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We Just Checked…

… and it turns out it is perfectly normal to have several ongoing crafting projects. In fact the average number of projects in progress is 18 and the average time of completion is 27 years. So if you are coming in under that

you’re good

Assertive Bill of Rights

I HAVE THE RIGHT…

to be responsible for my own life

to accept and respect myself and others

to feel happy, satisfied and to allow inner peace

to take good care of my whole being:my body, my mind and my spirit

to be imperfect

to be aware of and fulfill my own needs

to have dreams, goals and ideas – and to make them happen

to have and express all my emotions

to tell others how i want to be treated

to allow people to help me without feeling guilt, unworthy or dependent

to set my own priorities about my use of time, money, space and energy

to get what I pay for

to have a healthy, life-enhancing relationships, where clear communication is valued

to change, emerge, and expand in new directions

to have my own beliefs, ideas, and values without apology to anyone

to live in the present moment, free of guilt in the past and worry for the future to relax, to let go, and to do “nothing”

Written by: Madeline Ballard- Kennard (Mississauga, Ontario)

Not Everything is Cancelled

As we head into yet another lock down it is important to try and remain positive and count our blessings instead of our sorrows. As quilters we are all creative and ambitious people. So count this time alone with your fabric and sewing machine as an opportunity to embrace your inner magnificent and happy self. Try some new techniques that challenge you, make a new themed runner for Spring, help someone save an older well-loved quilt by repairing some of the torn and ripped sections, call a quilt friend and share what you are doing.

Wrap yourself in your favourite quilt and snuggle up with your favourite book!

Ode to a Quilter’s Husband

A “thank you” poem by C.T. Smith

This husband is a very special, patient guy, who doesn’t complain about how much fabric his wife may buy. Through the years he’s picked up a lot of quilting lore, because on this subject his wife can be quite a bore. He’s learned better than to throw away any old odd shaped scrap, because it’s likely that’s the one she’ll need to fill her design gap. He knows if he enters the quilting room his feet will get pins in, and he’s learned there’s not just red, but brick, rust, scarlet and crimson. He knows how she snorts when she sees an ordinary bedspread, cuz in her house there’s only personally designed quilts instead. He knows when she meets another quilter there’ll be fast and furious talkin’, and at a quilt show there’ll be lots of scribbling and gawkin’. He thinks of quilt-mania as a creative affliction, that can only be controlled by regular doses of stitchin’. He knows that she quilts for enjoyment, not for money, cuz she does quilts that are traditional, modern and some just plain funny! And through all the cutting, designing, sewing and quilting through the years, he’s always been interested, supportive, patient and very,very dear. Thanks honey!

When all this over

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