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Updated: Apr 21, 2023

I'm excited to be sending this update from my new website! I have been working since CQA with Moneris (my credit card processing company) to develop a new website that you can actually shop on. I'm doing this now because my plan is to transition to fewer available days for in-person shopping, thus giving me more unscheduled time in my life. Gradually I will wean off the in-person shopping. I do this with some regret. Just this past week I've had wonderful visits with customers, both new and old. We've selected fabrics for new projects, talked about our lives, shared techniques, and laughed. You can see why there is some regret as I start into this change. However there is also excitement for the new phase of my ever-evolving retirement.

What I will keep doing is designing quilts, writing patterns, making kits, putting together beautiful fabric bundles, and selling all these plus some individual fabrics online. If you click here you will go to the shopping section of my new online store...

In making this transition I am also downsizing the volume of fabric that I will keep in stock. That means it is clearance sale time starting with the launch of this new website. With the help of Maria and Susan, I've moved all the fabrics and notions that I won't be continuing to stock into a clearance room.

Here are the clearance prices:

  • Quilting cottons -- $10/M,

  • Batiks -- $7/M,

  • Kimono silks -- $6/M,

  • Woven cottons -- $10/M,

  • Half-M Dupioni silks -- $5.50,

  • Cotton-linens -- $10/M.

  • Linens -- $15/M,

  • 3M pre-cut pieces -- 40% off the lowest marked price,

  • Notions -- 50% off.

Minimum cut of sale fabrics is 1M.

Book a visit for you and up to 3 friends and come shop this big clearance sale!

850+ Quilts shipped to Ukraine

This message came from Beckie: "Thank you, thank you, thank you. What a heart warming show of generosity ."

Pictured to the right is the first half of the quilts that were collected. I personally received quilts from several guilds (Langley, Blue Mountain, Pacific Spirit, Seymour, Lions Gate, FVQG, others I perhaps have missed mentioning) AND from many individuals who brought or mailed from 1 to 20 quilts. It was truly amazing and those preparing the shipment were thrilled.

Here's a link to the CityTV news item about the shipment being sent to Ukraine. It is being coordinated by a fellow who has also personally taken in 3 teens, and the mother and grandmother of one of the teens. He accompanies the shipment and oversees the distribution. Amazing commitment.

After the citytv news item aired...

Beckie sent me another note... It read "It doesn't end. Just had a note of thanks from a Ukrainian refugee here who saw the city news video and has forwarded to her family and friends in the Ukraine."

So a huge thank you to all of you who made such generous donations of amazing quilts. If I hear of another shipment being prepared I will let you know. But for now, a simple but heartfelt thank you!

Introducing you to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®

What does the label mean?

If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health. The test is conducted by the independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of our extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health. In many cases the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for manufacturers and customers to keep an overview of the legal situation concerning harmful substances every day. The experts from the OEKO-TEX® institutes do this for you. For more information about this certification, you can check out the OEKO-TEX website:

Why is this important?

Art Gallery Fabrics was one of the first fabric manufacturers to make the commitment to having their fabrics meet the OEKO-TEX Standard 100 certification standards. That means the AGF PURE Solids have been made with no harmful chemicals or dyes anywhere in the production process.

I was also pleased to see that gradually other manufacturers are starting to put out some lines of fabric with this certification. Now that you know about it, you can check your favourite manufacturers to see if they are making the change to a fabric that is healthier for you, and for the environment.

A tale of two projects

Two quilts made from the same pattern, different fabric choices...

I've recently completed a number of quilts that are simply different versions of the same pattern.

I was struck by just how different the final effect can be.

Maybe this is why people work in series... I see some new series coming in my life.

This is my Basically Bauhaus pattern.

And yet another

same pattern, different fabric choices...

Here is what Susan did with the pattern... also lovely.

And another pair of projects...

same pattern, different fabric choices...

On the right is my quilt designed for Japanese wovens; it is rich in texture, very modulated in colour.

On the left is the same pattern with fabrics chosen by friends Hiroko and Kevin for their new baby. Once again... very different effects.

This is my Boxed Assortment quilt pattern.

And one final example...

same pattern, different fabric choices...

On the right is my quilt designed to celebrate Leslie Tucker Jennison's Warehouse District fabric line.

On the left is the same pattern with fabrics chosen by Carole R.. I love it when customers send me photos of their quilts.

Once again... such different effects.

This is my Warehouse District quilt pattern.

That, my friends, is all the news from here. I’m hoping you are all well and I am sending my best wishes. I hope some of you will be by to shop the clearance room (actually I hope many of you will!). For those at a distance, text, email or call me if you want to shop from the clearance section. I'm happy to pick out fabrics for you.


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