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Read all about it! This issue is dedicated to exploring faces in needlework, starting with exploring several ways of making quilted portraits. Quilting may be a ton of fun, but even the simplicity of patchwork has its learning curve. Outside of the quilt block is a whole new set of design and quilting skills just waiting to be explored. I encourage you to join our designers in their captivating quilting portrait adventures and give making a quilted portrait a whirl! Some skills to explore involve a study in colour and shading, curve piecing, and photo editing capabilities. In knitting and crochet we offer three dog coat patterns, and a special feature on how to go about designing a dog coat to fit your dog. The fun never ends in the company of awesome needlework ideas!

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E ditor's letter

I hope this letter finds

you in good health.

I realize I say this about every new issue I release,

but for many reasons I'm so very excited about this

issue! Within it are fascinating ways of making quilted

portraits. Quilting may be a ton of fun, but even the

simplicity of patchwork has its learning curve. Outside

of the quilt block is a whole new set of design and

quilting skills just waiting to be explored. I encourage

you to join our designers in their captivating quilting

portrait adventures and give making a quilted portrait

a whirl! Some skills to explore here involve a study in

colour and shading, curve piecing, and photo editing

capabilities. A good attitude will be most useful too.

Faces

So, if this issue is about faces, then what's up with

the dog coats? Simply explained, what's one of

your favourite faces that greets you at home? Nuff

said. Here too, a dog coat looks super simple, but

it does have its challenges in the fitting. In Cynthia

MacDougall's detailed feature, Knitting Fit for a Dog,

you'll find all you need to know about measuring and

knitting an adorable coat to fit your pooch perfectly.

Charles Voth does the same for a crocheted version

and if this wasn't enough, check out Cindy O'Malley's

knitted plaid version offering a remarkably simple yet

effective detail!

And then there’s the Spectrum QAL 2020! Our first

ever quilt-a-long on QUILTsocial! This really isn’t your

typical QAL at all. Succinctly, 12 quilt block patterns,

3 QAL quilters using 3 fabric collections. This exciting

QAL started in September 2020 and will finish end of

April 2021 at which time all 3 quilts will be showcased.

In this issue are the links for each quilt block version

that has already been published on Qs. Join the

fun, it’s not too late, share your quilt blocks on

#TheSewGoesOn we’d love to see them!

I hope you’ve had time to dabble in your favourite

needlework, these have been weird and maybe even

hurtful times for some. I can only hope you’ve found

a measure of comfort in your stitches.

Make & Stay Calm

As always, stay safe and stay calm. Cheerfully,

Background photo by Pawel Cherwinksi

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Contents

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14 Heather McArthur

quilting

Pop Art Pet Banner

18 Cathy McClean

quilting

Split the Zoo Quilt

24 Claire Haillot

quilting

Keeping It Picasso Simple Quilt

30 Lynn Swanson

sewing & machine embroidery

My Darling Vinny Quilted

Wallhanging

34 Clodagh Coker

quilting

Skater's Focus Quilt

38 Olesya Lebedenko

patchwork

The Baby Quilt Block

44 Paul Léger

quilting

Quilting Faces the Easy Way!

48 Elaine Theriault

machine embroidery

Faces in Line Art Portraits

63 Cynthia MacDougall

knitting

Sock It to Me Dog Coat

66 Cindy O'Malley

knitting

Snuggles Sweater

72 Charles Voth

crochet

Sophie's Jacket

76 Lorraine Thompson

knitting

Thoughful Soles Series

Tick Tock Socks

82 Iryna Varabei

cross stitch

Simon the Musician

86 Iryna Varabei

cross stitch

A Good Omen

94 Kathy Andrews

needle felting

Felting Fayetta

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52 More Joy, Less Overwhelm

Into the Fire

Brandy Maslowski

90 The Spirit of Beads:

Sharing our Stories

Maria Rypan

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3 Editor’s Letter

6 Mark Your Calendars!

6 Advertiser Index

12 Heather McArthur

The Quilter's Connection

Colour Me Crazy

60 Cynthia MacDougall

Knit Together

Knitting Fit for a Dog

80 Knitting

Standard Abbreviations

& Terms

98 Business Directory

Special Features

8 Spectrum

QAL 2020

in

every

issue

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54 The Woman of the

Pink Month

Galla Grotto

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58 Crafting in the time of

Covid

Rosalie I. Tennison

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS!

