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ditor's letter

It is the first time in history that we have been asked on a global scale to stay apart and at home, while simultaneously (on the upside) being most connected through social media, phone calls, and video calls. I found myself so very

With so much to partake in the needle arts, where do we begin? Well for one, many have dedicated this period of isolation to finish UFOs, posting their results on Facebook or Instagram. This is quite an accomplishment after abandoning a project for quite some time.

Many LYS or LQS are selling online, taking orders by phone or email with curb pick-up options all for the purpose of keeping us safe and busy at home, crafting.

I invite you to share your finished projects, the ones you've conquered as well as the ones born from isolation, and post these with #TheSewGoesOn. Because, once the virus has been tamed, we will, as avid crafters keep crafting. Stay safe and stay calm.

Stay Calm

Soon after the lockdown there was a big demand for crafting in general, I mean how are we to spend this period of isolation?

favourite relatives

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I edited my letter to express my compassion for families who are going through a difficult time with a loved one who tested positive for COVID-19, or worse, having lost a family member.

busy on video calls with friends typically busy at work, are now at home joining video groups! 'Together at home' is the new motto, and thankfully so.

Make

I had already written a draft of my letter to you before the virus took on a greater part of our daily lives. The letter was about how the extraordinary projects in this issue were inspired by the special people in the lives of our contributors.

Cheerfully,

Many are taking this time to rethink a project, unravel and start fresh, modify what they had left for unachievable. This is an ideal opportunity.

I hope this letter finds you in good health.

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12 Cathy McClean

quilting Water Resistant Lunch Bag

16 Sarah Vanderburgh quilting Home for the Holidays Table Runner

22 Lynn Swanson

sewing Amy’s Reading Cushion

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Editor’s Letter Mark Your Calendars! Advertiser Index Heather McArthur

The Quilter's Connection My Father, a Man Who Made a Difference Breast Cancer Pillow

26 Clodagh Coker

52 Cynthia MacDougall

30 Olesya Lebedenko

59 Knitting

34 Sarah Vanderburgh

98 Business Directory

quilting Spotted Spools Quilted Banner patchwork Black Cat Quilt Scraps

quilting Forty – a Birthday Quilt

38 Elaine Theriault

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Knit Together FIBRES - Every Yarn Has Its Purpose

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Standard Abbreviations & Terms

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quilting This is How I Roll Quilt

40 Daphne Greig

quilting Woven Pathways Quilt

44 Nubia Moreira

sewing Whimsical Pin Cushion

56 Lorraine Thompson

knitting Thoughtful Soles Series Bumps in the Road Socks

60 Lorraine Thompson knitting A Tea Cozy for the Adventurous Knitter

64 Nancy Lekx

knitting Colours for Diane Shawl

Special Features 46 Pinnies

Cynthia MacDougall

48 In the Studio with Ana Buzzalino

Working with Transfer Artist Paper Ana Buzzalino

94 Healing Through Embroidery Susan Cuss

96 1911 Wedding Dress Karen Kovach

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knitting Bronze Relief Scarf

70 Ruth Forbes

crochet Symphony Vest in Cronetics

74 Jo Gatenby

cross stitch Flamingo Greeting Cards

80 Patty Brake

cross stitch Ember Anne 2020 Sampler

84 Cynthia MacDougall

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cross stitch Mom Certificate

88 Iryna Varabei

nizanka Talisman for Good Luck

90 Judith Marquis

smocking Tooth Fairy Cushion

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Water Resistant Lunch Bag

Going to school is always a special time. So when I was looking for a gift idea, I thought about my grandchildren. I always like to give them something special for back to school; my granddaughter was so excited to go to Grade 1 and stay for lunch. I combined her excitement for staying for lunch, her love of butterflies and the colour purple, and my love to embellish fabric, to create a one-of-a-kind water resistant, insulated lunch.

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Using Gütermann cotton thread, new Odicoat from Odif and Unique Quilting Therm Fleece, this bag will keep the lunch cool or warm and is easy to wipe clean. Odif Odicoat protects your fabrics and projects. It’s resistant to water and stains, and is great to use for placemats, bags, aprons, tablecloths and more.

