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TREES

How trees talk to each other | Suzanne Simard

It’s not surprising then I would dedicate an Issue to the topic of trees. I love what our contributors have created from different perspectives and using different techniques.

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Trees help our planet breathe by turning carbon dioxide into clean, pure oxygen, as you’ve heard, but I won’t get into a dissertation on trees just yet! Rather, I will mention that a few years back I discovered Suzanne Simard and her presentation on TED Talk that expanded my appreciation for trees, as if that were even possible! You’ve got to listen to her talk, she has such a light in her eyes when she explains, “Trees are the foundation of forests…” and how “…underground there is this other world, a world of infinite biological

pathways that connect trees and allow them to communicate with one another creating a single organism.” And “Trees talk in terms of carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, and water, defense signals, chemicals…”. It’s explosive to know everything that goes on underground! See more on YouTube about what she has to say about this fascinating organism. Dr. Simard is a professor in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences and teaches at the University of British Columbia. She received her PhD in Forest Sciences at Oregon State University. By serendipity, she has just released her latest book called Finding the Mother Tree May 4, 2021, the same week I’m writing you this letter.

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I have been in love with trees all my life. I was a tree hugger before I even knew there was a name for loving trees. I’m entranced when I see the sunshine glistening through the leaves and my ears perk up when I hear the breeze rustling through them. Over three decades I asked my dad to plant several trees around the house: 2 cedars, 2 crabapples, 1 blue spruce, and 1 birch, nestling the house just so.

Stay Calm

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Sitting amongst the trees, engaged in some form of needlework, is to be in good company. As always, stay safe and stay calm.

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3 Editor’s Letter 6 Mark Your Calendars! 6 Advertiser Index 8 Heather McArthur

The Quilter's Connection How to Make an Award Worthy Quilt

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56 Cynthia MacDougall

quilting Oh, Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

in every issue

Knit Together Bringing Trees into Knitting

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quilting Canadian Fall Colours Placemats

Standard Abbreviations & Terms

20 Betty Biberdorf

98 Business Directory

quilting Swing into Spring Wall Hanging

30 Lynn Swanson

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quilting Family Tree Wall Hanging

34 Clodagh Coker

quilting Cardinal Woods Quilt

38 Olesya Lebedenko

foundation paper piecing A Tree for Every Season Quilt Blocks

Special Features 49 More Joy, Less Overwhelm The Seed and Your Personal Growth as a Quilter Brandy Maslowski

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A Close Look at Couching Ana Buzzalino

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Spectrum QAL 2020

42 Paul Léger

quilting The Pixelated Tree Quilt

46 Elaine Theriault

quilting Under the Canopy Quilt

59 Cynthia MacDougall

knitting Tilted Maple Leaf Henley

63 Lorraine Gregory

knitting The Importance of Stitch Markers

64 Nancy Lekx

knitting Pinecone Scarf and Headband

68 Nancy Lekx

knitting Orchard Blossoms Shawl 70 Lorraine Thompson knitting Thoughful Soles Series Gingham Apples Socks

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Summer in the Forest Sharon Johnston

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crochet Crochet Bohemian Cardi

78 Jo Gatenby

cross stitch Elemental Fractal Series EARTH Part 1 of 4

84 Iryna Varabei

cross stitch The Folktale of Baba Yaga

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needle felting Painting My Forest With Wool

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When I was a child, my family lived in a post-and-beam house in the country, with 14-foot ceilings in the living room. At Christmas, my dad and brothers would go out to dad’s trapline, cut down the tallest tree they could find, and haul it home. The tree-top reached the ceiling, and our entire family got involved in the decorating. One year, our cat decided to climb the tree, and of course the tree toppled over, breaking most of my mother’s cherished heirloom glass ornaments. From then on, we made sure to tie the tree to the staircase railing so it wouldn’t fall over! Christmas has always held special family memories for me, and that’s why I’ve created a holiday advent calendar for this issue. Don’t be intimidated by the 3-D flying geese - they are very easy to make. This project does not have to be Christmas themed, either. Simply swap out the red fabric for an additional green batik, add some more green buttons, and you can use this wall hanging any time of the year! – Heather

Oh, Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Photos by Heather McArthur

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The instructions to all 12 Spectrum QAL Blocks in 3 different fabric lines have all been published on QUILTsocial.com. You can access these by clicking on the Spectrum badge on this page or found also on our QUILTsocial Home page any time! We'd love to see how you made your quilt! Share a photo to your TheSewGoesOn Facebook Page or on your Instagram page with

