Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Quilting Arts at Carola's Quilt Shop

Quilting is so much more than a soft and cozy quilt.
Quilting can be an artistic expression of our creative side.
There is an artist in all of us.

Everyday we see beauty around us and wish we could capture it and interperet it in cloth and fibre.
A sunrise bursting with magnificent colours, autumn leaves, a flower bouquet or a photograph of your grandchild, all can be the inspiration for your next sewing project.
Our Quilting Arts groups are exploring the capabilities of our sewing machines. Our machines are "tool boxes" full of stitches.
Simple stitches (straight and zig-zag) can used in combination with everyday and exotic threads, needles, presser feet, notions, fibres and fabrics can create texture & three dimensional effects.
Have you ever wondered if you will ever use all those "fancy stitches" that came with your sewing machine? A wall hanging or even a baby quilt is the perfect place to test them out.
Along the journey you will discover which threads, needles, machine feet and tension settings make it all so much fun.
In our Quilting Arts Group we work with silk ribbon in the bobbin, attach free motion, beads to the fabric, create wavy seams with ease, "no stuff" trapunto and make cedar boughs with only thread on water soluble stabilizer. And that's only the beginning. Best of all are, the friends to play with, who bring their own ideas, encouragement and support. Yes, Quilting Arts is a passion. Join us!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Alphabet Fairy Panel from Michael Miller

This Fairy Quilt was pieced and quilted by Sherri Coulthard of Roberts Creek BC Canada.

Alphabet Fairy Panel Quilt

The Alphabet Fairy Panel by Michael Miller has been our favourite so far. From A - Z this panel has 24 blocks (UV and XY share a block). Sherri used a wide assortment of different green fabrics to sah the blocks with floral corner stones. She added a Alphabet Fairy fabric as the border. The panel $10.99 and the border fabric $15.99 per metre is available for purchase at Carola's Quilt Shop. Email Carola to order

Check out the closeup to see Sherri's
petite stipple quilting in the back-ground
of the fairy blocks. The sashing was quilted
in the ditch, the border was quilted
with "Continuous Line" butterflies

Close up to show scrap fabric sashing and corner stones

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Aurifil Designer Thread Collections

If you are a fan of Aurifil Mako Egyptian cotton thread then you will love these new designer collections. They come in an attractive plastic storage container which holds 12 large spools of thread.
The collections retail for $104.95 It like getting two spools free! Includes Shipping for the month of April 2011. Sorry Canada and USA only. Call toll free1-877-886-0033 ask for Carola and
she will make sure you get the collection that suits your needs.
Happy Stitching