Daphne Budding
March 21, 2024
July 17, 2024
2 Min

Quilts, Classes, Sales, and Chocolate

It's a good day.

The sun is shining today, and everything is beautiful. I am sitting and sipping a Vanilla Steamer at Camp Café. I have a chocolate croissant in front of me, and I can’t help but remember that life is good. Sometimes I forget. I live in a place that is beautiful. I have good friends. It's a good day.

Of late, the guild in New Denver has been challenging itself by trying a new technique called Wandering Ways. It involves curves. After learning to sew a perfectly straight seam with no ease, no stretch, and no pulling, I am suddenly allowed to ease. When I work very hard to follow these rules, nothing is square. Wandering Ways is a piece with curves, lovely curves. Ease one piece into another. I was so excited. I have been sewing clothing for years. I am good at easing. But, sadly, these blocks were not square. I am really good at “not square”. Come by the shop, I made a wall hanging. It is beautiful, if I say so myself, but maybe not square.

My mind is overflowing with thoughts of FibreFeelia. This year is the best yet. Three great classes to teach new techniques and skills. Vendors are signing up for Saturday Market and many people are volunteering to show their skills on Sunday. As well, on Sunday, Outback Sewing Machine Repairs is coming to teach people how to service their own sewing machines. How great is that!! Check out www.fibrefeelia.ca for more information and to register for classes.

On the quilt front, I finished and mailed these two quilts to my kids for birthdays. The marvelous Marilyn McKinnon quilted both.

Summer quilting fabric is arriving and that, of course, means that I need to make space in the shop. I have marked down many bolts by 20% off. I have a section that is on sale both in-store and on-line. They are fabrics I purchased during my first year of owning the store. I am sad to see them go.

I have brought in some lovely natural fibre fabrics for garment sewing. Now I have linen, cotton voile, canvas, knits, wool, and denim. You cannot have fabric without patterns, so I now carry delightful clothing patterns from a New Zealand company called Paper Cuts. Please check them out.

Do have a wonderful day. I hope that the sun is shining for you.

Until next time,