44 Jacqueline Grice

knitting

Berner Oberland Cabled Pullover

46 Brenda Franklin

bead knitting

Glitter in the Snow Winter Accessories

50 Red Heart, Cathy Payson

knitting

My Little Girl's Fair Isle Tunic

54 Ruth I. Forbes

crochet

Blooms A-Popping Cardigan

62 Joanne Gatenby

cross stitch

…Late for Work

68 Maria Gollek

cross stitch

Winter in my Heart

72 Kim Beamish

Hardanger

Blissful Triad Bookmark

76 Judith Marquis

smocking

Winter Snowdrifts Cushion

80 Christine Allan

Swedish weaving

Cobblestone Way Cushion Cover

84 Christine Baker

needlepunch

Cookies and Cocoa Cushion Cover

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special

features

10 A Year in Review

58 In the Loop

Woodstock Fleece Festival

88 Beading with domes & gears

Beaded Snowflake Brooches

Maria Rypan

Artist Review

93 Karen Miller

Beyond Swallowtail

83 Monika Kinner-Whalen

A View from Shelby's Garden

94 Rebecca Sham

Chinese New Year

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every

issue

3 Editor’s Letter

6 Mark Your Calendars!

6 Advertiser Index

8 Hooked on Books

The latest in needlework books

33 The Heart of the Art

Letters to the editor

61 Knitting

Standard Abbreviations & Terms

98 Business Directory

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

To list your event in this space please call 1.866.969.2678.

Creativ Festival West!

The Creative Stitches & Crafting Alive! Shows

are Western Canada’s #1 Sewing and Crafting

events showcasing, Sewing, Scrapbooking,

Quilting, Knitting, Needlework, Fibre Arts,

Beading and Paper Crafting, with Hands On

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Pearkes Recreation Centre

Abbotsford, BC: March 24-25, 2017

TRADEX

April 1-2, 2017

Celebration of Colour

Presented by Region of York Quilters Guild

Newmarket Community Centre,

200 Doug Duncan Dr, Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 3Y9

Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm. Featuring an

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Reflections of Georgian Bay Quilt Show

Presented by Georgian Bay Quilters’ Guild

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

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

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April 28 - 30, 2017

Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG)

51 st Annual Conference, Workshop & Rug Show:

"Images of Canada"

(Traditional and primitive rug-hooking)

Best Western Cobourg & Cobourg Community Centre

The OHCG celebrates the traditional art and

craft of rughooking with wool fabric & yarn,

while embracing new and creative ways to hook

rugs. The OHCG Annual Conference & Rug Show

celebrates Canada's 150 th in picturesque Cobourg.

See hundreds of wonderful rugs on public display

Sunday April 30 th . Admission $10.

For more information visit www.ohcg.org.

May 25 - June 3, 2017

Saskatchewan Stitches Conference

St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan

The Saskatchewan Stitches Conference offers

creative classes with renowned fibre and

needle work artists and attracts participants

from across Canada who love to sew, knit,

quilt and rughook. Forms and details at

www.saskstitches.ca or call 1.800.344.6024.

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

96 Canadian Quilters' Association

97 Crochet Designs by NanaRuth

96 Embroidery Association of Canada

100 Gütermann Creativ

97 Harebrained Happenings

97 Haus of Stitches

21 Irish Tourism

97 Lowery Workstands

71 MarNic Designs

75 Mary Maxim

87 Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

02 PFAFF

65 Red Heart

97 Rypan Designs

06 Sandpiper Creations

97 The Bead Gauge

07 Unique Knitting & Crochet

25 WonderFil Threads

71 X's & Oh's

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BEADING EDITOR

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hooked on books

Yarnitecture

Jillian Moreno

Create your dream yarn! Discover the pleasures

of designing and building custom-made yarn by

spinning it yourself, choosing everything from color

to feel and gauge. Jillian Moreno leads you through

every step of yarn construction, with detailed

instructions and step-by-step photos showing you

how to select the fiber you want (wool, cotton,

silk, synthetic), establish a foundation, and spin

a beautiful yarn with the structure, texture, and

color pattern that you want. Moreno also offers 12

delicious original patterns from prominent designers,

each one showcasing hand-spun yarns.

240 Pages, ISBN 978-1-61212-521-3

Upper Canada Quilt Works Publishing

Storey Publishing

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Needle Felting from Basics to Bears

Liza Adams

Make the cutest little creatures from wool! Needle

felting is all the rage, and this book shows you how

to create tiny bears, rabbits, dogs, cats, fairies, dolls,

cupcakes, and more.

