We have been working on a few of the Heart and Hand Sampler
blocks and wanted to share them with you. As you can see each
month you will be doing a little applique, traditional piecing
and some scrappy string quilting. Don't miss out, join us today.
HEART AND HAND SAMPLER
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Inspired by this wonderful Sampler our Heart and Hand Block of the Month will include a full kit shipment and monthly pattern delivery. We will be using a curated collection of Andover's Trinkets Collection by Kathy Hall Fabric kit and 1st pattern will ship in January Finished Quilt 53" x 66" Finished Block 5" Full Kit and 1st pattern $180.00 + 12.00 shipping 11 Monthly Patterns $10.00 each includes shipping
Are you looking for gifts with originality, quality and attention to detail? Then forgo the impersonal big box stores and give something thoughtful and creative. Make your first Christmas shopping destination the popular Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show where a juried selection 30 talented artisans, crafters and bakers will be presenting their work in a relaxed, friendly and festive atmosphere. The Valley Artisan Show strives to bring in new vendors and old favourites to give you a wide variety of hand crafted items for those special people and pets on your shopping list. Gifts such as sun catching stained-glass and fused, rustic pottery in many forms, scented soaps and scrubs, maple products and gift baskets, folksy painted reclaimed ceramics and containers, local photography in cards and puzzles, hats for adults and kids, canes and walking sticks created from tree branches, flavoured honey and beeswax candles, things knitted and sewn, re-purposed silver plated jewellery as well as wire wrapped pendants. Delicious cakes, cookies and sweet confections, intricate framed miniature quilts, decorative and useful woodworking items are just examples of what you will find at this popular Almonte Christmas sale. Keep checking back here or on www.facebook.com/Christmas-in-the-Valley-Artisan-Show-November-5-6-2016-300641063298956 for vendor updates and information.
Delicious homemade light meals and snacks will be served by the Friends of the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum as a fundraising project. Also, collecting for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society…Canadian Tire money, tin dog or cat food, loose change, paper towels…check wish list at www.lanarkanimals.ca. Free admission, free parking and remember to enter for your chance to win this year’s fabulous quilted lap quilt in festive Christmas fabrics. And if you are still looking for additional wonderful crafts, visit The Handmade Harvest Craft Show being held at the Old Town Hall at 14 Bridge Street. Bring a friend and enjoy the many shops, resturants and things to do and see in Almonte...The Friendly Town! www.facebook.com/Christmas-in-the-Valley-Artisan-Show-November-5-6-2016-300641063298956 please give us a ‘like and share’ and tell your friends to meet you at the Valley Show!
To fuel up your shopping trip stop by the 'Friends of the Textile Museum's Tea Room' where you can get a light lunch, tasty treats and drinks. All proceeds will go towards fundraising for the Textile Museum's many projects. Take some time to stop by the museum and see Almonte's textile history, exhibits and art show at 3 Rosamond St. East. www.mvtm.ca
Sign up for PROJECT PATCHWORK | QUARTERLY QUILTS here
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The basket quilt above will be the inspiration for our first project.
MYSTERY MEDALLION - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - This project will give you a great opportunity to use your scraps and create a one of a kind Medallion Sampler. Each month you will receive a pattern for a section of this Temecula Quilt Co exclusive. This is a 6 month program that will begin shipping in January Finished Quilt 50" x 56" Finished Blocks vary Monthly Pattern $8.00 includes shipping
** HINT ** You will be making some of our favorite traditional blocks Houses | Baskets | Nine Patches | Stars | Broken Dishes
HEART AND HAND SAMPLER
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Inspired by this wonderful Sampler our Heart and hand Block of the Month will include a full kit shipment and monthly pattern delivery. We will be using a curated collection of Andover's Trinkets Collection by Kathy Hall Fabric kit and 1st pattern will ship in January Finished Quilt 53" x 66" Finished Block 5" Full Kit and 1st pattern $180.00 + 12.00 shipping 11 Monthly Patterns $10.00 each includes shipping
Ta Daaaa....here is this year's Christmas in the Valley door prize, a fun bright Christmas quilt to add to your seasonal decor. Just come on out to 182 Bridge Street Upper Hall to see and shop over 30 wonderful and creative vendors bringing you a great selection of handmade crafts and artistic masterpieces for gifts that you will be proud to give.
Aamina makes a lot of children's and baby hats.The Fall/Winter collection is very warm, charming and functional. Newborn fits 0-6 months, Small fits 6 -18 months, Medium fits 1-3 years and Large fits 3-8 years old.
'Everyone can look good in a hat, it just takes a bit of knowing what looks good and what doesn't'.
Discover hats for women made with great care to detail in classy forms to suit you.
Havery creates painted and wood-burned functional art such as mirrors, coat hooks, and jewellery using wood which had been cut and sanded. Nature is her main inspiration, depicting trees and flowers which she designs, wood burn and paints using acrylic. The whole piece is finished off with either several coats of urethane or beeswax. www.Haveryshultz.com
Chris Van Zanten is an award winning hot glass artist who turns out blown glass wares and decorations from his 2,100 degree kiln. With colours and designs that swirl and mingle these are truely unique one of a kind art pieces to delight the recipient of a gift of glass from Chris. www.cvz.ca
DID YOU KNOW the inventor of basketball came from Almonte? You can have a photo op with the James Naismith Statue in the downtown square. Take the walking tour of Almonte which was once known as Manchester of Canada because of it's thriving woolen mill industry. Make a stop on Saturday to visit the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum with its collection of factory woolen mill history situated in a stone building on Coleman Island at 3 Rosamond St. East. Almonte can boost having a downtown core reminiscent of days gone by with it's many historic buildings and facades still maintaining its original charm. You can also take the River Walk which starts on main street and with a view of the water tumbling over falls. There are many boutique shops, restaurants, galleries, 2 quilt stores and antique shops to peruse along the main street and if you still have left over energy to shop, the Handmade Harvest Craft Show at the Old Town Hall at 14 Bridge Street has over 50 vendors. You can plan a wonderful day around your visit to the Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show!
Kat learned wire crochet techniques 5 years ago and has been creating and selling jewelry ever since, mostly through boutiques and custom commissions. She particularly likes working with gemstones, and loves designing for special occasions such as weddings. www.facebook.com/MoonshadowDzigns
Danielle discovered her passion for the fused glass medium. Her creations are both colourful and whimsical. She also makes pendants, bowls, seasonal ornaments and more. You will have to see her newest creations for 2016 at the Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show.