Have fun and create your own bag using those left-over pieces in your stash. You can use my measurements or change the size, make it water resistant or not, the choice is yours. – Cathy


Sewing Instructions TIP For this project I suggest that Clover Clips are used instead of pins. Pinning waterproof fabric will create holes, making the final project less waterproof. Sewing Machine Set up Needle: Schmetz Microtex needle size 90/14 Top thread: Gütermann Cotton thread Bobbin thread: Gütermann Cotton thread. Stitch: 2.5mm straight stitch Tension: normal Seam allowance: 5⁄8”

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10. To create a box corner, match the lower seam and side seam right side together, clip with the Clover Clips. Sew across. 11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the lining. 12. Adding the closure: slide one piece of the parachute clip onto the ribbon. Fold over about 4” sew in place. Creating a 1½” loop. 13. Slide the other end of the parachute clip on the other end of the ribbon. Double check the clip is the right direction. 14. Measure the top edge of the bag to determine the final length of the ribbon. Fold over 4” on the end of the ribbon, creating about a 1½” loop. Trim off any excess. Sew on the second side of the clip. 15. Measure 1½” down from the bag top. Sew ribbon closure in place. 16. Insert lining into bag wrong sides together, match the side seams. Clip to hold in place. 17. Baste. 18. Sew double-fold bias binding to the top. 19. Fill the bag full of treats, turn the top over a couple of times. 20. Enjoy the look in the eyes of that special little grandchild.

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Quilters are among the most generous of people I have come across, making quits for friends, family and especially those in need. Made from the heart with love and kindness, a quilt provides comforting warmth and softness to its recipients. While we love to support charity quilting, it’s always a special day when quilters come into the store proudly declaring that they’re finally making a quilt for themselves and watching them cherish the time spent selecting the perfect fabrics. Inspired by the vibrant colours of the Spotted 2019 collection designed by Brigitte Heitland of Zen Chic for Moda, the Spotted Spool mini quilt is the perfect project for quilters to ‘spoil’ themselves or perhaps spoil one of their quilting friends with this quilt. After all, thread and colour is like candy to a quilter! – Clodagh


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Black Cat Quilt Scraps 365 days quilt scraps challenge

This black cat is the 280th patchwork block in Olesya’s year-long quilt scrap challenge 2019. The challenge has been a resounding success for Olesya on social media. She published a book, Moments in Pieces, to celebrate the achievement. In this feature, she shares her black cat pattern with ANPTmag. – Carla The cat patchwork blocks are the most popular on my Instagram page and all of them were for my daughter. I’m allergic to cats and we can't have one as a pet for her. Therefore, I make many toys or patchwork blocks that feature cats. – Olesya

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a Birthday Quilt

This quilt was designed as a gift for my sister's fortieth birthday. She’s also a quilter and gave me several of the fabrics used in this quilt. She’s an eclectic individual involved in several fiber arts including knitting. I thought she would enjoy a quilt made up of a variety of fabrics and that the large flying geese blocks can also be seen as giant knitted stitches! I hope she enjoys having it draped across her legs while enjoying a good book, a tennis match, or more likely, while knitting and watching a Muppet movie. Happy Birthday, sis! – Sarah

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This is How I Roll

When asked to make a quilt about a relative, I had to think. What fabric collection would work? Who would be the recipient of the quilt? However, when I saw the Ride On collection by Banyan Batiks and being a cycling fanatic, I decided that the relative should be ME! Who says you can have too many quilts? I chose my favourite colours from all four colourways of the Ride On collection including Purple Ocean, Berry Orange, Silver Stone, and Brown Honey. I love the vibrant colours, I love the treads as they create a crisscross path across the surface of the quilt and look at all those bike designs. What Crazy Quilter on a Bike wouldn’t want this quilt? – Elaine

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Woven Pathways

My quilt is made for my mother who celebrates her 90th birthday this year. She taught me to sew and always encourages and supports me, particularly in my business as quilt designer, teacher, author and, recently, as a fabric designer.

When thinking about her special birthday my mind wandered to women in our family, particularly my mother, my grandmother and me. I thought of how we are linked together through the generations. As I played with the design for this one-block quilt I discovered a way to arrange 3 'links' that weave in and out, one link to represent each of us. When selecting fabrics I chose orange for my mother's link since she loves fall colours and turquoise for me because I’m drawn to the colours of water. For the link that weaves in and out through the other links I chose purple for my grandmother. She used purple accents throughout her home. Perhaps it reminded her of thistles and her Scottish heritage. The resulting quilt is a triadic colour scheme which is a pleasing combination. I chose a fabric with strong value contrast for the background. Although it’s busy and large scale, the contrast works well and adds visual texture to the quilt. I hope you’ll select colours that have meaning for you to make your quilt. –Daphne

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The relative I chose to honour for this issue is my nephew-in-law.

