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Blue Mountain Quilters' Guild Show this weekend

posted Oct 16, 2018, 12:24 PM by Lorna Shapiro

Apart from the fact that this show is always filled with amazing quilts to inspire you, there's a good merchant mall and I will be part of it!


I'll be there with a stack of end of bolt batik pieces for $6/M... all these shown here, and more!


I'll also bring along my Ends 'n Thread packages, 2M of remnants from last year's shows and a spool  of thread for $25!

And of course... lots of great patterns... and some pretty quilts to show you.




Hope to see you there!

One More Sleep!

posted Oct 5, 2018, 11:13 AM by Lorna Shapiro


Ladies, consider sleeping in your car! Sale starts 10:00 Saturday.

All Kits 15% off



All Essex linens and shot cottons 20% off



All vintage kimono silks 20% off



Hobbs Tuscany Silk, Tuscany Wool batting 20% off

"Ends & Thread Bags" -- approx 2M fabric, plus a spool of thread -- just $25 --
ONLY 36 BAGS so come early if you want one...

Overstock M cuts of tonal solids 20% off show sale price of $14.50/M...
$11.60/M Cdn... equals $7.80/yd USD!!!!!!!

Help from all of us... ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Where?
2726 W 38th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6N 2W9

3 More Sleeps!

posted Oct 3, 2018, 2:13 PM by Lorna Shapiro

Ladies, start your engines!!! Well, get your keys out at least...

Sale Day is approaching... Here's some of the New Stuff you'll find... and it is all 20% off...

30 of your Favourite Grunge colours... regular $18.95/M, sale $15.16/m Cdn... $10.20 US/yd.


Quick Curve Ruler in two sizes... 
                Large... Regular $34.95... Sale $27.95

                Small... Regular $26.95... Sale $21.55

New Patterns... all 20% off



Laughter, Community, Advice...

ALL FREE!!!!!







4 More Sleeps!

posted Oct 2, 2018, 4:53 PM by Lorna Shapiro

FALL SALE... Saturday October 6, 10:00 to 5:00... Everything is on sale... New Japanese contemporary fabrics, Essex linens, Shot Cottons, Batiks, Silks... all 20% off.

Come early for the $25 2M remnants plus thread bags!!!





WHERE????

Quilter's Dream Fabrics
2726 W 38th Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6N 2W9
604-250-8698

IT'S FALL SALE TIME!

posted Sep 23, 2018, 10:57 AM by Lorna Shapiro   [ updated Sep 23, 2018, 10:57 AM ]




FALL SALE TIME!!!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 10:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

MARK YOUR CALENDARS... THIS WILL BE A FUN DAY...

SAVE ON EVERYTHING IN THE STUDIO -- 

SHOT COTTONS, ESSEX LINENS, BATIKS, YARN DYES
NOTIONS, BATTING... DETAILS TO FOLLOW... WATCH THIS SPACE

Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Showcase this weekend!

posted Aug 22, 2018, 10:20 AM by Lorna Shapiro   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 5:02 PM ]

Hi everyone... I'm just back from our summer week long vacation with the grandkids on Salt Spring... and feeling very refreshed and ready to QUILT! 

If you are in town this weekend, I hope you can make it to the Modern Guild's quilt show over on the Lonsdale Quay Saturday afternoon/evening, and Sunday. It will be a show with lots of variety and many happy quilters milling about. Here's the information...

Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Showcase 2018

Coming up Saturday/Sunday August 25/26

Don't miss it if you are in town... it will be a happy show with lots of creative variety.


Here's the link to more information...



Hope to see many of you there... Susan will be minding the shop on Saturday so if you want to come by and see a bunch of new fabric choices, she'll be happy to help you.

Lorna

Quilters' Dream Fabrics
2726 W 38th Ave
Vancouver V6N 2W9
lorna.shapiro@gmail.com


Three More Sleeps!

posted Jul 25, 2018, 1:51 PM by Lorna Shapiro   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 5:03 PM ]

Three more sleeps! 

Saturday, one day only, 

50% off ALL batiks and 15% off ALL other fabric, including kits. 

Here are two of the 73 new bolts from Japan that arrived Monday. Don't miss this sale!






Summer Sale Soon!, Sisters 2018 Quilt Photos, Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Show

posted Jul 19, 2018, 5:09 PM by Lorna Shapiro

Hi everyone. 

Here I am rested and relaxed after a great trip to Sisters for the Quilters' Affair and the Show. Short update but a few important things to tell you.

