Saturday, August 21, 2010

Fairies and a Rose Garden, By June

I recently met a very talented lady named June who is into embroidery work. And wow has she created some incredible pieces. These are just a couple that I loved. Look at the Fairies. They are just beautiful. I was amazed at how June used different textiles, shiny, textured and beaded to create this one of a kind crazy quilt! What a vision.

The rose garden below is a total play with thread! I bet the thread dealers Loooove to see June coming through their door. I can imagine looking out a window to see this view. Absolutely stunning work. Thank You for allowing me to share your treasures with my friends. :)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sew, Quilt or Knit Until You Drop Stitch-A-Thon!!

Friday Sept. 17, 2010
Grace United Church Hall
222 Victoria Ave.
Niagara On The Lake

2 pm until you can't take it anymore!

Hosted by, Jane Sandercock
All proceeds going to PAN Missions Canada, Sewing Mission Nicaragua

This is going to be such a fun event!

We will start to gather at the hall around 2pm and if you can't make it then, just come whenever you can and join in. Bring whatever it is that you would like to work on and I'll make sure to have a couple of ironing stations ready to go. Be sure to bring your sewing supplies, and an extension cord.

If you would like to donate some of your time working for the cause, then I will have an assembly line in action to make sanitary pads. These are such a necessity, but sadly a luxury for the ladies in Nicaragua. All of the supplies and directions for this project will be provided.
All we need is an hour of your time, your capable hands and your sewing machines!

A Pizza Party is included, complete with snacks and dessert.
Bring your own drinks.
So please bring yourself, a friend or a group!

It`s a guaranteed fun night for a Great cause!

Call me soon to reserve your spot as space is limited. 905-938-8422
This is a fundraising event. When you sign up, pledge sheets are available or a personal donation is welcomed.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

New Fall Class Schedule!

This fall, I am offering specialty machine quilting classes, which are designed for operators of longarm and midarm quilting machines. Classes are taught on Gammill longarms and are friendly to all track system machines. They are hands on, with 2 students per machine.

Training days are intense, however, they are in a small group setting, with individual attention given to each student. Please join me in my Niagara On The Lake workshop, for a guaranteed fun filled day.

Lunch, take home samples and handouts are provided.

Space is limited so please reserve your spot early.
Call Jane at 905-938-8422

Fri. Sept. 24 & Sat. Oct. 23, 2011

Free Hand Fillers with a Twist.

So you have purchased your machine and have been “panto-ing” every quilt in sight. Now it’s time to come out from the back of that machine and freehand! In this fun filled hands-on class you will learn designs that can be used as tight background fillers or as a large all over design. Swirls, leaves, flowers and fabulous meanderings will be some of the styles you will learn.

Cost $199.00 + taxes
9:30AM-4PM Lunch is provided
Be sure to bring along a sketch pad and pencil

Samples of designs and techniques taught in classes. Also, browse side pictures.

Sat Sept. 25 & Fri .Oct. 22, 2011

So Much Fun With Feathers

If you know me, then you know that I love, love, love feathers! Come and learn with ease, the art of creating award winning feathers. This class will have you making fabulous feathers in no time. We will start with the basics of quilting the beauty of feathers and then move on to more advanced designs. Creating feathers in borders, blocks and sashings will all be covered in this class.
Cost $199.00 + taxes
9:30AM-4PM Lunch is provided
Be sure to bring along a sketch pad and pencil

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sewing Mission Trip - Nicaragua January

I am so excited to say, that I have decided to join another Mission Team, this time travelling to, Nicaragua.
My friend Kristyn McCoy from Ilderton, and 11 others from the Kitchener/Waterloo area and myself make up the team. Our team has one common goal in mind and that is to travel to Nicaragua, to teach sewing and quilting skills to a motivated group of woman who have a vision of starting their very own Co-operative. I for one going to work hard to make the dreams of these women come true and I need your help.
The area we are travelling to is called Niquinohomo which is a remote village in the hills. This area has many agricultural farms producing limes, oranges, mandarins, bananas and avocados. Nicaragua is the second largest country in Central America and the second poorest as well. It's population is just under 6 million people, of which 48% of the population lives below the poverty line and 80% of the population lives with less than $2 per day.

Our team will be working along side Panmission Canada who have been working and blessing the people of Nicaragua since 1997.
Panmission Canada worked in this community 2 yrs ago building a church, but our team will be the first to provide training in the interest of sewing and quilting. This is a huge undertaking and is going to require a lot of work.
We leave on Jan. 1, 2011, what a great way to start a New Year!! Since we are starting with nothing.....all quilting and sewing supplies are needed. Some of the items the group will be learning how to make may include diapers, crib bedding for the hospital, aprons, slings to carry their children, sanitary pads and other household items.
Nicaragua has such a disrupted power system, it is my vision to focus also on hand piecing and hand quilting. I know...there is something wrong with that....Jane Sandercock....Longarm Machine Quilter, teaching hand piecing? All I can say is "Thank goodness I have been working on a Farmers Wife Quilt...pieced all by hand". Seriously it only makes sense. Hand piecing projects can be easily picked up under any circumstance, and even worked by candle light.
This sewing program will need all the support they can get and once again I will be collecting sewing and quilting supplies. If you have anything that you wish to donate please contact me and we will make the arrangements.

Our Wish List for Nicaragua:

Pins and Needles
Scissors of all sizes
Thread - a variety of all colours
Elastic, Snaps, Buttons and Velcro
Fabric - at least one metre cuts
Rotary cutters, and blades (lots of blades)
Q - snaps
etc, etc, etc.
Quilt patterns written in Spanish - :) just thought I would put it out there.

Please be assured that any monetary donations made to me will be used to buy additional supplies, or will go directy to Nicaragua to bless a family in need.
Our team will also be visiting a hospital. If you are a knitter, then baby caps are of great need and would be so fantastic and booties would be over the moon! Recently an air conditioner was installed in the hospital facility, and the nurses, not use to the cold are freezing. We have been asked to collect button up sweaters (cardigans) or zippered hoodies. Thank you.
As the needs arise I will let you know.
Over the next few weeks I will be letting you know how you can become more involved so check back often. Fundraisers in the planning include; Quilt raffle, Sew-a-Thon, Pasta Dinner Night.
If you would like to be involved or have the vision and ambition to make a fundraiser of your own or in a group, that would be so amazing!

Gracias todo para su apoyo y generosidad en el pasado y en el avance y para el futuro.
(Thank you all for your support and generosity in the past and in advance for the future.)

Dia Bueno (good day)