Road So c ks

He is a devoted family man, an adventurous sportsman, a very skilled carpenter and a master at keeping motors operating. For these socks I used my own car motif on the legs and almost hidden words on the soles to congratulate him for his work. I’m proud of him. He deserves a pair of handknit socks! – Lorraine

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Thoughtful Soles Series DARK MUSHROOMS

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A Needle Pulling Thread Standard abbreviations & terms

Welcome to Thoughtful Soles Series by Lorraine Thompson! This is a zany collection of knitted sock patterns to tickle your funny bone every time you wear them. High Fibre is the sixth sock pattern in this series. The following sock patterns were published in previous issues: Dark Mushrooms (Issue 46), Wiggle Room (Issue 47), Winter is Coming (Issue 48), Colourwash, (Issue 49), Wool Stew (Issue 50) and High Fibre (Issue 51).

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alt = alternate approx = approximately beg = begin(ning) BO= bind off CC = contrast colour ch = chain cm = centimetre(s) cn = cable needle co = cast on cont = continue, continuing dc = double crochet dec = decrease(s), decreasing dpn = double-pointed needle(s) foll = following g = gram(s) hdc = half double crochet inc = increase(s), increasing in(s) = inch(es) k = knit kf&b or kfb = knit into front and back of st (increase) ktbl = knit through the back loop k2tog = knit 2 sts tog (right-leaning decrease) k3tog = knit 3 sts together (double rightleaning decrease) m = marker m = meter(s) m1 = Make 1 stitch: pick up the horizontal strand between 2 stitches from front to back and knit it tbl (lifted increase) MC = main colour mm = millimetre(s) oz = ounce(s)

p = purl p2tog = purl 2 sts tog (decrease) patt = pattern pfb = purl into front and back of stitch (increase) pm = place marker psso = pass slipped stitch over RS = right side rem = remain(ing) rep = repeat rev = reverse rnd = round sc = single crochet sl = slip skp = slip one st, knit next st, pass slipped st over knit st (dec) ssk = slip, slip, knit: slip 2 sts knitwise, 1 at a time, insert left-hand needle into front of both sts and knit them tog (left-leaning decrease) sssk = slip next three stitches individually, knitwise. Insert tip of left needle from front to back into the fronts of these three stitches and knit them together (double left-leaning decrease) st(s) = stitch(es) St st = stocking stitch tbl = through back loop tog = together tr = treble crochet WS = wrong side yo = yarn over

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A Tea Cozy for the Adventurous Knitter This project is a tea cozy covered with an alphabet of knitting terms. It’s a pattern which gives the opportunity to use colour-stranding and to try steeking. Of course, it can be made without the steeks, just knit the front and the back separately and then join above and below the openings. I prefer to knit in the round when I’m doing colour work, hence the need for steeks. This pattern could be made into a hat if you knit just the charts and used a larger needle. Bonus! – Lorraine

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Colours for Diane Shawl There is the family you are born into, and there is the family you choose. A group of colleagues, all now retired from teaching, is one such chosen family for me. Diane, a knitter, is part of that family, and since knitters rarely receive hand knitted gifts, I have designed this shawl for her. Diane loves colour so I have chosen a curated collection of bright shades from Koigu Wool Designs. Choose more subdued shades, or knit the entire shawl in one variegated, tonal or solid-coloured yarn for your more conservative relatives. Approximately 800 yards of yarn are required to knit a shawl to the size of the sample. With additional yarn, you could make a larger shawl; the eyelet pattern and/or the border pattern can be repeated as many times as desired. – Nancy 64

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Bronze Relief Scarf

When I was a child, Dad would take me to the farm to visit his parents, and I remember that I always had more fun when his younger brother, John, was also there. Uncle John, now in his eighties, is retired, but not retiring. He and his wife of fifty years are both very active in their community. He has faced some health challenges in recent years and has borne the difficulties with determination and humour. This scarf, knit in a bronze colour, symbolizes his strength of character–and complements his brown leather jacket. – Nancy

