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Pillowcase Drive Update

Quilters Rock!!  We put the call out (just before midnight!) on August 17th, for pillowcases. Who knew the response would be so swift and so big!

We cut and gave away 300 pillowcase kits to local-ish quilters – almost all are back now.

In addition, we have received more than 100 completed pillowcases from local and distant quilters (Victoria and area, Port Coquitlam, Grand Forks, Kamloops) – and I hear that more are “in transit”!

So far, 327 pillowcases have been delivered to our local ESS (Emergency Support Services) and they were very happy to get them!  (Another batch is being readied to get to them shortly.)

Here’s what one of the makers sent to us: “Thank you for giving me a project to help out the OK fire evacuees”.  THANK YOU for being a part of this – all of YOU –  and our quilting community certainly stepped up!!

Here is the pattern we have been using (PDF).

Barb
September 2, 2023

Batting

Contrary to popular belief, we DO sell batting!

Did you know that we carry a dozen different types of batting? Hobb’s is our major brand, and we have their Heirloom 80-20 cotton-poly, fusible 80-20 cotton-poly, Black 80-20 cotton-poly, Natural Cotton with Scrim; and their Tuscany Bleached Cotton, Washable Wool and 100% Polyester, and Silk. These battings start at 96 inches wide, and go up to 120 inches wide.

In addition, we carry Hobb’s Thermore Ultra Thin poly (45 inches wide), 124 inch wide Arctic Cotton’s 50-50 Bamboo-Cotton blend, and a number of Pellon batting products, including Thermolam Plus and Fusible Fleece . Great prices too!

We keep most of them in our Batt Cave – so ask to check them out next time you are here.

Seasonal Challenge

We are now many, many seasons in with our Challenge. This has been a great way to use some of our stash fabrics up, and get some old projects completed!

If you would like to join in just ask us how; we will fill you in on the guidelines (such as they are). Register your intent with us, and we will add your name to our Accountability Board!

Our reveal days are the spring and fall equinoxes, and the summer and winter solstices – the dates are listed on our Calendar. Our next reveal date is December 21, 2023