Friday, November 22, 2013

Canadian Online Fabric Stores

Here's a list of a few Canadian Online Fabric Stores (not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination). I've never ordered from any of these shops so I can't recommend one over the other. However, I did win some beautiful batiks from Flare Fabrics on one of their giveaways a few months back and I spent a day stitching with friends at Stitch-It Central this past summer. It is a lovely store and they do mail ordering.

Most of this list was compiled from  Sherri Sylvester's Pinterest Board. Please drop by to see her other boards. I also found other shops on the Quilting Gallery and others from my own travels. If you are a pinterest follower, my Pinterest Boards are HERE.

Enjoy visiting these shops! As I said before, this is not a complete list. I would like to continue to add to it, so if you know of other Canadian Quilt / Stitching Stores, please let me know. Just leave a comment on this post. Thanks!

Don't forget to catch up with the Canadian Quilt Blogathon.  Just one more day to go!

A Great Notion Abbotsford/Surrey, BC
Along Came Quilting - Calgary, AB
A Threaded Needle - British Columbia (Sashiko patterns, bag supplies)
Blackbird Country - Normandale, ON
Bound to Quilt - Orangeville, ON
Cherished Pieces - Tillsonburg, ON
Country Patchworks ON
Creative Sisters Quilt Studio Kitchener, ON
Double Decker Fabric - Alberta
Dragonfly Fabric a Canadian On-Line Fabric Store - Hinton, Alberta
Fabrications - Ottawa, ON
Fabric Spot - Markham, ON
Flare Fabrics - Toronto, Ontario (Free shipping in Canada on orders over $25)
Fridays Off Fabric Shop - Toronto, ON
Gabby Girl Fabrics - Kitchener, ON
Greenwood Quiltery - Waterloo, ON
Hamels - Chilliwack, BC
Hyggeligt Fabrics - London, ON
Kallisti Quilts - Waterloo, ON
Log Cabin Yardage Whitevale, ON
L'Oiseau Fabrics - Cochrane, AB (European fabric, trims, Ottobre magazines)
Mad About Patchwork Stittsville, ON
Miija Threads Fruitvale BC
Nicannmardee Designs BC
Our Designer Shop (Simplifi Fabric's 2nd Etsy Shop) - Iroquois, ON
Pastimes Online  Alberta
Piecemakers Quilt Shop, CBS, NL
Pine Ridge Knit and Sew  Trenton, ON
Quilters Dream, Burlington, ON
Quilting and Applique Shop Toronto, ON
Quilting From the Heart - Camrose, AB
Sewing World St. John's, NL
Sew Sisters Quilt Shop - Toronto, ON
Simplifi Fabric Iroquois, ON
Spool & Spindle - Kitchener, ON
Stitches - Salt Spring Island, BC Art Quilting Supplies Fibre Art Canada
Stitch-It Central  Ingersoll, ON
Studio Fabric Shop  Toronto
That'll Do Quilts  Alberta
The Fabric Shop Gander, NL
The Freckles Collection BC
The Quilting Bee - Fonthill, ON
The Workroom  Toronto
Tonic Living - Toronto, Ontario
Warp & Weft - Toronto, Ontario

Thursday, November 21, 2013


Today was a sunny one and I took advantage to do a bit of shopping. I finally made it downtown to visit a new yarn shop, Cast On Cast Off (don't you just love that name). They opened on Saturday. I'm not going to say much more about them yet as I am going to do a blog post, with photos, in the near future. Needless to say, the yarn there is beautiful - such vibrant colours too. The striped sock yarn below, won't become socks. It will be used in needle felting and fiber lace scarves. I just couldn't resist the multi coloured yarn with the green, brown, turquoise and plum colours either.

I wanted some #8 pearl cotton, so my next stop was Fiber Lily, another new shop. This one has specialty organic fabrics and much more. I will also be posting about this shop too.They were already out of many of the vibrant colours of pearl cotton that I saw there last week. Should have stocked up then. I was assured that more was on the way! I plan to use them with the wire from Michael's.

Here's what I bought:

Cast On Cast Off

Fiber Lily (the wire is from Michael's)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Day Two of Blogathon Canada - The Maritimes

Welcome to my blog.

This is day two of Blogathon Canada! I didn't realize until a few minutes ago that it was time to highlight the east coast. Guess I didn't pay attention to the dates yesterday. Thank you Marjorie for listing my blog as a maritime site to visit. Many thanks to all those who are participating in this cross country blogathon.

If you haven't been here before, please take a few minutes to have a look around. If you've been here before, welcome back. You are much appreciated.  When I started blogging in 2009, my purpose was to have a place to highlight my art work and to keep tabs on the links to places of interest to me. However, it has evolved (as most things do) into so much more. For example, I write about:
  • interesting shops I visit when on vacation as well as those in my own province
  • workshops I take and those I teach
  • artists who work with fibre and textiles
  • quilt shows
  • places to find freebies, techniques and tutorials
  • holidays
  • and much more!
Come back when you have time and take a poke around my blog, my web site and photo album. Check out all the fabulous blogs from around our wonderful country. You won't be disappointed.

Pisci Fantasticus

Monday, November 18, 2013

Blogathon Canada 2013

Today is the start of Blogathon Canada, a week long celebration of Canadian quilting bloggers. Please take a look at some bloggers from the west coast of Canada starting with Holly's Red Bike and Winding Bobbins.  At the end of both posts is a list of BC Quilt Bloggers to visit. Don't forget to sign up for the free giveaways. You just might get lucky!

You will find an icon like the one below on my side bar that will take you to the posts for the day.


Friday, November 15, 2013

Fibre Lace Scarves Going to Some Good Market!

I have made a few more scarves for Some Good Market tomorrow here in St. John's. This event has grown to be one of the places to visit for local art and craft. If you are in the area, drop by 8 Military Road. You can't miss it!

My scarves are reversible so there are two photos for each one. Last week I used my 50% coupon at Michael's and purchased the black stand for displaying them.

Side 1A
Side 2A

Side 1B

Side 2B

Side 1C

Side2 C

Side 1D

Side 2 D

Side 1E

Side 2 E

Friday, November 8, 2013

Arlene's Blog

Well, I won another giveaway on-line from Arlene's Blog. Arlene is a Fibre Arts Tutor from Australia. At the moment, she has just released her iPhone app. I believe she is also working on one for the Android phone. Check out her blog and free tutorials.

Thanks, Arlene!

Arlene's Crafts Embroidery APP

This past year, I have been lucky to win several nice gifts from various blogs offering giveaways. I will often leave a short comment. Been a blog owner myself, it's nice to receive feed back. Often, time doesn't permit to answer them all but be assured, they are much appreciated. I have also made friends with a couple of ladies who have left comments. We now correspond via email.

Enjoy the weekend!