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Swinginto Spring

Wall Hanging

Considering a project that reflects TREES the first thing that came to mind was the swing we had on an old cherry tree in our backyard. The tree and swing have long been gone but the memories live on! While on one of our morning walks, I found the perfect tree to use as inspiration for my wall hanging. To create the pattern for my wall hanging I used my favourite new method for tracing patterns. I have an LED projector mounted to my ceiling. The picture is projected from my computer (or tablet/phone) to my sewing table where I can easily trace my patterns or, in this case, the tree for my wall hanging. Once my tree was traced it was simply a matter of adding the background and swing to create my master pattern. The instructions are a guide for using these techniques to achieve your own unique wall hanging and no pattern pieces are included with these instructions. – Betty

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Family Tree

Wall Hanging

I believe that a tree is a symbol of generations of a family. A tree sprouts from the ground, grows, branches out and then creates new growth and leaves, just like a family. You may have a large family with many leaves or a small family with just a few leaves. Celebrate your family by creating a family tree wall hanging.

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There is nothing more beautiful than the stark contrast of the Red Cardinal against a bright winter sky. The inspiration behind this piece are the pair of cardinals that nest in our trees every year. The male cardinal would sing from the treetop with a loud clear and very distinctive whistle to mark his territory. The Moda Gradients Holiday fabric was the perfect backdrop for this piece and proved to be a fabulous guide for the free-motion quilting done to enhance the trees. – Clodagh

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A Tree for Every Season

I can talk hours and hours about my love of nature. I always try to share this love through my work with fabrics and threads. Musing over this issue’s theme, I remembered Stanley Horowitz's saying, "Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all". I clearly saw four different tree blocks in my head: a pine tree bent by the winter wind, a tree in spring with its first juicy blooming leaves, another in the summer with its lush green leaves, and one in the autumn with its mosaic of brilliant orange and red colours. – Olesya Photos by Olesya Lebedenko

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T he Pixelated Tree

In 2016 I had the pleasure of attending a quilting retreat about improvising and composition hosted by one of my mentors, Ricky Tims. Ricky smiled when he saw me there being that our styles and process for making quilts are totally opposite of each other. When I start a quilting project, I have a rather good idea of what the quilt will look like even before the fabric is purchased. Ricky on the other hand has the ability to start a project with no vision of the completed quilt. He lets the project guide him throughout the entire process of creating his quilt. Ricky knowing my style knew my attending the retreat was going to make me explore a side of my creativity I had never tapped into before. It was a good week.

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Quilt

When I was asked to contribute to this issue of A Needle Pulling Thread, I quickly realized I would need to go back to what I learned at the 2016 retreat and let the process guide me to the end. I will admit that when I started thinking about this quilt, I had an image in my mind. The image was blurry, but I knew it would get clearer with time. With an image in mind, I needed to select fabrics. This was probably the easiest part of making this quilt since I was going to use scraps. Every time I complete a project, I immediately cut up all my scraps to usable sizes. I cut these pieces as small as 1½” x 1½” squares or up to 8” x 8” squares as well as 2” or 2½” strips. Then I add them all to the appropriately labelled bin. Photo 1


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Can you see the forest for the trees? Initially, I was going to make a replica of a tree in some fantastic technique. After paying close attention to the trees on my daily walks, I saw some beautiful patterns on the tree trunks. More walking and daydreaming, and the concept of using the bark pattern as the quilt design emerged. The colours represent fall colours. The seams are wonky, as are branches in real life. Now wouldn’t you want to make a quilt fort using this quilt? – Elaine

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OrchardBlossoms

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Shawl

I live in apple country, so I take a drive in the countryside every spring to see the trees in blossom. Find the right spot and you have blossoms in the foreground, with the escarpment sloping down to the blue of Georgian Bay in the background—beautiful! This generously sized shawl features eyelet motifs that resemble round, open blossoms with six petals in the central section, tighter buds in the smaller side panels, and a mesh border that represents the spent petals that fall to the ground after fertilization occurs and fruit begins to form. – Nancy skill level Intermediate finished measurements One size: 70” wide at top edge x 28” deep at center back [178 x 71cm] materials yarn • Fibra Natura Donnina, 100% superwash extra fine merino, 1.75oz [50g] / 180yds [165m] ball • 5 balls Pink Whisper colourway needles • US 6 [4mm] circular knitting needle, at least 32” [80cm] long, or size required to obtain gauge other • 4 stitch markers (additional stitch markers can be used to identify pattern repeats) • yarn needle for weaving in ends • rust-proof pins for blocking

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Sock 1 APPLE PIE Sock 2 YUM! YUM!

