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posted May 18, 2023, 6:00 PM by Lorna Shapiro

You are looking at every available colour of Art Gallery Fabrics solids... and both the colours and the fabric quality are amazing. Solids that do not fray - just imagine that! Until the end of May, all fabric in my regular studio will be 20% off. This includes the fabic featured here, and of course all my Essex linens, AGF solids, batting, kits, and bundles. A good time to start a new project. I'm sending this reminder along with a few photos of some of what's available. A great time to start a new project.

Book a visit for yourself and up to 3 friends. It will be a fun outing!

In addition, my online store will also have a 20% off sale. Use coupon code: springsale2023.

Last call for the clearance room...

Please keep sending in suggestions for places to donate what remains of the clearance fabric after May 31. If you have any suggestions for groups that could use these donations, please email me at There is lots to go around.

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.


Apliquick is a set of tools and techniques created by Rosa Rojas of Spain. She will be in Vancouver for the Lions Gate Quilt Guilt show and, ahead of the show, will be teaching two workshops on the use of her tools. Many of you are familiar with Rosa and the Apliquick tools, and this opportunity for training by Rosa does not come by often. Leslie Routledge of the Lions Gate guild is coordinating these workshops. They are each one day long (10:00 to 4:00), Monday June 12 and Wednesday June 14.

For more information, email Leslie at Don't delay if you are interested... Leslie only has a few spaces left.


Online Patterns

This and many other patterns are available on my online store for easy download. And this month they are all 20% off with the coupon code springsale2023.

In many cases, both a kit and the pattern are available in my studio and online.


Hobbs silk batting update

Hobbs King size silk batting is now in stock again. Available both on my website and at the studio. I learned this week that Hobbs has discontinued the Twin size of its wonderful silk batting, and also the rolls of 96" wide batting. I have purchased all the bolts of 96" wide silk batting that I could lay my hands on - 4 rolls of 13M. This allows us to still get the 72" x 96" that was the twin size. The silk batting creates a quilt with amazing drape and the very best thermal qualities... it is warm but completely breathable. Washer and dryer friendly, it is my absolute favourite for throws. For bed quilts I prefer Hobbs wool batting which has more loft.

For those of you who love this silk batting - and I know many of you do - now is a good time to stock up. My concern, of course, is that if they have discontinued those items, will the other sizes of silk batting also be discontinued.

I think that is it for now. Wishing you all well. The warm weather has finally arrived so please enjoy it!


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