SUMMER SALE TIME!!!

SATURDAY JULY 28, 2018
10:00 AM TO 5:00 pm

ALL BATIKS 50% OFF
SILK, WOOL BATTING 20% OFF

APLIQUICK TOOLS DEMOS ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!!



I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GO SPEND THE WEEK IN SISTERS WITH MY FRIEND LORETTA -- GOT TO TAKE A CLASS WITH ROSALIE DACE AND TO SEE THE 2018 QUILT SHOW. HERE IS A LINK TO MY GOOGLE PHOTOS WEB ALBUM 



THE LORNA SHAPIRO AWARD FOR

BEST DARN T-SHIRT IN SISTERS, 2018

GOES TO THIS FINE FELLOW!



And if you find out where to get these great T-shirts... please let me know!

Please enjoy the photos... and I hope you drop by for the sale July 28! There will also be a lot of new fabrics from Japan for your shopping pleasure:-)

Lorna

Parksville Quilt Show, Apliquick, Quilt photos, PFD batik

posted Jun 20, 2018, 11:15 AM by Lorna Shapiro

Hi everyone! 

I hope you are surviving this heat wave. Those of us with our sewing rooms upstairs are now envious of those of you who have your sewing rooms in the basement! I'm excited to give you this update today.

First... the Parksville Quilters' Guild show is this coming weekend (Friday - Sunday) and it is always a great show with a satisfying diversity of artistic styles... hope to see you there. Here's the link to the information on the web about the show... https://www.parksvillequiltshow2018.com/ I'll be there with Maria and we look forward to chatting with you about your latest project. Susan will be keeping my studio open here on Saturday 10 - 5 as usual, so no need to worry if you were planning on coming by the studio this Saturday.

Second... two days after the CQA show, I had a couple of women from South Africa come by to purchase a supply of yarn-dyes and cotton-linens to take back to South Africa. I asked what they were doing with them and they mentioned they do a lot of "Apliquick". 

"What's Apliquick?", I asked. 

"You don't know Apliquick?" they replied in amazement. 

"No I don't!" I replied with perhaps a bit of defensiveness... At this point they described what seemed to me to be just turned edge applique and I thought not much more about it. They did tell me that yarn-dyes and cotton-linens were great because it was easy to get beautifully smooth edges. 

Three days later I was a civilian visiting the Lions Gate Quilt show (which was fabulous as usual) and I stopped when I heard another South African-like accent coming from a booth (turns out it was a Spanish accent so I'm not very good at accents). However the booth, as it turns out, was the Apliquick booth and the voice was coming from Rosa, who's business is Apliquick. I decided to pay attention and see what she had to show.

So for those of you like me who didn't know about this product line, Apliquick is a set of very high quality, specially designed tools for doing turned edge applique... and everyone I've met who uses them swears by them. Oddly enough, she intrigued me enough that I wanted to do some turned edge applique RIGHT AWAY! So two things are true -- the tools are great, and Rosa is a great saleswoman! 

All of this is to tell you that I've now started carrying most of the Apliquick tools, and this summer will be hosting an Apliquick demo/lesson day. Probably in conjunction with a sale of some sort. Irene and I are busy developing our expertise with the tools and we will be able to tell you what we learned. I've got a queen size bed quilt on the design wall and I'm going to use these tools to add a bit of applique... I'm very excited to be adding to my tool set!

Third... I want to pass on a couple of photos that came my was recently of quilts that were created by women who took a workshop I taught on designing quilts that include set-in circles/quarter-circles. As is often the case, both women put in lots of time after the workshop and both created quilts that have beautiful movement, while still being calming to look at. The first I'll show is by Marilyn, and you may have seen it in CQA this past month. The second is by another Lorna... It wasn't at CQA but it could have been. 




And finally... I've just brought in a bolt of white PFD batik. I think it is $14.95/M, and it is very good quality batik so for those of you who want to do some dyeing this summer, this would be a good way to start.

All the best... thanks for being part of my quilting community!

Lorna

8 More Sleeps to Quilt Canada 2018!

posted May 23, 2018, 6:35 AM by Lorna Shapiro   [ updated Oct 2, 2018, 5:04 PM ]

Hello world! I hope you are getting excited! 8 more sleeps to Quilt Canada 2108. Register now for lectures... they cost more if you register at the show. A great demonstration schedule is set up and those are free. Don't miss our booth... great specials and wonderful new fabrics...

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