April 9-11, 2021

Spring Knitting Retreat

St. Peter’s Abbey, Muenster, Saskatchewan

Imagine being able to knit without interruption?

Share the enthusiasm with other knitters, be inspired,

discover new techniques, get fresh ideas and knit,

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May 28 - June 5, 2021

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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 2021 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; available at $25.95

plus $4.00 S&H. For more info or to order online visit

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To list your event in this space call 1.866.969.2678.

Advertiser Index

06 Brampton Sew N Serge

99 Brother

98 Business Directory

65 Canadian Guild of Knitters

47 Canadian Quilters' Association

71 Crochet Designs by NanaRuth

51 Embroiderers' Association of Canada

07 Gütermann Creativ

71 Hardanger House

69 Haus of Stitches

37 Husqvarna Viking

06 K & A Quilt Studio

06 Kelly's Creative Sewing

23 KNITmuch

51 Lowery Workstands

70 Melissa Marginet

70 Ontario Hooking Craft Guild

06 Ottawa Sewing Centre

02 PFAFF

23 QUILTsocial

47 Quiltworks Studio

71 Rypan Designs

100 Schmetz

71 Seashell Stitching

06 Sew Inspired

51 Spectrum Quilt-Along 2020

85 Spirit of Belarus

06 The Quilt Store

43 #TheSewGoesOn

69 The Yarn Guy

85 X's & Oh's

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Claire's quilt design using

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Little Girl in the Blue Armchair Collection

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WHAT IS IT ?

This QAL is not your typical

QAL, it’s far more exciting

and gives you the flexibility to

design your own finished quilt!

Claire had a gorgeous quilt

pattern waiting in the wings

for a long time for the right

time - NOW! Claire’s design is

the original quilt pattern with

a total of 12 sparkling blocks.

Elaine and Paul will be making

the same blocks using other

fabric lines and arranging them

to create totally different quilts.

Aren’t you curious to see how

the same 12 blocks will give 3

totally different quilts?

Read on!

Little Girl in the Blue Armchair

Paul's quilt design using

Benartex Fabrics

Wave Texture Collection

Blue Stitch Collection

Wave Texture Collection

Fabric

Collections

QAL2020

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These spectacular QAL blocks are the first 7 created in the 3 highlighted

fabrics. If you have a digital version of this issue, click on the block to

get the piecing instructions and valuable tips to make your quilt blocks.

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4

Little Girl in the Blue Armchair collection by Anthology Fabrics

https://anthologyfabrics.com/new-release/april-2020/art-inspired/little-girl-in-a-blue-armchair/

Blue Stitch collection by Riley Blake Designs

https://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/Fabric/Current-Collections/Blue-Stitch

Wave Texture collection by Benartex

https://benartex.com/fabric-gallery/?collection_id=1301

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and click on the Spectrum QAL2020 banner on the home page to get

access to all 7+ blocks.

Block 5 Block 6

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Pop Art Pet Banner

I have a cat named Mitz that I adore. I’m pretty sure she adores me too, though she’s a cat, so you can never really

tell. I took this funny photo of Mitz one day – she stuck her face in mine, yet she seemed to be saying, “What

YOU lookin’ at?” I thought it would make for a great art quilt project, but I didn’t want a typical fibre art pet

portrait, with heavy thread painting. Rather, I wanted something edgy, amusing, and easy to do. My creative

mind immediately wanted to create a version of the pop art style.