• Basic instructions and step-by-step photos

show you what you will need and how to

begin, plus advanced options for once you've

mastered the basics

• Learn to make joints so that the arms and legs

can really move

• Instructions on how to make unique details such

as pointed ears, long tails, and different noses

and muzzles

130 Pages, ISBN 978-0-8117-1662-8

Stackpole Books

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Tatting Jewellery

Lyn Morton

Here is a new title on the intricate skill of tatting; one

of the oldest forms of lace making still in use today.

This practical and informative book showcases the

use of this accessible and thriving craft, ideal for

creating fantastic necklaces, bracelets, pendants

and earrings. Lyn Morton’s wide-ranging collection

of charming and innovative patterns will inspire

tatters of all levels, from the relative beginner to the

experienced and dedicated tatter seeking to create

their own unique accessories.

112 pages, ISBN 978-1-86108-676-1

Guild of Master Craftsman

www.thomasallen.com

Cool Chunky Knits

Tabetha Hedrick

Get your knit on with this stylish and quick-knitting

collection of patterns designed for today's super

popular chunked-up yarns and fashions! Knitters

from beginner to intermediate levels will enjoy

exploring the simple but engaging stitch patterns–

easy lace, subtle textures, and fun cables.

• Includes patterns for the fashions knitters want:

cowls, infinity scarves, shawlettes, slouchy hats,

fingerless gloves, headbands, and more

• All designs are knit with bulky, super bulky, or

chunky yarns

• Many patterns require only one or two skeins

of yarn

112 pages, ISBN 978-0-8117-1648-2

Globe Pequot Press / Stackpole Books

www. rowman.com

DIY Woven Art

Inspiration and Instructions for Handmade Wall

Hangings, Rugs, Pillows, and more!

Rachel Denbow

Featured in this comprehensive weaving guide are 15

fresh and funky fiber art projects–from texture-rich

wall hangings to retro rugs and even a chic purse.

Each will add a pop to your surroundings and your

style. And no need to invest in a pricey loom. Author

Rachel Denbow steps you through how-to's for 3

simple, portable looms.

DIY Woven Art jump-starts creativity with beginnerfriendly

instructions.

122 pages, ISBN 978-1-63250-431-9

Interweave

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Crochet to Calm

Stitch and De-Stress with 18 Simple Crochet Patterns

By the Editors at Interweave

Discover the most rewarding way to de-stress at

the end of a hectic day—crochet! The soothing,

repetitive motion of this classic craft can clear your

mind while providing a creative outlet. Best yet?

You'll create gorgeous projects you can proudly wear

and display!

Crochet to Calm features 18 rewarding projects, from

home accents to cozy. The projects are quick to make,

so you'll have plenty of time to try them all! Featuring

a foreword by Mandy O'Sullivan, the founder of

CraftsasTherapy, Crochet to Calm will help you relax,

one stitch at a time.

112 pages, ISBN 978-1-63250-495-1

Interweave

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hooked on books

When Bad Things Happen to Good Crocheters

Survival Guide for Every Crocheting Emergency

Beth Wolfensberger Singer

Whether you call her the crochet guru, call her

your own personal crochet fairy godmother, or just

call her for crochet emergency help, author Beth

Wolfensberger Singer is here to save the day. From

uneven edges to wonky corners to too-tight stitches

to dealing with yarn ends or a forgotten increase,

Beth offers level-headed advice on what to fix,

how to fix it, and when you can just fudge it. Also

included are 6 original crochet designs--so readers

can test drive their new-found crocheting expertise.

124 Pages, ISBN 978-1-62710-394-7

Taunton Press

www.thomasallen.ca

Walking Foot Quilting Designs

Melissa Marginet

A brilliant quilter, Melissa Marginet has compiled in

this golden nugget of a book, step by step diagrams

and pictures to help you quilt your quilt. The

designs shown can be made as simple or complex

as described in clear and comprehensive diagrams.

Walking Foot Quilting Designs will become for you a

reference book you’ll keep by your sewing machine

and quilt with confidence using its creative guidance.