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Symphony Vest in Cronetics

The Symphony Vest in Cronetics is crocheted in vertical panels with modified drop shoulder styling. This garment in the Cronetics method that I created many years ago, is the first of its kind to be presented to the public. Many thanks to my lovely granddaughter, Rachel, for her assistance in this presentation. –Ruth Photos by Ruth Forbes

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Flam-azing mom backstitching

Flamingo legs and mom’s eyelashes: backstitch with 2 strands of black (DMC 310) Rest of Flamingo bodies including hair bow: backstitch with 1 strand of black (DMC 310) All wording: backstitch with 2 strands of dark pink (DMC 601)

BACKSTITCHING INSTRUCTIONS

Flamingo-od birthday backstitching

Words HAVE A: backstitch with 2 strands of black (DMC 310) Word FLAMINGO (NOT letters O, D): backstitch with 2 strands of dark pink (DMC 601) Letters O, D: backstitch with 2 strands of medium pink (DMC 603) Word BIRTHDAY: backstitch with 2 strands of dark blue (DMC 825) Black outlined tassels on streamers: backstitch with 2 strands of dark blue (DMC 825) Flamingo legs and eyelashes: backstitch with 2 strands of black (DMC 310) Flamingo body: backstitch with 1 strand of black including horn and hat – but not streamers

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Ember Anne 2020

This design was inspired both by the celebration of our newest family member, Ember Anne, and from cross stitch samplers common to my province in the mid 1800s. Ember’s birth provided the perfect opportunity to pull motifs from antique samplers to create something entirely new. Antique samplers were often stitched by very young girls and sometimes mistakes were made. In keeping with this aspect of antique samplers, you’ll find common mistakes incorporated into this design. Therefore, watch your counting carefully! - Patty

Photos by Maggie Langer Photography

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I made this Talisman for my son who is an athlete. He takes this good luck charm to all cycling races, keeping it in his pocket. I taught him how to use it. Within the Talisman, there are three ancient magic symbols. The main one is the burdock plant. The burdock itself is a symbol of good, happy luck. As the head of the burdock plant has burs, and burs are therefore clingy, it represents good luck clinging to whomever holds the charm. It’s also important to note that the colour of burdock is purple. The sign of burdock is the very stylised outer pattern of both designs.

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Good Luck In the center of the red side of the charm is the solar symbol of the fern flower which symbolizes strength and health. In the center of the purple side is a symbol that represents the word ‘your’, interpreted as ‘everyone has its own ancestor, or forefather’. In Belarusan it’s called Chur. I remember as a child playing games with friends, we often called out, “Chur, chur...!”, as if calling out some magic spell to win. It's a ritual now before the start of a race or any important event, that my son will say three times, Chur! to me. Which implies ‘Chur help me, grant me a winning race’. And so, the spell goes. – Iryna

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Tooth Fairy Cushion

There comes a time in most children’s lives when they’ll no longer want to wear smocking. But do not despair if you’re a mom or grandmother who loves to smock and still want to do so for your little ones. There are other things you can create which they don’t have to wear like this little tooth fairy cushion. Picture smocking is yet another form of smocking which employs rows of cable stitches mirror imaged to build objects or delightful characters. When stitching this kind of smocking, it might help to think of it as building with Lego© blocks. 90

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This little Tooth Fairy Cushion can be created in any colour using coordinating fabrics and trimmed with ruffles, piping or medium to large rick rack. Our sample has been stitched in flannel, framed in grosgrain ribbon and applied to the surface of the cushion fabric. Several stitches (which can be found in most embroidery books) and methods have been employed to achieve finished design. If you don’t smock, this design could easily be converted to cross stitch or quilted appliqué, even shadow work. – Judith


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Heartfelt Fibre Arts 42 Industrial St, Toronto, ON M4G 1Y9  647.920.3616   heartfeltfibrearts.com  info@hearftfeltfibrearts.com Canadian Fibre Arts supply store specializing in high-quality, unique fibre and tools for all of your knitting, felting, rug hooking and stitching needs.

Sew With Vision 480 Parkland Dr, Halifax, NS B3S 1P9  902.479.2227   sewwithvision.net Authorized PFAFF, HUSQVARNA VIKING, and SINGER dealer and service provider offering an extensive line of sewing, embroidery and serger machines, as well as long-arm quilting systems.