What makes this pop art, well, ‘pop’, is the use of complementary colours – colours that are opposite each other

on the colour wheel. Pink is a tint of red, and red is opposite green on the colour wheel. The two colours create

a dynamic contrast. Just be sure to create balance in your work by using one colour as the dominant colour. You

will note in the sample for instance, there is more of the pink than the green. – Heather

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Split the Zoo!

Split the Zoo! was inspired by three things.

First My love of wild animals; their colours, how

they live and of course their faces. I love a visit to

the zoo, a good movie or documentary about wild

animals and on my bucket list is an African safari.

Quilt

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Embellish Your Life with Sulky

Diane Gloystein

A love of beautiful clothing and a desire

to create unique, one-of-a-kind designs

led to a lifelong love affair with fashion,

fabric and fiber arts. A sense of whimsical

imagination is found in many of Diane's

creations.

Her mother taught her to sew and

ripped out her early sewing mistakes

until she eventually developed a passion

for sewing. Ten years of 4-H sewing

followed by a Bachelor's degree from the

University of Nebraska with an emphasis

in Textiles, Clothing & Design gave her a

strong foundation in the area of textile

arts. Diane has been privileged to study

under renowned fiber artists including

Dr. Robert Hillestad, Vince Quevedo and

Tim Harding. She has served as a board

member for Friends of the Hillestad

Gallery, a fiber arts gallery in Lincoln,

Nebraska.

Diane's professional background includes

managing clothing stores, owning her

own fashion accessories business known

as In Perfect Harmony, and working as

an enrichment lecturer aboard cruise

ships speaking on the art of being a welldressed

woman. Her current position

as a National Educator representing

Sulky of America is the fulfillment of a

dream which offers her the extraordinary

opportunity to inspire students with a

myriad of sewing techniques, surface

design and embellishment ideas. She

travels extensively, teaching at the

Original Sewing & Quilting Expos as well

as presenting Sew Exciting seminars

in quilting and fabric stores across

the country where her high energy

presentations, incredible array of inspiring

samples and infectious enthusiasm are

met with rave reviews.

Diane is a featured artist with her quilted

Fiber Bubbles jacket in Sulky's newest

book, "Quick & Easy Weekend Quilting

with Sulky".

She lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her

husband, Larry. They enjoy entertaining,

decorating their home and traveling to

visit their three grown children.

Features over 25 must-haves techniques.

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My Darling Vinny

Wall Hanging

It’s no surprise that science has shown

dogs improve your physical, mental

and emotional health.

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Both of my daughters have figure

skated since they were very young.

We have lots of pictures of them

skating, but as parents we rarely

get to see what goes on behind the

scenes at competitions. We were

blessed in recent years to have an

incredibly talented photographer as

one of the girls’ team mates father.

At competitions Stephen Bell would

place himself behind the scenes

and was able to document some

magnificent moments on film. He

was able to capture the emotions

of competition, whether it was of

laughter, anxiety, tears, joy and

in this case intense focus on what

needed to be done to compete.

Madison,

my eldest daughter,

is a master of mental

preparation and this

photograph captures

her beauty and pensive

thought.

When I was presented with the

opportunity to do a quilting project

on Faces, the series of images from

competition preparation popped

immediately into my mind. The

choice was obvious…except that

I had to choose which of my two

daughter’s portraits to do first.

One guess what project is next?

– Clodagh

'

Quilt

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The Baby Quilt Block

365 days quilt scraps challenge

My friend had a baby during the time I was running

my 365 Days Quilt Scraps Challenge. I was inspired

to commemorate the happy event and include this

baby quilt block in the challenge, therefore making

it the 326th quilt block.When adding details to the

baby’s face it’s easier to draw the eyes and stitch

the nose, mouth, and eyebrows. As a final touch

add some blush to the cheeks using water based

ultimate pigment ink. – Olesya

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#TheSewGoesOn

While we are sew at home, together we

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Be part of a passionate sewing

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Quilting Faces

the Easy Way

For the longest time I

was more comfortable

using squares and

triangle shapes as part

of my quilts. With time

and the help of great

teachers I discovered

some techniques

were not as difficult

and mind blowing as

I thought they would

be. After each new

workshop, I ventured

out of my comfort

zone to eventually

find creative and

uncomplicated

solutions to quilting

challenges.