100 Pages, ISBN 978-0-9952741-0-5

Self-published

www.melissamarginet.ca

By the Bundle

Emma Jean Jansen

Quilters love collecting these precut bundles, but

often don't know what to do with them. Because

they are a specific cut of fabric (18” x 22" instead of

a ¼ yd cut from fabric that measures 9” x 44" and is

much less usable) the instructions for a project need

to be specifically written to accommodate these fat

quarter cuts. All of Emma's patterns are written with

this in mind in addition to providing irresistible new

quilt designs to finally put these collections to use in

her widely appealing designs. Emma's patterns cross

over beautifully between the modern and the new

traditional quilt maker alike.

128 pages, ISBN 978-1-940655-17-8

Lucky Spool

www.thomasallen..com

The ABCs of Quiltmaking

Piecing, Appliqué, Quilting & More

Janet Lundholm McWorkman

Quilting school is now in session, and it’s never

been so fun to hit the books! Take the challenge to

move beyond basic patchwork with 12 skill-building

lessons, including paper piecing, strip piecing,

bargello, set-in seams, appliqué, crazy quilting, and

more. Learn the tools, terms, and techniques that are

the bedrocks of quiltmaking. Use your new skills to

finish a gorgeous final exam, an ABC-themed sampler

quilt, plus a handful of quick-finish projects. It’s a

complete quilting course in one book.

80 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-222-2

C&T Publishing

ctpub.com

Piecing Makeover

Simple Tricks to Fine-Tune Your Patchwork • A Guide to

Diagnosing & Solving Common Problems

Patty Murphy

Do your quilt blocks tend to misbehave?

Perfect your patchwork with a visual, step-by-step

guide to 21 popular quilt blocks. Piecing expert Patty

Murphy shows you how with fail-proof techniques

that can be used in all types of quilt designs, from

traditional to modern. Say goodbye to patchwork

problems like mismatched seams, blunt points,

and too-small blocks, and learn to avoid common

mistakes in sashings, borders, and bindings. Though

mistakes happen to all of us, these easy techniques

will help beginning and intermediate quilters

achieve quiltmaking success every time.

144 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-257-4

C&T Publishing

ctpub.com

Addicted to Scraps

12 Vibrant Quilt Projects

Bonnie K. Hunter

Scrap it up!

Don’t crumble under the weight of your scraps–

embrace them with best-selling author, Quiltmaker

columnist, and esteemed teacher Bonnie K. Hunter.

Piece 12 unique, multicolored scrap quilts in Bonnie’s

signature style. Turn leftover strips into usable fabric

that’s readily available for projects with the easy-touse

Scrap User’s System. This complete guide to scrap

quilting includes full-size templates, 2 paper-piecing

patterns, and a full chapter on quiltmaking basics.

96 pages, ISBN 978-1-61745-303-8

C&T Publishing

ctpub.com

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A Calm Winter

a body pillow wrap

An adventure in stenciling & machine embroidery

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Making a Quillow

A quillow is a small quilt

that folds up and tucks into

a pocket to create a pillow.

These versatile quilt/pillows

are favourites with children

and come in handy for picnics

or as an emergency blanket

for a car. If your feet are cold,

you can tuck them in the

pocket while you read your

latest issue of ANPT.

The most difficult part of

making a quillow is attaching

the pillow top to the quilt.

Any small quilt top that’s

less than 40" wide and

approximately 50" long can

be turned into a quillow.

All that’s needed is a 12"

matching quilt block for the

pillow front with roughly

4" borders. With these and

some sewing magic, you can

make a quillow!

For this project, we’ll make

a simple 9-patch block and

alternate it with solid blocks

for the quilt top and use

a combination of smaller

4-patches for the pillow top.

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Quilted Zentangle Self Portrait

Anything is possible one stroke at a time

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Snowflakes

& evergreens

cardigan

The Snowflakes and

Evergreens Cardigan is a Fair

Isle cardigan with winter

elements which will quickly

become a favourite during

the cold winter months.

The large shawl collar can be

turned up against a windy

day and the sleeves are

generously sized to allow

for layering.

This design is knitted

circularly whenever

possible, using steeks

(bridge stitches) to form a

cylinder that is cut open for

the cardigan front opening.

Steeks are also used for the

sleeve openings and even

the neckline, all to keep you

knitting with the right side

facing you. The only purl

stitches are in the ribbing,

top section of the sleeves,

bands, and collar.

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Glit ter

in the

Snow

Winter Accessories

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My

Little

Girl’s

Fair Isle and Intarsia Tunic

A fairly quick knit, considering there's

Fair Isle and Intarsia techniques to

create this sweet tunic. Perfect for

winter weather, it has bright contrast

for that extra burst of colour.

