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Newsletter for September 2022

September 2022 Newsletter

We hope you’re all having a wonderful summer!

You may have noticed that we missed our August Newsletter.
We apologize, things got away from us, but don't worry we are back!

We are excited to announce we will be celebrating our 1st anniversary on October 1st, time sure has gone by quickly and we are busy planning our special event.
Upcoming details will be announced very soon.


Fall is just around the corner and we are getting busy!


The blocks in this design are put together with tonal strips on the top and right side of every patch. The quilt is then assembled in asymmetrical sections with an inner border on only the left side and bottom of the quilt. This design could easily be doubled to create a twin bed quilt.

Size: 45" x 57"

Difficulty: Confident Beginner -Fussy cutting, skinny strips and asymmetrical layout

Fabric: Clothworks Living the Dream


We are moving, still in the same great location but just across the hall.   We are excited to have the mall rented at 90% capacity, The RX Remedy Pharmacy along with the medical centre will be joining us here in the Mall.



The Black Gold Quilt Patch Guild, Leduc and the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild are pleased to present QuiltFest 2022. The event will take place at the Leduc Recreation Centre and the Leduc Arts Foundry. QuiltFest 2022 will feature over 200 quilts of different styles, 21 unique vendors, the ability to make a block and win the quilt, demos, an old-fashioned bed turning, door prizes and much more. Admission is $10 with children under 6 free.


   October 14, 2022
   October 15, 2022


September 24, 2022 @ 10:00 am – September 27, 2022 @ 4:00 pm

Block of the Month

 Georgia's Blog

Block 4

The block this month is a Friendship Star. In the days of the pioneers, Friendship Star quilts were made for women about to embark on their journeys across the country on their pioneer trips. Her friends would each sew these simple stars and embroider their names in the center of the star. The quilt would be presented to their friend to take along with her on her journey west.

Although we may no longer carry on this beautiful tradition, the Friendship star is an easy block to construct and is a beautiful block to add to any quilt. You will be making 4 of these stars, 2 with the blades going clockwise, and 2 with the blades going anti clockwise. Thus, you must pay particular attention to the direction as you piece them together. 4 half square triangles, 4 corner stones, and a center square, that’s all you need to complete the block.

Have fun with your Friendship star and remember we are always here to help you if you have any questions or troubles. Happy Stitching.

Block 5

Welcome to Lakeside month 5. We are getting close to the actual putting together of all the blocks you have been working on the last few months. I hope that you have been able to figure out how they all work and have been paying particular attention to that ever important ¼ inch seam and the direction of all the pieces. Remember, we are always here to help if you have a question or need guidance.

This month, the blocks are a combination of 9 patch and HST’s or half square triangles. The first known 9 patch quilts were made at the beginning of the 19th century. Many girls learned to sew this block because of it’s ease of piecing. 9 patch blocks were a popular block and quilt pattern of the Civil War era because of the need to be thrifty with fabric and quilters could collect these tiny pieces from left over materials and clothing. The Little House on the Prairie books mention Laura making a 9 patch block as it was a simple design that could be taught to children as soon as they could hold a needle, sometimes as early as 4 years of age.

The HST is one of the most versatile quilt blocks to make. Not only are they commonly found as smaller units within a block, but you can make an entire quilt out of nothing but HST’s in several different layouts.

Have fun with month 5 and we will talk again soon.


 Block 6 will be available for pick up September 15, 2022


Cool Facts

The world’s largest quilt is the AIDS Memorial quilt. It weighs 54 tons. However, the world’s largest historical quilt is in Antler, North Dakota. The quilt depicts the state in a colorful map spread out over 11,390 square feet. Many homes aren’t even that large.

The United States has approximately 21 million quilters with an average age of 62. Quilting in America creates a $3.7 billion industry every year. Just think how many patches of fabric that money can buy. Paducah, Kentucky, bills itself as the quilting capital of the world. If the museum is any indication, no other town will come close to claiming Paducah’s title any time soon. No matter what fun fact is your favorite, one thing is certain: every quilt tells a story.

      Sewing Classes and Sew Days

We continue to have table rentals for those of you interested in getting some "sew therapy"
this can be just a you day or you can come in as a group! 

Class Schedule
 Beginner Quilter - September 17th, 24th October 1st, 15th, 22nd & 29th

Crazy 8 Quilt - October 18th 10am to 3pm

Stained Glass Quilt- November 19th 10am to 3pm

Build a Santa - December 3rd - 10am to 3pm

Stay tuned for more details on our Facebook page!!

You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.
Maya Angelou


Are you looking for Longarm Quilting Services?

Speak to Rachelle in store, call 403-333-2833 or email at for more information.


Our hours of operations in store are:

Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm,
Saturday 10am to 4pm,
Sunday & Monday Closed
Our online shop is open 24hrs 7 days a week  visit us at;


Labour Day September 5th, 2022 - Closed

Forever Friends Quilting Inc
111, 320 Second Street
Strathmore, Alberta T1P1K1

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