1700 Hyde Park Rd, London, ON, N6H 5L7, 519-518-0110, Email: cornerstonequilts@execulink.com

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Nora and Marie did a wonderful job on their New York Beauty Totes during our September 21st class.  You can see them on the Gallery page.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Last year, there were 13 ladies who made 105 pillowcases in 13 hours for the 2014 Pillowcase Sewathon. 
This year, there were 9 ladies who made 108 pillowcases in 11 hours.  The goal was to beat last year's number.   We did it!
Thank you so much to everyone who participated!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Tuffett class coming soon!  Wouldn't these look cool in a tuffett?

Friday, 18 September 2015

Our Wimpy 24 hr Pillowcase Sewathon is ready to start at 3:00 pm today. Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Northcott, for providing an amazing supply of fabrics for this event. Also wish to thank our customers who donated fabrics. Dinner is on the house tonight - it's gonna be a good time.
The South entrance to the plaza is open at the moment.  Crews have one more layer to do and then they'll move on.  I am assuming that both entrances will be open by mid-afternoon.  We're getting closer to 4 lanes operational.  Can't wait!
Crews are finally paving the west side of Hyde Park Road, north of Gainsborough Rd.  However, they are now  paving directly in front of our plaza so direct access is temporarily denied.  I am expecting access to be available early this afternoon if not before.  Parking is available off of North Routledge Rd, south of our plaza.  Thank you for your patience.  The Pillowcase Sewathon will continue as planned.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

The shop was finally quiet, enough time for lunch and to peruse two new magazines recently purchased (mags are a weakness).  My fave is Victoria - the October Special Harvest Issue is a feast for the eyes, the recipes featuring grapes was enough to make me hungry again (bad girl) and I was delighted to find a brief article featuring quilting by the Writer-in-Residence and another article from Camp Wool, featuring what-else? - wool, hand-dyed luscious, tactile wool.

The other magazine was (are you sitting down?) Southern Fall Baking.  I don't usually buy this magazine but the Caramel Layer Cake on the front cover did me in.  Recipes featuring the flavours of maple, spice, caramel, honey, fruit, nuts - all typical of Fall baking, had me literally sitting on the edge of my chair.  Fare such as Fresh Apple Cake with Orange Cream Cheese filling and Caramel Glaze, Cranberry-Ginger Bran Muffins, Cherry-Apricot Crumble Bars, White Chocolate Cranberry Toffee, the afore-mentioned Caramel Layer Cake, Maple Marshmallows (you make the marshmallow), Honey-Orange Scones with Honey Butter and Gingerbread Cupcakes with Browned Butter Maple Cream, to name a few (or too many) along with exciting photos, greeted me when I passed the obligatory index.  May try out some of these on our class participants.

I'm always interested in magazines featuring quilts/quilting when they are not noted for anything quilty, and as for the Fall baking mag, well, kudos to the photographer - it worked.
Feel free to check them out next time you find yourself drifting in the general direction of the magazine section.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

For all our Judy Niemeyer fans, we now have her Prismatic Star pattern with coordinating Bali Pops (precut 2 1/2" strips).  You've been waiting for this one.

Gradations - Blue Planet, by Northcott, in the shop.  2 1/2" precut strips.

The new Oh Canada collection is here!  Love these fabrics.....

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Yours truly became ill Sunday night so the Monday New York Beauty Tote class didn't happen.  It has now been rescheduled to Monday, September 21st, 10 am to 4 pm.  There are 2 openings left.  Call to register, (519) 518-0110.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Introducing Nocturne, by Moda. Two Nocturne Turnovers (precut triangles) and a little yardage will give you the beautiful Night Story quilt, 58"x58", kits available. Reserve your kit - call us at (519) 518-0110.

Thursday, 10 September 2015

New fabrics from Bunny Hill Designs: Kindred Spirit. Along with the cutest pattern of doxies, and a pattern to make your own little doxie. Her name is Lulu.  10" layer cakes round this up.


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The 2015 One Million Pillowcase Challenge is coming up fast. Our Wimpy 24 Hour Pillowcase Sewathon is to be held on Friday, Sept. 18th from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and continues on Saturday, Sept. 19th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. It's free, it's fun - all you need to bring is your sewing machine. No experience at making pillowcases is required - we'll show you how to do it. Call to register: (519) 518-0110.

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

We're having an "I SPY" event this week, Friday & Saturday, September 4 & 5.  Come in, list how many items you can find in each square, and you may win a free panel or equivalent gift certificate.  Be prepared to have some fun.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015