Highlights of 2023
It was certainly a busy year and we did our best to make the most of it. Thanks to everyone who joined us to shop, learn, and sew. Here are a few of the highlights, with a few personal moments in addition to notable events at the Studio.
Happy New Year 2023! The kids and grandkids visit and we go to SAMY’s Alpaca Farm and Fibre Studio near Strathroy where we take the Alpaca’s for a stroll.
Hubby Rob on his way out wearing his new jacket which I sewed from our 8 wale corduroy.
Irene begins teaching students how to sew during her Sew Anything Saturdays.
In 2024, Irene continues to help sewists wherever they’re stuck with a new program called Sewcial Assistance.
Brenda begins to design the Kathryn Bag pattern.
This bag pattern is now for sale online and at ABQ Sewing Studio.
Planning begins for the 1st annual Quilt Crawl.
Shown is the block crawlers received from ABQ Sewing Studio.
Brenda hamming it up with Mary Lou and Gail in Kelley’s weekly Tuesday class.
Kelley runs a fun Demo Day with our full line of Baby Lock Sergers.
Gary wins big at the Demo Day. I think green suits him!
Our Free Pattern of the Month remains popular.
Each month we feature a different pattern that’s free with any purchase at our online store or at ABQ Sewing Studio. Some patterns have kits available for purchase. The free pattern changes every month.
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We now sell the full line of Burda patterns, both online and at ABQ Sewing Studio.
Kathy and I are the Vendors of the Month at the Huron Perth Quilt Guild.
The ABQ display features patterns, bag samples, fabric panels, and project kits.
It’s so nice to visit Rob’s mom without a mask on.
Yeah, it’s June and we are ready for Quilt Crawl!
Here are some of the ways we used our block.
Quilt Crawlers, welcome!
A crowd at ABQ Sewing Studio for Embroidery Demo Day.
Irene is always happy to encourage creativity.
Here is a happy student showing off the results of a class.
Time for camping with the kiddos!
It’s quilt show season, this one in Sarnia.
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Brenda and Kathy on the way to an Ottawa show.
An Ottawa showoff. Nice Urban Computer Satchel!
Fun at our Fall Mystery Evening
Brenda’s hubby keeps busy making trails on the home farm.
One last hurrah at Kathy’s cottage.
Joseph Hisey presents fashion history for ABQ.
Wedding season! Brenda heads off to France, Germany and Minnesota for the month of September.
ABQ and customers support SDCI with fabrics for their creative programming.
Brenda completes the pattern for the Kathryn Bag.
We achieve great things and become a Baby Lock Gold Dealer!
But the greatest achievement is seeing smiling faces.
Thanks for a super year from all of us at ABQ Sewing Studio.