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Cushion Cover

Winter is my favourite

season, mostly because

I like to play in the

snow. More so when

I was younger, but I

still love to bundle up

and head out for a nice

winter walk. Usually the

sidewalks are uneven

and hard to walk on.

They always remind me

of the old cobblestone

roads in Europe. They

were hard to walk on any

time of year, more so in

heals. So in the winter

when the sidewalks

are all uneven and

icy, it brings me back

to Europe and the old

sections of town with

their cobblestone roads.

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Cookies and Cocoa

Cushion Cover

After a busy day of winter activities, what

is more inviting than a warm cup of hot

chocolate and some homemade chocolate

chip cookies?? Get that ‘inviting feeling’

all season long with this cute cushion

featuring felted wool, buttons and

punchneedle embroidery.

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Beaded Snowflake Brooches

When you fan crystal-tipped bugle

points around a filigree dome, you

get a dramatic snowflake. This is an

adaptation of my famous Fanwheel

Snowflakes which start off with a circle

of beads. Here, we explore overlapping

points around a metal dome-shaped

filigree cap.

For fun and instant gratification, you

can add bugle points around any gear

to make really trendy snowflakes as

ornaments or brooches. I will show

you the basic technique for attaching

your bugle points around any gear

shape. Feel free to let your creativity

go wild as you embellish the gear

center. See photos for ideas.

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Brenda Franklin

519.638.9958

help@bfdesigns.on.ca

Brenda Franklin designs more

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stitch, intarsia and needle felting.

Check out www.bfdesigns.on.ca

for the complete line of books,

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Rypan Designs

416.247.1993

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NEW! Downloadable Patterns!

Maria Rypan is an international

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Maria teaches, produces a kit line and

presents on beading & global folk arts.

626 Main Street

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Humboldt

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416.282.9949 or 416.284.7924

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Harebrained Happenings is the

brain-child of two talented ladies

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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

www.NanaRuth.com

NEW! Downloadable Book!

Main focus is traditional designs in

crochet and knit for children.

All garments are designed and/

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Phone: 519-956-9632

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The Strong Steel Workstands from England

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BUSINESS DIRECTORY To list your business in this space please call 1.866.969.2678.

Brenda Franklin Designs

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

519.638.9958 bfdesigns.on.ca

help@bfdesigns.on.ca

More than 500 charts available for counted

needlework, latch hook rugs, beadwork, beaded

knits and knitting patterns. Mail/fax order or ask

for our products at your local shop. Contact us for

custom designs or needle felted sculpture.

Brampton Sew & Serge

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

905.874.1564 sewnserge.com

monique@bramptonsewnserge.com

Welcome to Your One Stop Sewing Centre! We are

authorized dealers of Baby Lock, Husqvarna Viking,

and Singer sewing machines and sergers. We also

offer a full schedule of sewing classes for everyone.

Bytowne Threads - Ottawa, ON

1.888.831.4095 bytownethreads.com

mlj@bytownethreads.com

Featuring AURIfil® thread from Italy. Extra-long

staple Egyptian cotton threads: 12wt, 28wt, 40wt &

50wt - 252 colours. Bobbin threads, black & white:

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colours. Wool threads 180 colours.

Country Concessions

1 Dufferin St, Cookstown, ON L0L 1L0

705.458.4546 or toll-free 1.888.834.4407

countryconcessions.com

quilting@countryconcessions.com

Visit our lovely and unique quilt shop in the quaint

village of Cookstown. We have over 7000 bolts of

cotton fabrics plus a wide selection of patterns, books

& notions. You will be so glad you came for a visit.

Evelyn's Sewing Centre / The Quilt Store

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

on hand to provide Quilt Wisdom, Quilt Inspiration

and most of all we pride ourselves as the place to

make... All Your Quilt Dreams Come True!

Gitta's

271 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga, ON L5G 1G8

905.274.7198 gittas.com

questions@gittas.com

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

the east village of Port Credit, is the place where

stitchers meet with their stitching friends, shop for

stitching supplies and see the new stitching designs

from Europe and the United States.

Hardanger House

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

403.742.2749 or toll-free 1.866.742.2749

tnplisting.com/hardanger-house.html

Patterns from Canadian, American and European

designers, linen and evenweave fabrics from Zweigart,

DMC pearl Cottons, Caron Collection threads, and

all the related stitching accessories are kept in stock.

Many additional items can be special ordered.

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

for sewing, quilting, knitting, rug hooking and

needlework. Authorized dealers for Janome and

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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

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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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