One such technique

I never enjoyed

working with is hand

appliqués. Many of

my friends know not

to suggest I do hand

appliqués. I envy the

quilter who has the

time and patience

to not only hand

appliqué a few small

pieces, but to do full

Baltimore Album

quilts. Although time

consuming, I love

to hand quilt and I

enjoy doing English

Paper Piecing. So, how

do you make a full

appliqué quilt when

you don’t like hand

appliqué? Well in my

case, I learned how to

do machine appliqué

and I liked it. I’ve now

made a few quilts

using my new skill

set, some of which I

explained how to do

on QUILTsocial.

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Faces

in

Line Art

Portraits

I love incorporating technology into my

sewing. While embroidery software has

been around for years, many people shy

away because they think the software

is complicated and it can be. However,

some features make creating your

designs so easy, anything is possible.

I used the mySewnet Embroidery

software (Platinum) to create the

samples in this article. It's a subscriptionbased

software available in different

configurations. It's replacing the previous

version of embroidery software called

Premier+ 2, which will be phased

out but can still be purchased and is

supported. I used the PFAFF creative

icon to stitch the designs.

While these embroidery designs look

incredibly complicated, they're so easy

to create using the PhotoStitch Wizard.

You can easily convert a photo of a

favourite location, person, or pet into an

embroidery design.

You have to make choices as you progress

through the Wizard, but you don't have

to do any hard work! There are five photo

styles to choose from when turning a

photograph into an embroidery design:

Colour, Sepia, Monochrome, Colour Tile,

and Linear.

Here are some key factors to consider

when creating an embroidery file using

the PhotoStitch Wizard.

Finished Line Art photo

This photo by Ian Redd

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Woman of the Pink Month

Tapping into the mind of an artist

Galla Grotto

The portrait

The portrait genre is very

popular in art. A textile

portrait is a fairly new

phenomenon. At the most

prestigious quilt festivals

today, you can see many

different examples

of portrait art. Why

is this genre so

popular today?

In the recent

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It was necessary

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and the basics of

colour science. In

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cutting-edge technologies,

this is no longer necessary.

The portrait genre has become

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portrait images of different quality,

techniques, and styles.

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Woman of the pink month 130x90cm


Knit Together

Knitting fit

for a dog!

Cynthia MacDougall

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The original title for this piece was “Practical mathematics

for knitting,” but before I’d finished typing it, I could hear you

yawning! Actually, I’ve wanted to write an article about math

and knitting for a long time. Who would have thought a global

pandemic would have created the opportunity!

While this piece does include some practical math, my aim here

is to share my insights for the dog coat project in this issue. I’m

not sure which you’ll find scarier: my ideas or the math!

When I was asked to create a dog coat, it took a while to think of

a model. I hear dogs barking in my neighborhood all the time,

but should “crazy knitting lady” really go knocking on doors at a

time like this?

I decided to recruit the family two doors down, as they have

both girl children and a dog. I approached the parents first, and

asked them if, since they were home schooling, could I develop

a math problem for the girls that would include measuring, and

recording of results? I sweetened the deal with the potential of

a photo shoot for this issue and got the green light. Involving

children in knitting can be this simple.

Photos by Cynthia MacDougall


Snuggles Sweater

My neighbors dog, Snuggles, is a fashionista when it

comes to dog sweaters and coats. During the winter

months, Snuggles can be seen sporting a variety

of different apparel on her walks. Since I have a

fascination with plaids and noticed that Snuggles

didn’t own a plaid sweater, I decided to make one

for her.

