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Friday, 17 July 2015

Aiming for Accuracy II - UPDATE - Denise is all caught up - her blocks are amazing

Denise, is so good, she has all her blocks caught up to and including Lesson 9, yikes! You go girlfriend...Val and I will have to work hard to catch up...

Join this amazing Quilt-Along.
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Thursday, 2 July 2015

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Aiming For Accuracy II - current blocks done - Val's Blocks so far

Val, is creating her blocks using a variety of various batiks and black as her contrast color.

Looking awesome Val....

There is still time to sign up at

We are only on Lesson 8, check it out! 

Friday, 19 June 2015

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Aiming For Accuracy II - current blocks done

My blocks so far......

My Fabrics:  Fabric Designer:  Valori Wells
for Robert Kaufman 
Thread: Aurifil
Fabrics using:  Quill Vermeil Colorstory, Quill Cabana Colorstory and Blue Prints Basics "Spring"

My contrast fabric: various shades of grey

come join the Mishka's Playground, Aiming For Accuracry II Quilt A Long 2015  visit her at

All us Sugar Shack Sisters have learned tons.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Aiming For Accuracy II- Quilt-Along 2015 with Mishka's Playground (Michele Foster)

Hello to all;

Here's our little update, okay, it's a big update, and we hope you "hop on board" and get started with us on this Quilt-Along adventure!

The Sugar Shack Sisters (SSS) have joined a quilt-a-long, called "Aiming for Accuracy II - Quilt-Along."

It was brought to our attention from a quilter gal pal Lauralyn, who found it on line.  You simply must check it out and sign up.   It's a reasonable cost, and can be a great motivator for something new.

The instructions for the blocks come out on the 7th and 21st of each month, and wow do you learn a lot.  You'll receive your email notice from Michele so you won't miss a thing.  Her direction are so explicate, there is now wondering, "how do I do what", as she explains thing incredibly well.

Check out her web site

Select her tab: Quilt Along 2015


She is a wealth of information herself, not to mention all the sites she directs you to, so you can "aim for accuracy," all while creating your blocks for the quilt above.  Knowledge is power and this lady had it going on!  We have learnt a ton of stuff so far, and look forward to more!  Yes we want more!

We'll  post some pictures of our blocks tomorrow, so you can we what our fabric choices are.  We hope to "inspire" you to join!

Hugs from the SSS gang at Maple Garden Quilting Studio.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Maple Tree's ...I can't resist

I just wanted to share some pictures of the Maple Tree's near our studio, that were so beautiful this fall....all changing to their impressive fall oranges, rusts and reds and greens.  The pictures just don't do them justice.

These are just a few of the more than 30 maples on the property....