Pins & Needles

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A Christmas Gift


A very special Christmas gift that Sharon made.

I received this picture on Christmas Day with the subject saying, ” I think she really likes it ! ”




Craig’s Quilt – by Janet

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This is a quilt I made for Craig.

I designed the quilt using the Storm at Sea pattern.


Morgan’s Quilt

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This quilt was quilted by Christine on my machine.

Her daughter loves it!



A “Cool” Silk Quilt

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This quilt top was made in 100% silk.

Sabina made it for her grandson Noah and together they researched the meanings for the butterflies, dragons and flowers. Noah thinks his quilt is “cool.”


A VERY Long Tablerunner

A very long table runner (110 inches). Top was made by Val for her daughter in England.
I received a lovely email with all the pictures and a comment from Val’s daughter Sarah. “Wonderful work”

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Joan’s Wedding Gift Quilt

joJanet Slater is a wonder. I was impressed with her ability to not only listen and understand what I wanted, but guide me and then make adjustments to ensure what I ended up with was the beautiful quilt I envisaged. The final product is spectacular and one I am sure will be handed down to generations. Thank you, Janet. You have helped us make a very very special wedding gift.

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Cat Quilt #2

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Another beautiful Cat Quilt done by TRISH McKibbon! A true joy for me to quilt!!



Mary’s Quilt

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Janet is a long-arm quilting genius. She makes sure you pick the proper design for your project and she’s  FUN !
I am thrilled with her work – as are all the people that see my quilt!
Mary DeVries


Christmas Quilt- by Sharon Jones


“T’was the night before Christmas…….”



Cat Quilt – by Trish

QuiltCat Cats Running Around the Border on a Cat QuiltI first saw these patterns several years ago and I immediately wanted to make a quilt.  I started collecting the patterns and even tried to make some of the blocks.  I did not get the result I wanted because I always felt my skills were inadequate.  Much practice, several classes and a quilt show on the horizon motivated me to try again.  I was pleased with the results and even more pleased with Janet’s quilting.  I challenge the people looking at it to find the mice Janet has hidden in the quilting!  I understand the sneaky lady has hidden 5 mice in the quilt.  Good luck finding them! 

Darlene’s Love Links quilt

Darlene - Love Links Quilt Darlene - Love Links Quilt 2I fell in love with this pattern as soon as I saw it. Red is my favourite colour and this is the first quilt i have made just for myself. I love the dragonflies that Janet quilted in the border and on the red links.