Although I knit these socks from the top down, they are best described as a tree from the ground up. Toe The black yarn is the rich soil for the roots. Foot Two shades of brown look like the bark of the trunk with the words on the sole scratched in. Heel and Turn The pin is for fragrant blossoms and yellow for bees. Leg The red and white apples remind me of a gingham apron. Cuff I used a blue/ green mix to top off the tree with loops for leaves under the sky.

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CROCHET BOHEMIAN CARDI

When I think back to my first memories of Boho crochet, I see the hemp bags, and cotton bralettes that the flower children would wear in the ‘70s. Music festivals in farmers’ fields, and a new awareness of the environment fed that style. I was too young to attend those cultural events then. 40 years later, I thought it’s time to revisit the sentiment and the feel of Bohemian crochet, but with updates. This vegan yarn, cotton and linen, hand-dyed in non-allergenic dyes and the leafy trim are a nod to a celebration of nature. The loose fit and casual netted fabric are perfect for a modern layering piece for spring and summer evenings. – Charles

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T he Folktale of Baba Yaga What better story to highlight for

Cabin, turn your back to the forest

as a rudder sweeping the tracks

the trees theme than the folktale of

and your front to me", and the cabin

behind her using her magic broom.

Baba Yaga? It’s a Belarusan folktale,

will spin around creaking with blood-

She collects skulls for her the posts of

set deep in the massive forest, that

curdling screeches and eventually come

her palisade that surrounds her cabin.

has been used to spook children over

to a stop to face the visitor, where it will

She’s also a shapeshifter who appears

dozens of centuries in an attempt to

lower itself down on its chicken legs

so scary and then at times can be

get them to behave!

and throw its door wide open!

a wise woman that helps the most

Among the snaggy trees lives the

Children are warned not to go alone

brave, hard-bitten heroes!

ferocious witch Baba Yaga in ‘The-

deep into the forest for Baba Yaga will

Anyway, that's how the spooky story

Cabin-On-Chicken-Legs’, and this

grab them there!

goes; I guess it all depends on how

cabin is said to possesses magic

The story continues that Baba Yaga

much you want to scare the children...

powers. The incantation goes, “Cabin,

flies in a mortar and uses the pestle

– Iryna Photo by Iryna Varabei

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Painting My Forest wi th Wool Every time I sit in my studio, I look out the window and see something new to paint, only now I don’t paint with oil or acrylics, I paint with wool. The forest surrounds our little home, it shelters us from the cold north winds. It gives us shade on the hottest days. It makes us feel alive in spring with the sounds and scents of new life all around us. It lulls us with beauty and peace in autumn’s glorious colours. Every tree is unique, they bend and twist and are full of unusual shapes and textures that can be made with bits of wool to recreate a vision of what I see outside. A lot of my artistic inspiration comes from the art of The Group of Seven, and many other fine Canadian artists who focus on forest landscapes. I have painted many trees, but my favourite is the pine tree. I wanted to do a project here that simplified the beauty of a tree. I used only green and brown for the tree, a simple layering of blue and white in the background to represent a windy sky, and a grey base for the rocks to hold my tree down to the earth. You can use any blues or greens that appeal to you, even using two or more shades of the same colour. The most important part of any project is to have fun and enjoy the creative process, and happy stabbing! – Kathy

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Take your projects from pattern to perfection If it’s your dream to create breathtaking quilts, the Innov-ís BQ3050 is the sewing and quilting machine to make it happen.

BQ3050

Designed for the expert quilter! Sew Straight™ Laser Vision Guide helps you sew straight lines when quilting, piecing, pin tucking and more.

Automatic Height Adjuster™ (AHA®) delivers consistent stitch quality on different fabric thicknesses.

5” x 11.25” Workspace comfortably accommodates large quilts and big projects.

Enjoy precision and quality with the Quilter’s Accessory Bundle – included with the purchase of every BQ3050 machine • Dual Feed Open Toe Foot • Dual Feed Stitch-in-the-ditch Foot

• Dual Feed 1/4” Quilting Guide Foot • Dual Feed Quilting Guide

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