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Ever dreamed about making a “Hexagon” quilt but you can’t envisage yourself hand piecing it?  This blog has a great tutorial with plenty of pictures explaining how to make a Hexagon quilt with your sewing machine!





A Good Tip!


My friend, Barb, sent me this tip and said that I could pass it along. 


“So, you go to the dollar store and buy a package of small post it notes (any colour will do). When you have to do lots of cutting of an odd size strips, like 2 1/4 or 2 ¾, etc. or, even odder - 1 5/8 and 1 7/8, for example, take off at least two little piles of post it notes and attach them to the bottom of your ruler so you can now place the edge of your fabric up to the post it notes and you will have the correct measurement for cutting.

Of course, the post its are recyclable!

I have always done this with masking tape, but the post it note thickness will give you that depth to place fabric up against.”



"On-Point Charm Blocks"

 Did you ever try to make an "on-point" blocks and become frustrated because it was difficult? Bored because you spent waaaay too much time with your ripper? Outside triangles stretched beyond recognition?

If you can sew square blocks, row by row, with no problem – then THIS is the quilt technique for you! I would categorize this quilt for "beginners" but with an "advanced" look.

I’ll be giving a class at the St. Columba Church, on Saturday, the 9th of November. 


As there are only 5 spots left, please call Mary Arseneau (214-4290) to reserve your spot.


Cost:  $20.00 for Marco Polo members

           $25.00 for non-members.



Looking for embroidery patterns?  You can always pick up a child’s coloring book at your local “Dollar” store.


Or, here’s a link that I liked – particularly the Snowmen….





A good friend is looking to buy 2 to 3 yards of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” fabric.  If you have this fabric and would like to get rid of it, please call me or send me an email.  She’d sure appreciate it.



Ever find a GORGEOUS quilt, on the internet and can’t find the pattern?


Well, I couldn’t find the pattern, nor the quilt designer for this one.  Decided to sit down and figure out the measurements.  Then, I decided to share with you. 


Irish 3 Block quilt pattern.


In the meantime, if any of you know the quilt designer, PLEASE send me an email and I’ll gladly buy her pattern. J



Looking to make a cute quilty gift, for Christmas?


Saw this picture on the internet and thought….. “Hmmmm… wouldn’t this be cute with 1 or 2 Fat Quarters and a chocolate bar … or two.  I’m positive you and your imagination can make this one for your best quilting friend. *grin*




Remember Bonnie Hunter?  The one that I could go on and on about?  J


Well, her annual Mystery Quilt is starting up again at the end of this month.  She’s already listed her recommended fabric colors and for the first time, ever…. She’s posting TWO sizes for this Mystery Quilt.  Me?  I’m going for King Size.  “Go Big or Stay Home!”  LOL!!!


Here’s the link to her Mystery Quilt “Introduction”, called Celtic Solstice Mystery.  Her steps will be posted on her blog, under the tab “Celtic Solstice Mystery!”.


This will be my 4th Mystery Quilt with Bonnie Hunter - I’ve enjoyed each and every one. Hoping you’ll join me in this one.  Should be fun….



Gerri Richards, our local designer will be teaching classes on a 10 Day Eastern Caribbean Cruise, on March 11th to the 21st, 2014!!!   Start saving your pennies…. Ooops, I meant your “nickles” as this promises to be fun, fun, fun!!!





I’ve recently been appointed on the “Media” committee, with the Marco Polo Quilt Guild and I know some of you are already members of the Marco Polo Quilt Guild or the Kennebecasis Valley Quilt Guild but for those of you that aren’t a guild member, please come out and join our fun. 


Anyhow, here’s the info that I’ve been sending out to our local media:


The Marco Polo Quilting Guild (MPQG) welcomes all those interested in quilting, whether they are beginners or experienced quilters. The Guild will be presenting “Beginners” workshops this fall, as well as various other workshops throughout the year.


Join us at St. Columba Church, 1454 Manawagonish Rd., Saint John, on the first Wednesday of every month (7 to 9 pm) and every Thursday morning (10 am to 2 pm). Bring a friend, enjoy the programs, take a workshop and learn a most enjoyable, relaxing and time-honoured skill.


For further information, please contact:

Rosa Robichaud  672-8910




Also, I’ve created a FaceBook “Group” page for the Marco Polo Quilt Guilt. Please join up, whether you’re a Marco Polo member or not.  You’ll get to see what’s going on, with our Guild!





And one last item…  Gerri sent me this info.  I’ve signed up - Hope to see you there!  NOTE: Just a friendly word of advice - Space is limited!


Quilting Retreat               

Would you like to join us this November 15 - 17 for our Annual Quilting Retreat?  The Retreat is at The Villa Madonna, such a great setting!  You can quilt all day and night if you like, or stop for a walk through the beautiful grounds of Villa Madonna.  We will have lots of fun games and many prizes, lots of fun!  There will be a couple of neat projects that you have the choice of participating in, or not.  Bring along those UFOs that you have been meaning to get to.

We had such a fantastic time last year, and can't wait to do it again!  This year I will have just returned from Quilt Market in Houston, so I hope there will be lots of new ideas to share with you.

For those who did go last year and wish to go again, please drop me an e-mail or phone call to confirm your spot.  For new people, call or e-mail me to sign up.  Hope to see you all there.

Cost: $325

Gerri Richards  849-1827




And here’s your November “funny”.




Rosa and Gilbert






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