Impressions Embroidery & Engraving #8-449 Mayor Magrath Dr S, Lethbridge, AB T1J 3L8  403.942.3934   impressionslethbridge.ca  impressions22@shaw.ca Our shop does embroidery and laser engraving. Laser engraving is a beautiful process for fabric, as nothing cuts cleaner and more precisely than a laser. We now carry a nice array of fabric as well to compliment the abilities of the laser.

That Sewing Place 16610 Bayview Ave #10, Newmarket, ON L3X 1X3  905.715.7725   thatsewingplace.ca  jaret@thatsewingplace.ca Introducing That Sewing Place as your sewing source and Authorized Dealers for Bernina and Brother machines. Our focus is on placing your sewing needs first, providing outstanding support, service, and training.

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Needles & Knits 15040 Yonge St, Aurora, ON L4G 1M4  905.713.2066   needlesandknits.com Fabulous selection of yarns. Extremely knowledgable and expert help. Cozy and friendly atmosphere. Classes. Guild night every first Tuesday of the month. Tea with Tove, the owner, every Thursday from 6-8pm. Ottawa Sewing Centre 1390 Clyde Ave, #107, Ottawa, ON K2G 3H9  613.695.1386   ottawasewing.com  ottawasewing@gmail.com Authorized Dealers for Brother, BabyLock, Elna, Q'nique & Grace quilting frames. Specialize in sales, parts & servicing for all makes & models of quilting/ embroidery/sewing/serger/overlock machines & cabinets by Sylvia Design. Serenity Knits 525 Brooker Ridge #102, Newmarket, ON L3X 2M2  905.710.3283   serenityknits.ca  info@serenityknits.ca We offer a wide selection of high quality yarns as well as needles, hooks, patterns and notions. We also offer a large variety of classes from beginner to the more advanced. Sew Fancy Inc. Guelph, ON  519.824.4127   sewfancy.com  sales@sewfancy.com Your Premier Canadian Source for Specialty Sewing Supplies including Smocking, Heirloom Sewing, Goldwork, Silk Ribbon Embroidery, Needle Tatting, Swarovski Crystals, Sashiko, Quilting and more. Visit the website for the latest in sewing supplies. Sew Inspired 375 Daniel St S, Arnprior, ON K7S 3K6  613.623.0500   sewinspired.ca  info@sewinspired.ca Your Ottawa Valley PFAFF® Authorized Dealer. We have a large supply of quilting & sewing supplies, knitting supplies, as well as in stock PFAFF® sewing machines. We also have a listing of sewing and quilting classes.

The Stitcher's Muse 99 Commercial Street, Nanaimo, BC  V9R 5G3  250.591.6873    thestitchersmuse.com  info@thestitchersmuse.com A divine little shop with supplies for all your hand stitching needs! Friendly, knowledgeable, helpful staff. Cross stitch, canvaswork, needlepoint, embroidery, counted thread, lace making and more. Books, patterns, fabric, threads, tools. The Yarn Guy 15 Gower St, Toronto, ON M4B 1E3  416.752.1828 or toll-free 1.800.836.6536  theyarnguy.com   info@sewknit.ca See us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter! Knitting machines, sewing machines, repairs, parts for Passap, Studio, Singer, Silver Reed, Superba, White. Sewing notions and supplies, books, ball yarns, coned yarns, TAMM yarns, Paton's yarns, Bernat yarns, Phentex yarns, Bernat kits & crafts. Ultimate Sewing Centre 191 Bloor St East, Oshawa, ON L1H 3M3  905.436.9193    ultimatesewing.com  ultimatesewing@bellnet.ca For all your sewing needs be sure to call Durham’s largest one stop shop: Janome and Elna Sewing Machines, Sergers, & Embroidery machines, over 3000 bolts of first quality cottons, Floriani Embroidery supplies, the latest notions, books, & patterns, year round classes, and so much more! Upper Canada Quiltworks – Quiltworks Studio 37 Perth St, Brockville, ON K6V 5C3  613.865.7299; Open 10-4, Tuesday-Saturday  uppercanadaquiltworks.com  uppercanadaquiltworksstudio@gmail.com Quilt patterns and books, fabric and notions, felted wool, wool kits, punchneedle patterns and supplies and Valdani embroidery floss. Workshops in quilting, punchneedle, wool applique, rughooking, sewing, sign painting and more!


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