My goal was to create a window pane plaid effect

without carrying floats in behind. The vertical

columns were done with a top stitching technique

and crochet hook.

The sweater is knit in the round begining with the

turtle neck collar and worked down. The lower

chest is worked back and forth using a second set

of needles, then rejoined in the round once the leg

openings are complete.

Snuggles is a small dog, weighing in at 14lbs and

15” in height to the top of her back, but this pattern

can be easily tailored for a larger chest or bigger dog

by doing more rows and increases before separating

for the legs. The belly section can be tapered in by

doing decreases after the legs, and the length can be

tailored by knitting more rows before starting the

short row shaping. – Cindy

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The Ontario Hooking Craft Guild is all about the Þne art and craft of traditional & contemporary rughooking,

with 60+ branches all over Ontario, plus one in QuŽbec.

Members have free access to the 2021 Virtual OHCG

Annual, April 17. Canadian membership is $40*; with a full

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Pattern will be in our Summer OHCG

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Seashell Stitching

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Baptismal sets, dresses, suits,

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Are you a Canadian knitter?

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designs by Betty Stokoe

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Betty incorporates traditional

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Sophie’s

Jacket

Crochet is notorious for

its potential to sculpt

3-dimensional pieces, and suits

dog-wear very well. Many people

are passionate about Amigurumi,

a Japanese word for "crocheted

or knitted stuffed toy", and

I've crocheted a few myself. I

took the design principles from

Amigurumi shapes, enlarged

them, and then wrapped little

Sophie in this charming cold

weather sweater. – Charles

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Sock 1 HOLD BACK TIME

Sock 2 KNIT YOUR SOCKS

The face

I chose for

my socks

is the face

of a clock.

Time passes

slowly when

knitting

the leg of a

plain sock. I

find myself

looking

forward to

reaching the heel.

Because the heel

can be knit apart

from the sock, I

decided to make

it interesting by

fitting small designs

into the flap.

I call it Halftime Relief.

For these socks I used

embroidery but a

textured pattern or a

colour motif works even

better. I encourage you

to take some time and try

your own idea.

– Lorraine

Tick

Tock

Socks

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DARK MUSHROOMS

Thoughtful Soles Series

WINTER IS COMING

Welcome to Thoughtful Soles Series

by Lorraine Thompson! This is a zany

collection of knitted sock patterns to tickle

your funny bone every time you wear them.

Tick Tock Socks is the 9th sock pattern in

this series. The following sock patterns were

published in previous issues:

Dark Mushrooms (Issue 46),

Wiggle Room (Issue 47),

Winter is Coming (Issue 48),

Colourwash (Issue 49),

Wool Stew (Issue 50),

High Fibre (Issue 51) ,

Bumps in the Road Socks (Issue 52)

T is for Turn Socks (Issue 53)

WIGGLE ROOM

COLOURWASH

WOOL STEW

HIGH FIBRE BUMPS IN THE ROAD T IS FOR TURN

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Felting Fayelta

felting

basics

Needle felting

is a wonderful craft,

it's easy to do and very

relaxing, it’s also a very

affordable craft with the wool

and tools not costing a great deal. However,

it’s highly addictive.

Felting is the process of condensing wool and

making it dense so that it forms together and

makes a fabric, or in this case so that it condenses

into a sculpture. Felt itself is an ancient textile with

known examples dating back to 5000 BC. Needle

felting as a craft and

art form however, only

started in the 1980s

by Elenor and David

Stanwood. They purchased a vintage

industrial felting machine and discovered a new

way to use the needles and created a new type of

art. A felting needle pushes the wool fibers into a

sculpture or picture, and with a lot of stabbing and

imagination, you can make anything.

I’d like to introduce you to my needle felted doll

face, Fayetta, the Felted Fairy.

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