Our customers are a varied bunch and some interesting work is going on. You guys are just endlessly creative with your sewing projects and I wanted to do a shout out to several ladies today.
Laura is a First Nations designer
Laura, who now lives in Kincardine, recently bought a new serger from us – the Baby Lock Victory, to help her make the Jingle Dresses she creates for Powwows.
The ‘jingles’ are made of metal and must make a lovely sound as the dancer moves about. Laura’s daughter dances for Kettle & Stony Point First Nation.
I hope this unique garment goes into a display someplace some day. And kudos to Laura for her wonderful work. Enjoy that new serger girl!
If you are interested in exploring sergers, check out our sewing machine page and give Kelley a call at the Studio for a fun demo.
Barb was in lockdown and had no fabric!
Barb likes to keep busy and nothing makes this gal happier than to create something at home. But she wanted a little help picking out fabrics online for her new quilt using my pattern Bali Fruit Swirl.
The quilt can be made in three sizes. It’s made up of 2 ½” strips and a few yardage cuts. You divide the strips into what is basically light, medium and dark colors or, as you see on the pattern cover, into pinks, purples and dark brown/burgundies. You proceed with the pattern from there.
Barb really liked our Fantasy Forest, Whispering Pines and the Foliage fabrics from Northcott Fabrics.
She asked me to curate the quilt colors for her for the quilt, then picked them up and then got busy! Just like Speedy Gonzales she whipped up a queen-sized quilt in record time and it really looks spectacular. I’m proud of you Barb!
Lenore helps keep healthcare providers safe
Early on in the pandemic I created a scrub cap pattern to keep hair out of the face and with a couple of buttons for attaching mask elastics so people’s ears would not get so sore.
Since then Lenore has made hundreds of them. She started with her own elastic and fabric and when that ran out she soon had to beg for supplies from friends during the first lockdown. Then friends and the Chatham-Kent Quilters’ Guild donated fabric, elastic and buttons. As Red Green used to say ‘We are all in this together!’.
Her scrub caps have gone to the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance, Thamesview Family Health Team, the Fairfield LTC who experienced an outbreak, Canadian Food for Children, her own sister’s home care providers, a niece in Coburg, and another niece and friends who work at LHSC.
Thanks Lenore, you have really made a difference! Watch for those caps when you are out and about.
Make your own PPE
Download the template here. You’ll see a download arrow near the top right corner. The demonstration for how to make the scrub cap is here, and we also have instructions for face masks and shields.
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